Results of DSM omega-3 survey

The number of people using omega-3 supplements has increased in certain European countries, according to a new study by DSM. The 2015 Global Consumer Usage & Attitude Study surveyed 11,000 shoppers across ten global markets, and provides insights to enable brand owners to tailor product messaging and reach specific target groups. Compared to a similar […]

Bottled water consumption will overtake carbonates

Global packaged water consumption will reach over 233 billion litres in 2015, overtaking carbonates, which are expected to grow at a slower pace to around 227 billion litres, according to a new Canadean report. Back in 2010, the global population consumed only 170 billion litres of packaged water, compared to 215 billion litres of carbonates. Fiona […]

The demise of the can?

Last week I travelled to Lund, Sweden to visit Tetra Pak and hear all about its Tetra Recart package for the retorted food industry. The Tetra Pak team proposed that metal cans are on their way out, with consumers, retailers and food producers soon to be opting for the more convenient packing solutions promised by […]

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Spirulina range

Sensient Food Colors Europe has developed proprietary technology in the extraction of spirulina blue that complies with both new EU guidance notes and FDA quality specifications. The EU Guidance Notes on the classification of food extracts with colouring properties and FDA approval have provided the opportunity to use spirulina concentrate as a food colouring. Sensient has […]


Rotary disk pumps

A new range of hollow rotary disk pumps, which are designed to operate at low speeds and handle more challenging liquids such as those with suspended solids or higher viscosities (up to 200,000 cSt), has been introduced by Michael Smith Engineers. Manufactured in Italy since 1952, 3P Prinz low speed rotary, positive displacement pumps transfer sensitive […]

Report reveals private label performance in EU

With the highest share for private label FMCG sales in Europe – accounting for more than half of the market in share – the UK again witnessed slight growth in 2014. This is according to global market and shopper intelligence firm IRI’s recently launched Private Label in Western Economies report. The report provides an insight into how private […]

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