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Streamlined regulation paves way for wave of exotic foods in Europe

By Katia Merten-Lentz, partner at international law firm Keller and Heckman

Could new novel food rules open up the European market to a wave of exotic foods and ingredients? Katia Merten-Lentz, partner at international law firm Keller and Heckman, believes a streamlined process offers potential to increase innovation around 'traditional'...

Jimini's expands in Spain with Carrefour listing

‘Insects will find their place’: Jimini’s expands into Spain

By Katy Askew

Jimini’s believes there is plenty of room to grow the European market for insect-based foods. Having just secured a listing with Carrefour in Spain, Jimini’s co-founder Clement Scellier says this is a “wonderful opportunity” for the group.

Food makers may need to find alternative names for veggie 'burgers' and other meat substitutes in France

France bans use of meaty names for veggie food

By Katy Askew

France looks set to prohibit meat terms from being used to describe plant-based foods, with MPs backing a proposal to ban producers of meat substitutes from using phrases like “steak” or “sausage” to describe meat-free products.

Unilever is leveraging innovation to 'modernise' its food brands

How Unilever is growing volumes through innovation

By Katy Askew

Unilever wants to grow its food and refreshment brands in developed markets like Europe through a focus on innovation. This focus has enabled the group to increase its sales volumes in the face of weak markets and pricing pressure.

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Food Safety Recall round-up 1-20 April 2018

Recalls: Listeria, foreign bodies and nicotine

By Joseph James Whitworth

Recalls and alerts were made by England, Ireland, Scotland, US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, Germany and Austria.

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Irish calls for carbon tax on agriculture

By Katy Askew

Ireland’s Citizens Assembly has issued a report on how the country can become a “leader in tackling climate change”, including calls for the taxation of agricultural greenhouse gas emissions and increased efforts to combat food waste.

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