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Today's food industry is faced with extraordinary consumer expectations. On one hand, consumers have a constant craving for new exciting products, and on the other hand, they demand premium quality, convenience, food safety, authenticity, and a more nutritious diet to fulfil their individual needs.
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Embracing clean and clear labels

Clean and clear labels, now industry standards, focus on natural ingredients and supply chain transparency. Embracing these labels meets consumer demands, enhances trust, and promotes sustainability, allowing informed choices and building loyalty.

Healthy aging: Holding on to vitality

07 May 2024
With age comes wisdom and experience. Let’s help consumers celebrate the journey with our healthy aging solutions. Explore the benefits of preventative nutrition, collagen for several aspects of health. Let consumers embrace healthier lifestyles, one delicious bite at a time.

Humanization of pets

19 Mar 2024
No matter what product pet owners are looking for, options that speak to human interest are becoming the norm. Humanization of pets is reflected in many new product launches promoting human grade ingredients.

Positioning options for soup

12 Feb 2024
Many consumers regard soups as a healthy and satisfying meal replacement option. However, there has been some apprehension due to concerns over high levels of sodium and other additives that may feature on the contents list.

The vital role collagen plays in pet nutrition

22 Jan 2024
Pet owners prioritize nutritious foods for holistic pet health, and now acknowledge collagen and its role in maintaining inner and outer health and well-being

The use of protein for better weight management

11 Jan 2024
Of the major macronutrients, proteins and their constituent amino acids have been shown to be highly satiating. The effects of high protein diets on weight maintenance show clear efficacy.

5 ways of crafting the ultimate protein sandwich

12 Dec 2023
Sandwiches are arguably the most popular choice for consumers on-the-go and are preferred for their versatility and variety. Discover ways of crafting the ultimate sandwich by enhancing every element to bring together a superior specimen that will win in taste and nutrition.

Collagen remains a massive success in mainstream nutrition

10 Oct 2023
Many consumers choose foods that carry a health claim, and a large percentage of them opt for a high collagen content due to the many benefits for all-round body health and beauty.

5 ways to improve your dried salami

07 Sep 2023
Whatever your motivation, here are 5 ways for you to improve the competitiveness of your dried salami.

5 ways to turn bacon into a better business

23 Aug 2023
Here are 5 relevant techniques explaining how you can make bacon even more delicious for consumers and more convenient and cost-effective for you as a bacon producer.

5 ways of reviving your noodle soup recipe

22 Aug 2023
Modern consumer trends show that consumers are demanding ingredients that they know and understand. There is more interest in natural products that contain kitchen cupboard ingredients manufactured using authentic traditional methods.

Meat snack trend gains momentum

11 Aug 2023
Meat snacks continue to see an increase in popularity and appeal with consumers determining what they prefer in their choice of products.

Making meat a healthier option

27 Jun 2023
Meat products are still a major source of nutrition in all corners of the globe. Modern consumers are looking more closely at what is contained in the food they choose; therefore, products need to be more label friendly in order to stay ahead of the competition.

Steady fish and seafood consumption: The norm with potential for growth

13 Jun 2023
Fish and seafood subcategory accounts for a stable quarter share of the total meat, fish and eggs category launches tracked over the last 4 years with regards to sales. Find out what factors influence this steady trend.

5 ways to improve your pet food application

25 May 2023
Whatever your motivation, here are 5 ways for you to improve the competitiveness of your pet broth

Bone broth - still on trend

Innova Market Insights has reported a steady rise in products marketed as containing “bone broth” with a CAGR of 21,8 % from 2018-2023.

Meeting the challenge: Towards healthier lifestyle

Watch as Nutrition Expert and Regional Director Tom Cooke talks about trends within functional foods and supplements.

Understanding the value of sliceability

Most meat processors must slice their products for display and distribution. There is a direct link between profitability and sliceability with advantages for more and better-looking slices having the most customer appeal.

Reduced purge in meat

Purge reduction is beneficial because it preserves the quality of processed meats, which will be preferred by consumers.

Beauty from nutrition

23 Jan 2023
Many consumers have for a long-time associated diet with health and appearance, as well as the many ways in which collagen and other supplements promote health and well-being. Collagen peptides deliver several health benefits for health, beauty, and vitality.

The importance of yield in meat processing

Yield in meat processing is an important factor that is directly proportional to profits. Functional proteins provide numerous value adding properties that benefit meat processors and consumers.

5 ways to improve the attractiveness of a reformed ham

27 Oct 2022
Whatever your motivation, here are 5 ways for you to improve the attractiveness of a reformed ham.

Explore clean natural ingredients derived the traditional way

31 Aug 2022
Add clean savory goodness that will elevate your current recipe, and possibly your next launch

Guilt-free indulgence

A deeper look at current market indicators which state that consumers not only prefer health promoting foods, they also want to have indulgent treats that carry a health claim.

Clean label solutions for all meats

01 Aug 2022
Get some detailed insights on the various ways in which Essentia solutions can help you achieve clean label claims.

Video: Yield improvement

12 May 2022
Take a closer look at the various ways in which using functional proteins in meat processing can lead to improved yield.

5 ways to improve every detail of a burger

12 May 2022
Imagine your perfect burger, soft, juicy, crispy and bursting with taste and flavors. Tab into each element on how clean label ingredients can improve every detail of a burger – enjoy!

Recognizing the vital role texture plays in the eating experience

Texture is an important feature that has a direct influence on the perceived quality of the product, and the level of satisfaction gained from the eating experience.

Meat texture

11 Apr 2022
Find out more about the role texture plays in the manufacture and presentation of different meats.

Ever evolving labeling claims in the savory sector

Understand the challenges of the ever-evolving labelling claims in the savory sector in order to pass the scrutiny of mindful consumers.

Spotlight on meat replacement and extension

Meat replacement is important in the manufacture of meat products as it provides numerous value adding benefits to the finished product.

Collagen gives expanded market opportunities

This shift from sports nutrition to mainstream nutrition is expanding collagen inclusion far beyond muscle building and performance enhancement.

Video: Meat replacement

22 Feb 2022
Understand the challenge on how to use meat replacement to optimize your products and keep the cost for meat applications down.

How sausages can stay popular with modern consumers

25 Jan 2022
Real meat and authentic clean label ingredients are necessary for the manufacture of quality sausages, that withstand the scrutiny of the discerning consumer.

5 ways for you to improve your functional beverages with the use of collagen

18 Aug 2021
With the rising trend in nutritional beverages which claim to have numerous functional benefits, it has become vital that health seeking consumers gain the most out of their purchase. Find out how enhancements with protein and collagen can be beneficial to your brand.

Adopt the clean label trend

Consumer preferences may be ever evolving, but the clean label trend is here to stay. Discover more about what drives consumer choices towards products based on transparency.

5 ways to improve the formulation of your meatballs

24 Jan 2021
The 5 improvement points presented here uses ScanPro™ 1015 – a powdered functional pork protein ideal for meat replacement in e.g. meatballs.

Hybrid - the best of two worlds

18 Jun 2020
A growing number of consumers are adapting some of the principles of the vegetarian kitchen while still enjoying the taste, flavors and nutritional advantages of the traditional kitchen with animal proteins. The trend paves the way for new hybrid ingredient options.