Orafti consolidates science for inulin, oligofructose
Science - consolidation and breakthroughs - took centre stage at
the 5th Orafti Research Conference last week, as world-leading
scientists convened to discuss prebiotics.
Chiquita announces debt-reducing moves
Fruit supplier Chiquita is embarking on a number of debt-reducing
initiatives, including the sale of its shipping fleet, as the firm
struggles to find its feet after new EU banana import rules hacked
at its profits.
Soy database provides access to genetic info
US government scientists have launched a new online database that
allows for the exploration of the soybean's genetic makeup, which
makes it possible to compare current soybean genetic maps.
Greater accuracy in allergy chocolate testing, study
Peanut allergy sufferers may soon be able to dig into dark
chocolate without fear of hidden nuts, thanks to new research
undertaken by US scientists.
Puratos to contruct US sourdough facility
Bakery ingredients firm Puratos is to construct a new sourdough
plant in the US, designed to address increasing demand for its
ready to use fermented sourdough line, which has until now been
produced exclusively in Europe.
Task force to address advertising, kids' obesity link
Representatives from the food, television and advertising
industries are to team up to create a task force designed to
examine the link between TV commercials and the rising rate of
Spinach outbreak could lead to tougher food safety laws
In the wake of an outbreak of E. coli sickness due to contaminated
packaged spinach, consumer and health groups are calling for
tougher food safety laws for processors of produce.
Vitamin E in pecans may reduce LDL oxidation
A handful of pecans a day could reduce the risk of heart disease,
found a recent study, likely due to the nut's high vitamin E
WHO recommends global phasing out of trans fats
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has recommended that
governments around the world phase out partially hydrogenated oils
if trans-fat labelling alone doesn't spur significant reductions.
Pan Sino establishes Singapore's largest cocoa bean plant
Cocoa bean producer Pan Sino International has announced plans to
build Singapore's largest cocoa processing plant, increasing cocoa
bean supply for manufacturers.
Novozymes raises prices for brewing enzymes
Danish enzyme firm Novozymes has announced that it is to increase
prices for a line of its brewing enzymes in the US, as the firm
struggles to retain profitability under growing market pressures.
The whole grain potential of barley, rye
Barley and rye are underutilized whole grains, and although they
are considered to be minor cereal grains they have major health
benefits, heard food scientists and manufacturers last week.
Study reignites low-carb high-protein debate
A recent study props up the principle of low-carb high-protein
dieting - giving the low carb fad diets that pushed meat
consumption, such as the once fashionable Atkins diet, one last
Trans fats battle reaches New York restaurants
The trans fats battle is inching its way further into the
foodservice sector, with a new proposal announced this week to
remove almost all of the artery clogging oils from New York City
Fruit-flavored drinks decline, future dull, says Mintel
Obesity concerns and a lack of innovation have driven down sales of
fruit-flavored juice drinks in the US over the past five years, and
prospects to boost the market remain dismal according to a new
report by Mintel.