Women are more likely than men to have concerns over food safety and food issues in general, says the report.

Sugar tops UK food concerns

By Niamh Michail

The amount of sugar in food is the top food concern for UK consumers, according to a Food Standards Agency survey.

Cocktail mixers from fruity to bitter showcase at Summer Fancy Foods

Summer Fancy Food Show

Cocktail mixers from fruity to bitter showcase at Summer Fancy Foods

By Elizabeth Crawford

As craft cocktails grow in popularity, so too are bars’ and consumers’ shopping lists to include a laundry list of necessary specialty ingredients. To help simplify professional and home mixologists’ experience and minimize shopping costs, high-end mixers...

The OctoFrost freezer

Anuga FoodTec 2015 preview

IQF Frost puts the freeze on food safety

By Joseph James Whitworth

IQF Frost will launch a freezer designed to meet increasing demands from producers for reliable food safety, long run time and high yield at Anuga FoodTec next week.

ANSES has received 1500 adverse event reports since 2010

Report card: French laud nutrivigilance success


France’s nutrivigilence work – launched in 2010 to ensure safety in food supplements and some foodstuffs – has improved the quality of the food supply, the country’s food safety agency has said.

Buhler Aeroglide's Ceres dryer is designed for processing coated ready-to-eat cereals.

IFT 2014 preview

IFT tackles food safety, speed, and efficiency

By Jenni Spinner

Attendees at the upcoming IFT 2014 conference and expo will be treated to a broad range of technologies promising increased safety, sustainability, and convenience.

Ella's Kitchen is just one producer to use pouches


Russia boosts small baby food packs

By Rachel Arthur

Stand-up pouches saw an increase of 33% (80m units) in the US in 2013, and will be one of the fastest growing types of packaging up to 2017, according to Euromonitor International.

Yves Rey of Danone France says the industry must unite to tackle food safety and security concerns.


Danone: How will we feed 9bn people?

By Jenni Spinner

A Danone France leader says providing a growing planet with a safe, sufficient food supply down the road is a challenge the industry must meet now.

A look at High Pressure Processing (HPP)

Meeting the demands for all-natural foods and beverages

By Manny Picciola, managing director, L.E.K. Consulting

Consumers have long held a desire for fresh, all-natural foods and beverages. Quality and safety are among the most important factors for the modern-day shopper.

WPG calls off acquisition

Composite cans and IML plastic containers expansion

WPG calls off planned acquisition

By Jenny Eagle

Weidenhammer Packaging Group’s (WPG) planned acquisition of A&R Carton Lund and Flextrus has been called-off.

Meat-free meals are on the rise

Flexitarianism to be next ‘mega trend’

By Laurence Gibbons

Flexitarianism will be the next ‘mega trend’ leading to sales of vegetarian foods in the UK to grow by 10% by 2016, according to food trends agency The Food People.

Marfrig Alimentos SA to close processing facilities

Brazilian food processing giant to close plants

By Jenni Spinner

After tough losses in the second quarter, Marfrig Alimentos SA, the second largest food processing firm in Brazil, has announced it plans to offload and close plants to alleviate its debt.

2 Sisters invests in extra capacity

2 Sisters invests in extra capacity

By Rod Addy

UK food manufacturer 2 Sisters Food Group is investing in an extension to its factory in Newport, south Wales and alterations to two chicken processing plants in England.

WikiCell targets Louvre as site for first outlet

WikiCell targets Louvre as site for first outlet

By Rod Addy

A snack bar next to the Musée de Louvre in Paris will be the site of the first outlet selling products in edible packaging from WikiCell Designs, the company behind the concept.

RTS identifies growing market for natural flavour materials

RTS identifies growing market for natural flavour materials

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

Market research firm RTS has identified a burgeoning market for natural flavour materials as companies increasingly move away from artificial ingredients – but its first report on the market is intended to open discussion rather than clearly define market...


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