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Consumer Behaviour Key to Sustainable Proteins Success

Major changes in consumer lifestyles are necessary if the food industry is to avoid a proteins crisis. Protein alternatives to meats and seafood will be featured in the upcoming European edition (June 5-6, Amsterdam) of the Sustainable Foods Summit.

According to the FAO United Nations, demand for animal proteins is expected to rise by over 30% by 2050. The expanding population and changing dietary habits in the developing world are putting pressure on existing protein sources.

Russian Food Industry Seeks Urgent Renewal and Investment

Food ingredients finds a warm home in Moscow with the launch of Fi & Hi Russia in 2015

UBM Live, the organisers of Fi Europe, have partnered with RESTEC to announce the launch of Food ingredients Russia, to be held 27-29 April 2015, in Moscow. Russia currently imports 98.3% of its food ingredients for food production, according to a report by the RBC.

Thai consumers want smaller packs

Packaging companies and their manufacturers need to introduce smaller and lighter packs to meet Thailand's changing needs.

Thailand is undergoing a rapid process of urbanisation. The rural population, which mainly works in the low paying agricultural sector, is moving to towns and cities in search of better paying manufacturing jobs. 7.8% of the population is forecast to have migrated from rural to urban areas between 2000 and 2020. These newly urban consumers will have to stick to a very tight shopping budget and, as such will need smaller packs in order to keep products affordable and attainable.

Italian consumers refuse to compromise on quality

Despite cuts in their shopping budgets, Italian consumers continue to demand high quality food products. According to a new packaging report from Canadean, packaging companies need to consider how they can help consumers, by producing lighter and smaller packs.

Amidst the economic crisis, Italian consumers are seeking to purchase high quality food products despite weakening spending power.

FSNS C&A Adds SQF Verification To Battery Of Food Industry Audits

Audits Challenge Production Facilities' Thought Processes to Advance Food Safety and Quality

Food Safety Net Services - Certification & Audit (FSNS C&A) reinforced its industry position as an all-in-one food quality/food safety auditing and certifying third party by adding Safe Quality Food (SQF) capabilities to its comprehensive verification credentials.

Canned Foods Linked To Healthier Eating Habits

New research shows people who eat canned foods typically have healthier diets and consume more essential nutrients. Canned foods are also recommended by nutrition experts nationwide as key to getting healthy family meals on the table more often.

The findings, based on an analysis of national eating trends and a survey of leading nutrition experts, revealed that canned foods are not only a staple in healthier diets, they are associated with higher intakes of fruit and vegetables, dairy, lean protein and whole grains, and contribute to an all-around healthier, balanced diet as recommended by the government's 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans.1

Recent SAVE FOOD Initiative study reveals causes of food losses in Kenya and offers specific solutions

"Food Loss Assessments: Causes and Solutions" – presentation of study findings part of busy agenda at second international SAVE FOOD Congress in Düsseldorf

Case studies looking at smallholder agricultural operations and fisheries in Kenya illustrate the causes of and possible solutions to food losses. Resulting approaches could be applied to other African markets, as well.

General Mills Makes Joint Commitment with Walmart To Protect Environment and Strengthen Agricultural Communities

Collaboration will reduce greenhouse gas emissions and advance sustainable sourcing

Today, General Mills chairman and chief executive officer Ken Powell joined Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. president and chief executive officer Doug McMillon to announce a commitment to accelerate innovation in sustainable agriculture and reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The announcement was made in Bentonville, Ark., at Walmart's first ever Sustainability Product Expo.

Youssou N'Dour: "Voice of Africa" to open second international SAVE FOOD Congress

The musician and Senegalese minister works to promote food security as FAO Goodwill Ambassador. Additional prominent speakers including Renate Künast will report on their activities in the fight against food losses and food waste.

With Youssou N'Dour, the "voice of Africa," the second international SAVE FOOD Congress has gained a keynote speaker who is as famous as he is committed. The Senegalese musician, politician and Grammy winner will attend the Congress in Düsseldorf on 7 and 8 May in his capacity as Goodwill Ambassador of the Food and Agriculture Organisation FAO.

Symposium on Japanese Laws and Regulations of Health Food

The General Incorporated Association of International Foods & Nutrition (AIFN) held a symposium by bringing together Japanese and foreign experts under the theme of "Safety Reassurance and Quality Control of functional health foods." The symposium was co-organized by the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan (ACCJ) and co-sponsored by the Japan Allied Health Food Industry Associations and the Japan Direct Marketing Association (JADMA), under the auspices of the Certification Management Council for In-house Safety Assessment of Health Foods.

On June 5, 2013, in Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's speech on the third round of policies under his growth strategy, he pledged to "lift the ban on functional claims displayed on health foods."

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