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Growing British Appetite For Sports Nutrition

    Growing British Appetite For Sports Nutrition

Once the preserve of athletes and bodybuilders, new research from Mintel finds that many of the UK’s fitness lovers are using sports nutrition products. Indeed, almost three in 10 Brits (27%) use sports nutrition products*, rising to two in five (39%) Brits who exercise more than once a week. Overall, it is the UK’s young men who […]

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Bühler to Build First Industrial-scale Insect Processing Plant in Europe

    Bühler to Build First Industrial-scale Insect Processing Plant in Europe

Bühler Insect Technology will build its first industrial plant to process black solider flies for animal nutrition together with its partner Protix in the Netherlands. Bühler will deliver the technology, equipment, and process know how for the rearing and processing of the insects and the feedstock preparation. Start of operation is planned for the first […]

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Organic Conditions Boost Flavonoids and Antioxidant Activity in Onions

    Organic Conditions Boost Flavonoids and Antioxidant Activity in Onions

Five years ago, a highly publicised meta-analysis of more than 200 studies concluded that organic food was no more nutritious than conventionally grown food. Since then, however, additional work has suggested the organic foods contain more health-benefiting phytochemicals. Now, researchers have found that flavonoid levels and antioxidant activity in organic onions are higher than in […]

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Record Breakers – Vitafoods Europe Enjoys Big Surge in Visitors and Exhibitors

    Record Breakers – Vitafoods Europe Enjoys Big Surge in Visitors and Exhibitors

Vitafoods Europe has enjoyed another record-breaking year, with visitor and exhibitor numbers both significantly up on 2016. Almost 20,000 (19,951) visitors attended the global nutraceutical event in Geneva between 9 and 11 May – 13% more than last year. Furthermore, a record 1,034 companies exhibited – up 15% on 2016.
This was the most international Vitafoods Europe […]

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Winners of 2017 Bridge2Food Sports & Active Nutrition Awards

    Winners of 2017 Bridge2Food Sports & Active Nutrition Awards

Carbonated protein soda, delicious meat snack bars, ready to drink meals (RTD) and ingredients designed to mask the flavour of protein were the winners of Bridge2Food’s 2017 Sports & Active Nutrition Awards showcasing innovation, the use of natural, functional ingredients and the continued trend to adapt mainstream products to target the active nutrition market.
FORI Meat […]

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Dietary Reference Values – EFSA Publishes Advice on Vitamin K

    Dietary Reference Values – EFSA Publishes Advice on Vitamin K

EFSA has set dietary reference values for vitamin K as part of its review of scientific advice on nutrient intakes. The Panel on Dietetic Products, Nutrition and Allergies (NDA) decided to maintain the dietary reference values established by the Scientific Committee for Food in 1993. Consequently, the NDA Panel defined daily adequate intakes (AIs) for […]

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Creating New Protein Strategies: – Bridge2Food 10th Protein Summit 2017

    Creating New Protein Strategies: – Bridge2Food 10th Protein Summit 2017

Protein is in the global spotlight as we strive to meet the nutritional needs of a population set to hit 9 billion by 2040 and European food and protein markets will evolve considerably in the coming years. ‘High’ protein is still hot in Europe and Western worlds and consumer awareness of the benefits of plant-based […]

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Rise in Moderate Alcohol Consumption Presents Opportunity For Adult Soft Drinks

    Rise in Moderate Alcohol Consumption Presents Opportunity For Adult Soft Drinks

As consumers across Europe embrace a healthier lifestyle, a growing trend for more moderate alcohol consumption is emerging. Research conducted by Kerry Taste and Nutrition shows that half of consumers are actively reducing their alcohol intake, with 40 per cent of those surveyed stating that their change in habit comes as a result of health […]

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Advice on Follow-on Formulae With Lower Protein Content

    Advice on Follow-on Formulae With Lower Protein Content

Follow-on formula with a protein content of at least 1.6 g/100 kcal made from either cow or goat’s milk is safe and suitable for infants living in Europe, EFSA says. Current EU legislation sets the minimum protein content at 1.8 g/100kcal.
For the scientific assessment, EFSA considered the dietary protein requirements of infants from 6 to […]

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New Turkish and Colombian Members Extend IADSA’s Global Reach

IADSA, the international organization for the food/dietary supplements sector, has expanded its representation with the addition of two new member associations from Turkey and Colombia. Joining IADSA are the Turkish nutrition trade body GTBD, which is based in Ankara, and the Colombian organization ANDI located in Bogota.
With the affiliation of Colombia and Turkey, the total […]

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New Protein Knowledge Platform Goes Live

    New Protein Knowledge Platform Goes Live

An online knowledge-sharing platform designed to maximise the potential of whey protein and lactose has been set up by Arla Foods Ingredients. Arla Foods Ingredients is a global leader in value-added whey solutions.
The new Whey & Protein Blog – www.thewheyprotein.blog – will act as an impartial, non-commercial focal point where individuals, businesses and experts with an interest […]

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Tesco Launches ‘Little Helps to Healthier Living’ Campaign

    Tesco Launches ‘Little Helps to Healthier Living’ Campaign

Tesco is launching the next stage in its ongoing efforts to make healthier choices a little easier for customers, colleagues and communities across the UK. The ‘Little Helps to Healthier Living’ campaign, running throughout May, will provide:
* Helpful ‘little swaps’, many of which have lower sugar, fat or salt than the regular alternatives
* Lower prices […]

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Pioneering Partnership Between Kerry Group and the World Food Programme

    Pioneering Partnership Between Kerry Group and the World Food Programme

Details of a unique initiative, launched by Kerry Group and the World Food Programme (WFP), the food assistance branch of the United Nations, have been announced. Under this partnership, the first between an Irish company and WFP, both parties have agreed to collaborate on a 3-year programme to be known as ‘Project Leche’. The project […]

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Britvic Helps Subway to Meet NHS Sugar Targets

    Britvic Helps Subway to Meet NHS Sugar Targets

The SUBWAY® brand has announced its 12 NHS franchised stores at hospital sites in the UK have met the relevant criteria relating to food and drink sold on NHS premises for the 2016/2017 CQUIN (Commissioning for Quality and Innovation) targets.
At the same time, the brand has exceeded the forthcoming CQUIN target announcement, by only serving no […]

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New Report Shows Over 180,000 Consumer Goods Products Reformulated

    New Report Shows Over 180,000 Consumer Goods Products Reformulated

New data from The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) shows more than 180,000 consumer goods products were reformulated in 2016, while over 30,000 communities worldwide have been involved in industry-led programmes that promote healthier diets and lifestyles. The data is part of the latest CGF Health & Wellness Progress Report, developed in conjunction with Deloitte, which […]

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New Palm-free, Water-dispersible Phytosterols

    New Palm-free, Water-dispersible Phytosterols

Lipofoods has launched its palm-free LIPOPHYTOL® phytosterol system. This highly concentrated, water-dispersible source of plant sterols in an easy-to-use format is designed to support cardiovascular health. It will be introduced at Vitafoods, Geneva on May 9-11, booth No. F52.
Grand View Research, Inc., reports that the global phytosterols market is estimated to reach USD 989.8 million […]

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Sports & Active Nutrition – Continued Growth in Europe

    Sports & Active Nutrition – Continued Growth in Europe

Euromonitor International predicts that the sports nutrition market is forecast to grow at an average of 8–10% year on year by the end of 2021. In Europe, the market was worth $2.24 billion, up more than 12.3% on the previous year.
Sports nutrition continues to demonstrate significant growth, and faster than many comparable consumer health and […]

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Three Million UK Young Adults Putting Their Future Health in Danger

    Three Million UK Young Adults Putting Their Future Health in Danger

The National Osteoporosis Society (NOS) is warning that the current eating habits of teenagers and young adults is a ticking time bomb for their bones and time is running out for them to prevent permanent damage. A survey carried out on behalf of the NOS has found that 70% of 18 – 35 year olds […]

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Enter By 30th April to Win Sports & Active Nutrition Award

    Enter By 30th April to Win Sports & Active Nutrition Award

Nootropics, sports shots and organic magnesium from sea lettuce are all nominees in this year’s 2nd Bridge2Food Sports & Active Nutrition Awards which celebrate the innovators creating the next generation of categories, products, beverages and ingredients to delight an increasingly health conscious consumer. For your chance to win, enter by 30 April.
OmniMind is nominated for […]

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EU Rules on Listing Ingredients and Nutrition Information Should Apply to All Alcoholic Drinks

    EU Rules on Listing Ingredients and Nutrition Information Should Apply to All Alcoholic Drinks

The Brewers of Europe has welcomed the European Commission’s call for alcoholic drinks to list ingredients and nutrition information, matching the requirement for non-alcoholic beverages that came into force in December 2016. EU rules oblige producers of beverages below 1.2% ABV to list ingredients and provide the seven nutritional values per 100 ml. The EU […]

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Nestlé to cut sugar from Irish products

    Nestlé to cut sugar from Irish products

Nestlé Ireland says it plans to remove 10% of sugar from its products by 2018. This will result in around 400 tonnes of sugar stripped from a number of well-known brands including Aero, Drifter, KitKat, Lion, Milkybar, Rolo, Quality Street and Yorkie. The changes will see the firm replace sugar with higher quantities of existing […]

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Glanbia Delivers Seventh Year of Double-digit Earnings Growth

    Glanbia Delivers Seventh Year of Double-digit Earnings Growth

Glanbia, the global nutrition group, increased total group revenue (including its share of joint ventures and associates) by 0.8% to €3.697 billion (up 1.3% at constant currency) and total group EBITA by 12.6% to €349.8 million (up 12.8% at constant currency) for the financial year ended 31 December 2016. Total group EBITA margin was 9.5%, […]

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Draft Guidance on Substances in Food For Infants Below 16 Weeks – Open For Comments

    Draft Guidance on Substances in Food For Infants Below 16 Weeks – Open For Comments

EFSA is launching a public consultation on its new draft guidance on the risk assessment of substances present in food intended for infants below 16 weeks of age.
From birth up to 16 weeks, infants are exclusively fed on breast milk and/or infant formula and safe levels set for the general population do not apply. EFSA’s […]

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Irish Food Research Presented to Chinese Food Companies

    Irish Food Research Presented to Chinese Food Companies

Teagasc, the Irish agriculture and food development authority, recently outlined its dairy and nutrition research to Chinese food companies at seminars organised by Enterprise Ireland in Shanghai and Beijing in China. The seminars were planned to promote Ireland’s dairy product offerings on the Chinese market and to champion Ireland as a location for Chinese investment […]

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Research Reveals a Clear East-West Divide in Attitudes to Nutrition and Healthy Eating

    Research Reveals a Clear East-West Divide in Attitudes to Nutrition and Healthy Eating

Consumers in Asia are far more likely to be interested in healthy eating than those in the western world, according to a new survey of people’s attitudes to diet and nutrition. Researchers asked 600 consumers in Asia and 700 in the western hemisphere, plus Australia and New Zealand, about their views on a range of […]

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Almonds – When is a Calorie Not a Calorie?

    Almonds – When is a Calorie Not a Calorie?

New data from the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) shows that both roasted and unroasted almonds provide fewer calories than thought – and that the number of calories is largely dependent on form1 . The study, conducted by scientists from USDA’s Agricultural Research Service (ARS) and jointly funded by USDA ARS and Almond Board of […]

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Arla Foods Enters New and FReSH Initiative

    Arla Foods Enters New and FReSH Initiative

Arla Foods is teaming up with a number of partners to launch the ‘Food Reform for Sustainability and Health’ (FReSH) programme. It aims to define guidelines on sustainable diets, redefine food production, reshape food consumption and evaluate a sustainable footprint for food transport.
A growing number of people suffer from obesity or malnutrition worldwide, while a […]

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EU Can, and Should, Do Better to Combat Food Waste

    EU Can, and Should, Do Better to Combat Food Waste

Although a number of EU policies have the potential to combat food waste, their potential is not being exploited, according to a new report from the European Court of Auditors. Action to date remains fragmented and intermittent, while coordination at European Commission level is lacking. The latest EU proposal for dealing with food waste, the […]

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English Children Consuming Half Daily Recommended Sugar Intake at Breakfast

    English Children Consuming Half Daily Recommended Sugar Intake at Breakfast

Children consume half the daily recommended sugar intake before the morning school bell rings, according to Public Health England (PHE). Children in England consume more than 11g of sugar at breakfast time alone, almost 3 sugar cubes. The recommended daily maximum is no more than 5 cubes of sugar for 4 to 6 year olds […]

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Increasingly Health-conscious Consumers Present New Opportunities For Superfoods Beyond Conventional Sectors

    Increasingly Health-conscious Consumers Present New Opportunities For Superfoods Beyond Conventional Sectors

Superfoods, typically of high demand in the food, drink and beauty sectors, will soon see a distinct shift towards more diverse categories, driven by increasing health-consciousness, according to consumer insight firm Canadean.
The company’s latest report finds that consumers are more conscious of their health than ever before and aim to improve it proactively through healthy living rather […]

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Wageningen University & Research and TNO Start Consortium on Personalised Nutrition and Health

    Wageningen University & Research and TNO Start Consortium on Personalised Nutrition and Health

A society in which every individual can – and wants to – make a conscious choice to follow a nutritional program that precisely fits with what the individual needs. The Personalised Nutrition and Health consortium, an initiative of Wageningen University & Research and TNO, is researching the technology and knowledge needed to make personalised nutritional […]

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Nestlé and FC Barcelona Promote Healthier Lives

    Nestlé and FC Barcelona Promote Healthier Lives

Nestlé Milo and FC Barcelona are teaming up to promote healthier lifestyles and the importance of physical activity to young people. The four-year global partnership will make Milo the official tonic food drink of FC Barcelona. In some countries in Europe, the Middle East and North Africa, the partnership will extend to include Nestlé’s Nesquik […]

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Avonmore Celebrates 25 Years of Soup-er Success

    Avonmore Celebrates 25 Years of Soup-er Success

Glanbia Consumer Products’ Kilkenny-based soup production facility in Ireland celebrates 25 years in operation this month, producing over three million packs of Avonmore fresh soup annually. Originally launched in 1991 with five flavours – Mixed Vegetable, Chicken & Vegetable, Cream of Chicken, Tomato & Basil and Creamy Potato & Leek – Avonmore pioneered the introduction of fresh […]

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5 Reasons to Attend Hi Europe & Ni and Secure the Future of Your Business

    5 Reasons to Attend Hi Europe & Ni and Secure the Future of Your Business

Hi Europe & Ni, which is being held between November 29th and December 1st in Frankfurt, Germany, provides you with a 360 degree perspective of the nutrition and health ingredients industry through an exclusive offering of new ingredients & solutions, innovative tours, presentations & live demonstrations.
Join in one of the largest health & nutrition hubs […]

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Mintel Identifies Six Key Global Food and Drink Trends For 2017

    Mintel Identifies Six Key Global Food and Drink Trends For 2017

Mintel, the world’s leading market intelligence agency, has announced the six key trends set to impact the global food and drink market – highlighting ingredient and food and drink product trends set to make an impact over the coming year. 2017 will be a year of extremes, from “ancient” products including grains, recipes, practices and […]

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DuPont Nutrition & Health and Inbiose Partner to Bring Novel Infant Nutrition Ingredients to Market

    DuPont Nutrition & Health and Inbiose Partner to Bring Novel Infant Nutrition Ingredients to Market

DuPont Nutrition & Health has entered a joint development and licensing agreement for exclusive rights to selected fucosylated human milk oligosaccharides (HMOs), including 2’ -fucosyllactose, with Inbiose, a Belgium-based producer of specialty carbohydrates.
HMOs are a group of unique oligosaccharides found in mother’s milk, with 2’-fucosyllactose being the single most abundant HMO. This new partnership combines […]

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MEPs Call For EU Limit on Industrial Trans Fats in Food

    MEPs Call For EU Limit on Industrial Trans Fats in Food

The EU should place mandatory limits on industrially-produced trans-fatty acids (TFA) which may increase the risk of cardiovascular disease, infertility, Alzheimer’s, diabetes and obesity for consumers, says a resolution by the European Parliament. TFA intake is mostly linked to consumption of industrially produced, partially hydrogenated oils.
MEPs mention the fact that, according to the European Commission, […]

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Are Sustainable Proteins Nutritious Enough?

    Are Sustainable Proteins Nutritious Enough?

Are proteins derived from sustainable sources, nutritious enough? This question is central to research conducted by the public-private partnership Sustainable Future proteins: focus on nutritional and health-promoting qualities. The research, coordinated by Wageningen University & Research, will provide a scientific basis for the development of high-quality foods with sustainable proteins, and will provide ways for […]

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WHO Urges Global Action to Curtail Consumption and Health Impacts of Sugary Drinks

    WHO Urges Global Action to Curtail Consumption and Health Impacts of Sugary Drinks

Taxing sugary drinks can lower consumption and reduce obesity, type 2 diabetes and tooth decay, says a new WHO report. Fiscal policies that lead to at least a 20% increase in the retail price of sugary drinks would result in proportional reductions in consumption of such products, according to the report titled ‘Fiscal policies for […]

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UNICEF calls for stricter controls on infant food marketing

    UNICEF calls for stricter controls on infant food marketing

Five in six children are not fed enough nutritious food for their age, depriving them of energy and nutrients at a critical time in their development, according to a new UNICEF report.
Poor nutritional practices, including the delayed introduction of solid foods, infrequent meals and the lack of food variety, are widespread. The UNICEF report suggests […]

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Public Consultation – Dietary Reference Values For Thiamin (Vitamin B1)

    Public Consultation – Dietary Reference Values For Thiamin (Vitamin B1)

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has launched an open consultation on its draft scientific opinion on dietary reference values for thiamine, which is also known as vitamin B1. Thiamin is a vital nutrient that plays an important role in maintaining healthy nervous and cardiovascular systems.
This document proposes dietary reference values for thiamin for adults, […]

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Nestlé Health Science Supports Digestive Health With ProNourish Launch in the US

    Nestlé Health Science Supports Digestive Health With ProNourish Launch in the US

Nestlé Health Science has introduced ProNourish in the US, the first nationally distributed product of its kind designed and marketed specifically to be low in FODMAPs for people with digestive sensitivities. ProNourishTM drink is a nutritional drink that helps make following a low FODMAP diet easier, whether at home or on-the-go.
FODMAP is an acronym for Fermentable […]

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MumPanel Members Give Soreen Lunchbox Loaves Thumbs Up

    MumPanel Members Give Soreen Lunchbox Loaves Thumbs Up

Parents across the UK have given Soreen’s Lunchbox Loaves the thumbs up after taking part in independent research conducted by MumPanel, 95% would recommend them to other parents. The trademark ‘MumPanel Approved’ is designed to be used on packaging and to offer peace of mind to mums and dads when out shopping.
MumPanel based in Manchester, […]

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Food Standards Scotland Launches First Healthy Eating Campaign

    Food Standards Scotland Launches First Healthy Eating Campaign

Food Standards Scotland (FSS) has launched a thought-provoking healthy eating campaign aimed at encouraging people in Scotland to reduce the number of unhealthy snacks eaten. The campaign addresses the country’s diet-related poor health and obesity record by drawing attention to the uncomfortable truth that people in Scotland are potentially damaging their future health by over-indulging […]

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9th Protein Summit 2016, 19-21 September, Lille Grand Palais, France

    9th Protein Summit 2016, 19-21 September, Lille Grand Palais, France

Consumer awareness of the benefits of proteins has soared, prices for dairy protein have dropped, new plant proteins, ingredients and technologies have come to market. How do retailers and food service organisations see the future across Europe and the world? Availability of new vegetable protein sources such as pulses, rapeseed, rice, insect, algal, oat, potato, […]

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Arla Foods Launches £100 Million Commitment to Healthier Eating Habits

    Arla Foods Launches £100 Million Commitment to Healthier Eating Habits

Arla Foods UK has launched a major new breakfast campaign as part of its £100 million commitment to support healthier eating among consumers. The commitment, unveiled as part of the dairy cooperative’s ambitious new strategy to grow revenue by nearly a third by 2020, will see a series of campaigns and initiatives launched to encourage […]

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Glanbia Delivers Solid First Half Performance

    Glanbia Delivers Solid First Half Performance

Driven by its Performance Nutrition business, Glanbia, the global nutrition group, has delivered a solid performance for the first half of 2016. Glanbia’s wholly owned businesses posted a 0.4% rise in revenue at constant currency (up 0.2% reported) to €1.435 billion with EBITA at €157.4 million, up 13.7% constant currency (up 13.6% reported). Wholly owned […]

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Opel Ireland to Redistribute Over €3,000,000 Worth of Food

    Opel Ireland to Redistribute Over €3,000,000 Worth of Food

Opel Ireland has pledge its commitment to help drive social change as it joins the award winning FoodCloud in Ireland. Through the provision of seven custom specified Opel vans, this partnership is set to deliver the equivalent of 2.3 million meals to over 250 charities in the next 12 months alone.
This announcement comes as recent reports […]

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Nestlé and Samsung to Collaborate on Digital Nutrition and Health

    Nestlé and Samsung to Collaborate on Digital Nutrition and Health

Nestlé and Samsung have announced a research collaboration to explore the potential of nutrition science and digital sensor technologies to provide new insights into healthy living. They are developing a new digital health platform to provide individuals with more personalised recommendations around nutrition, lifestyle and fitness than previously possible.
Their aim is to empower people to better […]

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How a Diet For Pilots Could Improve Nutrition For the Elderly

    How a Diet For Pilots Could Improve Nutrition For the Elderly

The food Nestlé developed for the pilots of Solar Impulse – the first ever solar-powered plane to complete a round-the-world trip – was the only ‘fuel’ on board during their epic adventure. Although that fuel is spent, now that Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg have completed the final leg of their record-breaking trip, our journey doesn’t stop […]

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UK Sports Nutrition Market Bulks Up

    UK Sports Nutrition Market Bulks Up

Muscle milks, protein bars and energy gels, while once sports nutrition products were solely used by bodybuilders and Olympic athletes, it seems today the appeal of these products has stretched out to the UK’s everyday exercisers. New research from Mintel finds that as many as one in four (24%) Brits have consumed a sports nutrition […]

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Arla Foods Ingredients Launches ‘Change Your Body Age’

    Arla Foods Ingredients Launches ‘Change Your Body Age’

Products made with whey protein and minerals from milk have the power to turn back the clock on a person’s age – biologically speaking, that is – according to Arla Foods Ingredients.
Launching a new concept called ‘Change Your Body Age’, Arla Foods Ingredients says that consumers aged 50+ can’t do anything about their chronological age, […]

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Food Matters Live Unveils Packed Education Programme Line Up

    Food Matters Live Unveils Packed Education Programme Line Up

More than 70 leading figures from the worlds of politics, industry, science and health will be debating obesity, sugar tax, sustainable diets and a host of other topical issues at this year’s Food Matters Live conference.
Ministers from the Department of Health and DEFRA will join business leaders from industry, including Mars, Britvic, Refresco Gerber and […]

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Johnnie Walker to Provide Per Serving Alcohol Content and Nutritional Information On-pack

    Johnnie Walker to Provide Per Serving Alcohol Content and Nutritional Information On-pack

Diageo has announced that Johnnie Walker is to be its first global brand to provide consumers around the world with on-pack alcohol content and nutritional information per typical serve. From early autumn, the new labels for bottles of Johnnie Walker Red Label, the best-selling Scotch whisky around the world, go into production and will then […]

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