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Froghop’s Food and Food Science Blog

Increasing demand for free from foods and ingredient innovations

Posted by Froghop on 31 October 2016

There is increasing demand for free from foods among consumers. What new ingredients trends should food producers be aware of?

Shelf life testing and development for new products

Shelf life testing and development for your new food product

Posted by Melanie Loades on 26 September 2016

Producers launching a new product can struggle to find the right balance between quality and longevity. So how should you approach shelf life testing?

Food labelling: Are you ready for the changes to requirements?

Posted by Melanie Loades on 22 August 2016

From December 2016, comprehensive nutrition labelling will be mandatory for all pre-packed foods in the UK. What do you need to know about it?

Optimising the sensory properties of food

What do producers need to know about the sensory properties of food?

Posted by Melanie Loades on 28 July 2016

Taste is the most obvious of the sensory properties of food. However, smell, sound, texture and appearance can all have a dramatic impact your food product.

What are functional foods?

What are functional foods and what do they mean for producers?

Posted by Melanie Loades on 29 June 2016

The functional foods sector is both significant and growing. What are functional foods, why are consumers interested and what does that mean for producers?

Tips for making free-from foods

5 tips for creating free-from food products

Posted by Melanie Loades on 27 May 2016

Free-from foods used to be an just for those with allergies. More and more people are choosing them so what do producers need to know about them?

KIckstarter food campaigns

4 interesting Kickstarter food campaigns

Posted by Melanie Loades on 11 April 2016

Checking out Kickstarter food campaigns is a great way to see the types of food and innovations that are bubbling up.

Beverage sector trends for 2016

5 beverage sector trends driving change in 2016

Posted by Melanie Loades on 8 March 2016

Some of the current beverage sector trends are really interesting at the moment – in terms of both what’s being added to and removed from beverages.

Claudi & Fin - Mumpreneurs - Tesco listing

Claudi & Fin ‘mumpreneurs’ get Tesco listing

Posted by Melanie Loades on 29 February 2016

Really pleased to see my client Claudi & Fin set to hit 440 Tesco stores from March.

Are startups driving new product development innovation?

Posted by Melanie Loades on 18 February 2016

Balancing innovation and speed-to-market is tough for all producers. But are startups at an advantage when it comes to new product development?