Food Waste

The study looked at a variety of research on consumer acceptance of upcycled food. Image Source: Goran13/Getty Images

Do consumers want to eat upcycled food?

By Augustus Bambridge-Sutton

Upcycling food is a good way of putting food to use that may otherwise have gone to waste. However, not all consumers will eat food that has been upcycled. A new study takes a broad look at 37 research articles on consumer acceptance, or lack thereof,...

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The impact the cost-of-living crisis is having on bakers

By Gill Hyslop

Research by Baker & Baker reveals 59% of UK foodservice providers – bakeries, coffee shops, pubs, convenience stores and higher education caterers – report a decrease in trading on the previous 12 months.

Prioritising mental health, personalised nutrition and clean labels are some of the leading consumer trends expected for 2024. Pic: GettyImages

FMCG Gurus’ top trends for 2024

By Gill Hyslop

Markets have been shaped by a prevailing theme of uncertainty and worry - war, pandemic, price inflation and growing pressures on food systems - resulting in a sharper consumer focus on protecting their physical and emotional wellbeing.

The tool helps hospitality sector retain staff and customers and reduce food waste. Image Source: Hispanolistic/Getty Images

ePOS tool aims to reduce food waste and retain staff in hospitality

By Augustus Bambridge-Sutton

Hospitality accounts for 10% of UK administrations, the fourth highest out of the country’s different sectors. However, a new ePOS tool aims to help the hospitality sector by increasing staff retention, reducing food waste and retaining customer loyalty....

Innophos has developed a suite of science-baked soltuions that will help bakers reduce food waste while boosting their bottom line. Pic: GettyImages

Innophos to highlight bakery waste - and the reduction of - at IFT23

By Gill Hyslop

The ingredients specialist is returning to the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) annual event and expo (Chicago, 16-19 July) to showcase its suite of science-based phosphate solutions, which address the most pressing of consumer demands: food waste.

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FOOD FOR THOUGHT

Is consumer food waste giving the industry an unfair rap over emissions?

By Oliver Morrison

New research suggests food wastage – much of which comes from people simply not eating what they buy – is a bigger problem than previously thought, which if cut in half would help remove around one-quarter of total greenhouse gas emissions from the global...

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What’s trending for Pancake Day 2023?

By Gill Hyslop

Forget the fancy filling, topping and titbits, Brits still prefer their pancakes the traditional English way – with just a squeeze of lemon and a sprinkling of sugar.

EIT Food has announced its programmes for 2023, calling for applications. Pic: GettyImages/jacoblund

EIT Food opens entrepreneurship applications for 2023

By Gill Hyslop

EIT Food has launched its 2023 Entrepreneurship Programmes, designed to offer support to entrepreneurs to scale up their agrifood startups working to solve global food system challenges and deliver new innovations worldwide.

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Date marking: Time for a review?

By Katia Merten-Lentz

Date labels are often cited as a food waste driver. But to appreciate the relevance of a review of the rules on date marking it is necessary to go back to the beginning of the debate about the current requirements, suggests Katia Merten-Lentz of Food...

Pic: Kazoo Snacks Tortilla Chips are not only the eco-friendlier choice, but also a guilt-free snack packed with better-for-you properties. Pic: Kazoo Snacks

Water-saving upcycled tortilla chips voted best new product of 2022

By Gill Hyslop

The eco-friendly, better-for-you corn tortilla chips from Kazoo Snacks are certainly not ‘chips off the old block’, but are packed with healthy fats and nutrients and have even enabled the Texan startup to save almost a million gallons of water to-date.

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pladis joins the fight as Brits bin £21bn worth of food a year

By Gill Hyslop

Jacobs – the £94.3m savoury biscuit brand from pladis – has enlisted Olympic champion Greg Rutherford to highlight how much food UK households waste every year, brought into stark reality with a giant fridge installation in London, filled with the most...