Product Innovation watch

Category : Innovation, products, and ingredients watch

Published on 31/01/2019

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Bonduelle Foodservice presents 1 kg bags of coral lentil chips and carrots for the catering sector (serves 16).


Milka is launching Patamilka, a chocolate hazelnut spread.


Nestlé is launching Contrex Green, a range of Mate-infused beverages that come in several flavours: plain, lemon/lime, and raspberry.


In Germany, Milka presents a dessert pudding


Chobani is launching a vegetarian range based on coconut milk. It can be eaten with a spoon or drunk from a bottle.


What ?! the French is a new range of quirky organic ice creams made in France.

New ingredients that are relevant to innovation

PCB Creation is launching Pure Emotion, a preparation made with cocoa butter and freeze-dried fruit powders to create food decorations and provide natural colouring to the chocolate

Agrosourcing presents organic green banana flour as an alternative to gluten-free flours. Thanks to its neutral flavour, it can be used in both sweet and savoury products.

Dat-Schaub France is developing an organic brine mix that enables the production of organic, clean label ham without added nitrite salt.

Darégal is launching Cub’Eaze, organic herb squares that are ready to mix with fruits and vegetables to make 100% natural, fresh juices.

Ingrédia presents PROMILK® 600 A, a milk protein with unique emulsifying and water retention properties.

Regulation and certification watch (Source: Process alimentaire)

Decree No. 2018-1239 of 24 December 2018 extends the obligation to label the origin of milk, as well as milk and meat as ingredients, until 31 March 2020.
Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2018/2046 of 19 December 2018 authorising the commercialisation of products that contain genetically modified corn MON 87427 × MON 89034 × 1507 × MON 88017 × 59122 and genetically modified corn combining two, three, or four of the simple events MON 87427, MON 89034, 1507, MON 88017 and 59122, which consist of or are produced from these corn, and repealing Decision 2011/366/EU (listed under number C(2018) 8238] (Text with EEA relevance.)
The European Commission has authorised the commercialisation of Fonio in Europe. Fonio is an ancient grain from the millet family, native to West Africa. It is a gluten-free alternative to wheat and can also replace eggs in some uses.

Packaging / Process / Technology watch (Source: Process Alimentaire)

AnotherWay presents MyBeeWrap, a packaging made from organic cotton, beeswax, jojoba oil, and pine resins. It is washable and reusable and is intended to replace plastic and aluminium packaging while ensuring the optimal preservation of food.

The Italian Smilesys’ Drop & Taste concept consists of a mozzarella tray label with two stages: pull once to release holes that drain the mozzarella. Then pull all the way to release an opening through which you can serve the cheese. The packaging can even be resealed. This concept does away with a lid.

Finland’s Jospak Oy’s tray combines the best features of cardboard and plastic. It reduces the amount of plastic used by 85%. The cardboard tray is fully recyclable. Its outer surface is printable. It is compatible with the existing automatic packaging process, including under modified atmosphere.

Denmark’s PlusPack has received awards for its Ready2Cook Skin packaging. It combines the advantages of a skin packaging (visually attractive, conservation, vertical stacking without leakage, etc.) with the ability to cook the product directly in its aluminium tray.