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Froghop’s Food and Food Science Blog

New product development (NPD) dominates food industry research

Automation, Brexit and New Product Development dominate latest food industry research

Posted by Froghop on 26 May 2017

The 2017 Food and Drink Report from BDO paints a mixed picture of the food industry but Brexit, automation and new product development clearly dominate.

Why it's a great time to start a functional food business or launch an innovative new product

Why it’s a great time to start a functional food business

Posted by Froghop on 26 April 2017

Consumers are demanding healthy innovation and investors want a piece of the pie. Find out why it’s a great time to start a functional food business.

Will consumers pay more for clean label products?

Will consumers pay more for clean label products?

Posted by Melanie Loades on 22 March 2017

Recent research into clean label products suggests that a majority of people are prepared to pay more for food or drink made with ingredients they trust.

Top food events for producers in 2017

What food events should you be attending in 2017?

Posted by Froghop on 15 February 2017

If you want to learn more about production, trends, regulation and supply options or even just want to get your product tasted, food events are essential. Here are Froghop’s pick for 2017.

Developing high--protein foods and using plant protein sources

Developing high-protein foods and using plant protein sources

Posted by Melanie Loades on 22 January 2017

High protein is in high demand and plant protein sources are becoming increasingly well-used. Find out more about developing high-protein foods.

New food products for 2017

3 new food products to watch in 2017

Posted by Froghop on 29 December 2016

Food and drink product development is such an exciting area. As well as creating new products ourselves, we’re always interested in new products that are emerging. These new products are worth watching out for in 2017. At the Food Matters show in November we managed to try some really great new products. Reducing food waste, […]

10 foods banned in other countries

10 surprising foods banned in other countries

Posted by Froghop on 30 November 2016

You need to be aware of prohibited ingredients when creating your recipes. Sometimes the list of foods banned in other countries can be quite surprising.

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?