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Ingredients Insight Vol. 2 2018


The global oils market is growing, with new trends and sustainability issues being ever present. GlobalData reviews the current market, offering unprecedented insight.

Grace Allen speaks to Fraser Tooley, president of the European Whey Processors Association, to discuss the uses of whey, its change in public perception and what the future holds for this versatile ingredient.

Also, Manufacturers have been forced to cut salt levels in their products to follow regulations while maintaining consumer appeal. Professor Witoon Prinyawatkul of the School of Nutrition and Food Sciences, Louisiana State University, elucidates on the initial and remaining challenges, and what companies are implementing to combat them. And Ingredients Insight asks the all-important question: can we save the planet by leading a vegan lifestyle?


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Diet has a major effect on the composition and activity of intestinal microbiota; but probiotics and prebiotics can exert a more direct influence. International Probiotic Association scientific committee chairman Dr Arthur Ouwehand discusses the latest findings on the role played by gut microbes in overall health.

Peter McConville, an independent R&D consultant and chair of Food Health Ireland, talks about the growing popularity and subsequent market for sport nutrition.

Also in this issue: Hemp and its cultivation continues to stir debate. However, as Andrew Tunnicliffe explains, the benefits that hemps offers to producers and the industry are causing a shift in attitudes. Plus, Dr Adam Carey, chairman of the European Specialist Sports Nutrition Alliance, looks into the burgeoning sector of nutrition tailored especially for exercise.


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Fi Europe & Ni 2017 is the must-attend event on the calendar for everyone in the food and beverage industry. Ingredients Insight looks forward to the show in Frankfurt, Germany, on 28-30 November.

Many believe coconut oil is the answer to numerous health concerns, though studies suggest it is no better for you than any other saturated fat. Abi Millar talks to the BDA's Kiri Elliott and nutrition scientist Dr Stacey Lockyer to separate the facts from the hype.

Also in this issue: Hemp use is growing. Abi Millar looks at the legal framework, explores current applications and asks what health benefits it offers. Plus, Dominique Turck, chair of the European Food Standards Agency's NDA Panel, and Valeriu Curtui, head of its Nutrition Unit, explain the thinking behind dietary reference values.


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Blood oranges have been found to contain active compounds that may control fat accumulation. Bionap explores the Moro extract that's designed to control weight naturally.

Lactobacillus fermentum ME-3 can benefit the treatment of oxidative stress and inflammation-related disorders. Axel Guilbaud and Marc Fremont tell us more.

Also in this issue: How inorganic nitrate from beetroot may improve cardiovascular performance and boost wellness; The European Industrial Hemp Association and the Hemp Industries Association explain the health benefits of hemp products; and Monsanto's Lionel Lordez addresses the likely effects of the current shift towards healthier consumers and tighter food regulation.


Ingredients Insight Vol. 2 2016


Consumer demand for supplements and functional foods remains high, and in today's highly regulated environment, business models are changing and many brand-owners are looking to outsource aspects of product development. Paul Altaffer of RFI Ingredients and John Altenburg of Vit-Best explain.

Vitafoods Europe, the global nutraceutical event, will introduce a host of attractions to its May 2016 show that will put the emphasis on great content and interactivity. The new features, organisers reveal, are designed to bring the nutrition industry to life and enable visitors to experience fresh ways to meet the business challenges they face, now and in the future.

Also in this issue: With regulatory standards growing stricter, functional-food manufacturers must do more to substantiate their health claims. Dr Jin Ji, executive vice-president and chief technology officer at Brunswick Laboratories, tells Abi Millar where this market is heading. Plus, Oliver Hotham speaks to experts from inside and outside the food industry about cutting our saline habit.


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Vitafoods Europe, the global nutraceutical event, will introduce a host of attractions to its May 2016 show that will put the emphasis on great content and interactivity. The new features, organisers reveal, are designed to bring the nutrition industry to life and enable visitors to experience fresh ways to meet the business challenges they face, now and in the future.

Consumer demand for supplements and functional foods remains high, and in today's highly regulated environment, business models are changing and many brand-owners are looking to outsource aspects of product development. Paul Altaffer of RFI Ingredients and John Altenburg of Vit-Best explain.

Also in this issue: With regulatory standards growing stricter, functional-food manufacturers must do more to substantiate their health claims. Dr Jin Ji, executive vice-president and chief technology officer at Brunswick Laboratories, tells Abi Millar where this market is heading, and how specialist manufacturers can thrive. Plus, the confectionery segment is not the most obvious place to find all-natural ingredients and health-oriented marketing claims. But, the tide could be set to turn.


Ingredients Insight 2015 Vol. 2


With kosher food becoming increasingly popular, as much as for the guarantee of production quality standards on the behalf of manufacturers as for consumers' preferences or beliefs, certification is something that needs to be considered. Russell Brown, commercial consultant for London-based certification agency KLBD Kosher, lifts the curtain on the kosher category.

With growing consumer interest in protein and functional health foods, Helene Simonin, director of food, environment and health at the European Dairy Association, discusses the history, value, benefits and future of whey products.

Also in this issue: Ingredients Insight goes inside the world's most important food ingredients event, Food ingredients Europe, which is returning to Paris in December this year, uniting the global food and beverage industry under one roof for three days. Plus, in June 2015, the US FDA gave manufacturers three years to remove partially hydrogenated oils from food products, stating that trans fats are no longer "generally recognised as safe" for human consumption. In a special report, Dr Marianna Naum from FDA's Office of Foods and Veterinary.


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The World Health Organization's 'European Food and Nutrition Action Plan 2015-2020' aims to address the problems associated with poor nutrition across the continent. Ingredients Insight sits down with Dr Joao Breda, programme manager for nutrition, obesity and physical activity at the WHO regional office for Europe, to discuss what the repercussions are likely to be for the food industry.

Excessive free radicals in the body are known to pose health risks and antioxidants in food can counter this oxidative stress. However, studies have suggested that antioxidant supplements can be ineffective or even dangerous. In this special report, Dr Jin Ji, executive vice-president and chief technology officer at Brunswick Laboratories, reveals the latest thinking in the field.

Also in this issue: Margot Knight asks if spice is the solution to the salt epidemic and Catherine Adams-Hutt, principal of RdR Solutions Consulting, and chief science and regulatory officer at Sloan Trends, explains how the clean label marketplace is evolving.


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Artificial trans fats have been placed in the spotlight as the US FDA looks to phase out the use of partially hydrogenated oils. Meanwhile in Europe, the World Health Organization (WHO) has called for the eradication of all trans fats across the region. In this special report, Ingredients Insight asks WHO European regional director Zsuzsanna Jakab what a change in regulation might mean for the industry.

Excess dietary salt is well established as a public health problem, with the WHO aiming to cut global salt intake by 30% over the course of the next decade. But how are regulators addressing the situation and how is the food industry coping with this push? Health Canada's Sara Lauer, AkzoNobel's Matthijs Bults, and Katharine Jenner, campaign director for Consensus Action on Salt and Health, and CEO of Blood Pressure UK, discuss international efforts.

Also in this issue: as manufacturers prepare to make 3D food printers available to the public, Margot Knight asks whether they will become a common kitchen appliance; Canadean Ingredients reports on the consumer benefit issues of fruits and berries concerning health, particularly related to consumption and trends within the beverage industry; and Daan de Vries, marketing director at UTZ, talks about the issues in cocoa and hazelnut farming, and the role of the West in creating a more sustainable future.


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With worldwide obesity on the rise, and governments and regulatory bodies looking to cut calorie intake, low-calorie sweeteners are at the top of the agenda for many. In this edition of Ingredients Insight, Adam Drewnowski of the University of Washington's Professor tells us why fewer calories needn't necessarily mean lacklustre taste.

Although perhaps best known for its range of sugar products, Tale & Lyle has more than just sweet talk - the multinational is also at the forefront of ingredient R&D. Luis Fernandez, vice-president of global applications at the Hoffman Estates centre, sits down with Ingredients Insight to discuss staying at the cutting edge.

Elsewhere in this issue - Food for Health Ireland's commercialisation and development manager Sinead Proos outlines why the Emerald Isle is a world leader when it comes to milk, Jill Marshall from London-based brand agency Bloom on the UK's new packaging rules and Denzil Phillips from Denzil Phillips International speaks to Natalie Healey about the bottlenecks restricting Allanblackia oil's success.


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In this, the third edition of Ingredients Insight, we analyse the clean-label phenomenon and invite food industry experts including Alice Cadman of United Biscuits, Kiril Gelsinov of The Real Good Food Company and Mondelez's Sanjay Solanki to the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel in London, UK, for our inaugural clean-label round table event.

When sustainability becomes more than just a buzzword and leads to meaningful gestures, it can benefit everyone from big business to farming communities in the developing world. Jerry Lynch and Steve Peterson of General Mills discuss what it means to put a sustainable strategy into action.

Also in this issue, Larry Fernandes, president of the International Stevia Council, talks to Ingredients Insight about current and future market trends, Kim Saam of US non-profit organisation Vitamin Angels reports on the scale and frequency of corporate cause marketing campaigns and Geoff Bryant, director R&D, Mars Chocolate UK, discusses the company's new �6-million R&D facility in Slough.


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Sustainability is a core value of many businesses, especially when it comes to ingredients. Ingredients Insight asked a panel of industry insiders to focus on market communication conditions for sustainable ingredients and identify particular sectors where sustainable foods are important.

With increased global demand for dairy products showing no signs of abating, the dairy industry is bracing itself for boom times. Joop Kleibeuker, secretary-general of the European Dairy Association, discusses the risks and rewards that lie ahead.

Also in this issue, Heinz's head of R&D technology Gern Huijberts on how the company's new research centre in the Netherlands will drive product development into previously uncharted territory. Plus, Raymond Winger of the IFT discusses society's increased health-consciousness and awareness of food providence.


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With the economic climate in flux and consumer demands ever changing, it is critical that the food industry stays at the forefront of trends in ingredients. In the inaugural edition of Ingredients Insight, our panel of eight industry insiders identify the top innovations and the market trends that will drive business in 2013 and beyond.

Also in this issue, how Canadean's recent Health in Beverages Congress revealed the importance of demographic trends for developing and marketing future products, and we go behind the scenes at Premier Foods' R&D laboratory.

Plus, Ria van der Maas of Unilever Food Solutions discusses seductive nutrition, Jean-Baptiste Rubens on transforming the procurement function at Kraft and how Cargill views the evolution of the chocolate market.



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