All news articles for May 2024

Biscuits are big business and a favourite consumer snack choice. Pic:getty/gingagi

What’s next in biscuits?

By Natasha Spencer-Jolliffe

Exciting trends to watch emerge as the much-loved treats evolve to match environmental and health-led consumer demands.

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The end to forever chemicals in snack packaging?

By Natasha Spencer-Jolliffe

As the US prohibits PFAS chemicals in new food products’ grease-proofing packaging materials and Europe identifies a gap in testing data, calls louden for a total ban on the harmful substances.

Consumer trust in the food industry is declining, why? GettyImages/Drazen Zigic

Trust in food industry declining

By Donna Eastlake

As consumers become increasingly engaged in understanding the contents of the foods they’re consuming, it appears that trust in the food industry is plummeting. But can that trust be restored?

Using isotopic markers, the researchers developed a way of tracing hazelnuts to their geographical origins. Image Source: Getty Images/Daniel Grizelj

Tracing hazelnuts geographical origin: Isotopic markers

By Augustus Bambridge-Sutton

With food fraud widespread, the geographical origin of hazelnuts must be traced. A new study analysed their isotopic markers to find which ones could link them back to their origin.

The commercialization of gene-edited wheat in China will secure its food security. Pic: GettyImages/Ackert Bueckert

China approves safety of gene-edited wheat

By Gill Hyslop

The Chinese government has granted approval for the production of the country’s inaugural gene-edited wheat variety, a significant step towards the commercialization of genetically modified (GM) food crops.

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Should bread be tarnished with the derogatory UPF brush?

By Gill Hyslop

Ultra processed foods (UPFs) are a hot topic, especially on Capitol Hill, which is following the popular stance that they are typically low in nutritional quality, more prevalent in low income societies and associated with a slightly higher mortality...

Dan Dye has announced his retirement. Pic: Ardent Mills

What legacy will Ardent Mills CEO Dan Dye leave behind?

By Gill Hyslop

Under Dye’s stewardship, the US’ biggest flour miller has enjoyed significant growth, making numerous acquisitions, expanding its capacity and building out its Emerging Nutrition alternative grains business and regenerative agriculture program.

White bread is getting a nutritional makeover by a team of Welsh scientists. Pic: GettyImages/sakai000

How Welsh scientists aim to boost white bread’s nutritional value

By Gill Hyslop

Researchers from Aberystwyth University are hoping to rechart the nutritional benefits of the nation’s much-loved white bread, which has traditionally received a bad rap because of its ‘poorer’ nutritional profile compared to whole grain or whole wheat...

All set for Indianapolis: 1,000 exhibitors are confirmed for this year's Sweets & Snacks Expo. Pic: CN

Sweets & Snacks Expo 2024

Sweets & Snacks Expo prepares for new Indy experience

By Anthony Myers

The annual Sweets & Snacks Expo convenes thousands of confectionery and snack industry professionals and hundreds of chocolate and candy companies for the largest trade event in North America. After 25 years in Chicago, it is moving on to a new home...