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The prize no brand wants to win: 2022’s most misleading products

The prize no brand wants to win: 2022’s most misleading products

28 Nov 2022

Food industry watchdog Foodwatch is asking consumers to vote for 2022’s most misleading product. A high-sugar vitamin water and “artisan” salad made with artificial additives are among the nominees.

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Titanium dioxide still banned in Europe

Titanium dioxide still banned in Europe

25 Nov 2022

The EU Court of Justice has annulled the regulation that classifies titanium dioxide as a carcinogenic substance in certain conditions – but this does not impact its use as a food additive, which remains prohibited in the EU.

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Thanksgiving trends and new product launches

Thanksgiving trends and new product launches

24 Nov 2022

Cranberry cocktails, plant-based turkey, and a half-pumpkin and half-pecan pie are just some recent products launched in time for this year’s Thanksgiving, a traditional holiday in the US.

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enduracarb®: A science-backed trehalose ingredient for athletic endurance

enduracarb®: A science-backed trehalose ingredient for athletic endurance

24 Nov 2022

enduracarb® is a science-backed, slow-acting carbohydrate that can power athletes’ performance. Produced using a high-purity production process, it is suitable for a wide variety of applications.

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Food brands are getting creative to help customers save

Food brands are getting creative to help customers save

23 Nov 2022

As consumers are hit by the cost-of-living crisis, retailers such as Tesco and Sainsbury’s in the UK and Target and Kroger in the US are rolling out various strategies to help people save money and reduce food waste.

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China bans celebrity endorsement of health and formula foods

China bans celebrity endorsement of health and formula foods

22 Nov 2022

China is to ban celebrity endorsement or advertising of certain products, completely banning high profile figures with “lapsed morals” as the country attempts to drive society towards “core socialist values”.

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EU lowers maximum levels for dioxins and dioxin-like PCBs in food

EU lowers maximum levels for dioxins and dioxin-like PCBs in food

21 Nov 2022

The European Commission (EC) has moved to lower maximum levels for dioxins and dioxin-like polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) found in foodstuffs produced in or imported into the EU.

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FDA in ‘critical milestone’ for cell-cultured meat in US

FDA in ‘critical milestone’ for cell-cultured meat in US

18 Nov 2022

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has completed its first pre-market consultation of a cell-cultured chicken product made by UPSIDE Foods, a development that has been hailed a “critical and inspiring milestone in the history of cultivated meat”...

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Plant-based brand launches beet jerky

Plant-based brand launches beet jerky

17 Nov 2022

Theo’s Plant-Based has launched beet Jerky, a vegetable-based beef jerky alternative, made with organic beetroot and spices that taps into a cleaner, sustainable food system preferred by consumers.

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Redefining brand value: Empower consumers to be resourceful and creative in the face of rising costs [Interview]

Redefining brand value: Empower consumers to be resourceful and creative in the face of rising costs [Interview]

16 Nov 2022

With inflation, greater instability, and supply chain disruptions as a global backdrop of 2022, consumers are increasing looking for value, products with functional benefits, and convenience for the coming year, says Innova Market Insights.

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Quorn and Nature’s Fynd among founding members of the Fungi Protein Association

Quorn and Nature’s Fynd among founding members of the Fungi Protein Association

15 Nov 2022

Global fungi protein manufacturers have formed the Fungi Protein Association (FPA), a trade body that promotes fungi as a sustainable protein in public policy and conducts consumer research on the ingredient.

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Affordability, indulgence, and health: Top trends for 2023 [Interview]

Affordability, indulgence, and health: Top trends for 2023 [Interview]

14 Nov 2022

Consumers want affordable alternatives that offer the same great taste and health benefits as their favourite products. Brands that can deliver on this will dominate in 2023, according to Mintel.In the food and beverage space, consumers are key in driv...

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