07-Mar-2014 - Salt targets for foodservice operators have been issued by the Department of Health (DH) for the first time, although the jury is out on how realistic they are.
07-Mar-2014 - Updated salt targets for packaged foodstuffs are too soft on meat and cheese, a leading expert claims, as the Department of Health (DH) posts foodservice targets for the first time.
07-Mar-2014 - The national media has seriously misreported consumers’ sugar intake and its apparent link to obesity following the World Health Organisation’s (WHO’s) latest intake update this week, leading nutritionists have claimed.
27-Feb-2014 - Food and drink manufacturers have slashed the waste they send to landfill by two thirds, according to results from the latest trade survey.
26-Feb-2014 - Reduced-sodium alternatives to regular salt are being heavily promoted by this year’s Consensus Action on Salt & Health (CASH) Salt Awareness Week.
14-Feb-2014 - Food and drink manufacturers must think “cool” when targeting teens with their messages, Dairy Council community and content manager Gary Cosby said at the launch of a hip hop video promoting the benefits of milk.
13-Feb-2014 - Social media is critical for food businesses to communicate with customers, especially for those offering niche products, Boulder Brands UK md Simon Hazlett has claimed.
13-Feb-2014 - Competition and low production will raise milk prices more than flooding, the National Farmers’ Union’s (NFU) chief dairy adviser has said.
13-Feb-2014 - As the trend for natural colours continues, so does the research into their stability, says Michelle Knott.
12-Feb-2014 - A senior Department of Health (DH) official has defended the large number of meetings he has held with food and drink companies, as part of the government strategy to stem what health professionals describe as the growing “crisis” of obesity in parts of the UK.
07-Feb-2014 - Meeting calls to cut or remove added sugars from food and drinks would not be simple, a consultant specialising in sweeteners has said.
07-Feb-2014 - Consumers are confused by the complexity of the healthy eating advice they are bombarded with and need greater help to navigate the maze of apparently conflicting information, a leading nutritionist has advised.
07-Feb-2014 - Tough new controls on alcohol and sugary drinks are needed to combat “a tidal wave” of cancer that is set to sweep the globe over the next 20 years, warns the World Health Organisation (WHO).
05-Feb-2014 - As I predicted in my leading article in the November 2013 issue of Food Manufacture, sugar is now the next battleground . However, little did I realise the lengths sugar's detractors would go to in their attempts to demonise this ingredient which, as well as bringing pleasure to people, is also required in small quantities for our brains to function properly.
04-Feb-2014 - Limagrain Céréales Ingrédients has introduced a toasted and granulated maize germ to help manufacturers decrease recipe costs in bars or muesli.
04-Feb-2014 - Rousselot’s latest clinical study reinforces the existing body of scientific evidence that Peptan can help to reduce joint pain and improve joint function in patients with osteoarthritis.
04-Feb-2014 - Swiss food colouring manufacturer, Wild Flavors, is using the purple sweet potato as a natural source of pink and violet food colouring.
04-Feb-2014 - A new Irish firm is harvesting sea salt directly from deep ocean water using a “breakthrough” process it says will enable the premium food sector to meet tough salt reduction targets.
04-Feb-2014 - To cash in on the carb-cutting trend, CSM recently launched Arkady Reduced Carb White Bread Mix, which contains 45% less carbohydrate than standard white bread and more than 50% more protein.
04-Feb-2014 - LycoRed is entering the men’s health category with its science-based formulation Lyc-O-Pro, which targets prostate health. Lyc-O-Pro combines curcumin, omega-3 fatty acids, zinc, and a proprietary tomato extract.
04-Feb-2014 - Stark global statistics greeted us in January. They indicated an explosion in overweight and obesity levels in the developing world, with prevalence almost quadrupling, especially in North Africa, the Middle East and Latin America, where obesity levels are now similar to those in Europe.
04-Feb-2014 - Global ingredients company Frutarom Health is launching up to seven natural health-centric ingredients this year.
04-Feb-2014 - Clinicians have embarked on a new four-year study to further understand how low-calorie diets could reverse Type 2 diabetes brought on by obesity.
04-Feb-2014 - A new range of food is being designed for people who find it hard to swallow.
04-Feb-2014 - Three manufacturers of the antioxidant algae astaxanthin have formed an educational and promotional trade organisation to promote its claimed benefits.