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Study looks at salmonella survival in filled cookies

Posted on: 23 December 2015

In a recent study prompted by an increased number of outbreaks in the US of foodborne diseases linked to dry foods, pathogens, like salmonella, were found to survive for at least six months in biscuits, cookies and crackers...

cage free eggs

Nestlé to use 100% cage free eggs in US products by 2020

Posted on: 22 December 2015

Nestlé is developing pilot projects with its suppliers and World Animal Protection to establish a roadmap for sourcing cage free eggs in Europe and the rest of the world...


Campylobacteriosis and listeriosis cases rising in the EU

Posted on: 22 December 2015

The latest annual report by EFSA and ECDC has found that human cases of listeriosis and campylobacteriosis rose once again in 2014, continuing an upward trend that began in 2008...

reduced-fat cheese

Chr. Hansen launch reduced-fat cheese ripening culture

Posted on: 22 December 2015

Chr. Hansen has launched Delight, a 3-in-1 solution to eliminate bitterness, restore flavour balance and give a smooth texture in reduced-fat cheese...

anchor cream

Fonterra campaign drives appetite for Anchor cream in China

Posted on: 22 December 2015

Fonterra China Foodservices has partnered with the country’s biggest restaurant rating website, Dianping.com, to find the best cakes in China using Anchor cream...


Fit.fit fruit snack bars launch in the UK

Posted on: 22 December 2015

All fit.fit fruit bars are dried, shaped and packed in Turkey by S.D.A. Dried Fruits Inc., a multinational company...


Mintel identifies six key packaging trends for 2016

Posted on: 21 December 2015

Digital package printing and flexible hybrid packaging are among the six key trends set to impact the global packaging markets in 2016...


On target: Britvic releases its latest sustainable business report

Posted on: 21 December 2015

Britvic’s latest sustainable business report reveals the advances the company has made in encouraging consumers to lead healthier and more active lives...

dolce gusto

Nestlé’s Nescafé Dolce Gusto expands in South America

Posted on: 18 December 2015

Nestlé’s Nescafé Dolce Gusto has opened its first factory outside Europe in Montes Clares, Brazil. The factory will primarily produce capsules for the domestic market, but also for export to Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay...

food authenticity

RSSL recognised as food authenticity Centre of Expertise

Posted on: 18 December 2015

Reading Scientific Services Ltd (RSSL) has been recognised as a Centre of Expertise in food authenticity testing by the UK's Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA)...


Gin sales to hit £1 billion for the first time, says Mintel

Posted on: 18 December 2015

New research from Mintel reveals that it is younger consumers who are now driving gin to new heights...

fish oil

Kyoto University researchers show fish oil helps metabolise fat

Posted on: 18 December 2015

Researchers from Kyoto University have found that fish oil transforms fat-storage cells into fat-burning cells, which may reduce weight gain in middle age...


Metal cans achieve high growth in packaged water category

Posted on: 17 December 2015

Despite their negligible share, metal cans managed to increase by 17% in the global packaged water market and are slowly beginning to register more significant regional volumes, says Canadean...


Campden BRI adds two more international food law advisors

Posted on: 17 December 2015

The new international food law advisors have native language skills for China and Japan to meet a growing demand from industry to keep abreast of and comply with ongoing legislation changes in those countries...


General Mills makes progress in reducing sodium

Posted on: 17 December 2015

General Mills has met or exceeded its goal to reduce sodium by 20% in seven of ten US retail product categories, with reductions across the 10 categories ranging from 18 to 35 percent...