Food Industry

 'The [food] industry’s image is outdated and in some aspects, draconian. It offers little or no progression for young people,' says Lukas Vanterpool from The Sterling Choice. © iStock/BartekSzewczyk

'Media is glamorous, pharma is sexy - but food means farms and hairnets'

What is Europe's food industry doing to attract fresh, young talent?

By Tracy West

FoodDrinkEurope (FDE) wants industry step up efforts to hire new talent and match skill needs - but that’s no easy task when many young people don’t even consider the food industry as a place to work, according to several European recruitment agencies.

This Nestlé campaign helped raise awareness of the consequences of iron deficiency (like anaemia) in the Philippines from 19% to 65% in one year

Special edition: Battling malnutrition. Exclusive with Nestlé head of public health nutrition

Nestlé: Profit is not a dirty word in the race against global malnutrition

By Shane STARLING

Commercial and public health gain needn’t be opposed bedfellows in the battle against malnutrition among the world’s poorest people, says the chief of public health nutrition at the world’s biggest food firm.

Asia-Pacific in 2014: A year of scandals, soul searching and success

Review of the year

Asia-Pacific in 2014: A year of scandals, soul searching and success

By RJ Whitehead

The last 12 months have been turbulent for much of Asia-Pacific's food industry, with regulations, legislation, markets and partnerships continuing to develop in the latest step in the region's economic development.To mark a fascinating year...

“Nearly eightfold lower content of the effective substance in capsules compared to the information on the food labelling were shown by a laboratory analysis of food supplements sold in shops as well as on the Internet,

"The principle is to replace costly substance by less costly substance at the expense of the consumer": CAFIA

Czech authority ‘constantly’ detects ‘serious’ adulteration in food supps

By Annie Harrison-Dunn

The Czech Agriculture and Food Inspection Authority (CAFIA) says it, “repeatedly reveals serious forms of adulteration of food supplements” despite efforts through its Food Pillory system.

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Obesity quotes chart wide ranging webinar

By Michael Stones

Nearly 1,300 people registered for the Food Manufacture Group’s free, one-hour, independent webinar on the roots of Britain’s obesity crisis and its remedies. Here, we capture a flavour in quotes of the wide-ranging debate.

Stephen Daniells and Shane Starling from FoodNavigator and NutraIngredients

Key Insights from Food Vision

Food Vision 2014: Bridge knowledge gaps, overcome change and work sustainably

By Kacey Culliney

What is the future of food? Simple communication of complex advances will be crucial, as well as picking up the pace amid a global population boom to feed the world nutritiously and sustainably, according to FoodNavigator and NutraIngredients senior editors.

Forget pancakes. I'm flippin' well going for the CEO's job

Women. The most wasted resource in food production

By Jess Halliday

Today is Pancake Day. It is also International Women’s Day. An important date, then, not just for food lovers in countries where Mardi Gras is a big deal, but a day to consider the role – and the potential – of women involved in food provision all over...

‘Eat less’: A difficult message for industry

‘Eat less’: A difficult message for industry

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

The new dietary guidelines give the food industry the clearest map yet of what is necessary for a healthy diet – but no one is fooled by assertions that industry is already in line.

The naked truth about kids’ food advertising

The naked truth about kids’ food advertising

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

It was an Emperor’s New Clothes moment for the US food industry last week, when it was revealed that a major initiative touting its responsible advertising to kids actually allows promotion of many unhealthy foods. Is anyone really surprised?

The food industry in 2010: A retrospective

The food industry in 2010: A retrospective

As 2010 draws to a close, our journalists look back at the issues that have topped agendas across the food, beverage and dietary supplements industries in the last 12 months. Commodity prices, Bisphenol A, obesity, health claims, safety regulations, and...

Nanotechnology in food: What’s the big idea?

Nanotechnology in food: What’s the big idea?

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

Let's get talking about nanotech. The science of the very small has filled the food industry with big ideas – but industry is torn on how to present nanotechnology to consumers, stalling product development.

Allergens: no room for mistakes

Weekly Comment

Allergens: no room for mistakes

It would be a mistake for governments and industry to misinterpret
the recent progress in food allergen labeling as a final solution:
there is much that yet remains to be done, for the well-being of
both consumers and manufacturers.

Food science for all

Weekly comment

Food science for all

Food scientists are becoming a rare species in Britain, and things
won't change unless schools and food firms start telling young
people there is more to food than a supermarket depot.

The obesity blame game

Weekly Comment

The obesity blame game

Laying the blame for a fatter world at the feet of the food
industry has become a convenient mistake, and until this is
recognized there is little chance of controlling the growing
obesity epidemic.

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