Ingredients

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Food and drink companies join pledge to boost fibre

By Oliver Morrison

Over 20 food and drink brands have pledged their support to increase the amount of fibre in consumer’s diets after backing the Action on Fibre initiative launched by the Food and Drink Federation (FDF).

Tall bakes, like this chocolate double barrel tall layered cake decorated with strawberries, will be all the rage this year. Pic: Daria Nipot

Trendspotting

2022 will be the year of the statement bake

By Gill Hyslop

Cake and desserts producer BBF Limited said cake trends this year will continue to be influenced by social media, with budding Brits bakers constantly deferring to celeb icons and influencers to create that blow away celebration cake.

The Real Bread Campaign claims sourdough is essentially ‘different’ to other baked goods and should be in a category of its own. Pic: GettyImages/pidjoe

Real Bread Campaign presents its case to Defra

By Gill Hyslop

The Campaign has ramped up its efforts to lobby for an Honest Crust Act to enforce loaf labelling and marketing legislation in the UK and has sent Defra its motivation outlining ‘the case for a legal definition of sourdough bread’.

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Standout ingredients shaping the immune category

By Danielle Masterson

Shaklee's director of Product Innovation and Scientific Affairs opened up about formulating immune support supplements and what consumers need to know about immune-boosting ingredients.

Some of of the brands recognised as clean label frontrunners in 2022. Pic: AA

The world’s leading clean label trendsetters for 2022

By Gill Hyslop

Belgium’s Lotus Biscoff Spread, Ladurée biscuits from France, the UK’s Walkers Shortbread Fingers and Snyder’s of Hanover (US) are among the swathes of winners recognised by the 2022 A.A. Taste Awards.

Quinn has recently added gluten-free Maple Almond Filled Pretzel Nuggets and Plant-Based Cheezy Filled Pretzel Nuggets to its expanding 100% natural product lineup. Pic: Quinn

Quinn shuffles executive team

By Gill Hyslop

The Colorado-based snack producer has appointed Mike Kewon as its new chief executive officer, allowing Kristy Lewis’ to step up as chief vision officer to get back into why she started Quinn in the first place: to challenge the status quo in the food...

EU food producers have six months to phase out the use of titanium dioxide. Pic: GettyImages/UltimaSperanza

The countdown to phase out E171 in EU foods has begun

By Gill Hyslop

Titanium dioxide (E171) - a popular additive that confers a bright white shade to frosting and cake decorations - has been banned as a food additive in the EU, with a six-month phasing out period coming into force this month (January 2022) after which...

A selection of exquisite confections handcrafted by Just Desserts. Pic: Regal Food Products Group

Regal gets (its) Just Desserts

By Gill Hyslop

UK-based Regal Food Products Group has acquired premium desserts producer Just Desserts for an undisclosed sum.