Food Industry

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Bee study reveals environmental vulnerability and food production threat

By Donna Eastlake

Research revealing bees’ ability to synthesise specific nutrients, to support the colonisation of their gut bacteria, offers insights into the symbiotic relationship they have with their gut microbiota. But changes to their habitat is placing this delicate...

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Belgium to reduce nation's calorie intake by 5%

By Niamh Michail

Belgian manufacturers and retailers have signed a voluntary convention with the Health Minister to cut the nation's calorie intake by 5% by next year - but without independent monitoring, critics say it lacks credibility.

FoodProductionDaily is moving

FoodProductionDaily is moving

By Jenny Eagle

FoodProductionDaily is moving from today and you can now find all your processing & packaging news on our vertical food websites.

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Obesity quotes chart wide ranging webinar

By Michael Stones

Nearly 1,300 people registered for the Food Manufacture Group’s free, one-hour, independent webinar on the roots of Britain’s obesity crisis and its remedies. Here, we capture a flavour in quotes of the wide-ranging debate.

Stephen Daniells and Shane Starling from FoodNavigator and NutraIngredients

Key Insights from Food Vision

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

By Kacey Culliney

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.

Packaging, processing and food safety top list of 2013 stories

YEAR IN REVIEW

Fascinating food stories of 2013

By Jenni Spinner

Private-label packaging, kids' products, odorous hot-sauce emissions—2013 was a fascinating year for anyone following the food industry. Here are some of the most interesting stories from the perspective of a FoodProductionDaily editor.

Federal Foods Company signs a deal with Abu Dhabi.

Brasil Foods to open $145m Middle East factory

By Jenny EAGLE

South America's largest food processing company, Brasil Foods (BRF), has signed an agreement to open a $145m processing plant in Abu Dhabi, in the Middle East.

Nan Lin of Dow Pharma and Food Solutions stresses the importance of keeping on top of consumer trends.

Dispatches from IFT 2013

Dow talks food trends at IFT

By Jenni Spinner

A representative from Dow Pharma and Food Solutions told FoodProductionDaily.com that keeping on top of, and ahead of, consumer trends is key to food success.

Forget pancakes. I'm flippin' well going for the CEO's job

Women. The most wasted resource in food production

By Jess Halliday

Today is Pancake Day. It is also International Women’s Day. An important date, then, not just for food lovers in countries where Mardi Gras is a big deal, but a day to consider the role – and the potential – of women involved in food provision all over...

The naked truth about kids’ food advertising

The naked truth about kids’ food advertising

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

It was an Emperor’s New Clothes moment for the US food industry last week, when it was revealed that a major initiative touting its responsible advertising to kids actually allows promotion of many unhealthy foods. Is anyone really surprised?

The food industry in 2010: A retrospective

The food industry in 2010: A retrospective

As 2010 draws to a close, our journalists look back at the issues that have topped agendas across the food, beverage and dietary supplements industries in the last 12 months. Commodity prices, Bisphenol A, obesity, health claims, safety regulations, and...