The number of ‘economy’ food and drinks products launched in the UK has outstripped the number of ‘premium’ launches for the first time in 2012, according to new findings from market research organisation...

Representatives from across Europe’s food supply chain have committed to reducing food waste, in line with the European Commission’s goal of halving food waste by 2020. Meanwhile, in Australia, research...

Drinking one 12 ounce (about 336ml) serving size of sugar-sweetened soft drink a day can be enough to increase the risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 22 per cent, a new UK study has found. The risk...

The latest findings from global market research organisation Mintel suggests that the importance of ‘traceability’ has more than doubled for consumers in the UK following the horse meat scandal in...

Organisations in the probiotic and fermented milk sector are hopeful that the word probiotic will be accepted as a ‘generic descriptor’ after a meeting about nourishment and health claims being held...

The European Commission (EC) has decided to ask the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) to assess the safety of caffeine. In particular the EC wants to know what the safe maximum level of caffeine intake...

Nestle Australia-owned Jenny Craig has assured its Australian consumers that there is no need to worry about horse meat in their ready-made weight loss meals. Jenny Craig Managing Director Amy Smith told...

Following years of success in the European Union, Europe’s probiotic foods and supplements industry is expected to experience a €130 million decline over the next five years. The pronouncement comes...

A European federation of glass manufacturers and allied glass industry participants has launched a new Facebook campaign.  The federation called the Friends of Glass and its latest “Little Taste Testers”...

European consumers may soon be able to make more informed choices about their diet after scientists from the European Food Safety Authority’s (EFSA) NDA panel reached a milestone in health claim assessment....