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Americas: US demand for fresh ingredients thawing frozen foods growth

The growing demand for fresh products or, at least, fresher products in refrigerated rather than frozen form is challenging the US frozen foods sector,...

Americas: Coconut oil may be good for the gut, find researchers

Coconut oil has effectively controlled the overgrowth of a fungal pathogen called Candida albicans (C. albicans) in mice, finds an inter-disciplinary study led by...

Europe: FAO, partners launch initiative to reduce food loss

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and the CGIAR research program on Policies,...

Europe: Working mothers’ brain health boosts with Concord grape juice, finds research

Drinking Concord grape juice daily can benefit certain aspects of memory and everyday tasks in people with stressful lifestyles – specifically working mothers according...

Americas: Fragmented market, novelty grow niche brands

The massive fragmentation of consumers’ beliefs about health is contributing to the break-up of traditional food and beverage market, says Julian Mellentin, director of...

World: Taste, flavor drive flavored milk consumption, finds DSM report

Flavored milk consumption is soaring and is not limited to children alone, as adults are also embracing these dairy beverages, according to DSM's Global...

Europe: Companies opens line in The Netherlands to pack imported grapes

The Budelpack Group and IQ Packing have started InnoFresh Packing BV in The Netherlands to automatically pack grapes into punnets. Over the past two years,...

Americas: Food smells trigger impulse among obese children, finds study

The area of the brain associated with impulsivity and the development of obsessive-compulsive disorder is activated in obese children when introduced to food smells,...

Europe: Clean eating, natural processing are key trends in 2016, says analyst

The 'clean eating' trend has inspired a back to basics approach in product development and is an overarching theme in Innova Market Insights' Top...

Asia Pacific: Singapore’s first centralized dishwashing facility shaves 50-80% off work hours

Singapore has set up its first onsite centralized dishwashing facility located in a mall west of the island. It has the capacity to consolidate dishwashing...

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