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World: Global aseptic packaging to grow 24% by 2020, finds report

The world market for aseptically packed products amounted to over 140 billion liters in 330 billion packs during 2014, according to the new Global...

Americas: Report finds more children in the US take more salt than recommended

More than 90% of children in the US, aged 6-18 years, eat more sodium than recommended, putting them at risk for developing high blood...

Europe: Cherries are seen as functional food for a healthy diet, researcher tells FNI

Northumbria University researchers have found that after drinking a Montmorency cherry concentrate, uric acid levels in the body significantly reduced in a few hours. The...

World: Asia, US invest in creating market-ready bioplastics products, finds report

Bioplastics production capacity is set to increase from around 1.6 million tons in 2013 to approximately 6.7 million tons by 2018, according to the...

World: Global plastic rigid food packaging market to reach £37.2B by 2019

The global plastic rigid food packaging market was estimated at almost £30 billion pounds in 2013 and the market is expected to reach about...

Asia Pacific: Rising middle class is a growing market for sweeteners in Asia, Novasep...

Novasep's new office in Bangkok, Thailand follows hot on the heels of its offices in China (opened in 2012) and India (2013). Food News International...

Americas: Probiotic straws for RTD beverages, Ganeden Biotech tells FNI more

Ganeden Biotech and CapAble AB have created a telescoping GanedenBC30 LifeTop Probiotic Straw that can be used in both refrigerated and shelf stable milk...

Europe: Tetra Pak reports 1.7% sales growth in 2014

A further softening of global gross domestic product and rising competition within the liquid food packaging sector made 2014 a challenging year for Tetra...

Americas: NDP shares five US consumer trends affecting the food service industry

Sluggish restaurant traffic growth and stalled sales in the center aisles at grocery stores are evidence that US consumers’ eating behaviors are evolving. The growing...

Asia Pacific: Asians read labels, like natural claims, finds Ingredion research

Clean label is as much on the radars of consumers in Asia Pacific as in many other parts of the world, according to an...

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