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Ammonia emissions, Oreo cookies, and Olam

Ammonia emissions, Oreo cookies, and Olam

19 Dec 2022

Olam Food Ingredients (Ofi) and Mondelēz are under fire for using ammonium carbonate, an authorised food additive, in cocoa and Oreo cookies - but the accusations stem from greater concerns over industrial emissions of toxic ammonia and nitrogen oxide ...

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Chinese food brand wants to give customers ‘the full experience’

Chinese food brand wants to give customers ‘the full experience’

16 Dec 2022

Food brand Xiao Chi Jie is revamping Chinese cuisine for the modern American consumer. The Washington-based company sells regional Chinese specialties like soup dumplings, noodle kits, and barbeque skewers direct-to-consumer in the US.

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Regulations spur healthy snacking in Europe

Regulations spur healthy snacking in Europe

15 Dec 2022

Healthy snack demand is on an upward trajectory in Europe, fuelled by products attaching health halos to their products, according to latest figures by Euromonitor – but regulations may be the real driver.

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Could the EU-Mercosur trade deal be revived?

Could the EU-Mercosur trade deal be revived?

14 Dec 2022

The re-election of Luiz Inácio da Silva, or Lula, as president of Brazil has prompted speculation that the free-trade agreement between the EU and South American Mercosur bloc could be revived – but the European farming sector has concerns.

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Could menopause-supporting products be the next big opportunity?

Could menopause-supporting products be the next big opportunity?

13 Dec 2022

As supplement brands launch products to relieve the symptoms of menopausal women such as nutraceutical gummies, the unmet needs of this group is attracting government attention in the UK.

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Novozymes and Chr. Hansen to merge

Novozymes and Chr. Hansen to merge

13 Dec 2022

Danish enzyme suppliers Novozymes and Chr. Hansen are to merge in a strategic alliance that will "show the world the true power of biosolutions", according to the CEO of the continuing company, Novozymes.

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Editors’ choice: Our roundup of the most innovative sweets, snacks and bakery products

Editors’ choice: Our roundup of the most innovative sweets, snacks and bakery products

9 Dec 2022

The sweets, snacks, and bakery categories are an exciting area, full of fresh and innovative products which are constantly adding meaningful value to the sector.

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Functional food in Japan centres on health and proving claims

Functional food in Japan centres on health and proving claims

8 Dec 2022

The latest Japanese functional food and drink trends put health and product efficacy firmly on the production agenda for new releases.

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Swedish food agency: One in 10 coffee brands contain excess acrylamide

Swedish food agency: One in 10 coffee brands contain excess acrylamide

7 Dec 2022

New findings from the Swedish Food Agency have revealed three of 29 coffee products sampled contained acrylamide above limits, reinforcing the link between levels and degree of roasting.

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‘Super nut’? Indonesia’s ‘best kept secret’ wins EU novel food approval

‘Super nut’? Indonesia’s ‘best kept secret’ wins EU novel food approval

6 Dec 2022

A previously obscure, nutrient-rich Indonesian nut is set to hit European shelves after winning EU novel foods approval that could also help protect under-threat kenari forests on the archipelago.

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Philippines to restrict trans fats in processed foods

Philippines to restrict trans fats in processed foods

5 Dec 2022

Use of artificial trans fats in pre-packed processed foods will be restricted in the Philippines as the country looks to eliminate its consumption from other sources too.

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Editor’s choice: Our roundup of the latest women’s health products around the world

Editor’s choice: Our roundup of the latest women’s health products around the world

2 Dec 2022

From botanicals to combat menopause symptoms to a hydration powder for mothers-to-be, here is our roundup of the most innovative new product launches within women’s health.

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