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Could mushroom mycelium add a new dimension to the gluten-free market?

MycoTechnology at IFT, mushrooms can remove gluten from cereal crops

Speaking to FoodNavigator-USA at the 2015 IFT show, MycoTechnology CEO Alan Hahn recalls the moment his team discovered that mushroom mycelium (roots) could virtually eliminate the gluten in wheat and other cereal crops.

Published: 28-Jul-2015

How is Californian drought affecting almond supply?

How is Californian drought affecting almond supply?

Stacey Humble

Vice president of global marketing - Almond Board of California

California provides 83% of the world’s almonds, but drought is affecting supply. FoodNavigator spoke to the Almond Board of California about how the industry is tackling water shortages – and why so much of the world is reliant on Californian almonds.

Published: 24-Jul-2015

Lights, camera, action! Edible insects in focus at IFT 2015

Lights, camera, action! Edible insects in focus at IFT 2015

No self-respecting food conference would be complete these days without a session on edible insects. But are they a gimmick or a serious source of alternative protein? FoodNavigator-USA editor Elaine Watson headed to the 2015 IFT show in Chicago to find out...

Published: 23-Jul-2015

How to succeed as a start-up in Europe (and not get swallowed by Big Food)

How to succeed as a start-up in Europe (and not get swallowed by Big Food)

Julian Mellentin

Director - New Nutrition Business

Start-ups have faced tough times along with the rest of the European food industry in recent years as a tight economy and ever tighter regulations have bitten deep.

Published: 26-May-2015

The making of a brand: Contract manufacturers share secrets to success

The making of a brand: Contract manufacturers share secrets to success

The firms that manufacture healthy food and supplement products do much more than just make products – they are integral partners in product development, regulatory compliance and much more…

Published: 21-May-2015

Outsourcing science: Where does the future of industry research lie?

Outsourcing science: Where does the future of industry research lie?

An trend for outsourcing science and research may be good news for contract research organisations (CROs) and open innovation partnerships, but does it mean that internal R&D is suffering?

Published: 20-May-2015

How has social media changed food marketing?

How has social media changed food marketing?

The rise of social media has led to a shift in the way consumers view food brands – and the way that food brands interact with their customers, according to experts speaking on the side lines of Food Vision in Cannes.

Published: 08-Apr-2015

Bakery sector satisfies sweet tooth at ExxonMobil Anuga stand

Bakery sector ExxonMobil Anuga FoodTec

ExxonMobil treated guests to samples of bakery products, in partnership with its customers who use its food grade lubricants, at Anuga FoodTec last week.

Published: 30-Mar-2015

Critic-free innovation: What snack makers should learn from students

Snack innovation: Packaging inspiration Anuga FoodTec

Snack manufacturers can follow in the footsteps of design students – innovating positively, without a critical mind, says a market expert.

Published: 30-Mar-2015

Bread is back! Dave's Killer Bread takes on the carb-bashers at Expo West

Dave's Killer Bread takes on the carb-bashers at Expo West

While retail sales of packaged bread have been pretty sluggish in recent years, one company that’s bucking the trend is Oregon-based Dave’s Killer Bread.

Published: 17-Mar-2015

Popcorn packaging: Innovations to draw in snackers…

Popcorn packaging: Innovations from ISM 2015

Popcorn is increasingly competitive and manufacturers are battling for shelf space and consumers with a variety of handy packaging tricks. 

Published: 17-Feb-2015

Does the edible bugs trend have the legs to succeed?

Does the edible bugs trend have the legs to succeed?

Not a week goes by without media headlines talking about the potential of insects to help feed the world. But where does that potential really lie?

Published: 23-Jan-2015

Lights, camera, action! Snacking trends at the Winter Fancy Food Show

Snacking trends video at the Winter Fancy Food Show 2015

What are the hottest trends in snacks? Sprouted grains? Baked popcorn? Gourmet jerky? Join Elaine Watson from FoodNavigator-USA on a snacking odyssey at the Winter Fancy Food Show in San Francisco to find out more about...

Published: 16-Jan-2015

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

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