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Bingham and Jones urge supermarkets to be creative with ready meals (Photo©Sacha Ferrier)

Own-label ready meals lack innovation, Bingham and Jones

By Nicholas Robinson

Retailers need to be bolder with their own-label ready meals and stop relying on the basics, such as spaghetti Bolognese and lasagne, former food industry rivals Jonny Bingham and David Jones have said.

Over-simplistic, negative stories get through to the media and consumers when it comes to sweeteners, according to members of a panel discussion in Brussels.

dispatches from ISA conference 2014

Simplicity, not science, rules sweetener coverage

By Annie Harrison-Dunn

The average consumer’s desire for simplicity and the average journalist’s desire for a good headline is driving public perception of sweeteners, according to participants of a debate in Brussels.

Algatchnologies' southern Israel astaxanthin facility is set for expansion and cost reductions, the company says

Algatech: Functional food on astaxanthin horizon

By Annie Harrison-Dunn

Israeli firm Algatechnologies will work towards gaining approval for its astaxanthin as a novel food and beverage ingredient in Europe, but first it must meet existing demands and cut prices, it said.

Gluten-free bakery, oats the next big star?

Special Edition: Gluten-free

Could oats be the next gluten-free star?

By Kacey CULLINEY

Oats, when the supply chain ensures no cross-contamination, are a gluten-free cereal grain. So why haven’t we seen a flurry of oat-based gluten-free options in the global bakery sector? Are they a missed golden opportunity for gluten-free bakery?

Open innovation: Taking a non-profit approach

Open innovation: Taking a non-profit approach

By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS

Open innovation can be expensive and time-consuming to manage – and many food companies are struggling to find the solutions they are looking for. Could a non-profit platform provide the keys to open innovation success?

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