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IN PICTURES: Trendspotting at the 2018 Winter Fancy Food Show

IN PICTURES: Trendspotting at the 2018 Winter Fancy Food Show

By Elaine Watson

Moringa, turmeric, mushrooms, coconuts, pulses, ‘alternative’ flours (cassava, nuts) and sweeteners (maguey sap, yacon syrup), were given top billing in a flurry of new products at the 2018 Winter Fancy Food Show, where trend-spotters also got to taste...

Mott's Medleys Assorted Fruit Snacks: 'A tasty treat you can feel good about'?

Mott's fruit-flavored snacks: 'A tasty treat you can feel good about?'

By Elaine Watson

Some fruit snacks are simply dried or baked fruit. Others are “essentially candy” masquerading as “nutritious and healthful” snacks, alleges a lawsuit taking issue with the way Mott’s fruit flavored snacks are marketed. But are consumers being duped,...

Maintaining mouth feel and shelf life is a challenge in the new era of clean label formulation.  Cargill photo.

Clean label drive spurs innovation in texturizers, preservatives

By Hank Schultz

The challenges of clean label formulation might hit hardest at the humblest of ingredients, texturizers and preservatives—those behind-the-scenes stage hands that do the dirty work of making food formulations palatable and shelf stable.

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Tate & Lyle launches 17 non-GMO starches

By Niamh Michail

Specialty ingredient supplier Tate & Lyle will launch 17 non-GMO starches in order to meet a growing global demand, particularly in North America and Eastern Europe, it says.

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