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The rapid adoption of vegan lifestyle across the world has created a significant demand for non-dairy milk products. A multitude of factors including ethics, environmental concerns and health are creating a movement towards veganism... Read more

Some contaminant yeasts make beer bottles and cans explode. Apart from being dangerous for consumers these ‘diastatic’ yeasts also cause loss of beer batches due to off-flavours, increased alcohol and over-carbonation in products. VTT scientists... Read more

With the appearance, texture, smell and — according to many hardcore meat lovers — taste of an authentic beef-based burger, Impossible Foods epitomises the rise of plant-based meat alternatives. More than a mere lentil patty, the US company’s... Read more

Food fraud costs the industry around €30-billion a year globally. With the number of cooperation requests by the EU Food Fraud Network jumping 30% in 2018, counterfeiters continue to pose a major threat to food innovation and consequently economic... Read more

The EU and the US have signed an agreement which will review the amount of hormone-free beef the United States exports to Europe under an existing quota agreement... Read more

Grupo Empresarial Costa, the Spanish company behind meat processing firm Costa Food Group, has acquired Embutidos La Nuncia, another business in the meat sector... Read more

Polish company Biotrem is paving the way for a new wave in the development of waste-free products with the invention of edible plates and cutlery. Made entirely of vegetable products, such as wheat bran, the dishes are edible and biodegradable in... Read more

The French minister for agriculture, Didier Guillaume, has hit back at US President Donald Trump's threat last week to impose a tax on French wines, describing the move as "completely moronic." Read more

There are many different types of food grade warehouses, but they all have one thing in common: They must be properly maintained in order to prevent contamination and foodborne illness. In the United States and Europe, temperatures can range from... Read more

Midsona AB has announced that it intends to acquire a 100% stake in Alimentation Santé SAS, a major plant and organic food producer in Spain and France, from Panzani SAS, a subsidiary of Ebro Foods, S.A... Read more

A new report by the World Economic Forum (WEF) has revealed the top ten emerging technologies that have the potential to positively disrupt our economy in 2019. Here Sophie Hand, UK country manager at automation parts supplier EU Automation... Read more

From rearing to refrigeration, it’s no secret that the meat processing industry is highly energy intensive. While newer, more energy efficient physical systems are developing to combat excessive electricity use in the sector, meat plant managers... Read more

SweeGen, Inc., a nature-based sweetener company announced that it now has a new manufacturing base in Europe for its non-GMO Bestevia stevia sweeteners. This manufacturing facility will enable the company to produce around 3,000MT of next... Read more

French biotech form Microphyt has raised €28.5m in order to commercialise cosmetic, nutritional and supplementary products harvested from microalgae. The money will be used over the next 18 months to expand both Microphyt's workforce and... Read more

As a large buyer of grain, Fazer acknowledges its responsibility to develop sustainable grain cultivation. Fazer has, in cooperation with farmers, crafted a Grain Vision and ten principles of sustainable farming to implement it... Read more

Investment in cutting edge technology, including industry-specific software from food and drink IT specialist CSB-System, has enabled leading Austrian sausage producer Wiesbauer to be at the forefront of the development of the smart food factory... Read more

The increased adoption of automation in the UK potato industry witnessed by Goplasticpallets.com - the Responsible Plastic Pallet Company - has been largely based around the systems developed and implemented by Deprez Handling Solutions using its... Read more

France's rich culinary history is about to be taken to another level. Pazzi, formerly known as EKIM, is the world's first fully automated restaurant and it's opening soon having raised over €10-million Series A round of funding... Read more

Consumers demand more personalised and healthy foods. This trend combined with hectic lifestyle and snacking requires new on-site technologies to satisfy consumers’ needs. VTT created a prototype of a mini cupcake factory, which enables on-site... Read more

Essen-based companies FAKT AG and E.ON are planning to create a European ecological, agricultural and economic center in Hungary. FAKT AG is planning a combination of agriculture, logistics and housing on an area of land equal in size to almost... Read more

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