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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

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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%.

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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

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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)”.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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,

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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,

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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%

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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

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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

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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

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