Consumption of fresh fruit is on the rise in the UK, shows new
government data, leading to a notable increase in intake of vitamin
C. But a decline in other foods such as milk means calcium, iron
and other nutrients are still lacking...
US cranberry co-operative Ocean Spray will roll out a plumper
version of its health ingredient for use in bakery products onto
the European food market in the next few months, hoping to see
value-added ingredients boost a bottom line...
An Australian firm, which yesterday received a food industry award
for its range of heart healthy grape extracts, is looking into
export opportunities on the European market. But health claims
regulations may increase the challenges...
Progress towards tackling the obesity epidemic could come from a
new study which has found that a compound commonly found in red
wine boosts the activity of an identified gene which cuts the
growth of new fat cells.
Initiatives by food makers to push food products that can tap into
the growing health concerns from consumers have found support from
a new study that backs ongoing research to suggest a healthier diet
and lifestyle can potentially...
Opportunities for the synthetic kiwi flavour market have opened up
after findings from a small study in the UK show that the kiwi
fruit appears to be a significant food allergen capable of causing
severe reactions, particularly in...
Cheaper processing methods could be on the way for makers of
decaffeinated coffee as scientists in Brazil identify naturally
growing caffeine-free coffee plants. As the global coffee market
remains dogged by rock bottom prices through...
Findings from a new report from the Geneva-based World Trade
Organisation suggest today's highly processed food industry will
continue its thirst for ingredients, writes Lindsey Partos.
In the past two decades international trade...
A new study supports growing evidence that eating fruit - thanks to
the protective antioxidants they contain - can help men and women
fight against the onset of age-related maculopathy (ARM), a
degenerative eye disease that can cause...
A slice of nut and nut products on sale in the UK today, including
peanut butter and marzipan, were found to contain harmful toxins,
said the UK's food watchdog this week, following an annual survey.
Retailers rush to amend the...
Stable Micro Systems has developed a probe that it claims can
accurately determine the firmness and texture of a number of foods.
The analyser works by penetrating the food in several places to
give an average reading.
On 1 May an historic moment marked the entry of ten countries and
75 million consumers into the European Union. Churchill's 'Iron
Curtain' has been consigned to the history books, heralding
democracy, stability and...
The countdown begins to new food allergen labelling rules in Europe
that herald an end to the 20 year old '25 per cent' rule. Taken
together with escalating incidences of food allergies, new
opportunities have arisen in...
As food manufacturers and ingredients suppliers work towards tough
new rules on the labelling of food allergens, Europe's risk
assessment body concludes that current scientific evidence is
'insufficient to establish an intake...
The European research commissioner Phillipe Busquin has extolled
the virtues of a new EU-funded study that aims to turn around 4
million tonnes of tomato by-products into proteins, sugars, fibre
Exalted of late for their antioxidant health benefits, fruit
berries continue to show growth in a range of food applications.
Fruit ingredients stalwart J.O. Sims has launched a new Canadian
produced berry onto the market marking...
Frutarom Switzerland, the recently acquired Swiss arm of Israeli
flavours group Frutarom, has pulled on synergies from its new
parent to launch a new line of grapefruit flavours, the first in a
range of citrus flavours.
A polyphenol extract made from selected red grapes from the south
of France has been shown to signficantly reduce lipid deposits in
arteries, and produced a greater effect than red wine, reports its
Intitiatives by the food industry and governments to bring the
five-a-day phenomenon to the consumer gained further credence this
week with a new study showing fruit and vegetable consumption can
Millions of euros will be poured into three major
'farm-to-fork?research projects, the Commission said yesterday, to
reinforce R&D co-operation at a European level and bring a
monetary boost to the increasingly complex food...
Forthcoming European legislation on health claims could pose a
roadblock to rapid market expansion of polyphenols, the plant-based
antioxidants gaining increasing attention for their
disease-fighting actions, warns a new report.
The movement of foodstuffs within the European boundaries will be
changed forever once the next step towards an enlarged Europe takes
place. Food and Life Sciences lawyer Raymond O’Rourke takes us
through a detailed look at some of...
While new rules on allergens labels will enter into force early
next year in Europe, a new study released this week in the US
suggests incidents of peanut allergies in children are on the up.
Pressure is on industry and congress for...
In the wake of terrorist attacks in the US on September 11, 2001
Europe's manufacturing industries have taken a knock but figures
released this week reveal that the food industry is managing the
course, registering a 'light...