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Happy Holidays 2014 from William Reed Business Media!

William Reed Business Media Holiday video

The holidays are fast upon us, so let’s put ‘business’ to one side and get into the festive mood. To keep in the spirit of things, we’ve got a ‘gift’ for you – enjoy. Happy Holidays!

Published: 18-Dec-2014

How will Nutrition Facts panel changes hit snacks?

Nutrition Facts panel: Snack impact?

Snack makers and suppliers will be under pressure to make fast changes across all packs once the FDA finalizes its ruling on the nutrition facts panel, but can suppliers keep up?

Published: 12-Nov-2014

Bakers are behind the food safety curve, claims tech expert

Food safety in bakery behind the curve, claims B&CMA advisor

Food safety is important for bakers but use of technology is behind the curve and more could be done, says a technical expert.

Published: 05-Nov-2014

Continental Carbonic freezes food contaminants with dry ice

Steve Sullivan

Director of sales - Continental Carbonic

By eliminating water from the cleaning process, the company's dry-ice blasting technology avoids downtime and reduces the risk of harmful bacterial growth.

Published: 10-Jul-2014

Bread in terminal decline? 'We’re actually very positive about the future of grain-based foods,' says Ardent Mills

Bread in terminal decline? 'We’re actually very positive about the future of grain-based foods,' says Ardent Mills

Lackluster sales of packaged bread & ready-to-eat cereals might suggest that years of carb-bashing and changing lifestyles have finally driven some grain-based categories into terminal decline. However, flour milling giant Ardent Mills begs to differ.

Published: 07-Jul-2014

Cricket bars founder: ‘We launched a product without a supply chain in place to scale it’

Cricket bars founder: ‘We launched a product without a supply chain in place to scale it’

Pat Crowley

Founder - Chapul Inc.

Since it was created in 2012, Chapul Inc. has been on a mission to integrate edible insects into Western diets, using its cricket energy bars as the vehicle. 

Published: 03-Jul-2014

Crunch time: Is breakfast cereal doomed to sink?

Breakfast cereal decline: Mintel talks opportunities, challenges

The global breakfast cereal market faces increasing competition as consumers turn to convenient alternatives, so how can manufacturers step up to compete and stimulate often dwindling sales?

Published: 02-Jul-2014

Fortified foods vs naturally functional: Consumers consider both ‘worthwhile’, says IFIC

Fortified foods vs naturally healthy: IFIC says consumers like both

Consumers are open to fortified foods just as much as those that contain naturally occurring functional ingredients, according to the International Food Information Council (IFIC).

Published: 01-Jul-2014

Gluten-free: A ‘perfect storm’ fueled by food skepticism and fad diets

Gluten-free fueled by food skepticism & fad diets: Packaged Facts

Processed food skepticism and fad dieting played a big part in the gluten-free boom, says the research director of Packaged Facts.

Published: 30-Jun-2014

Bakers on trans fat crackdown: 'There are uses of PHOs that FDA wasn't aware of'

Bakers on trans fat crackdown: 'There are uses of PHOs that FDA wasn't aware of'

On the face of it, the FDA’s proposal to revoke the GRAS status of partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs) - the source of most of the ‘artificial’ trans fats in the US food supply - seems like a no-brainer. But there are other ways to crack down on trans fats without causing formulation nightmares, claims the American Bakers Association.  

Published: 30-Jun-2014

Mango metabolic promise: Vital Solutions wants to advance human trials

Mango powder metabolic promise: Vital Solutions Swiss

Vital Solutions Swiss will publish in vitro research that shows its mango powder Careless mimics caloric restriction but the company is keen to invest in human trials, its CEO says.

Published: 19-May-2014

Sustainability woes: Ingredients firms aren’t doing enough, claims expert

Sustainable ingredients: More industry effort needed, says Invenire

Ingredients suppliers are uniquely placed in the supply chain to up their game in sustainable sourcing and must push the agenda further, says a market analyst from Invenire.

Published: 15-May-2014

Clever fiber blends offer weight management hope, says Professor

Fiber for weight management: Blends offer hope

Fiber composite blends used in healthy food matrixes hold weight management promise, according to a professor from the University of Liverpool.

Published: 14-May-2014

Nutritional snacks? Manufacturers misread consumers, says Datamonitor Consumer

Nutritional snacks? Manufacturers misread consumers, says Datamonitor Consumer

Nutritious snacks have not boomed because manufacturers overwhelmed consumers in a category where indulgence remains more important, says the head of food and drink at Datamonitor Consumer.

Published: 13-May-2014

‘Boring’ bread needs clever labeling and flavor excitement: Mintel

‘Boring’ bread needs clever labeling and flavor excitement: Mintel

Packaged bread is typically boring and lifeless but clever labeling and flavor innovation should reinvigorate the category, says a Mintel analyst.

Published: 12-May-2014

Bakery CEOs talk speedy innovation, political crises and global mega-trends

Bakery CEOs talk speedy innovation, political crises and global mega-trends

Keeping up with consumer change, hunting out talent to align with trends and reacting strategically to global crises has to be top of the agenda, three bakery CEOs say.

Published: 11-May-2014

Nutrition Capital Network takes venture to Vitafoods Geneva

Nutrition Capital Network takes venture to Vitafoods Geneva

Grant Ferrier

Principal - Nutrition Capital Network (NCN)

Nutrition Capital Network (NCN) chief Grant Ferrier took his capital-connecting nutrition venture to Vitafoods in Geneva this week.

Published: 09-May-2014

Nanotech is the future for bakery fortification: RNI Conseil

Nanotech is the future for bakery fortification: RNI Conseil

Nanotechnology to deliver nutrients or flavors into bakery remains nascent, but that will change over the next decade, says RNI Conseil’s scientific and regulatory affairs senior consultant.

Published: 07-May-2014

Innovation success recipe: Respect consumers and draw inspiration from the unknown

Innovation success recipe: Respect consumers and draw inspiration from the unknown

Understanding consumer expectations and respecting these, combined with a boldness to draw inspiration from new areas is the perfect mix for successful innovation, say experts.

Published: 29-Apr-2014

Insect economics: Insect production could utilise global food waste to produce nutritionally better protein

Insect economics: Insect production could utilise global food waste to produce nutritionally better protein

The huge amounts of food and agricultural produce that end up as waste could be used to feed insects and produce high-quality animal protein that is better for environment, according to Professor Arnold van Huis.

Published: 28-Apr-2014

Little consumer choice in crisp category

Little consumer choice in crisp category

Consumer choice has been tainted by too few brands dominating the crisp category, the founder of a new crisp brand has claimed.

Published: 23-Apr-2014

Food Vision 2014: Bridge knowledge gaps, overcome change and work sustainably

Food Vision 2014: Bridge knowledge gaps, overcome change and work sustainably

What is the future of food? Simple communication of complex advances will be crucial, as well as picking up the pace amid a global population boom to feed the world nutritiously and sustainably, according to FoodNavigator and NutraIngredients senior editors.

Published: 10-Apr-2014

Innovation for today: Digital tech empowers industry to innovate

Innovation for today: Digital tech empowers industry to innovate

Chris Cornyn

founder & president - DINE Marketing

The use of mobile technologies and social media to connect with real consumers can help manufacturers gain better innovation insights for today and tomorrow, says Chris Cornyn.

Published: 04-Apr-2014

Festive video insights: Mintel experts offer up highlights and predictions

Festive video insights: Mintel experts offer up highlights and predictions

With 2013 fast drawing to a close and 2014 just around the corner, we took the chance to catch up with analysts and experts at Mintel to ask them what their highlights from this year have been ... and a few predictions for what might be in store in the next 12 months.

Published: 23-Dec-2013

Protein has a big ‘ordinary’ future, says Glanbia

Protein has a big ‘ordinary’ future, says Glanbia

Carla Clissman

European commercial director, - Glanbia Nutritionals

Irish dairy ingredients specialist Glanbia Nutritionals once filled its sights almost exclusively with the sports nutrition sector, but the explosion of interest in protein means the ‘ordinary’ mainstream food industry is a bigger and bigger target.

Published: 27-Nov-2013

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