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Demographics alone don’t cut it: Euromonitor reveals eight essential consumer traits

Demographics alone don’t cut it: Euromonitor reveals eight essential consumer traits

8 Sep 2022

Is your target consumer a cautious planner, impulsive spender, or minimalist seeker? Euromonitor has identified eight consumer types that businesses – including food operators – should know about.

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Canadian authorities report titanium dioxide is safe in food, in the face of EU ban

Canadian authorities report titanium dioxide is safe in food, in the face of EU ban

1 Sep 2022

Health Canada joins the UK’s Food Standards Agency in concluding that titanium dioxide is ‘safe to consume’, putting it squarely at odds with recent safety assessments in Europe that led to a ban of the ingredient.

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Most food businesses are placing inflationary costs on consumers, survey finds

Most food businesses are placing inflationary costs on consumers, survey finds

31 Aug 2022

Consumers are being hit with product price increases as manufacturers pass on higher costs to the public. But with some major food manufacturers registering profits, is a public backlash on the cards?

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Tackling the rise of antimicrobial resistance

Tackling the rise of antimicrobial resistance

29 Aug 2022

As the 2030 goal of halving antimicrobial use edges closer and a 2022 regulation is brought in to reduce antibiotic use on farm animals, the food industry is loudening its calls for action amid the increasing resistance to antimicrobials.

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WWF report slams Europe’s damning effect on the global food system

WWF report slams Europe’s damning effect on the global food system

26 Aug 2022

Europe may not be helping, but in fact hindering the global food system by inciting gross environmental, societal, and fiscal harm, a recent WWF report shows. Consumers however are hungry for change.

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Researchers develop automation method to isolate volatile food ingredients

Researchers develop automation method to isolate volatile food ingredients

25 Aug 2022

A research team in Germany has applied automation to a long-standing method to isolate volatile food compounds, creating advantages over the existing manual process, which include food manufacturers’ potential to increase yields and lower the contamina...

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New EU project aiming to create a ‘meat database’ to help map out and improve taste and quality

New EU project aiming to create a ‘meat database’ to help map out and improve taste and quality

22 Aug 2022

A new EU project set up to assess and improve meat quality in the food supply chain plans to create a large database of EU meat. It investigates whether pork and chicken meat from organic livestock farming tastes better than meat from intensive husband...

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Voluntary actions by industry ‘ineffective’ for public health, warns ‘realist review’

Voluntary actions by industry ‘ineffective’ for public health, warns ‘realist review’

19 Aug 2022

Reliance on voluntary actions to control the composition and marketing of unhealthy foods and drinks by industry is not effective and results in weaker regulations in low- and middle- income countries, warn researchers.

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Farm biologicals can make our farming system more sustainable: Rabobank

Farm biologicals can make our farming system more sustainable: Rabobank

18 Aug 2022

Replacing synthetic pesticides with farm biologicals - crop production products from living organisms – may help create a more sustainable farming system, says a recent Rabobank report.

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Healthier products cannot tackle obesity crisis alone, says expert, as Nestlé discontinues non-HFSS Shreddies

Healthier products cannot tackle obesity crisis alone, says expert, as Nestlé discontinues non-HFSS Shreddies

17 Aug 2022

Creating lower-sugar products will “not solve the obesity crisis by itself, especially if these options are so quickly discontinued”, says one expert, as Nestlé withdraws its non-high-fat-high-sugar (HFSS) ‘Shreddies The Simple One’ breakfast cereal af...

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Exploring the business benefits of food waste reduction

Exploring the business benefits of food waste reduction

10 Aug 2022

The environmental and human cost of food waste make reduction strategies “one of the most urgent and daunting” challenges to society, but businesses can use the fight on waste to drive additional revenues and profit, according to a report.

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Price sensitivity driving consumer shift to private-label solutions

Price sensitivity driving consumer shift to private-label solutions

9 Aug 2022

Rising inflation and ongoing supply chain issues are driving shoppers to switch to own-label products, with private label outperforming brands in certain categories, say experts.

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