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Our complete library of whitepapers, covering various different topics in the food and beverage industry, all written and edited by our industry experts.


New EU contaminant regulation

Pyrrolizidine alkaloids (PAs) are toxins that various plants produce to protect themselves against external stress...
White paper 29 June, 2022

Food packaging recycling logos in Europe

The recycling of food packaging waste is a priority for sustainability strategies in Europe. However, for recycling to...
White paper 27 May, 2022

The Single-Use Plastics Directive and the Food Industry

With the EU taking an increasingly hard line on single-use plastics, the food industry needs to stay abreast of varied...
White paper 20 April, 2022

Food Law in Africa and the Middle East

Africa’s emerging economies present exciting opportunities for the food and beverage industry. Demographic factors...
White paper 23 February, 2022

COVID-19’s influence on European obesity strategies

According to World Health Organization (WHO) figures, worldwide obesity has nearly tripled since 19751. The effects of...
White paper 09 December, 2021

What’s on the horizon for meat alternatives?

As world population growth continues, the availability and provision of foods containing protein is under the...
White paper 05 November, 2021

When will we be eating lab-grown meat?

Global demand for meat and fish continues to grow in line with the world population, income and urbanisation...
White paper 05 October, 2021

Advertising food and drink products to children

Increasing evidence of a link between the types of food and beverage products advertised to children and childhood...
White paper 16 July, 2021

Leverage functional ingredients without falling foul of regulation

The ‘pharmafood’ trend is gaining momentum, with many food and beverage businesses developing products to meet...
White paper 17 June, 2021

Post-Brexit changes to UK food and beverage legislation

As the grace periods set out in the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation agreement following Brexit come to an end, food and...
White paper 20 May, 2021
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