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UK organic food sales soar despite lockdown

UK organic food sales soar despite lockdown

22 Jun 2020

Sales of organic food in the UK have reached record levels and increased during the COVID-19 lockdown – but can the sales be sustained now that the panic buying has subsided?

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The importance of local flavours in NPD for the Asian market

The importance of local flavours in NPD for the Asian market

22 Jun 2020

From Osmanthus flower soda in China to spiced chewing gum in India, using local flavours for successful new product development (NPD) in the Asian market has never been more important.

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Nestlé implements Nutri-Score system in Southern Europe

Nestlé implements Nutri-Score system in Southern Europe

21 Jun 2020

Nestlé has extended the use of the French-based Nutri-Score system to its products sold in Spain and Portugal. With this initial rollout, the scoring system will be printed on breakfast cereals Fitness Original, Nesquik Alphabet and Chocapic Bio as wel...

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PepsiCo’s Aunt Jemima brand to retire its name and logo

PepsiCo’s Aunt Jemima brand to retire its name and logo

20 Jun 2020

PepsiCo’s subsidiary The Quaker Oats Company announced this week it will remove the namesake black image from its Aunt Jemima packaging by the fourth quarter of this year. Later this year, Quaker will announce the new name for the company’s syrup and o...

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Nestlé contemplates divestiture of North American Waters division

Nestlé contemplates divestiture of North American Waters division

19 Jun 2020

Nestlé announced last week that it is considering selling the majority of its North American Nestlé Waters business unit. The Swiss company said it would retain its international brands Perrier, S.Pellegrino and Acqua Panna and will sell regional brand...

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BioCell collagen: a safe and effective option for a healthy ageing routine

BioCell collagen: a safe and effective option for a healthy ageing routine

19 Jun 2020

The collagen BioCell manufactures is uniquely positioned. The collagen is a clinically studied dietary ingredient composed of naturally occurring hydrolysed collagen type II peptides, chondroitin sulfate, hyaluronic acid.

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New tracing technology to help identify Salmonella outbreaks

New tracing technology to help identify Salmonella outbreaks

18 Jun 2020

Australian researchers from the University of New South Wales Sydney have developed a technique to identify Salmonella strains in order to more effectively trace outbreaks. The multilevel genome typing (MGT) method, which took two years to develop, ide...

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Eradication may not be the future of the palm oil industry

Eradication may not be the future of the palm oil industry

17 Jun 2020

Environmental advocates have been calling for a reevaluation of the palm oil industry for years. While some like the European Palm Oil Alliance are calling for companies to perform mandatory due diligence of their palm oil sourcing, others are calling ...

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Study: lower-calorie diet and exercise led to diabetes remission in 61% of patients

Study: lower-calorie diet and exercise led to diabetes remission in 61% of patients

16 Jun 2020

A new study from Qatar published in the Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology journal found that lifestyle intervention that focused on a low-calorie diet and exercise let to diabetes remission in 61% of patients.

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Investing in climate change-resistant crops

Investing in climate change-resistant crops

15 Jun 2020

Lucozade Ribena Suntory recently announced a £500,000 investment in developing new varieties of climate-resilient blackcurrant.

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Turkish regulation limits trans fats

Turkish regulation limits trans fats

14 Jun 2020

Turkey has become the latest country to limit the use of industrially produced trans fats. Are manufacturers ready and what solutions exist to replace partially hydrogenated oils?

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Impossible Burger launches a direct to consumer platform

Impossible Burger launches a direct to consumer platform

13 Jun 2020

Impossible Foods is now available with the click of a button from its new e-commerce platform launched this month. This direct-to-consumer option allows consumers to purchase four different bulk burger package options that will be delivered within 48 h...

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