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IFR to collaborate with Jiangnan

The UK’s Institute of Food Research and Jiangnan University have collaborated to initiate a UK-China Joint Centre for Probiotic Research.
The centre builds on long term collaboration between Professor Chen Wei at Jiangnan University, and Professor Arjan Narbad at the IFR, which receives strategic funding from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC).
After several years […]

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Caps and closures market to reach $68bn by 2021

According to MarketsandMarkets research, the market for caps and closures will grow from $49.78 billion in 2015 to $68.71 billion by 2021 at a compound annual growth rate of 5.62%.
Factors such as increasing demand in Asia-Pacific, growing demand from the food and beverage industry, and rising concerns about product quality and safety are some of the drivers for […]

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Mintel surveys US burger opinion

New research from Mintel shows that 82% of consumers agree that burgers are a good source of nutrients, but another 80% would pay more for burgers made with premium ingredients. With three in five (62%) consumers saying that they love burgers, there’s no denying their popularity.
However, as beef faces negative health perceptions, consumers show interest in […]

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Mordor reports on sodium reduction

Market research company, Mordor Intelligence, has announced the publication of its new report on the sodium reduction ingredients market: “Global Sodium Reduction Ingredients Market – Growth, Trends and Forecast (2016-2021)”.
The market for sodium reduction ingredients was estimated at $625.7 million in 2015 and is projected to reach $1,294.3 million by 2021, at a compound annual […]

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83% of consumers now snack

According to market researcher Technomic, snacking consumption has been steadily growing over the past several years, but has accelerated since 2014; 83% of consumers in 2016 vs. 76% in 2014 snack on a daily basis.
Driven by the quickening pace of consumers’ lifestyles, the rise of smaller households (that allow for more flexibility around meal times […]

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Corbion enables preservative-free grains

A few years ago, consumers couldn’t spell “quinoa” – much less cook it, claims Corbion, noting that today, quinoa and other ancient grains are becoming kitchen staples. Corbion Caravan says that research reveals that more than one-third of consumers now indicate strong purchase intent for ancient grains.
With that in mind, and the health and wellness […]

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Research: Shoppers consciously avoid artificial additives

Research has showed that 50% of shoppers consciously try to avoid artificial additives, with colourings typically being at the top of their blacklist.
More than one third of consumers would even buy sweets more often if they were made from natural ingredients and 66% are motivated to take a critical look at product labels in order to […]

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Gluten-free pizza grows

New research from Mintel finds that following consumer demand, the number of pizzas launched globally with a gluten-free claim soared 58% between 2012 and 2015. The number of pizza launches containing rice flour as an alternative ingredient to wheat increased from 78% to 90% between 2014 and 2015.
The rise in gluten-free pizza launches comes as […]

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Research: Lactation, weather help predict milk quality

The quality of colostrum — the nutrient-rich milk newborn dairy calves first drink from their mothers – can be predicted by the mother’s previous lactation performance and weather, according to new research from the NH Agricultural Experiment Station at the University of New Hampshire.
UNH researchers found that previous lactation performance data can predict colostrum quality; […]

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Research: Flavonoids can help with weight loss

Eating fruit and vegetables that contain high levels of flavonoids could help maintain a healthy weight according to research from the University of East Anglia (UEA) and Harvard University.
The study, published in the BMJ, reveals that apples, pears, berries and peppers were found to have the greatest effect in reducing weight gain.
Researchers from the departments […]

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Research: oil seed can replace fish oil

Researchers from the University of East Anglia studied the effect in mice of consuming feed enriched with oil from glasshouse-grown genetically engineered Camelina sativa, developed at Rothamsted Research. They concluded that oil from genetically modified (GM) oil seed crops could replace fish oil as a primary source of the beneficial Omega 3 fatty acid EPA.
The […]

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Research: G3PP can detoxify excess sugar

Guilt-free sugary treats may be on the horizon. Scientists at the University of Montreal Hospital Research Centre (CRCHUM) have discovered an enzyme that can stop the toxic effects of sugar in various organs of the body. This enzyme, named glycerol 3-phosphate phosphatase (G3PP), plays a central role in controlling glucose and fat utilization. Led by […]

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Metal cans on the rise in packaged water market

    Metal cans on the rise in packaged water market

Metal cans achieved the highest volume growth of any packaging material in the packaged water category, according to Canadean’s latest soft drinks research.
Despite their negligible share, metal cans managed to increase by 17% in the global packaged water market and are slowly beginning to register more significant regional volumes. Metal moved up to third place […]

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Research: label influences taste perception

    Research: label influences taste perception

Food labels influence the perception of cheese flavour, says a study carried out by Sensolab (faculty of Bioscience Engineering, Ghent University).
Researchers at Sensolab (Faculty of Bioscience Engineering at Ghent University) have organised a flavour experiment with young Gouda cheese for a test audience of 129 people. Without knowing it, the participants tasted the same cheese […]

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New Study Reveals Benefits of Multi-micronutrient-fortified Milk and Cereals

    New Study Reveals Benefits of Multi-micronutrient-fortified Milk and Cereals

Milk and cereal products fortified with iron and a combination of other micronutrients are more likely to help reduce iron-deficiency anaemia in children than foods fortified with iron alone, according to a new study commissioned by Nestle. Researchers from the Winterthur Institute of Health Economics in Switzerland analysed the combined results of 18 published trials […]

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Own Label Food and Drink NPD Overtook Branded For the First Time in 2011

    Own Label Food and Drink NPD Overtook Branded For the First Time in 2011

Latest research from Mintel reveals that for the first time, in 2011, the proportion of own label new product development (NPD) overtook branded in the UK. Historically, the proportion of new product development within food and non-alcoholic drinks has been higher for brands than for private labels. While brands held a 55% share of total […]

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New Research by Nestle Health Science to Help Improve Inflammatory Bowel Disease Treatment

    New Research by Nestle Health Science to Help Improve Inflammatory Bowel Disease Treatment

Prometheus Laboratories, a company acquired by Nestle Health Science, has presented new research that confirms the effectiveness of its new diagnostic test designed to improve treatment management for patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). The test is designed to predict inflammatory bowel disease activity and measure the impact of infliximab, a drug used by patients […]

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Grass-fed Beef is Best

    Grass-fed Beef is Best

Feeding cattle on grass throughout their lifecycle is the most environmentally sustainable way to rear beef, according to new research commissioned by the National Trust in Britain.
One of the biggest global challenges is how to increase food security whilst reducing the environmental impacts of food production. Livestock – like cattle and sheep – produce high […]

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New Technology Transfer Strategy For Irish Food Companies

    New Technology Transfer Strategy For Irish Food Companies

A new Food Technology and Knowledge Transfer Strategy to support Irish food companies has been launched in Dublin by Teagasc, the Irish Agriculture and Food Development Authority. Teagasc’s Portfolio of Food Technologies opens five gateways, or opportunities for food companies to utilize and exploit. These include a comprehensive resource of technology offers, updates, services, expertise […]

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Cooking Skills Off the Boil – A Quarter of 16-24s Find it Hard to Cook Pasta

    Cooking Skills Off the Boil – A Quarter of 16-24s Find it Hard to Cook Pasta

While celebrity chefs across Britain have spent recent years on a mission to make cooking more accessible, it appears youngsters still have a way to go when cooking the basic stuff. Indeed, according to latest research from Mintel, nearly a quarter (22%) of 16-24s who have eaten pasta in the past year agree that it […]

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Retail Squeeze Intensifies on UK Food and Drink Manufacturers

    Retail Squeeze Intensifies on UK Food and Drink Manufacturers

Within British manufacturing, particular pressure is being felt by companies that supply the embattled UK retail sector. Some of the worst affected companies are food, non-alcoholic beverages and clothing manufacturers, finds new research from Company Watch. Company Watch, the financial health monitoring specialists, analysed the published financial accounts of the largest 681 UK food, non-alcoholic […]

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Raising Awareness About Osteoporosis

    Raising Awareness About Osteoporosis

Nestle is partnering with the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) to help make consumers more aware of what can be done to prevent Osteoporosis. It is a disease in which bones become fragile, weak and prone to fractures, and is a growing problem in both emerging and developed countries.
Recent statistics released by the IOF showed that […]

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Dark Chocolate May Help to Reduce Stress Levels

  Dark Chocolate May Help to Reduce Stress Levels

Eating a moderate amount of dark chocolate every day can help reduce the hormones in your body that make you feel stressed, according to a Nestle study. Scientists from the Nestle Research Center (NRC) in Switzerland examined the biochemical basis for chocolate’s reputation as a comfort food. Their research revealed that the chemical compounds contained […]

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China’s Grocery Market Now Biggest in the World

  China’s Grocery Market Now Biggest in the World

China has overtaken the United States as the world’s biggest food and grocery retail market, according to the latest research published by IGD. The Chinese grocery sector was worth £607 billion at the end of 2011, while the US market came in at £572 billion over the same period and is the second largest in […]

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Cracking Idea For Egg Shell Recycling Receives Food and Drink iNet Support

  Cracking Idea For Egg Shell Recycling Receives Food and Drink iNet Support

Scientists and food industry experts in the UK are hatching a plan to turn egg shells into plastics that could be used to manufacture anything from food packaging to construction materials. They also hope to extract material from egg shells that may prove valuable in the pharmaceutical industry.
The Food and Drink iNet is funding a […]

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Nestle Uses Avalanche Research to Create Better Ice Cream

  Nestle Uses Avalanche Research to Create Better Ice Cream

Nestle is using the same specialised technology avalanche experts use to study snow to improve the quality of its ice cream. The company’s scientists are working with the Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research in Switzerland (SLF) to examine the microscopic ice crystals found in both snow and ice cream.
Their research relies on the only […]

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European Research Contract to Develop Innovative Meat-Coating

  European Research Contract to Develop Innovative Meat-Coating

UK pharmaceutical manufacturer Pepceuticals has been awarded a European research contract to develop an edible coating for fresh meat which will increase the shelf-life of the product and ultimately reduce the need for oil-based plastic packaging. Leicester-based Pepceuticals is the only UK partner in this European research collaboration worth Eur1.6 million which is set to […]

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£15 Million to Support Pioneering R&D in UK Food Manufacturing

  £15 Million to Support Pioneering R&D in UK Food Manufacturing

From using sound waves to cook, to foods that fill you up faster – up to £15 million is on offer to anyone who can come up with ways to transform UK food manufacturing and reduce waste. The money is part of a Government-backed drive to support pioneering research and development that unlocks the huge […]

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Nestle Strengthens R&D For Fast-growing Markets in Asia

  Nestle Strengthens R&D For Fast-growing Markets in Asia

Nestle is strengthening its global research programme by expanding its research and development centre in Singapore. The centre, which serves fast-growing markets in the Asia-Pacific region, leads Nestle’s expertise in micronutrient fortification and Popularly Positioned Products (PPPs). PPPs are food and beverages that provide nutritional value at an affordable cost, in an appropriate size, for […]

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Young British Diners Demanding More From Food Venues as Eating Out Rises

  Young British Diners Demanding More From Food Venues as Eating Out Rises

Young British people are eating out more than they were two years ago, despite the economic squeeze. However they expect more for their money and are increasingly demanding about the quality of food and service they receive, according to a new report from online customer insight and research specialist Tpoll.
The Eating Out Report 2011/2012: ‘All […]

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New Year Dieting Dilemma for British Consumers

  New Year Dieting Dilemma for British Consumers

Despite having the resolve to lose weight, British consumers may not know how to go about it, reveals new research from Mintel. Indeed, just six in 10 (61) UK consumers say that they know what they should and should not eat to lose weight – dropping to only 55% of men.
Furthermore, over one in 10 […]

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Mixed Findings About Buying British Food

  Mixed Findings About Buying British Food

Almost two thirds of people agree that they like to buy British food to support the local economy (65%). However, not as many follow through on these intentions as only just over a third (37%) try to ensure that the majority of their groceries are British sourced, according to a recent survey by Ipsos MORI, […]

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Research Finds Probiotic Bacteria Lessen Depression

  Research Finds Probiotic Bacteria Lessen Depression

Probiotic bacteria have the potential to alter brain neurochemistry and treat anxiety and depression-related disorders, according to research just published in the prestigious international journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA.
 
The research, carried out by Dr Javier Bravo, and Professor John Cryan at the Alimentary Pharmabiotic Centre (APC) in University College Cork in […]

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Nestle Partners With King’s College London on Food and Gene Research

  Nestle Partners With King’s College London on Food and Gene Research

The Nestle Research Center in Switzerland will collaborate with King’s College London on a joint research project into the relationship between food and genes. Due to begin later this year, the six-month project will examine the interactions between genes and food ingredients, and how they can affect human health.
It will look at how our genes […]

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Private Label Will Control 50% Share of Food Retail Market by 2025

  Private Label Will Control 50% Share of Food Retail Market by 2025

The global market share of private/own label food products is set to double from the current 25% to 50% in 2025. However, A-brands will retain their importance for retailers to anchor categories’ price levels and give consumers choice and familiarity, according to a recent global research report titled ‘Private label vs Brands – an inseparable […]

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Taste is More Important Than Price When Shopping For Fruit

  Taste is More Important Than Price When Shopping For Fruit

New research shows that flavour and taste remain the most important factors to British shoppers when buying fruit, and the majority consider fruit quality as a key consideration when they decide where they shop.
The quantitative survey was conducted as part of South Africa’s Beautiful Country Beautiful Fruit promotional campaign to develop qualitative research carried out […]

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Storm Brewing For UK Tea Industry

  Storm Brewing For UK Tea Industry

Latest research from Mintel finds that while 88% of British consumers aged over 65 drink tea, penetration drops to 73% for younger (15-34 year-old) adults. With ever increasing competition in the soft drink sector and more consumers dropping out of the category than are actually entering it, the next generation of traditional tea drinkers may […]

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British Shoppers Choose Wine by Colour Before Special Offers or Price

  British Shoppers Choose Wine by Colour Before Special Offers or Price

47% of British adults who buy wine for themselves or others in supermarkets or off licences say that the first thing they decide upon is colour, according to new research published by the Wilson Drinks Report. 18% choose special offers on wine first, 13% choose the retail selling price, 9% decide on grape variety, 6% […]

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British Consumer Interest in Diet Foods Getting Slimmer?

  British Consumer Interest in Diet Foods Getting Slimmer?

The appeal of diet foods in Britain appears to be thinning. Latest research from Mintel reveals some 60% of British consumer say they prefer food that is naturally low in fat or calories and two thirds (63%) of consumers who have dieted over the past three years have done so using reduced calorie foods. However, […]

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Generation Brew – Young British Coffee Drinkers Not Satisfied With a Cup of Instant

New research from YouGov SixthSense reveals that a generational divide exists in UK coffee consumption. 83% of over 55s has drunk a cup of instant coffee in the last month compared to 67% of 18-24 year olds. Younger generations are more likely to choose alternatives such as a cappuccino (43%), a latte (39%) and an […]

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