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Low-carb legacy hitting US pasta sales

Falling pasta sales at leading US company American Italian Pasta reflect an industry-wide problem and demonstrate how a low-carb legacy may still undermine foods with a higher carbohydrate content, as...

Food industry rejects traffic light labels

Traffic light labelling would be a primitive, unworkable and pointless way of highlighting unhealthy foods according to the UK food industry, speaking in reaction to the newly published government policy...

Russian baker confirms GM-free status

Russian consumers are just as concerned about whether they are unwittingly eating genetically-modified (GM) foods as their counterparts in most of the rest of Europe, and companies such as baker...

Poor UK wheat quality raises millers' costs

Rising prices and transport costs are looming for UK millers and bakers as final results on the rain-drenched UK grain harvest confirm that yields are up but quality is at...

Traceability revolution a golden opportunity

The drive towards complete supply chain traceability is putting incredible pressure on food manufacturers, especially private-label processors. But one industry expert believes that the industry must view this revolution as...

Europe aims to raise profile of diabetes problem

The European Commission will this week host a major conference on the challenges for diabetes research, in a bid to raise political, academic and industrial awareness of the disease.

Opportunities open up for nut ingredient on new heart health research

Research into walnuts, a key ingredient used in a range of cake products will help lift stagnant sales for food makers in the sector giving them an opportunity to cash...

Healthy eating: United Biscuits leads by example

Staff at one of the UK's leading biscuit and snack manufacturers have been challenged to walk 10,000 steps every day as the company highlights a link between healthy bodies and...

UK drives to cut down packaging waste

A groundbreaking £8 million initiative to stimulate innovative packaging design and at the same time significantly reduce food and packaging waste has been launched in the UK.

Trans fats may cause brain damage

Foods high in trans fats may be damaging consumers' brains more than other high fat foods, leading to memory loss in old age and problems performing simple jobs, according to...

Frozen bread builds on Russian foodservice niche

Russia is a bread country - it has been a staple part of the diet there for centuries, and to many people it is as much a part of the...

Lighter, thinner packaging growing rapidly in Poland

Thin, flexible and easy to handle - that is the major food packaging trend emerging on the Polish market, helped along by rising sales of dairy products and new hygiene...

European differences scupper fortification initiative

Divergence in regulation on fortifying foods with vitamins across Europe could be holding back a Finnish initiative to lift vitamin D levels.

Functional food for a beautiful face

Foods offering consumers a quick-fix way to look fit and healthy are on the rise in the US market, with bakery and cereals set to remain at the heart of...

Four-year-old Novis beats media old guard for publishing awards

Novis, now with almost half a million readers, yesterday earned broad industry recognition with two further publishing awards, following on from its best publication prize earlier this year.

Jackson's building new specialist bakehouse

A new bread factory, capable of increasing output by 50 per cent, is being built by UK-based specialist bread supplier Jackson's Bakery, giving the company an advantage as it strives...

France targets hidden sugars

AFSSA, the French food safety authority, has called for a significant reduction of sugars added to processed foods alongside stronger backing for foods containing wholegrains and high fibre.

Irish salt slashing campaign focuses on bread

Bread has been highlighted as the biggest single source of excess salt intake in Ireland, according to the country's Food Safety Authority, which is now stepping up the pressure on...

Warburtons banking on bread market growth

UK family-baker Warburtons is gambling more than most on the growth of the UK bread market, having doubled output in Scotland and started building Europe's biggest bakery in Yorkshire -...

War in trans fats spears new product development

The battle for market share in the growing zero trans fats oil marketplace has gathered pace after a small US co-operative joined the large commercial players by rolling out its...

Healthy eating plans under UK regulator's scrutiny

The UK's competition watchdog has moved to calm a potential storm between the government and the food and drink industry after warning an industry association that new goals for healthier...

Omega-3s fuel product innovation

Food companies around Europe are adding heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids to traditional products as they seek to meet increasing consumer demand for healthy food.

Wheat stocks up but prices still exposed

A rise in global stocks of wheat after a 30-year low will offer continued relief to the tighter prices experienced by the food industry in previous years, but the food...

Novozymes enzyme pierces trans fat market

Breakthroughs in the lab provide food makers with a competitively priced technology designed by Danish enzyme leader Novozymes to cut the artery-clogging trans fats out of food products, writes Lindsey...

Czech harvest best in 10 years

This year's Czech harvest has been hailed as the best since 1993, producing almost nine million tonnes of crops, showing that the farming industry has recovered well from a poor...

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