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Milking Added Value Options for Beverages

Milking Added Value Options for Beverages

28 Oct 2014

Many sources have highlighted dairy beverages as a key growth market for the future and certainly the soft drinks industry seems to think so, with Coca-Cola recently identifying value-added dairy as a top target for still beverage retail growth to 2020...

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Edible Insects: The Protein of the Poor?

Edible Insects: The Protein of the Poor?

22 Oct 2014

While three quarters of the food industry and NGOs claim to be looking for solutions to solve the challenge of feeding the world’s growing population, two vital questions still go unanswered: How will corporate responsibility initiatives lead to ...

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The Rise of the Dairy Protein

The Rise of the Dairy Protein

17 Oct 2014

The next time you shop in a supermarket, take a peek at the ingredients panel on the cereal bars you may be purchasing. Or, the sports drink you may be guzzling down after a workout. Or perhaps, the powder mixed in any number of products, ranging from ...

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The Changing Face of Dairy Products

The Changing Face of Dairy Products

17 Oct 2014

With a whole glut of new products and with more emphasis on unique and specialist items, dairy as a whole has been an interesting ride for many over the past few years. Food & Drink International has been witness to many of these changes, but perha...

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The Food Industry’s Little Helper

The Food Industry’s Little Helper

14 Oct 2014

Enzymes are little helpers that make the food world go around. Chemically speaking, of course, they are complex biological catalysts that promote various kinds of biochemical reactions, mostly by lowering the activation energies of specific substrates....

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Health and Wellness Global Performance 2014

Health and Wellness Global Performance 2014

10 Oct 2014

2014 is a year of revived growth for the health and wellness (HW) industry, and attest to personal health and wellness goals being amongst the first to be met after a period of economic uncertainty. Global HW sales saw 6.5% growth over 2013-2014 to rea...

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Vitamins: Spreading The Message

Vitamins: Spreading The Message

3 Oct 2014

The benefits of Vitamin C (not strictly a vitamin) were known as early as the eighteenth century when limes were used by the British Navy to ward off scurvy (hence the name ‘limeys’). But it wasn’t until 1912 that the term vitamin (vital amine: a nitro...

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Is Sugar Natural?

Is Sugar Natural?

29 Sep 2014

One of the key challenges when considering any natural proposition is that it is difficult to actually define ‘natural’ and how it actually differs from other aspects such as ‘clean label’. The clean label proposition is generally considered to be seek...

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Beetles: Love Me Do

Beetles: Love Me Do

23 Sep 2014

The South American beetle has been used as food colorant for centuries, giving bright red colouring to soup, ketchup, sauces, jams and canned fruits. You may have seen recent controversies with coffee outlets starbucking their Frappuccinos with crushed...

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Tamper verification features according to CEN standard 16679

Tamper verification features according to CEN standard 16679

22 Sep 2014

Legislation, especially pharmaceutical legislation, can be pretty tough to work through. For example: according to Directive 2011/62/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council, commonly referred to as the ‘Falsified Medicine Directive’, the outer...

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Creating Value through Sustainable Packaging

Creating Value through Sustainable Packaging

16 Sep 2014

Sustainability has become a key corporate goal, particularly for the fast-moving consumer goods industry with widespread implications for packaging. For example there is increasing demand for greater energy efficiency in packaging and for products and ...

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The Most Innovative Packaging

The Most Innovative Packaging

15 Sep 2014

Wednesday, 10 September 2014 was an exciting day. Not just for me, but for the finalists and the jury of the Packaging Innovation Contest De Gouden Noot 2014. The ten finalists came to Gouda to try to convince the jury that their packaging is the most ...

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