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Edible insects: facts, trends & European decisions

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edible insects regulation

While insects are a source of dietary protein for roughly 30% of the population worldwide, insects have a far smaller household penetration in the US and Europe.

Scandals about traditional protein sources (meat replacement, eggs issues, recalls etc.), population growth and food shortages ask the question of introducing a cheaper and more sustainable protein source in our meals such as insects. Over 1,000 species of edible insects currently exist. The most common ones include water beetles, wasps and larvae. Ana Christina Day, Founder & CEO of 4ento said, “It only takes 1 litre of water to produce 1 kilo of crickets, in comparison to 22,000 litres of water to produce 1 kilo of beef”.

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PLM evolves to better fit Food and Beverage companies’ needs

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When productivity is not enough to drive companies margins anymore

Challenges change, so does PLM. PLM evolves to overtake standard productivity, quality and collaboration challenges and provide a strategic vision to management teams. Projects must be seen as part of a portfolio to deeply enhance business margins and remain competitive on a tighter market. PLM offers a solution to better gather data from the whole company.

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Snack forecast for 2015

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food trend 2015 - lascom

According to the well-known Datamonitor Consumer, midnight cereal breaks, energy enhancer sports snacks and on-the-go breakfast replacements are trendy for 2015.
Differently from previous years, the 2015 snack market will be shaped by occasions. “There's always going to be flavor innovation or fortification with ingredients and new types of products but key to growth will be making people purchase products and consume them at a time they haven't considered before,” told Mark Whalley, head of food and drink at Datamonitor Consumer.

 

 

 

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Food fraud

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food fraud - lascom

NSF International defines food fraud as: “the deliberate substitution, addition, tampering or misrepresentation of food, ingredients or packaging”. The 2013 horsemeat scandal and the Elliott report commissioned by the UK government at the end of 2014 made consumers realize the food they eat was not as safe and fresh as they think.

Food fraud is estimated to cost the world economy $48 billion annually and the University of Minnesota National Center for Food Protection and Defense has approximated that about 10 % of US food could be adulterated.

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Monin, Leader in Syrups For Professionals, Selects Lascom For Global Product Portfolio Management

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Monin, Leader in Syrups For Professionals, Selects Lascom For Global Product Portfolio Management

Product Lifecycle Management Solution Supports Global Product Management and Development Operations.

Lascom today announced that Monin, a global leader in premium syrups,
has selected its CPG Solution to manage its extensive and dynamic
product portfolio.

“Monin is the brand of choice for creative beverage professionals.
Our strong and proactive innovation strategy, covering 140 countries, is
one of the key factors in our continued success,” said Gislene Da Silva
Razavet, R&D Group Director of Monin.”Our global product
development and management operations expose us to a complex sets
regulatory exposures and Lascom PLM is an important support to manage
these quickly and effectively. “

 

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New trend : Nutri-cometics

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Nutri-cosmetics and lascom CPG

Nutri-cosmetics are supplement products that are meant to assist maintaining healthy skin, hair or nails. Nutri-cosmetics contain active ingredient that supports physiological functions to achieve the intended result of a healthier and more youthful appearance over time.

Vitamin A, vitamin D, lycopene and omega 3 fatty acids, resveratrol, red ginseng root or green tea are common ingredients quoted in nutri-cosmtics.

 

 

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Replay webinar: collaboration in NPD

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Successful product innovation relies on the ability to collaborate across different departments on key business activities, such as product score-carding, product development, supplier sourcing and management, product labeling and artwork development, as well as issue management. However, collaboration can be extremely challenging. Effective
collaboration between marketing, R&D, quality, sales, procurement, and operations accelerates time to market and increases product success. Poor collaboration means fewer good ideas, less optimal decisions, slower cycle time, and greater risk.

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FDA enforces rules about information to consumers for food service

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FDA enforces rules about information to consumers for food service

Following European INCO regulations, these new FDA rules are aligned with consumers' health concerns. New food service labeling will provide consumers with more nutritional information about food and beverage they consume in restaurants. The menu labeling regulation also requires food chains to provide nutrition information about total calories, total fat, calories from fat, saturated fat, trans-fat, cholesterol, sodium, total carbohydrates, fiber, sugars and protein. These new rules will help consumers make smart, healthy food choices for themselves and for their families.

Margo G. Wootan, nutrition policy director for the Center for Science in the Public Interest explained that menu labeling is “the biggest advance in providing nutrition information to consumers since the law that required Nutrition Facts labels on packaged foods was implemented 20 years ago”.

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