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Health, taste, and more: US consumers want products that offer multiple benefits

Health, taste, and more: US consumers want products that offer multiple benefits

14 Apr 2023

Products that offer double or even triple health benefits are standing out to consumers and dominating new launches in the US, according to Ooyen Research, which went trendspotting at Natural Products Expo West this year.

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UK meat consumption drops due to cost-of-living crisis

UK meat consumption drops due to cost-of-living crisis

13 Apr 2023

Squeezed incomes and record inflation means UK consumers are eating less meat, creating potential for affordable meat-free and vegetable-forward launches.

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Brick and mortar sales show strength for US sports nutrition and weight management products

Brick and mortar sales show strength for US sports nutrition and weight management products

12 Apr 2023

Sports nutrition and weight management products in the US are doing what no other category in the supplement space have been able to: brick-and-mortar sales aren’t just alive and kicking, they are beating e-commerce, according to a 2023 Nutrition Busin...

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Italy looks to ban cell-based meat to preserve food heritage

Italy looks to ban cell-based meat to preserve food heritage

11 Apr 2023

Italy has moved to ban the use of cell-based food, citing quality issues and the preservation of the country’s gastronomic heritage – but the government faces criticism from food industry groups.

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How the EU is strengthening agrifood system resilience

How the EU is strengthening agrifood system resilience

7 Apr 2023

The EU faces significant challenges in ensuring food affordability and security in the face of multiple shocks. Developing domestically produced fertilisers and prioritising sustainability are key in building future resilience.

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Sustainability a growing focus for global pet food brands

Sustainability a growing focus for global pet food brands

6 Apr 2023

Pet food brands around the world are responding to consumer demands for sustainable pet food in many ways, from upcycled ingredients to carbon footprint claims and reduced-plastic packaging.

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SAFE raises concerns over EU directive to avoid false green claims

SAFE raises concerns over EU directive to avoid false green claims

5 Apr 2023

Following the release of the European Commission’s proposal to avoid false and misleading green claims, Safe Food Advocacy Europe (SAFE) is calling for updates to prevent consumer confusion and exploitation.

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Almost half of all EU honey imports are adulterated

Almost half of all EU honey imports are adulterated

4 Apr 2023

Honey fraud is rife in the EU, with almost half of all imports likely to be adulterated with added syrups and cheaper sugar, according to new EU analysis.

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Kraft Heinz takes on Latin America with e-commerce platform

Kraft Heinz takes on Latin America with e-commerce platform

3 Apr 2023

The Kraft Heinz Company is teaming up with BEES, an e-commerce platform owned by AB InBev, to leverage its distribution network in untapped regions, such as Latin America.

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Does low/no alcohol labelling lack clear information?

Does low/no alcohol labelling lack clear information?

31 Mar 2023

It’s a booming beverage sector but without definitive rules on labelling, low- and no- alcohol drinks need to avoid misleading consumers to maintain confidence, say experts.

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Confectionery firm fined €10k for misleading Nutri-Score use

Confectionery firm fined €10k for misleading Nutri-Score use

30 Mar 2023

Italy’s Competition and Market Authority (AGCM) has fined Vivil A. Muller (Vivil) €10,000 due to its misleading use of the Nutri-Score system to indicate the healthiness of its confectionary.

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Calls grow for a ban on climate-neutral food claims

Calls grow for a ban on climate-neutral food claims

29 Mar 2023

Food and drink claims on climate neutrality are scientifically impossible, misleading, and must be banned, says the European Consumer Organisation (BEUC).

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