Ahead of New Food's March conference, Professor Chris Elliott discusses the '7 principles of food integrity'
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Research commissioned by Vegetarian brand Linda McCartney's has revealed current consumer thoughts of going 'meat-free' and the key drivers behind the switch.
Despite decreases, total beverage alcohol in the country posted volume growth of 0.3 percent in 2019 (reversing a previous decline), with a value reaching $167 billion (up 2.5 percent from 2018).
Previous studies are said to have shown that packaging, labelling and the texture of a cup or plate can alter people's perception of food, but a new study has looked at how a food product itself can be perceived differently depending on its appearance.
The survey reportedly found that 86 percent of the tested bacon products contained salt levels equal to or greater than levels found in seawater.
Analysing what motivates people in their food and drink choices is a useful tool when approaching product development. Mike Hughes presents research into current consumer preferences, highlighting where companies must focus in order to gain market trust and ultimate success.
Leatherhead Food Research's annual trend report notes a shift towards consumer and technical expertise driving innovation and development, rather than simply supporting or validating it.
Patrick McCarthy, CEO of ValidCare, the market intelligence and research platform, has made 10 predictions for the US hemp-derived CBD industry for 2020 and beyond, which include an increase in demand for traceability, more use of products by the elderly and tighter certification.
Developed with companies across the globe, Farmer Connect is said to be a traceability platform powered by IBM Blockchain designed to help increase traceability, efficiency and fairness in the coffee supply chain.
The research into public perceptions of GM foods found that 52 percent of respondents would be less likely to consume a product if they found out it had been genetically modified.
Predicted 2020 trends include a rise in the popularity of sushi, plant-based flour, signature pizza, protein snacks and noodles.