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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.

USP seeks comments on new FCC standards

USP seeks comments on new FCC standards

US Pharmacopeia (USP) has said it is seeking industry comments on new quality standards for several functional food, food coloring and infant formula ingredients, for the latest Food Chemicals Codex.

Growing numbers of shoppers are spending less than $50 at a time on fewer than 15 items

Forget the weekly shop. Shoppers are on a more specific mission

By Elaine Watson

Grocery shoppers are increasingly hitting food stores on a “narrowly focused mission” – perhaps shopping for a specific meal, or because they have run out of something – rather than stocking up for the week, according to Packaged Facts.

Is healthy food more expensive than junk food?

Is healthy food more expensive than junk food?

By Elaine Watson

New research into food prices shows that unhealthy options are not always more affordable, although the relative cheapness of soft drinks, refined grains and starchy veg vs healthier alternatives means Americans “may have an economic incentive to consume...

The Nutrition Keys prototype

Nutrition Keys is ‘abuse of trust’: NEJM commentary

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

The Nutrition Keys front-of-pack labeling system unveiled by the Grocery Manufacturers Association and Food Marketing Institute last year is an industry abuse of trust, claims a new commentary.

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