The European Food Safety Authority has started seeking experts to
sit on its two new panels on food additives, flavourings,
processing aids and food contact materials, following the decision
to split the existing Additives and Food...
A UK campaign group has called for stricter regulations on the
formulation and labelling of supermarket bakery bread, after
consumer group Which? found that some fresh loaves contain twice as
much salt as others.
Cutting out the junk will be a major for manufacturers in 2008 said
Mintel in its prediction of trends to shape food for the next 12
months, as consumers buy into natural and environmentally-friendly
Tapping into the ever-growing search for natural antioxidants to
prolong the shelf-life of foods, researchers from Portugal report
that the leaves, flowers, and skins of chestnuts could be added to
European food and drink trade with China and India has shot up
since 2000, against a backdrop of an overall growth in trade with
these countries that has seen China become Europe's second trading
partner after the USA.
The salt level in UK ready meals is 45 per cent lower than four
years ago, according to a new survey from the Consensus Action on
Salt and Health (CASH) highlighting the food industry's progress to
Natural extracts from olive and grape showed better anti-microbial
activity against a bacteria and yeast than three synthetic
antioxidants, showing their potential as food preservatives, says a
Trade show Food Ingredients Europe (FiE) kicks off today in
London, attracting 23,000 representatives from across
the industry and the latest innovations
in ingredients, formulation and processing techniques.
The use of potassium, magnesium and calcium salts in place of
sodium chloride could lead to breads with 33 per cent less salt
than normal, with changes in texture and mouthfeel, according to
new research from South Africa.
Heavyweights in the bakery industry are this week showcasing their
latest innovations in Orlando, Florida, at the International Baking
Industry Exposition, where millions of dollars of deals are
expected to close over the next four...
Soup sales in the US have slowed over the past year, prompting
Mintel to suggest that manufacturers and marketers need to rethink
their level of innovation and their market strategies if they want
to grow sales over the next five...
Vitiva has added new production lines to its natural extracts
facility, giving it 70 per cent more capacity, and is considering
acquiring another company so it can support demand with a second
The UK's FSA has issued its harshest judgement on the food
industry's use of artificial colour and preservatives yet,
following the publication of the Southampton study at the beginning
of the month, and is calling for action...
More than a thousand new food products claiming to be additive- and
preservative-free have been launched in the UK this year, according
to Mintel, representing almost a quarter of all launches and nearly
three times as many as any...
Jungbunzlauer has announced price increases affecting citric acid,
sodium citrate, gluconates and xanthan gum as it offsets its own
costs, an adjustment seen as aiding economic stability in the
The biggest trend in the UK market in recent years has been for
manufacturers and retailers to reduce the use of additives, as well
as replacing additives used with non-artificial alternatives, says
the Food and Drink Federation (FDF).
The board of the European Food Standards Authority yesterday said
it plans to carve up the workload of its Additives and Food Contact
(AFC) panel between two new panels - one for food additives and the
other for food contact materials.
This comment was amended to correct a statement about bans
of additives in other countries. Some of the chemicals were
previously banned by Norway, Austria and Australia but those bans
have since been removed. Allura red AC, tartrazine...
The European Food Standards Authority has confirmed that it will be
considering the FSA-funded study on certain food additives and
children's behaviour as part of its current review of additive
Concern stirred by publication of the Southampton study on food
additives and children's behaviour has ricocheted to the highest
echelons of British politics, with Prime Minister Gordon Brown
reportedly expressing his worry on...