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Protecting public health: Europe sets new maximum levels of cadmium and lead in food

Protecting public health: Europe sets new maximum levels of cadmium and lead in food

26 Aug 2021

Despite already having a maximum threshold limiting the levels of both cadmium and lead in food products, the European Commission is further reducing that threshold. Beginning on August 31, stricter limits for cadmium will be enforced while those for l...

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Novolex acquires compostable packaging company Vegware

Novolex acquires compostable packaging company Vegware

25 Aug 2021

U.S.-based packaging manufacturer Novolex acquired Scotland’s Vegware, a company that makes renewable, plant-based materials designed to be commercially composted alongside food waste. Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed.

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Evian launches enhanced sparkling water to combat energy slumps

Evian launches enhanced sparkling water to combat energy slumps

24 Aug 2021

French water brand Evian is putting new energy into attracting consumers to its enhanced water line called evian+. The Evian product, which launched last spring, is enhanced with magnesium and zinc to help contribute to normal cognitive function and co...

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Startup success for Michroma

Startup success for Michroma

24 Aug 2021

Michroma is on a mission to replace all petroleum-based ingredients with one of nature’s most powerful weapons – fungi. Read more on the Fi Global Startup Innovation Challenge category winners here.

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Food waste fighting app partners with Aldi Süd and RIMI Baltic

Food waste fighting app partners with Aldi Süd and RIMI Baltic

23 Aug 2021

Food waste is an ongoing and expensive issue for manufacturers, retailers and consumers. To help alleviate waste and the end of the supply chain, Aldi Süd and RIMI Baltic have partnered with Plant Jammer to install a widget on their websites that helps...

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Europe expands vitamin D fortification for Canadian company

Europe expands vitamin D fortification for Canadian company

20 Aug 2021

Canadian ingredients producer Lallemand received permission from the European Food Safety Authority to expand the number of compatible food products in which its Lalmin Vitamin D yeast is permitted for use.

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‘Exciting, flavourful and adventurous’: Latin American flavours are on-trend in the US

‘Exciting, flavourful and adventurous’: Latin American flavours are on-trend in the US

20 Aug 2021

Seen as exciting, flavourful and adventurous, Latino flavours are popular in the US, according to Mintel research. Does this open up export opportunities for healthy Latin American food brands?

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Alternative beef for $3? Several firms are looking to hit that target

Alternative beef for $3? Several firms are looking to hit that target

19 Aug 2021

An ongoing criticism of meat alternatives is price. However, as grocery prices have risen globally as a result of pandemic-related supply chain repercussions, plant-based alternatives have found themselves able to take a bigger bite out of the protein ...

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Optimized texture solutions for fruit gummies with less gelatin

Optimized texture solutions for fruit gummies with less gelatin

19 Aug 2021

The pectin specialists from Herbstreith & Fox offer more flexibility in the production of fruit gummies. Part of the gelatin can be replaced by high quality Pectin. The optimized combination of pectin and gelatine impresses with numerous sensory ...

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Cannabis ice cream is becoming big in the U.S.

Cannabis ice cream is becoming big in the U.S.

18 Aug 2021

Hot summer days call for a cool scoop of ice cream, but for those that are interested in chilling out in more than just temperature, Boston-based ice cream brand Emack & Bolio’s has partnered with the multi-state cannabis operator MariMed to bring cann...

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Australian wine exports experience double-digit decline

Australian wine exports experience double-digit decline

17 Aug 2021

Exports of Australian wine fell 10% to $2.56 billion AUD from 2020 to 2021 according to the latest Export Report by Wine Australia. Much of this decline followed tariffs China levied on Australian wine last year.

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Asia’s most popular vegan pork is now available in U.S. retail

Asia’s most popular vegan pork is now available in U.S. retail

16 Aug 2021

In April, the Hong Kong phenomenon OmniFoods came onto U.S. shores with three styles of its vegan pork that it made available in limited locations on the West Coast. Then in August, the brand, which is the food tech arm of Green Monday, announced that ...

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