How next-gen sequencing tech is advancing food safety testing technologies

Today’s food industry focuses on transparency and a better understanding of foodborne outbreaks to prevent rather than treat their prevalence. Next-generation sequencing (NGS) technology for pathogen detection and strain identification are recent food safety testing technology developments in the food industry to tackle these needs. Cost, scalability, time to gather results and accuracy are also … Read more

The war in Ukraine ‘cannot be a justification to delay the Green Deal’, stresses EU

The war has triggered the third global food crisis in 15 years, with supplies of wheat, cereals, and edible oils particularly impacted. It’s estimated around 20 million tons of wheat has been trapped in Ukraine since its neighbor’s invasion. The two countries provide up to a third of the world’s grain exports. Ukraine’s grain exports … Read more

‘Importantly, we’ve seen less elasticity in the most-premium products in our portfolio’

Speaking on the firm’s Q1 earnings call Friday, CEO Ryals McMullian said: “Most encouragement is the fact that with a significant amount of price increases in January, we actually grew our units as well with our top brands, Nature’s Own, Dave’s Killer Bread, and Canyon Bakehouse.​ “Despite higher prices and supply chain headwinds, volumes for … Read more

GNT launches first organic colours made with safflower

The Netherlands-based company said the organic market is seeing ‘exceptional’ growth as modern consumers pay closer attention to food and drink products’ health and sustainability credentials. In response, GNT has launched two new organic products. ‘Fruit & Veg Yellow’ is made from organic safflower and organic apple, while ‘Veg Green’ is made from organic safflower … Read more

Impulse purchases evolve to meet new consumer demands, shopping habits post COVID

Once limited mostly to individually-wrapped items corralled by the checkout stand to be consumed within seconds of leaving the store or on-go, impulse purchases today are more likely to be sharing sizes and larger multi- or variety-packs – reflecting the Shift to working and snacking at home, and the desire to balance the demands of … Read more

Nestle enjoys strong sales as consumer spending remains ‘resilient’ despite 5.2% price hike

“So far, we have not seen any material evidence of negative [real internal growth] elasticity linked to price increases,”​ which grew 5.2% overall and a significant 8.5% in North America during the three months of the year, Nestle CFO Francois Roger said during the company’s first quarter earnings call Thursday. Rather than slowing in the … Read more

Yellow Cupcakes with Ganache Frosting – Bakery Worthy!

posted by Liz Berg on April 12, 2022 This moist Yellow Cupcakes Recipe with Ganache Frosting makes a perfect treat that’s ideal for a birthday party or potluck dessert. When my husband requested yellow cake for his birthday, I made mini versions AKA Yellow Cupcakes with Chocolate Frosting. Why You’ll Love These They’re way better … Read more

‘We have the potential to mitigate climate change’

In 2015, signatories of the landmark Paris Agreement on Climate Change pledged to work towards a target of keeping global warming below 2°C, and ideally 1.5°C. Six years down the road and the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report, released yesterday (4 April), confirmed what climate scientists have been warning us for … Read more

New Malaysia and Singapore MD reveals plans

Global snacking giant Mondelez appointed Narmeen Khan as Managing Director for its Malaysia and Singapore businesses recently in February 2022 to succeed former market head James Kane, from her previous role as Managing Director in Pakistan, bringing a total of 17 years of experience with the company. Khan highlighted her hopes and plans for her … Read more