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Mycelium to move beyond plant-based applications

Mycelium to move beyond plant-based applications

12 Feb 2024

As mycelium development kicks off in 2024 with new multi-million investment, product development, and retail expansion, manufacturers lean into launches.

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China needs maximum sodium targets for packaged foods, say researchers

China needs maximum sodium targets for packaged foods, say researchers

8 Feb 2024

Packaged and processed foods now contribute to nearly one-third of Chinese people’s sodium intake, prompting researchers to call for maximum sodium reduction targets for manufacturers.

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Unilever CEO calls for global treaty to tackle plastic pollution

Unilever CEO calls for global treaty to tackle plastic pollution

7 Feb 2024

Following calls by Unilever CEO Hein Schumacher for industry to back a global treaty to tackle the problem of plastic pollution, we consider whether this initiative could make a real difference.

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‘Not for EU’ label signals confusion and extra costs

‘Not for EU’ label signals confusion and extra costs

6 Feb 2024

With affordability, variety, and choice paramount in today’s uncertain landscape, concerns exist around the UK’s “Not for EU” label.

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Ferrara focuses on core growth opportunities as it shutters gum brands

Ferrara focuses on core growth opportunities as it shutters gum brands

5 Feb 2024

In the US, declining sales of chewing gum and bubble gum has seen a number of key players exiting the category, prompting a shift towards better growth opportunities in other areas of the confectionery space.

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Plant-based and processed: Avoiding the next big health debate

Plant-based and processed: Avoiding the next big health debate

2 Feb 2024

Calls for clarity around ultra-processed food (UPFs) and ongoing debates on potential classification may bring the health credentials of plant-based food under the spotlight, which is why education is so necessary.

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Israel approves Aleph Farms’ cell-cultured beef in world first

Israel approves Aleph Farms’ cell-cultured beef in world first

1 Feb 2024

Israel has granted the first regulatory approval for the commercial sale of cultivated beef, joining the US and Singapore in officially recognising cultivated meat’s role towards protein diversification.

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EU extends suspension of retaliatory tariff on US-made peanut butter

EU extends suspension of retaliatory tariff on US-made peanut butter

31 Jan 2024

The European Union (EU) has extended its suspension of retaliatory tariffs on US-made peanut butter and juices until 31 March 2025, in charges originally imposed in response to tariffs on steel and aluminium imports.

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Fazer and Solar Foods launch snack bar made with air protein

Fazer and Solar Foods launch snack bar made with air protein

30 Jan 2024

Finnish food manufacturer Fazer has teamed up with foodtech startup Solar Foods to launch a limited-edition snack bar in Singapore made using a novel, carbon-fed microbial protein.

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How European food and drink law will evolve in 2024

How European food and drink law will evolve in 2024

29 Jan 2024

Manufacturers operating in the EU and UK can expect to see legal updates on pricing, nutrition, labelling, and corporate responsibility in 2024. Ingredients Network takes a deeper look.

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Is it useful to classify foods as ultra-processed?

Is it useful to classify foods as ultra-processed?

26 Jan 2024

The term ‘ultra-processed’ is gaining traction – and notoriety. But does it help consumers make healthier food choices or encourage manufacturers to make their ultra-processed products healthier? Food industry stakeholders explored the term’s usefulnes...

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Big brands invest in precision fermentation-derived palm oil

Big brands invest in precision fermentation-derived palm oil

25 Jan 2024

Although still not approved for food applications, big brands such as Unilever and Doehler are investing in precision fermentation-derived palm oil in a bid to reduce the environmental impact associated with this conventional palm oil.

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