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The shifting global market for digestive health

The shifting global market for digestive health

2 May 2020

Maintaining digestive health is a major focus for consumers, and related claims on foods, beverages and supplements continue to grow worldwide. What are the main areas of focus for global manufacturers?

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A food crisis is brewing in the United States

A food crisis is brewing in the United States

1 May 2020

Food banks in the United States are overrun by demand, and Feeding America, the organization that coordinates food banks in the U.S., estimates that an additional $1.4 billion is required to meet the skyrocketing need in the six months.

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Plastics manufacturers transforms muffin containers into PPE

Plastics manufacturers transforms muffin containers into PPE

30 Apr 2020

In response to the ongoing shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) in the United States, FMCG plastic packaging manufacturer Novolex has retrofitted its production lines at four North American facilities to produce isolation gowns and face shie...

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COVID-19 has made Americans 50% more confident in the kitchen

COVID-19 has made Americans 50% more confident in the kitchen

29 Apr 2020

America has gotten back to cooking as prolonged lockdowns and quarantines force individuals to stay inside and rely on their culinary skills to feed themselves. The result of this extra time spent indoors is that 54% of consumers report they are cookin...

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Banana imports from the Philippines expected to drop 40%

Banana imports from the Philippines expected to drop 40%

28 Apr 2020

Asia’s banana supply may take a hit in the upcoming months as lockdowns have curtailed the Philippines’ ability to harvest and export its banana crop. The country, which is the world’s second-biggest banana exporter, predicted its banana shipments may ...

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COVID-19: Zomato delivery app shows body temperature of drivers in India

COVID-19: Zomato delivery app shows body temperature of drivers in India

27 Apr 2020

In an effort to further increase the safety of those ordering take out, Zomato introduced a temperature tracking feature on its delivery app in India. The feature was released the week of April 13 and covered 50% of the application’s delivery partners ...

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Collagen ingredients enter the mainstream

Collagen ingredients enter the mainstream

26 Apr 2020

Food, beverage and supplement manufacturers are bringing collagen into more mainstream products, with an increasing number featuring protein, skin and joint health claims. Are collagen-fortified products here to stay?

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Covid-19: International dairy sector under pressure

Covid-19: International dairy sector under pressure

25 Apr 2020

The novel coronavirus crisis has shaken the entire food and beverage industry, but the dairy sector has been particularly hard hit as demand for many dairy products has evaporated. What happens next for the dairy industry?

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Catered foodservice meals in the UK to have 20% less meat

Catered foodservice meals in the UK to have 20% less meat

24 Apr 2020

Public sector caterers serving schools, universities, hospitals and care homes have pledged to reduce the amount of meat served on their menus by 20%. There is simultaneously a focus on reducing overall red meat offerings.

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European agrifood unions and Irish minister warn of crisis, call for aid

European agrifood unions and Irish minister warn of crisis, call for aid

23 Apr 2020

Restricted movement and closed borders across the European Union have led to concerns about the stability of the agri-food economy in Europe. To prevent irreparable disruption in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak and continue to supply citizens with...

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Science shows white flour is healthier than previously thought

Science shows white flour is healthier than previously thought

22 Apr 2020

A new study out of the UK comparing historic and modern wheat varieties showed that there has been an overall increase in the quantity of dietary fiber and a decrease in acrylamide, a potentially cancer-causing chemical, over the last two centuries.

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Scientists discover enzyme, breaks down 90% of PET polymers in hours

Scientists discover enzyme, breaks down 90% of PET polymers in hours

21 Apr 2020

PET plastic can now be broken down into food-grade materials within 10 hours due to a discovery by scientists at industrial chemical firm Carbios. This discovery will transition into industrial-scale trials in 2021 with the help of Carbios’ partnership...

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