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Monthly Patent Editorial
Recent Patents in Instant Foods

One of the major factors influencing food trends in recent decades is the increasing pace of life. The number of meals prepared from scratch in the home has declined significantly; and sales of convenience foods have increased, including takeaway foods, ready meals that just require reheating in the home, and instant foods that are dehydrated and only require adding water or milk. The Instant noodle was invented in 1958 by Momofuku Ando, who also developed the ‘cup noodle’ in 1971. As well as contributing to the provision of foods for space travel, instant noodles have proved to be popular throughout the world as a quick snack. The fried, dried noodles are generally provided in a block, or in a container or package that can accommodate the amount of liquid required to rehydrate the product. Today, most instant noodle products are preseasoned or provided with a sachet of flavouring ingredients that can be added just prior to consumption. Recent patent coverage on instant noodles show that there is still considerable research in this area, particularly in the use of new ingredients to improve storage stability and rehydration properties.



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Taste Trends - Ideas and Inspiration for NPD

3 December 2014

Leatherhead's hallmark Taste Trends Conference exploring the upcoming trends in the food and drink industry is once again set to feed you with ideas and inspiration to develop new products or reinvigorate existing ones.

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