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Norwegian cheeses, including Fløtemysost, will be under the spotlight when the World Cheese Awards head to Bergen, Norway, as part of The Food Country Norway food festival in 2018. Pic:©GettyImages/PicturePartners

New Norwegian food festival to host World Cheese Awards 2018

By Jim Cornall

After partnering with San Sebastián in Spain for the inaugural International Cheese Festival in 2016, the World Cheese Awards were held in London in 2017, and they are now headed out again, this time to a new food festival.

Carrots can offer different levels of sweetness & color: watch the video to learn more

Stealth carrots: How veggies are finding victory in F&B

By Rachel Arthur

Carrots might look dull compared to trendy super fruits and leafy vegetables, but the humble vegetable is in demand as a subtle but powerful nutritional boost, as consumers seek to increase their vegetable intake. 

Total sugar, added sugar, free sugars and of which sugars...would it be easier if nutrition labels just depicted the amount of sugar that has been added in teaspoons? © iStock

NUTRITION LABELLING IN THE US AND EUROPE

Should Europeans be told how much sugar is added to their food?

By Niamh Michail

Nutrition labels in the US will now have to tell consumers how much sugar has been added by manufacturers and how much is naturally occurring. Is it time Europe introduced similar measures so consumers know whether the food they are eating is healthy?

WHO:

13% in some countries compared to 43% in SE Asia

Europe has world's lowest breastfeeding rates: WHO

By Shane STARLING

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says rising obesity rates among mothers and ready availability and attractiveness of formula has left Europe with the world’s lowest breastfeeding rates.

Pecan Deluxe Candy (Europe) QSR inclusions expansion

Pecan Deluxe Candy (Europe) to move to bigger premises

By Jenny Eagle

Pecan Deluxe Candy (Europe) has invested in a €300,000 Yamato multihead check weigher, which can operate up to 100 bags per minute, to meet increasing demand for inclusions in products such as ice cream, desserts, cookies and donuts.

“Fruit ingredients are never there to replace fresh fruit.”

Fruit ingredients shows super European growth

By Nicola Cottam

Food manufacturers have pampered to health-conscious Europeans with a raft of new fruit-based product launches in 2013, with overall fruit ingredient launches up 22% over the preceding year, according to Innova Market Insights.

Asian demand for baby food was a major driver of Danone's sales increase

Danone results get Asia baby food boost

By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS

Danone reported sales growth in the first quarter of 2013 as demand for baby food in Asia boosted profits, despite continued weakness in Europe.

Jean-Marc Rostagno of APPE talking to Joe Whitworth at Emballage

dispatches from emballage 2012

APPE targets innovation in tough times

By Joe Whitworth

Innovation is allowing APPE to push through tough European economic times, according to the firm.

A snapshot of Skånemejerier's product range

Groupe Lactalis lift-off looms for Swedish dairy co-op Skånemejerier

By Ben Bouckley

Groupe Lactalis’ bid to take over Sweden’s second largest dairy player fits with the French firm’s strategy of reducing its reliance on cheese, and would give it further brands with which to pursue milk product growth in emerging markets, according to...

IPA co-founder: EU probiotic approach is “dirty pool”

Disptaches from Microbiota 2011

IPA co-founder: EU probiotic approach is “dirty pool”

By Shane Starling

Jarrow Rogovin, never a man to mince his words, says it is high time the IPA and other trade groups stepped up to the plate to defend a sector that has been under regulatory siege on both sides of the Atlantic for several years.

Bulgaria poised for dairy promotion blitz

Bulgaria poised for dairy promotion blitz

By Ben Bouckley

The president of Bulgaria's Association of Dairy Processors says her body has secured EU funding to promote dairy products in Spain, Russia and Brazil.

Kraft inks ‘transformational’ JV with R&R Ice Cream

Kraft inks ‘transformational’ JV with R&R Ice Cream

By Ben Bouckley

R&R Ice Cream CEO and executive chairman James Lambert says his firm has signed a deal with Kraft to develop, produce and distribute an “indulgent” ice cream range using the US food giant's brand portfolio.

Rexam defends green credentials of beverage can

Rexam defends green credentials of beverage can

By Guy Montague-Jones

Talking from the Brau Beviale trade fair in Nuremberg, Germany, Rexam executive John Revess outlined the lobbying and marketing work needed to improve the environmental image of the beverage can.

Dairy leading processing innovation at IPA 2010

Dairy leading processing innovation at IPA 2010

By Jane Byrne

Investments in European food processing machinery R&D are up on 2008 levels, with considerable innovation noted among exhibiting companies, reports the organisers of a trade event in Paris next month.

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