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Americas: More have snacks for meals, report

Health consciousness, more solo households, and convenience are why more US consumers, particularly young adults, are eating snack foods as part of their main...

Americas: Kefir gaining ground in dairy beverages, says report

Kefir appears to be bucking the trend that has seen launch activity in drinking yogurts and fermented beverages remain relatively static in recent years....

Europe: More companies are innovating, finds report

Most companies plan to focus innovation on range extension and developing entirely new products over the next two years, according to a survey by...

Asia Pacific: More Asians drink coffee, report

Three out of the five fastest growing retail coffee markets are in Asia, as Indonesia is currently the fastest growing packaged retail coffee market...

Americas: Jackfruit seeds as viable substitutes for cocoa

Compounds found in jackfruit seeds produce many of the same aromas as processed cocoa beans and are a potentially cheap, abundant substitute for use...

Asia Pacific: Cater to the local demand, Tetra Pak tells FNI of new plant...

Tetra Pak will be building a new plant at its Rayong site in Thailand, dedicated to producing closures for carton packaging. The €24 million (US$25.38...

Asia Pacific: Culture affects healthy eating outlook, FNI finds

Consumers in Asia are far more likely to be interested in healthy eating than those in the western world, according to a survey commissioned...

Americas: Eating whole grains improves gut microbiota, research finds

In a clinical trial, adults who consumed a diet rich in whole grains rather than refined grains had modest improvements in healthy gut microbiota...

Americas: More Millennials have snacks as meals, report

Most American Millennial snackers eat a snack in place of a standard meal at least once a week, a new survey reveals. Researchers in the...

Europe: Antimicrobial resistance remains high, finds EU report

Bacteria found in humans, animals and food continue to show resistance to widely used antimicrobials, states the latest report on antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in...

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