More negative online discussions surround aspartame than other sweeteners, as consumers become embroiled in the bitter debate surrounding the health benefits offered by sugar alternatives, a new study has claimed.
Food safety authorities are racing to trace the source of a Caribbean soft drink linked with a death in Southampton after it was found to contain dangerous levels of cocaine.
Pasta Foods is creating 50 jobs by expanding into a newly bought factory in Norwich, helped by £500,000 worth of funding from New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership’s (LEP’s) Growing Business Fund.
A new Food Crime Unit should be set up to combat food fraud following the horsemeat crisis, recommends the government-commissioned Elliott Review.
A stronger Food Standards Agency (FSA) – equipped with responsibility for food compositional labelling – is a key recommendation of the interim Elliott Review, commissioned by the government to investigate the supply chain after the horsemeat crisis.
Food industry groups have welcomed the recommendations of the Elliott Review – each stressing their own particular field of interest – but all highlighting the vote of confidence expressed by the report’s author.
UK food and drink manufacturers must capitalise on the opportunities offered by the export market or risk losing out to other countries.
A study carried out by researchers at Sheffield Hallam University, in collaboration with Chaucer Foods – which claims to be the world's largest supplier of freeze-dried fruit – has found that freeze drying strawberries had no significant impact on their nutrient content.
Improving knowledge transfer is one of three key ambitions revealed by the Food and Drink Federaton (FDF), as part of its plan to deliver sustainable growth for the UK food and drink manufacturing industry.