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Herza to promote no sugar 'Paleo' cocoa flakes

Herza has launched ‘Paleo cocoa’ shavings made from pure organic cocoa mass in response to an increasing demand for chocolate with a high cocoa content.

Consumer group calls on Dutch parliament for tougher salt measures

A study by the Dutch Consumentebond has found exceedingly higher levels of salt in private label supermarket foods than their name brand counterparts and are calling on the government to...

Insect innovation: Getting the right flavour and texture for your product

As Switzerland prepares to legalise three insect species for food, we talk to one Finnish researcher on the best ways to process mealworms and crickets to get the optimal flavour and texture profile....

Blueberry pie potato chips and chia wraps: Snack launches to look out for at ISM

BakeryAndSnacks looks at some of the novel snacking products that are bound to catch visitors’ attention.

Boom and bust in the orange market: Brazil's crop plummets whilst Tunisia's reaches record high

As climate crisis decimates Brazil’s orange crop, Tunisia is graced with a record yield. How will the European market be affected and can the crises resolve one another?

Rice bran cereals could get antioxidant boost from Assam tea fortification

Rice bran cereals can be fortified with Assam tea extract (ATE) to boost its antioxidant properties without sacrificing taste and texture, states a new study.

Clover buys stake in Olive Pride; announces new JV

Publicly-listed Clover Industries has announced it has acquired a 51% stake in olive and olive oil supplier Olive Pride.

Bird flu could halt free range egg production, warn MEPs

Outbreaks of bird flu throughout Europe could put a stop to free range eggs as safety precautions make meeting the labelling requirements impossible, Dutch members of the EU parliament have...

ProSweets 2017

Answering consumer's call: the reformulation tour

Exhibitors and visitors alike are gearing up for ProSweets Cologne 2017, taking place in Cologne, Germany from January 30 – February 2.

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ADM/Matsutani launches veggie ingredient that offers 70% fiber for snacks and cereals

The joint venture between two ingredient companies, ADM and Matsutani, have developed Fibersol-DLQ, which they claim is a solid corn syrup version of soluble corn fiber that offers approximately 75%...

Azelis eyes African middle class with Ivory Coast investment

Ingredients specialist Azelis has set its sights on Africa’s growing middle class with a new import and distribution office in the Ivory Coast.

Palsgaard expands activities into Brazil

Palsgaard A/S has purchased Brazilian food ingredients company Candon Aditivos para Alimentos, according to the acquiring firm.

US farmer/bakery partnership produces 100% proprietary flour

Izzio Artisan Bakery has partnered with local millers and farmers to create a proprietary flour blend that’s 100% traceable.

Kids start the day with big sugar-kick; breakfast cereals highlighted

Children in England consume almost three cubes of sugar at breakfast, according to new research that puts cereal brands in the spotlight once again.

France meat and dairy ‘country of origin labeling’ trial comes into force

France rolls out its two-year trial for mandatory country of origin labelling (COOL) for meat and dairy in prepared foods, this month.

France’s boomerang tax on flour

The unpopular ‘Taxe Farine’ has reared its head again, after being supressed last month.

Candy and snack brands clash over hydroponics organic certification

CEOs of organic candy and snack brands, including Pure Growth Organic, iWon Organics and Torie & Howard, have voiced their opinions on whether hydroponically-grown foods should be certified as organic.

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Roquette ready for major investment in North American pea protein

Roquette is investing in pea protein in Canada next year, as the French firm ups its game in the protein space. 

Total oil call: Petrochemical giants want food industry leftovers for biofuels

Suez and Total are calling on Europe's food industry to sell its used cooking oil for biofuel conversion, after pledging to increase the amount that is collected and recycled by 20%....

2017 salt targets in danger of failing, warns CASH

The caution was issued by the health watchdog after a survey revealed that a number of branded crumpets still contain a high sodium content.

Processing could impact metabolizing energy of almonds, concludes study

Scientists suggest that both roasted and unroasted almonds provide fewer calories than previously believed.

‘We Love Cake’ says Bells of Lazonby as it expands gluten-free range

Bells of Lazonby has expanded its gluten-free ‘We Love Cake’ range with two more products; chocolate and berry muffins.

‘Bring home the bacon’: Pecan Deluxe Candy launches bacon fudge pieces

Pecan Deluxe Candy (Europe) has launched bacon and smoky bacon flavor fudge pieces to stay ahead of the competition.

Canada’s animal care council dragging heels on battery-cage egg ban, claim lobby groups

Mercy For Animals (MFA) contends the National Farm Animal Care Council (NFACC) is still behind the times in outlawing caged egg production.

SternLife serves up high-protein breakfast ideas for food manufacturers

The German functional food specialist has launched a range of protein-fortified products to put onto the breakfast table.

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