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Europe: Humble beginnings of ready meals, Huhtamaki

Seemingly designed for hurried 21st century lifestyles, pre-cooked convenience foods have had an enduring history. Forecasts predict that they’re here for the long run. Ready...

Europe: Businesses adapt, go online due to COVID-19 pandemic

Although the coronavirus pandemic has been tough on small and medium sized food producers, who typically sell their products to restaurants, cafes, caterers and...

Europe: Pharmactive Biotech Products releases ingredient for weight management

Pharmactive Biotech Products launches CSAT+, a bioactive blend of carob bean extracts with a synergetic effect. Two animal studies, one published in April 2020, have...

Americas: Sugary drinks may affect cholesterol levels among adults, finds study

Middle-aged and older adults who drank sugary beverages daily were at greater risk of developing abnormal cholesterol and triglyceride levels compared to those who...

World: Active consumers take charge of their health, finds FrieslandCampina Ingredients research

Exclusive research has shown clear changes in the preferences and priorities of the active nutrition market, which will shape its progression from 2020. From several...

Asia Pacific: Ireland is building links to Asia, says Bord Bia

Bord Bia (The Irish Food Board) has been making inroads into Asia, as part of its plan to bring Ireland's food, drink and horticulture...

Europe: Nestlé products to don nutrition labeling in 2020

Nestlé says it will use Nutri-Score nutrition labeling in Austria, Belgium, France, Germany and Switzerland, starting in the first half of 2020. It will...

Asia Pacific: FSANZ seeks public comments on label for alcoholic drinks

Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) is calling for public comment on the proposed design and implementation of a mandatory pregnancy warning label for...

Americas: Plant-based diet lowers Type 2 Diabetes risk, find Harvard researchers

People who follow predominantly plant-based diets with greater adherence may have a lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes than those who follow these...

Asia Pacific: Chinese consumers enjoy dessert after meals, finds Mintel

About 56% of urban Chinese respondents who are consumers of ice cream eat it to treat or indulge themselves, according to a Mintel research. It...