All news articles for November 2020

Pectin is a natural component of plants, abundant in fruits such as apples and citric fruits. Pic: Cargill

Clean label special feature

The hunt for the ‘holy grail’ of clean label palatability

By Anthony Myers

New technology and food science are helping food ingredient manufacturers provide innovative solutions to meet the consumer-fuelled clean-label megatrend. From hunting for the ‘holy grail’ of clean-label bakery mould inhibitors to freeze-drying fruit...

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Clean label special feature

Clean and clear labelling appeals to consumers, new research finds

By Anthony Myers

Many food and beverage products do not offer the clear labelling that consumers want, according to new research (September 2020), in the UK and USA, commissioned by Ingredient Communications and conducted by SurveyGoo.

Olam’s deZaan TrueDark cocoa ticks all the clean label boxes - VIDEO

Clean label special feature

Olam’s deZaan TrueDark cocoa ticks all the clean label boxes

By Anthony Myers

To meet demands of customers increasingly looking for low sugar and clean label products, cocoa companies are meeting the trend for darker chocolate flavours using natural ingredients. Charlene Zhu, head of ingredient development and innovation for Olam...

NCA hires Steve McCroddan (left) and Kyle Jordan. Pic: NCA

Industry

NCA beefs up its team with a new CFO and Membership & Meetings VP

By Anthony Myers

The National Confectioners Association (NCA) has added two more senior-members to its Washington-based team with the announcement that Steve McCroddan joins as chief financial officer, and Kyle Jordan joins as vice president of membership & meetings.

47% of American claim to have purchased unfamiliar brands based solely on the item's packaging. Pic: GettyImages/Goran 13

Smart packaging

The influence of savvy packaging

By Gill Hyslop

Shorr Packaging recently published its 2020 Food Packaging & Consumer Behavior Report, which looks into how food packaging can dictate consumer purchasing decisions.