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Taking the heat out of chilli

Flavour firm Treatt has developed a new pepper ingredient to ‘enhance savoury flavours without adding the fiery sensation of chilli pepper’. Jalapeno Treattarome 9816 is a companion product to Habanero Treattarome 9815 but, like the natural fruit, it carries a greener, bell pepper-like note, differentiating it from the hot, tangy habanero chilli, says Treatt. “The […]

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Otter sustainability rewarded

The UK-based Otter Brewery in Luppitt, near Honiton, has scooped a prestigious industry award for its ‘market leading green ethos and unrivalled environmental commitment to producing quality beer’. The company won the ‘Best Sustainability’ category at the 2011 Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) Business Awards in London, having been praised for a range of green […]

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Vitafoods Europe plans 15th anniversary celebration

Nutraceuticals, raw materials and functional food and drink ingredients show Vitafoods Europe is set to celebrate its 15th anniversary at Palexpo, Geneva, later this year. The event, from 22-24 May, is co-located with Finished Products Expo, a leading dietary supplements event. And, for the first time, the the newly-created Vitafoods Europe Conference Executive Advisory Board […]

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Flavour Forecast identifies global trends

Herbs and spices firm Schwartz for Chef, in partnership with parent company McCormick, has just released its Global Flavour Forecast that, it says, pinpoints common trends and flavours driving culinary innovation across the world. An international panel of chefs, sensory scientists, trend trackers, marketing experts and food technologists collaborated to identify the trends and flavours. […]

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Stratum and Phytonet join forces

Speciality and functional ingredients firm Stratum Nutrition has partnered exclusively with Phytonet to distribute its fibre, Artinia, and joint health ingredient Nem for selective Eastern European countries. “Phytonet is a respected company with strong knowledge in the food and supplements industry,” says Michael Faber, Stratum’s world area manager for Europe and Asia. “We are confident […]

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Provexis wades in with GB rowing team

Provexis, the life-science business that develops, licenses and markets functional food and sports nutrition technologies, has signed a new five-year deal to continue as the official supplier of sports drinks and sports nutrition for the Great Britain rowing team. The partnership, through the newly acquired Science in Sport (SiS) division, renews SiS’s commitment to the […]

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Waitrose drives hybrid breakthrough

Waitrose stores in central London are now receiving deliveries from the first of a new breed of low emission Mercedes-Benz trucks. Operated by shared user distribution firm Lenham Storage, the Atego BlueTec Hybrid employs a Euro 5 diesel engine and an electric motor, which can power the vehicle individually or in tandem. A dashboard display […]

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Pigeonpea solution to world hunger?

Scientists have cracked the genetic code of the humble pigeonpea – known as ‘poor people’s meat’ because of its high protein content – making it the potential key to helping feed the world, according to experts meeting next week at the World Agricultural Forum Congress 2011 in Brussels. Following years of analysis by a global […]

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Coffee market chilled out

While the ready-to-drink or iced coffee market is relatively mature and showing only modest growth in much of Asia, levels of interest elsewhere in the world appear to be growing, according to Innova Market Insights. This is not only in the relatively well-established US market, which is the number two global market after Japan, but […]

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Pledge to double industry apprenticeships

The UK’s food and drink manufacturing industry has pledged to create career opportunities and upskill its existing workforce by doubling the number of apprentices in the sector. The announcement was made by BBC TV’s The Apprentice winner Tim Campbell (pictured) at the Food and Drink Federation’s recent Community Partnership Awards. He highlighted the fact that, […]

UK food and drink exports soar

UK food and non-alcoholic drink exports grew to £5.8 billion (€6.7bn) in the first half of 2011 – a rise of over 13 per cent on the same period in 2010, according to new figures from the Food and Drink Federation (FDF). Exports to the EU increased by 12.6% to £4.4 billion (€5.1bn) with the […]

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