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Fletchers Fill Cupcakes for First Foray into Market

Fletchers Group of Bakeries has launched its first ever cupcake range – complete with an indulgent filling – through its foodservice Kara brand. Kara, which specialises in frozen buns, rolls

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RC Cola Neo Offers Consumers Big Cola Taste with Half the Calories

To help bottlers offer health-conscious consumers a bold cola flavor with only half the calories, Royal Crown Cola International (RCCI), a division of Cott Beverages, recently launched RC Cola Neo,

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Bonduelle to Develop and Launch Dehydrofrozen Vegetables

    Bonduelle to Develop and Launch Dehydrofrozen Vegetables

Bonduelle, the world’s leading processed vegetable producer, has been granted the exclusive global rights to develop and launch dehydrofrozen (“DHF”) vegetables using EnWave Corporation’s Radiant Energy Vacuum (“REV™”) technology. Bonduelle’s

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Savory Biscuits Successfully Target Snacking Occasions

    Savory Biscuits Successfully Target Snacking Occasions

Savory biscuits accounted for just 10% of global new product activity in bakery products recorded by Innova Market Insights in the 12 months to the end of July 2013. This

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Arla Foods to Invest €36 Million in Global Innovation Centre

    Arla Foods to Invest €36 Million in Global Innovation Centre

A brand new state-of-the-art innovation centre is set to become the epicenter for Arla Foods’ product development for the entire world. Located in Aarhus, Denmark it will employ 120 people

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Burton’s Biscuit Company and Dairy Crest Collaborate on Snack Launch

    Burton’s Biscuit Company and Dairy Crest Collaborate on Snack Launch

Dairy Crest and Burton’s Biscuit Company, leading players in the UK cheese and biscuit markets respectively, have signed an exclusive licensing agreement to produce Cathedral City Baked Bites – a

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New Product Launches Containing Vitamin K2 Almost Double

    New Product Launches Containing Vitamin K2 Almost Double

The global functional food market has been steadily increasing in recent years and manufacturers have become more and more innovative with the ingredients they include to bring benefit to the

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New Research Confirms Importance of Ethylene Removal in Extending Strawberry Product Life

    New Research Confirms Importance of Ethylene Removal in Extending Strawberry Product Life

New research from Cranfield University and Writtle College, to be presented at the MQUIC 2013 supply chain conference this week, shows for the first time that ethylene removal extends the

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Royal Crown Cola International to launch its Liquid Enhancer Capabilities at Anuga 2013

Royal Crown Cola International (RCCI), a beverage industry leader and a subsidiary of Cott Corporation, will showcase its portfolio of water-based liquid enhancers at Anuga 2013 (Booth C-101, Hall 8;

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Alternative Bases and Upmarket Toppings Help Pizza Hold Ground

    Alternative Bases and Upmarket Toppings Help Pizza Hold Ground

New product activity levels in the pizza market have remained relatively consistent over the past few years, despite ongoing consolidation in the industry, particularly in the US and in the

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Lignin boosts properties of starch-based packaging, finds study

Packaging incorporating natural biopolymers can improve the mechanical and barrier properties of starch-based films, according to a study. Results showed packaging films produced by incorporating isolated lignin improved selected thermo-mechanical

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Strong NPD Activity as Nutrition Bars Target the Mainstream

    Strong NPD Activity as Nutrition Bars Target the Mainstream

The nutrition bars sector continues to enjoy rising levels of interest, in line with or even ahead of the market for cereal bars as a whole. Growth in the sector

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Cocoa shell powder has numerous uses in chocolate and foods, says Barry Callebaut

Barry Callebaut has developed a process to grind cocoa shells into a powder fit for use as a cocoa replacer, fat bloom inhibitor and ingredient in other foods. In its

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Spanish firm develops probiotics with metal nano particles for tumour treatment

Spanish firm Biosearch Life has applied for a patent for the tumour treating potential of Bifidobacterium probiotics infused with magnetic nano metals. The firm has been developing the formulation since

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Nestlé, Danone cut Chinese infant formula prices in response to pricing probe

Nestlé-owned Wyeth Nutrition and Danone Dumex are slashing the price of their infant formula products in China in response to the launch of an investigation into their pricing practices and

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Make GM food science research top priority: producers

    Make GM food science research top priority: producers

Developing modern technologies and the genetic modification (GM) of crops and animals are the top two of eight research priorities identified by a group of primary producers bidding to influence

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Kellogg targets ‘dunkable’, handheld breakfast trend in continental Europe

    Kellogg targets ‘dunkable’, handheld breakfast trend in continental Europe

Kellogg has launched a breakfast biscuit range in France, Spain and Italy to cash in on consumer desires for ‘dunkable’, handheld breakfast options on the continent, it said. The cereal

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EU project aims to produce plastics from biomass

    EU project aims to produce plastics from biomass

Food and beverage plastic packaging is one possible end application for an EU project which aims to create platform chemicals from second generation biomass. BioConSepT targets using white biotech processes that

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Contaminant-resistant switches and covers for food processors

    Contaminant-resistant switches and covers for food processors

Food manufacturers have fresh weaponry to aid their fight against factory contamination in the form of electric switches and dust and splash covers with anti-bacterial, anti-mould and anti-fungal coatings. The

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G.Mondini and Digi Europe aim to cut label waste

G.Mondini and Digi Europe have collaborated to launch an integrated weigh station with a coding system that allows printing directly onto film on the top of the tray, eliminating the

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Plastic packaging set for further price increases

The latest European packaging manufacturer to announce it would be passing on raw material cost increases is UK company Paccor, which makes rigid plastic food packaging. It is active in

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Research group alliance aims to strengthen global production

UK-based research groups Campden BRI and CABI have teamed up to consistent scientific support covering the entire food and drink supply chain as the world’s population continues to increase. The

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Whey protein coating aims for eco-friendly benefits in multilayer packaging

A whey protein coating is being developed as part of an EU project to replace existing polyethylene (PE) or petrochemical

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Neogen’s Soleris yeast and mould test now AOAC approved

Neogen Corporation has received approval from the AOAC Research Institute for its rapid and accurate test to directly detect yeast

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Wine barrel packaging reinvented

The Vinocopia Barrel is a new wine barrel system that offers significant improvements over alternatives in that it uses replaceable

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Emerging markets more open to chocolate innovation, says R&D chief

Consumers in emerging markets are more receptive to new chocolate products than counterparts in established markets because they don’t have

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EU brain health opportunities in omega-3 and beyond

Brain health and memory emerged as a winner from the EU Article 13.1 health claims list as the link between

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Study suggests compatibility between organic and health claims

Organic food brands should not be afraid of using health claims to market their products, as a new study suggests

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Ecuadorian cocoa wins vote of ADM and Cargill R&D chiefs

On a recent site visit, ADM Cocoa and Cargill both agreed that cocoa beans from Ecuadorian origin were the best

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Most consumers don’t know what EFSA is, experts find

Almost no German consumers know about the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), or understand the role it has in the

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R&D in action: Highlights from the 2013 Food Technology & Innovation Forum

How can you get more bang for your R&D buck? How does Unilever gain deeper consumer insights online? Why don’t

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Flintec launches load cells for food processing

Flintec UK Ltd. has launched single-point load cells geared toward heavy-duty food environments; according to the manufacturing, the units offer

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Fraunhofer expert: nanoparticles don’t migrate from food plastics

Nanoparticles from food and drink packaging will not migrate into the product, according to a prominent expert in the field. Dr

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Linx launches ketone-free black ink for coding applications

Linx Printing Technologies has introduced Linx Black Ink 3401, a ketone-free ink suitable for a variety of coding applications across

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Gold nanoparticles help detect Listeria cheaply

Scientists have developed a Listeria biosensor using gold nanoparticles, which they claim achieves rapid, cost-effective results and proves highly sensitive. The

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RPC reveals new product development plans

Bioplastic packaging and a modern plastic alternative to the tin can are just some of the innovations RPC Group is currently

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Trans fat crackdown prompts test launch

PerkinElmer has developed a lightning-fast trans fat analysis test in response to the recent global crackdown on trans fat in food.

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Migration factors of nanosilver in PVC packaging studied

Migration levels of nanosilver into PVC packaging are below conventional migrant limits but the effects of nanoscale particles remains unclear, according

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Scottish firm launches ‘revolutionary’ label for food packaging | Video

A Scottish company has launched, what it calls, a ‘revolutionary’ new label aimed at cutting down on food waste. Lanarkshire

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Emmi Claims Technological Edge in Natural Yogurt

    Emmi Claims Technological Edge in Natural Yogurt

In response to the growing consumer demand for natural, additive-free foods, Swiss dairy group Emmi is launching Yogurtpure, a new

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Seaweed – An Alternative Protein Source

    Seaweed – An Alternative Protein Source

Researchers at Teagasc ((the Irish Agriculture and Food Development Authority) are looking to seaweed for proteins with health benefits for

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Vitiva Opens New Innovation Center

Vitiva announces the opening of a new Innovation Center in Slovenia, in response to the growing customer demand for the

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