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Europe: Researchers find quick test for gluten content in food

Scientists have developed a more reliable way for manufacturers to detect gluten in purified wheat starch, a common ingredient in foods labeled gluten-free, according...

Americas: More consumers feel unsafe over prepared food in supermarkets, finds analysts

With the rise of the grocerant — supermarkets that offer prepared, restaurant-style foods — comes consumer concerns regarding food safety. Although the majority...

Americas: Meal kits off to a small start, finds report

While 3% of the US adult population (18 and older) tried a meal kit delivery service within the last year, there are opportunities for...

Middle East: Turkey’s young fuels demand for packaged products

Turkey is experiencing a number of big shifts in its demographics which is having a positive effect on the packaged food market, according to...

Americas: General Mills, Organic Valley to help in certified organic transition

General Mills and Organic Valley have entered into a sourcing partnership that will help about 20 dairy farms add around 3,000 acres to organic...

Europe: EU faces rising antimicrobial resistance, warns authorities

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

Americas: Supermarket stores see success in prepared foods counters, finds study

  Most supermarket stores (64%) witnessed prepared foods category growth of 9% or higher in 2014, according to a survey conducted by Food Marketing Institute...

Americas: General Mills is happy about sodium reduction efforts

General Mills says seven out of 10 product categories are lower in sodium by 20%, with reductions across the 10 categories ranging from 18-35%....

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,...

World: Demand for healthier fast food options observed, finds report

The global fast food market generated approximately US$477.1 billion in 2013 and it is forecast that by 2018, this market will exceed US$617.1 billion,...

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