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Functional foods: How to get more bang for your buck

Functional foods: How to get more bang for your buck

Consumers want to get their nutrition from a healthy diet, not from popping pills. But why do so many functional foods tick all the right boxes on paper, but fail miserably on shelf? Elaine Watson caught up with George Pontiakos, chief executive of BI...

Innovations in microencapsulation techniques

DISPATCHES FROM HIE

Innovations in microencapsulation techniques

By Nathan Gray

A new microencapsulation technique that produces smaller more uniform particles could replace less accurate microencapsulation techniques, according to researchers at Dutch institute TNO.

Natural food colourings now the consistent choice

Dispatches from HIE 2010

Natural food colourings now the consistent choice

By Ben Bouckley

Paul Collins, managing director, GNT International, charts the growth in interest of clean-label natural fruit and vegetable-based colours “that use food to provide the colour to food”, as the industry moves away from chemical alternatives.

Does salt reduction mean taste reduction?

Does salt reduction mean taste reduction?

By Nathan Gray

Salt is a major contributor to the taste intensities of foods, and large reductions in salt levels can severely affect taste and consumer preference. But does low salt always mean lower taste?

Stevia pioneer recounts first encounter

Stevia pioneer recounts first encounter

Jim May of SweetLeaf tells how he came across the sweet leaves from Paraguay almost three decades before they captured the imagination of the mainstream food industry.

Competition and collaboration in the stevia industry

Competition and collaboration in the stevia industry

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

Representatives of stevia suppliers PureCircle, GLG Life Tech and Blue California spoke with FoodNavigator-USA.com at IFT about areas in which members of the stevia industry can work together - even as competing companies.

IFT spots new product confidence

IFT spots new product confidence

The FoodNavigator-USA team was out in force at IFT in Chicago last month. We caught up with Jerry Bowman for an insight into how the show went – and prospects for the food industry in general.

IFT Cares in action in Chicago

IFT Cares in action in Chicago

After an afternoon volunteering at the Greater Chicago Food Depository, Mike Stones discusses food insecurity in a wealthy city – and IFT’s links to the Feeding America network.

Awarding innovation at IFT

Awarding innovation at IFT

The IFT awards the hottest innovation in the food sector at its annual meeting and trade show. Chairman of the judges Peter Clark explained what caught his attention this year - and how innovation and trends have changed in the 42 years that he has been...

Sustainable food messages risk confusing consumers

Sustainable food messages risk confusing consumers

Food firms are increasingly discussing the sustainability of their activities, but they must communicate with consumers using practical messages rather than euphemisms and jargon, says brand expert.

Corn Products CEO discusses National Starch acquisition

Corn Products CEO discusses National Starch acquisition

By Stephen Daniells

At last week's IFT show in Chicago, FoodNavigator-USA's Stephen Daniells met Ilene Gordon, CEO of Corn Products International, to discuss the wider implications of the company's National Starch acquisition last month.

Seasonal Video Greetings

Seasonal Video Greetings

By Decision News Media

Welcome to this seasonal holiday video from Decision News Media. As we prepare to celebrate our tenth anniversary next year and first year as part of William Reed Business Media, we present 10 fun number facts about our company. And, later this week,...

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