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Nestlé investigating Chinese fake food factories

Nestlé have joined Chinese authorities in investigating factories in producing £12M worth of counterfeited food seasonings and sauces, including fake Nestlé products.

Health show focus for organic dietary fibre

An organic variant of an established dietary fibre was the main attraction at Taiyo’s stand during last month’s Health Ingredients Europe show, which took place in Frankfurt.

Top food and drink trends for 2017

Personalisation and anti-inflammatory food and drinks lead 10 key growth opportunities for manufacturers, a New Nutrition Business report revealed.

Omega-3 intake is crucial to human health

Omega-3 fatty acids in the diet – contained in oily fish and as supplements – are proven to lower the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD), but they also help to...

Drinks brands compete on sweetness

The looming sugar tax is accentuating differences among drinks manufacturers over how sweetness levels can be achieved and – in some cases – what those levels should be.

Food producers call for tax cuts on healthy food

A coalition of food and drink producers has urged the government to cut the tax on low-sugar food and drink products to 5%, following new research that revealed young adults...

Dairy nutrition undervalued: trade body

The nutritional value of milk and dairy continues to be misunderstood and is often unfairly targeted in saturated-fat reduction campaigns, an industry-body nutritionist has claimed.

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Obesity in mice linked to gut bacteria, study reveals

A study of mice has given further credence to the potential link between gut bacteria and obesity.

Food makers can benefit from trusted ingredients: survey

Nearly three-quarters (73%) of consumers are prepared to pay more for a food or drink product made with ingredients they recognise and trust, new research has found.

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‘Sugar like’ stevia for low-calorie drinks unveiled

A stevia ingredient claimed to perform like sugar when calorie-content is greatly reduced is now available.

Manufacturers target ‘sophisticated’ adult soft drinks market

As young adults in particular drink significantly less alcohol, the creation of soft drinks for this audience represents a major opportunity, according to Britvic.

Sugar-free drink study slammed by scientists

A study that suggests sugar-free and diet drinks play no role in helping people lose weight is unhelpful and ignores the evidence base, scientists and industry lobby groups claim.

Scottish organic farmers urge same standards after Brexit

Organic farmers in Scotland have called for standards to remain the same after Britain quits the EU.

Danes launch project to prevent allergic reactions

A new €2M project, led by the National Food Institute (NFI) at the Technical University of Denmark, will focus on developing new products to treat or prevent allergies.

Nutrition body unveils EU health claim guide

A best-practice guide to preparing EU health claims, aimed primarily at small and medium-sized enterprises, has been developed by the British Nutrition Foundation (BNF) in conjunction with the EU-funded Bacchus...

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Restricted diets research centre opens

A research centre that will focus on the needs of consumer groups with specific dietary restrictions has opened at the University of Chester.

Coagulant can remove bitter notes in soft cheese

A new coagulant that can eliminate unwanted bitter notes developing in soft cheese has been described as a “game changer” by its maker.

Almonds are No.1 new product nut

Almonds are for the first time the leading nut in new product introductions in Europe, new data has found.

Clean-label starch claimed to boost stability

A clean-label starch that is said to combine instant viscosity with higher texture stability over the shelf-life of a product has been launched by Ingredion.

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The sugar tax: what do millennials really think?

What do youngsters really think about the impact of the soft drinks levy, due to be introduced in 2018? After research published in The Lancet last week backed claims that...

Processed meat linked to aggravating asthma

Research linking processed meat and asthma needs more evidence, claimed the Provision Trade Federation (PTF) and Asthma UK, after scientists reported the link this week (December 20).

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Bakery fillings firm bought by Dutch giant

Lancashire-based bakery ingredients maker James Fleming & Co is to be sold to Dutch firm Zeelandia at the turn of the year.

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World Diabetes Day targets effect on eyes

World Diabetes Day (November 14) was marked by a campaign that highlighted the effect the disease can have on the eyes.

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Crumb coatings cater for a range of styles

Five new crumb coatings that cater for different styles of cooking have been introduced by Crisp Sensation.

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Gum emulsifier made from acacia gets UK launch

An “odourless, colourless and tasteless” emulsifier made from acacia trees is now available in the UK.