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Frank Engel

Adding value to functional food applications with collagen peptides

Consumers increasingly want personalised functional products that are adapted to on-the-go lifestyles, and that offer a variety of specific nutritional benefits. Frank Engel , Global Market...
The importance of focussed improvement

Cost effective quality & safety management – Part 3

In part one and two of this 3-article series, we outlined how quality managers can get management to buy into a multi-year plan to improve quality and safety, involve their team, and create a 3-year...

Cost effective quality & safety management – Part 2

In the first article of this series of 3 articles, we discussed how quality managers can create a company culture around quality by creating a sense of urgency around and communicating the importance...

Growing demand for health benefits

Consumer focus on health benefits associated with food has challenged F&B manufacturers to combine nutrients supported by science with products consumers consider healthy, in spite of limitations...

Can premium milk entice consumers back to dairy?

The European dairy industry is under pressure as consumers are drinking less milk – but many manufacturers are introducing premium products in response to shoppers’ health and environmental concerns...
reduction and reformulation - 5 tips

Consumers drive the need for reformulation

The food and drink industry is working hard to deliver products that meet consumer demand for healthier food choices. Products are being reformulated to optimise nutritional content while the sugar,...

Startup success for Magellan Life Science

Leveraging network and funding opportunities can be hard for startups. The Fi Europe Startup Innovation Challenge helps them access world F&B leaders. Dr Abhiram Dukkipati, founder of Magellan...

Cost effective quality & safety management - Part 1

Ask 100 CEOs or owners of food businesses whether the quality is important, and you will get a resounding yes from all of them. And if you then ask why , you’re also likely to receive the same answer...
veg burger

Towards a flexitarian future: The rise of blended meat

A rising trend for meat reduction and plant-based eating is providing a growing market for so-called ‘blended’ meat products, in which meat is combined with vegetarian ingredients commonly used in...
CBD oil

Food fad or lasting trend: Will CBD live up to the hype?

CBD extract is the latest trendy ingredient to take the food and beverage world by storm – but is it just a fad or are CBD-infused products here to stay? Products made with hemp-derived ingredients...

Opportunities in plant-based protein

Concerns about the health and environmental impacts of eating too much meat and dairy have led a growing number of consumers to embrace a flexitarian diet. Combined with the growing interest in...

Veganism 2.0: Animal-free food goes mainstream

Mainstream consumers’ growing interest in plant-based foods is a major driver for vegan product development, but so is the normalisation of veganism itself. As a result, the image of veganism is...