Special Report: Ingredients

When Bill Heague took the helm of Mars Food Australia in November last year, catastrophic fires, floods and a global pandemic were certainly not on the cards. Kim Berry spoke to him about his first year in the job, the company’s 75th birthday and COVID-19.

The Orana Foundation has worked with The University of Adelaide to launch the Indigenous Food Database, which features 1,443 ingredients, compiled together for the first time.

Mingle Seasoning is helping consumers make the switch to healthier spices for everyday cooking needs.

EXBERRY specialises in plant-based colouring. Kim Berry asks GNT Group market developer manager Maartje Hendrickx how they do it and the current trends.

Natural plant extracts are in demand because of their synergistic potential and their ability to interact with multiple mechanisms within the body. Euromed's Andrea Zangara looks at the opportunities and challenges of botanical extracts.

Research by global natural colour supplier Chr. Hansen found three out of four Australians said natural colours were important to them in purchasing decisions.

Food scientist and entomologist Skye Blackburn started her edible bug farm 12 years ago. Kim Berry caught up with Blackburn as her Edible Bug Shop cricket powder gets ready to be stocked in Woolworths.

Hayley Blieden, managing director of The Australian Superfood Co, shares how native ingredients are attracting brands and customers alike. By Doris Prodanovic.

Change has never been so swift or disruptive as now. Three leading global suppliers in the food and nutrition industry discuss what ingredients consumers are looking for in 2019.

McCormick Foods Australia managing director, Paris Golden shares the company’s Flavour Forecast for 2019 with Food & Drink Business.

Science and nutrition company Royal DSM has been celebrated for its omega-3 fatty acids made from natural marine algae rather than fish oil from wild-caught fish.

An Australian company is the first vegetable oil producer to gain the palm-oil free POFCAP trademark.

Focus is one a new breed of all-natural, brain and body-boosting functional beverages.

New research from Nielsen finds that manufacturers are missing out on millions in revenue by not stating the protein content on their packaging.

A bakery line at Newly Weds Foods has been commissioned to supply clean-label breadcrumbs made from just four Australian ingredients.

The fermentation craze has brought new energy to the carbonated beverage shelf. We take a look at what’s inside two of the latest offerings.