Benzene levels in soft drinks are safe, says FDA
Levels of benzene found in soft drinks so far are not a safety risk
for consumers, says the US food safety watchdog, attempting to calm
Soy before birth could reduce offspring obesity risk, say scientists
The unhealthy, high-fat foods we consume may not be the only
culprits when it comes to obesity and related diseases, according
to US scientists who reveal that a pregnant mother's diet may
permanently increase- or reduce- her...
Z-Trim Plus claims double-edged health benefits
A new line of functional fat substitutes claims to be able to cut
up to half the fat content of products while fortifying them with
health promoting ingredients.
Codex committee debates dairy standards
A Codex committee meets this week to hammer out international
standards for the dairy industry, including contentious issues such
as who can label their cheese as "parmesan".
SupplyExpo makes connections in Anaheim
New friends, industry trends, innovations and Elvis impersonators.
The 25th annual Natural Products Expo West and SupplyExpo drew to a
close yesterday afternoon, after three days of intense industry
activity and education.
Salt debate leaves bitter taste
The current debate about the levels at which the UK's food
regulator has set its salt reduction targets misses the point about
how healthier eating habits can be achieved.
Senomyx strengthens position in global flavor market
Flavor firm Senomyx has strengthened its ties with two major food
companies in order to tap new markets and consolidate established
ARS researchers create high fiber fat replacer
Researchers from the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) have
created a fat replacement additive rich in soluble fiber,
beta-glucan, to tap into the low-fat food market.
Codex launches food additive info service
Codex has launched a searchable web-based version of its standard
General Standard for Food Additives (GSFA) to inform food firms
about the latest developments.
Omega-3s have no benefits for heart health, cancer - new review
Intake of omega-3 fatty acids from oily fish and fish oil
supplements has no effect on mortality, heart disease or cancer,
concludes a new review, but guidelines should continue for
Americans more aware of foodborne illness, says study
American consumers are eating safer, according to new findings that
reveal the number of 'risky foods' consumed has declined
significantly in recent years.
Organic dairy-rating report sparks fierce debate
A new report rating the nation's organic dairy brands according to
ethical farming practices has sparked fierce debate in the industry
as it accuses a number of market leaders of "shortchanging
Chiquita raises banana prices in response to higher tariffs
Leading banana supplier Chiquita has increased its prices in Europe
and the US, in a move designed to offset the negative impact of
Rising costs impair profit for General Mills
Like many other food producers General Mills is suffering from
rising costs, which are holding back profits, despite increasing
sales, according to the latest financial report.
Can Arla beat the boycott?
As Arla Foods begins on the long road to recovery in its Middle
East dairy markets, DairyReporter.com delves into the nature
of consumer boycotts and the effects they may have.