News archive

November 2020

Editor’s pickBetter tech, safer food

30-11-2020

According to the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO), 225,000 lives are lost every year in the Asia and Pacific region due to foodborne diseases. John Young, Asia-Pacific director at EU Automation, describes how the latest technology can help produce food in a safer, more hygiene way. Improving hygiene and safety is …

Editor’s pickNot just confectionery: The rise of fortified gummies

26-11-2020

In planetary terms, everything seems to have aligned for gummy food supplement in 2020. Not only do they appeal to today’s consumers because they taste good and are easy to take, but they can be fortified with all manner of nutrients, from vitamins and minerals to probiotics and protein. And now technology has evolved to such an extent that …

Red alert! GNT Group predicts 2021’s top food and beverage colour trend

26-11-2020

The range of red EXBERRY Colouring Foods is made from raw materials such as radish and elderberry. Red is set to shake up the food and beverage industry in 2021 due to its ability to spark powerful emotions, according to EXBERRY Colouring Foods supplier GNT Group. Red has long been an iconic shade in the worlds of cosmetics, beauty, fashion, …

Igus’ autoglide 5 system enables energy and data transmission under 60 minutes

26-11-2020

Guiding energy safely on long travels and at low cost, this was the goal behind the development of the autoglide 5 from igus. The new energy chain system is designed for horizontal use in intralogistics and on crane systems. One key feature is that the energy supply can be quickly installed, as it does not require a guide trough. Instead, it lies …

DuPont Nutrition & Biosciences enters partnership for far-sighted food innovation

25-11-2020

Long-term market foresights will secure tomorrow’s successful brands. DuPont Nutrition & Biosciences has taken another step in advancing innovation in the food industry through a new partnership between its Food & Beverage platform and the Institute for the Future (IFTF). The collaboration seeks to drive far-sighted food and …

DSM bolsters lactase portfolio with new lactase enzyme

25-11-2020

Royal DSM has launched its new Maxilact Super lactase enzyme. Advancing DSM’s portfolio of Maxilact lactases, Maxilact Super enables dairy manufacturers to create clean-tasting lactose-free and sugar-reduced dairy, while also help to cut hydrolysis by 33% and achieve optimal production efficiency. Moreover, Maxilact Super can be used in …

Agri-commodity prices set to increase in 2021: Rabobank

24-11-2020

Wheat, soybeans and corn set to be the commodities with the largest price hikes, but coffee and cocoa buck the trend as lower demand drives prices down, says Rabobank.   Agri-commodity markets are set to begin 2021 with high prices and a range of factors that are likely to see prices hike further, according to Rabobank’s annual …

Beneo launches instant functional rice starch for clean label applications

24-11-2020

Beneo has announced the launch of its new pre-cooked functional native rice starch, Remypure S52 P. It will allow food manufacturers to produce clean label food preparations, such as cold processed sauces, dressings, dairy desserts and bakery fillings with an instant functional native rice starch. Now available worldwide, the new ingredient …

Two in three consumers fear vitamin D deficiency during lockdown, Lycored survey shows

24-11-2020

Lycored has spotlighted the role of vitamin D supplementation during the COVID-19 pandemic, with two in three consumers concerned they are not getting enough of the micronutrient. Vitamin D helps regulate levels of calcium and phosphate, which are needed to keep bones, teeth and muscles healthy. Along with factors such as age and poor diet, a …

Mintel launches annual Asia-Pacific Food and Drink Landscape

23-11-2020

Mintel has launched Asia-Pacific: The Food and Drink Landscape featuring the latest market research, product innovation insights, and consumer trends from across the region. The COVID-19 pandemic, social distancing measures, and economic shutdowns have resulted in new consumer habits and attitudes towards food and drink. These shifts have amended …