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EU’s new THC limits for hemp-based products will ‘level the playing field’ for food producers

EU’s new THC limits for hemp-based products will ‘level the playing field’ for food producers

19 Apr 2022

The EU’s introduction of maximum permitted THC levels in hemp-based food products means a “level playing field” which should drive new product innovation and marketplace development, Asa Waldstein, principal of the Supplementary Advisory Group told Ing...

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Social media-savvy Gen Z consumers drive brand licensing uptake

Social media-savvy Gen Z consumers drive brand licensing uptake

12 Apr 2022

Food manufacturers are embracing brand licensing as a way to connect with Gen Z and Millennial consumers. “Generating ‘buzz-worthy’ PR and billions of brand impressions has never been more crucial,” says one expert.

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Brand licensing deals rise post-pandemic as consumers seek familiar and healthier products

Brand licensing deals rise post-pandemic as consumers seek familiar and healthier products

8 Apr 2022

Longer-term brand licensing deals between food companies have become more popular in recent times – a trend set to continue and flourish, partly thanks to the pandemic, licensing experts told Ingredients Network.

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‘Dangerously high’ levels of fat, salt and sugar in 70% of UK’s ‘meal deal’ snacks

‘Dangerously high’ levels of fat, salt and sugar in 70% of UK’s ‘meal deal’ snacks

5 Apr 2022

Around 70% of the snacks included in UK ‘meal deals’ are dangerously high in fat, salt and sugar, according to new research by Action on Salt.

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Fermentation-derived betalain food colours could replace 70% of natural and synthetic options

Fermentation-derived betalain food colours could replace 70% of natural and synthetic options

31 Mar 2022

Phytolon’s precision fermentation-derived betalain colours “can replace 70% of the natural and synthetic” options once their full potential is exploited, the Israel-based start-up’s co-founder and CEO, Halim Jubran, told Ingredients Network.

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CJ CheilJedang capitalises on Korean culture boom with new European StartLife partnership

CJ CheilJedang capitalises on Korean culture boom with new European StartLife partnership

17 Mar 2022

Seizing on growing demand for Korean cultural exports including “Squid Game, kimchi and Korean barbeque,” Korean food and bio company CJ CheilJedang has partnered Europe’s agrifoodtech accelerator StartLife to expand the worldwide presence of Korean fo...

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Snacking's zeitgeist: nostalgia and childhood memories

Snacking's zeitgeist: nostalgia and childhood memories

2 Mar 2022

Snack time has become any time. Although the trend toward eating mini-meals has been growing over the last several years, the pandemic accelerated this transformation. Now 64% of consumers say they prefer snacking to consuming traditional meals, with 8...

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Can sugar-reducing tech revive falling fruit juice sales?

Can sugar-reducing tech revive falling fruit juice sales?

12 Feb 2022

Better Juice’s naturally sugar-reduced fruit juice will hit US supermarket shelves in spring 2022 thanks to a partnership with GEA. Could this turn around the long-term decline in fruit juice sales?

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High-fat diets fuel interest in pili nuts

High-fat diets fuel interest in pili nuts

24 Jan 2022

The popularity of high-fat diets, such as the paleo and ketogenic diet, is fuelling consumer interest in novel sources of healthy fats, such as pili nuts.

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What do Europeans really want from plant-based foods?

What do Europeans really want from plant-based foods?

17 Jan 2022

Familiar ingredients, more product choice and lower prices are just some of the attributes European consumers are looking for in plant-based foods, according to the findings of a recent ProVeg consumer survey.

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UN lauds ‘significant’ COP26 progress for agri-food sector but did it go far enough?

UN lauds ‘significant’ COP26 progress for agri-food sector but did it go far enough?

19 Nov 2021

UN Climate Change says ‘significant progress’ in making the farming sector more climate-resistant and climate-respectful was made at COP26 – but critics have slammed the absence of technologies such as cell-cultured meat from the sustainability agenda.

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Natural ingredients for a true-blue hue

Natural ingredients for a true-blue hue

21 Oct 2021

Blue-coloured food and drink are trending in China but so is a demand for natural, clean label products. So, what natural ingredient options do manufacturers have?

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