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Food trends fit and healthy for spring

The predictions for food and drink trends promise better health and happier taste buds according to Datamonitor’s Productscan Online research. The small yoghurt pot drink has changed the dairy industry dramatically as consumers devour the daily shot of probiotics. Prebiotics and probiotics have hit the mainstream with Danone’s Activia and Actimel. Activia accounted for more […]

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Alcohol-free market grows despite binge drinkers

Despite continuous media reports of binge drinking in the UK, the alcohol free market is going from strength to strength. According to Euromonitor International and backed up by Bavaria UK the reported off-trade growth is a staggering 20%. Sarah Swainson, Bavaria UK marketing manager, says,“The immense growth in the NAB/LAB market is driven by an […]

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PROCESSING: Machinery first for bakery

As part of a £1 million investment programme, a Milton Keynes bakery is the first in the UK to install Kanig’s new concept low stress bread line. The machinery has been by bought by Giles Foods, for its rapidly expanding Pain Artisan bakery which produces frozen, chilled and ambient baked and part-baked speciality breads and […]

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PROCESSING: A slice of the action

Weber has introduced a new Food Robotics system intended to help food processors further automate food handling for greater hygiene and productivity. Weber Food Robotics can be customised to satisfy a variety of complex tasks, serving both single and multiple slicing systems. Weber engineers have designed the system to work with all major lines of […]

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Congress highlights key challenges

Agriculture must provide more food, more feed, more fibre and now fuel to the world in the 21st century. But it must face these challenges with a shortage of land and water while managing in a responsible way. To cope, agriculture will have to adapt. The sentiment was delivered by Dr Christian Verschueren, director general […]

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NUTRA NEWS: Vitiva launches high purity lutein ester

Vitiva of Slovenia, launches VitaLutS, a high-purity lutein ester extracted from marigold flowers. VitaLutS is a highly stable, natural, non-GMO, free-flowing powder enhanced with zeaxanthin and cryptoxanthin esters. Vitiva will market the new product to the American and European dietary supplement manufacturing markets. Many dietary supplement manufacturers face difficult obstacles encapsulating lutein into smaller tablets […]

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Syral acquires five Tate & Lyle plants

Syral, Tereos’ starch subsidiary, has finalised the acquisition of five Tate & Lyle production facilities. Syral now owns six production sites – Marckolsheim and Nesle in France, Greenwich, UK, Saragossa in Spain and Saluzzo, Italy, which has been converting three million tonnes of cereal into 1,500,000 tonnes of starch products and 115,000 m3 of alcohol. […]

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Potatoes set to go upmarket

Branston Ltd, the UK’s leading supplier of quality fresh potatoes, has launched The Real Potato Co, an innovative direct to consumer brand set to shake up the UK potato category with its range of new varieties. The Real Potato Co will initially launch within 250 Tesco stores around the country with two exclusive varieties of […]

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Hangovers – a thing of the past?

An extraordinary new drink, which has been specially formulated to help combat the effects of excessive alcohol consumption is set to hit supermarket shelves, making hangovers a thing of the past. Headstart is billed as a ‘thirst aid for hangovers’. It has a unique formula which tackles all the symptoms of a hangover, namely acetaldehyde […]

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