A new FODMAP-friendly food range has been created by dietitian Dr Sue Shepherd.

Japanese influences and all things organic are shaping up to be among the key food and beverage trends to find their way to Fine Food Australia 2014.

The home baking boom has boosted product launch activity in bakery ingredients and mixes in Australia, according to Innova Market Insights.

Food companies will be in the spotlight after food and health ministers gave their final sign off on the new heath star nutrition labelling scheme.

Palm oil gives creamy products their shelf stability, but it is also linked to deforestation and is becoming an important differentiator for ethically minded consumers.

The free-from foods market is moving into the mainstream with introductions from major manufacturers and brands, according to Innova Market Insights.

The good-for-you beverage space is high on the radar of ingredient companies such as DSM which has outlined three of its latest innovations in this space.

DSM will showcase two new innovations, an olive-based natural antioxidant and a high potency DHA/EPA oil, at the Vitafoods exhibition in Geneva in May.

Arla Foods Ingredients says its new infant formula immunity ingredient, Lacprodan OPN-10, has been backed by a new clinical trial.

Kellogg has embarked on a high profile reformulation to boost the nutritional status of its Special K cereal in Australia.

Consumers today are demanding more natural ingredients, bolder tastes and unconventional combinations, writes Reiko van der Nest of Ungerer Australia.

Omega 3 claims have featured strongly in the dairy sector in recent years, but its use is now falling, according to Innova Market Insights.

CBH Group has opened a new lupin processing plant in Western Australia making it the first in Australia to produce lupin-based health food products on a commercial scale.

Goodman Fielder, Sanitarium and Bakers Delight have become the first registered users of the voluntary code for whole grain ingredient content claims.

As more food and beverage manufacturers embrace the ethical sourcing movement, two major ingredients suppliers discuss their latest sustainability strategies.

A new liquid enzyme from Biocatalysts can help prevent breakdown of soft fruit or vegetable during processing.