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Professor Gregor Reid will chair Probiota 2014 in Amsterdam on February 4-5. Expect to be challenged...

“I get personal because they [EFSA] get personal to me"

Fed up: Probiotic research veteran issues global call to action

Veteran probiotic researcher professor Gregor Reid is not a happy man. It’s time the probiotic community fought back against those forces that have for too long denied a perfectly valid body of nutrition science in the form of commercial claims. It’s...

Irish firm offers heat resistant probiotics for infant formula

Live from #FIE2013 in Frankfurt, Germany

Irish firm offers (cheaper) heat resistant probiotics for infant formula

By Shane STARLING

Irish biotech start-up AnaBio Technologies is in advanced negotiations with major infant formula makers interested in its encapsulation technologies that can blend probiotics and minerals into heat treated products at cost-effective prices.

Unilever: Healthier food choices must be ‘doable’

From the 20th International Congress of Nutrition in Granada, Spain

Unilever: Healthier food choices must be ‘doable’

By Shane STARLING

The food industry came under attack last week at the International Congress of Nutrition (#ICN20) for not doing enough to improve the healthiness of its portfolios…unfairly, says Unilever.

Flavor hops inspire world beer revolution: Barth-Haas group

Flavor hops inspire world beer revolution: Barth-Haas group

By Ben BOUCKLEY

The world's largest hops company, Barth-Haas group, tells BeverageDaily.com why so-called 'flavor' hops are ushering in a revolution in beer flavors, starting with the craft beer phenomenon in the US but now spreading across Europe and...

Natural colours overtake synthetics as European growth leads the way

Global report on food colours

Clean label trend helps drive natural colours to overtake synthetics

By Nathan Gray

Natural colours have overtaken their synthetic counterparts for the first time ever, and the trend towards clean label products is one of the key drivers according to new data from Mintel and Leatherhead Food Research.

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DISPATCHES FROM INTERBEV 2012, LAS VEGAS

Big beverage players were ‘stuck behind the 8 ball’ on HFCS – Consultant

By Ben Bouckley

Martin Concannon, founder and MD of Kentucky-based consultancy, Lafayette Associates, tells BeverageDaily.com how the media firestorm that followed High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) in recent years was in part whipped-up by social media following a 2004...

Inspiring the YouTube generation of R&D professionals

Inspiring the YouTube generation of R&D professionals

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

Ingredient distributor Univar is looking to connect with the new generation of R&D professionals in new ways - and is inspiring novel formats for traditional favorites in the process.

Kids' foods 'big growth opportunity for whole grains': ConAgra

Kids' foods 'big growth opportunity for whole grains': ConAgra

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

The food industry is under pressure from all sides to improve the nutritional content of foods intended for children's consumption - and there are big opportunities for companies to get ahead of the curve, according to ConAgra Mills' director...

Solbar ready to power up for growth post acquisition

Dispatches from Vitafoods Europe 2012

Solbar ready to power up for growth post acquisition

By Rod Addy

Solbar is preparing for strong global growth in the wake of its acquisition by farmer agri-cooperative CHS, according to Todd Watson, CHS global protein sales and development manager for food and food ingredients.

PureCircle outlines its carbon and water footprint

PureCircle outlines its carbon and water footprint

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

Stevia supplier PureCircle has released an analysis of its carbon and water use throughout the supply chain, which it claims could help food and beverage manufacturers to meet their own sustainability targets.

Flavor trends: What's hot and what's not?

Flavor trends: What's hot and what's not?

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

Which flavors are we likely to see more of in the coming year? And what's on the way out? FoodNavigator-USA asked flavor and seasoning experts at the recent Research Chefs Association expo in Texas.

Caliterra Vineyard in Santa Crux, O' Higgins Region, California (Picture Copyright: Viña Caliterra)

DISPATCHES FROM ANUGA FOODTEC 2012

Fraunhofer goes 'wild' with new sensor to help winemakers detect bad yeasts

By Ben Bouckley

Researchers at Germany's Fraunhofer IME are close to commercialising an inexpensive detector that they claim could save wine producers significant amounts of money and time by detecting 'bad' yeasts within grape must, as Cecilia Diaz from...

IFF adds new culinary herb and mushroom flavor lines

IFF adds new culinary herb and mushroom flavor lines

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

International Flavors and Fragrances (IFF) is developing a line of culinary herb flavors to respond to demand for fresh flavors, and a line of mushroom flavors to help manufacturers build a complete savory profile, according to Kevin McDermott, executive...

Is smoke the new bacon?

Is smoke the new bacon?

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

Smoke flavors are becoming increasingly popular, leaving traditional bacon in their dust, according to an expert at Wild Flavors - although he still thinks that pork products taste (almost literally) divine.

How to feed the world by 2050?

Dispatches from Feeding the World conference in Geneva

'It shouldn't all boil down to yield,' says food systems activist in call to action

By Shane Starling

How to tackle obesity and hunger remains a two-pronged challenge for the agri-food industry, but increasing crop yield is not the answer - instead the focus should be on boosting the nutritional value of crops, claims a sustainable food systems activist.

Getting a taste of flavor chemistry

Getting a taste of flavor chemistry

By Claire Videau

From nature to the laboratory to supermarket shelves, FoodNavigator-USA takes a journey behind the scenes of flavor development. IFF flavorist Rich Dandrea tells us about his 20-year career in the industry.

‘Inflationary pressures have reached their worst’: USDA economist

Special edition: Dealing with higher commodity costs

‘Inflationary pressures have reached their worst’: USDA economist

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

“I think it’s safe to say that inflationary pressures have reached their worst,” claims research economist Ricky Volpe of the USDA’s Economic Research Service, in an interview with FoodNavigator-USA.

Industry innovation on show: Sodium reduction at IFT

Industry innovation on show: Sodium reduction at IFT

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

Food manufacturers continue to seek ways to cut sodium without sacrificing flavor - and ingredients companies continue to find innovative solutions. Caroline Scott-Thomas tracked down some interesting offerings at IFT.

Exploring a new interactive approach to formulation

Exploring a new interactive approach to formulation

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

Univar Food Ingredients has developed an interactive formulation tool, bringing together trend data, technical expertise and case studies to help food manufacturers in effective new product development.

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