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UK ban on 'junk food' advertising to take effect in April

UK ban on 'junk food' advertising to take effect in April

1 Apr 2022

New UK legislation that limits advertising - including in-store promotions and special offers - on products high in fat, salt, and sugar (HFSS) will enter into effect in April.

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Why the future of alternative protein is fermented fungi

Why the future of alternative protein is fermented fungi

16 Mar 2022

Fungi fermentation has stepped into the ring in a big way in recent years, and the number of companies that are looking to mycoprotein as a method to manufacture plant-based alternatives has proliferated.

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Does the home baking boom have longevity?

Does the home baking boom have longevity?

15 Mar 2022

After years of decline, home baking mixes experienced a boom during the Covid-19 pandemic. With the right positioning and claims, such as clean label and plant-based, brands can continue to leverage the trend for home baking.

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French government survey reveals cases of vanilla fraud

French government survey reveals cases of vanilla fraud

14 Mar 2022

Vanilla is a prized flavouring whose high price has prompted the production of fraudulent substitutes throughout the supply chain. Recently, a French investigation revealed examples of retailers and manufacturers using artificial vanillin and frau...

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Plant-based whole cuts: The next-evolution of meat analogues

Plant-based whole cuts: The next-evolution of meat analogues

9 Mar 2022

While there has been significant success in replicating burger patties, sausage and chicken nuggets, one type of meat remains in conspicuously short supply amid the available options: plant-based whole cuts. However, whole-cut protein analogues are in ...

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Global pressures on chocolate industry prompt alternative formulations

Global pressures on chocolate industry prompt alternative formulations

23 Feb 2022

Even as coca prices have increased, consumer chocolate consumption has increased. Now, one-third of people say they are eating more chocolate as a result of the pandemic, according to Cargill’s 2021 ChocoLogic study. Only 3% said they avoid ...

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Pet food generates buzz for using insect protein

Pet food generates buzz for using insect protein

22 Feb 2022

Pets consume a significant amount of protein, but as concerns about human protein consumption continue to rise, pet owners are beginning to scrutinize their pets’ diets in addition to their own. As a result, alternative proteins for pet...

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Ethnic Hispanic flavours increase in US food and beverage

Ethnic Hispanic flavours increase in US food and beverage

21 Feb 2022

Over the last 30 years, the distribution of buying power in the US has shifted, and the Hispanic population has expanded particularly quickly becoming the largest minority market and influencing food and beverage offerings.

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Plant-based and lactose-free drive liquid milk segment growth

Plant-based and lactose-free drive liquid milk segment growth

16 Feb 2022

Liquid milk sales have been on a decade-long decline trajectory, but according to a new report from market research firm IRI, there may be a bright spot for the segment: lactose-reduced milk. Plant-based milk is another segment of the category that is ...

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Celebrity Indian couple backs Indian startup Blue Tribe Foods

Celebrity Indian couple backs Indian startup Blue Tribe Foods

14 Feb 2022

A sign of the growing popularity of plant-based foods in India, Bollywood star Anushka Sharma and her cricketer husmand have joined the startup Blue Tribe Foods' board of investors. "Without short-changing our taste buds, there is potential for a plane...

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Oats growing in popularity, winning awards and consumer favour

Oats growing in popularity, winning awards and consumer favour

10 Feb 2022

Oats have transformed from a breakfast ingredient to an increasingly common plant-based option, appearing in a multitude of applications.

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‘Humanisation’ of pets creates opportunities in pet food

‘Humanisation’ of pets creates opportunities in pet food

9 Feb 2022

Clean label, natural, sustainable, luxury and plant-based: The ‘humanisation’ of pets means consumers want premium pet food, and a number of food manufacturers are entering the growing pet food sector to meet their demands.

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