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Study finds link between ultra-processed foods and mental health

By Mary Ellen Shoup

A study exploring the connection between ultra-processed foods (UPF) consumption and reported adverse mental health symptoms found that participants who had a diet high in UPF were more likely to report instances of 'mentally unhealthy' and...

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Sensient Technologies acquires assets of Flavor Solutions Inc.

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Sensient Technologies has acquired the assets of New Jersey-based Flavor Solutions, a custom product and flavor development company serving the food, beverage, and nutraceutical industries. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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Ajinomoto seeks to 'set the record straight' on MSG

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Is consumer sentiment around MSG (monosodium glutamate) shifting? According to MSG supplier Ajinomoto, perceptions of the flavor enhancer have improved over the last three years since the company undertook a full-scale awareness campaign to educate consumers.

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Kerry: Umami and kokumi combination breaks new ground in savory flavors

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Umami, referred to as the ‘5th taste’ in the culinary world (in addition to sweet, sour, salty, and bitter), and kokumi, characterized as a ‘taste enhancer’ that heightens and lengthens flavors, could be the next winning savory flavor combination in packaged...

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