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Broccoli’s superpowers are growing stronger

Broccoli’s ‘superfood’ status has been elevated, following findings from the Institute of Food Research (IFR) claiming a new variety could reduce low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol.

Fertility firm combines tech with supplements

Fruitful Way claims to have developed a fertility toolkit with supplements to help couples conceive naturally.

Bakery sets out on satiating mission with new products

Five new weight management concepts from DuPont Nutrition and Health focus on the bakery sector, including breads, cakes and cereal bars.

'Stay active in old age' - dairy targets the elderly

Arla Foods Ingredients has responded to a rise in elderly consumers in Europe by launching its Nutrilac Ageless whey protein and calcium ingredient, to boost protein content in yogurts and...

New ice cream flavour concepts for summer

Last year’s bumper ice cream sales have prompted flavours and colours firm Wild to create new ice cream flavour concepts.

Men would rather quit sex, sports and booze than meat

Men would rather give up sex, booze, Sky Sports and their job and swim with sharks than become a vegetarian, according to a poll by Peperami.


Clean-labels: a dirty game?

The industry's drive to make food and drink labels easier for consumers to read has been attacked in a recently published book. Lynda Searby finds out how the sector has...

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Krill oil better absorbed than fish oil: study

Krill oil has more eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) than fish oil, according to a new clinical study.

AB Sugar aims to save consumers’ waistlines by busting sugar ‘myths’

AB Sugar has launched a website to educate consumers about where the sugar in their diets comes from.

Black Farmer backs gluten-free study

Sausage maker The Black Farmer has thrown its weight behind a Lancaster University Management School project to find out the precise motivations behind consumers turning to gluten-free products.

EDME pumps £2M into Essex site

Bakery ingredients supplier EDME is pumping over £2M into its manufacturing facilities in a turnover-boosting bid to modernise and diversify its operations.

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New heights for bottled water sales

Packaged water consumption levels are set to soar above carbonated soft drinks for the first time this year, according to figures from Canadean’s global beverage forecast data.

Treatt raises flavours game

lavour specialist Treatt has launched a new beverage applications centre at its Bury St Edmunds headquarters, following increased demand from drinks firms for new flavour combinations.

Fabulous Bakin’ boys reveals its new name

The Fabulous Bakin’ Boys, a Daelmans Group-owned manufacturer of branded muffins and flapjacks, has rebranded to the ‘Fabulous Bakers’, ahead of a major marketing push and reformulation project.

Nutrition stars celebrated at NutraIngredients Awards

Star performances from the fast-moving world of food nutrition were celebrated this week in the inaugural NutraIngredients Awards, staged at VitaFoods Europe, Geneva, Switzerland.

British Bakels invests to grow

Bakery ingredients specialist British Bakels will pump £700,000 into its Bicester, Oxford, manufacturing headquarters in a bid to boost the site's efficiencies and its potential to grow sales.

Vitafoods 2015

Top four tips to succeed with free-from

Free-from food and drink manufacturers must defend themselves against fickle consumers if their brands are to remain successful in one of the fastest growing markets, experts have urged. 

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Glanbia Nutritionals announces second ancient grain investment

Global food ingredients giant Glanbia Nutritionals is preparing to make a further investment in its recently opened multi-million pound oat milling facility to boost its presence in the ancient grains...

Kids' cognitive health drives new fruit drink

General health and cognitive development in youngsters will be targeted by Glanbia Nutritionals’ Dragon Kids prototype vitamin water premix.

Longer on the shelf for gluten-free

A long-life gluten-free range of desserts has been extended by ingredients firm Macphie.


BNF: There's a folate deficiency in young women

One in five teenage girls and young women aged 16–24 years in the UK are deficient in the B vitamin folate, according to the latest figures from the government’s National...

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New Britain Oils invests £250,000 in bakery

New Britain Oils (NBO) has pumped £250,000 into its bakery division and created several key roles in a bid to bolster its sales in the sector.

Latest allergy recalls in pictures

Nine potentially dangerous products were recalled or withdrawn by food businesses in April over allergy fears stemming from undeclared ingredients, according to the Food Standards Agency (FSA).

Saturated fat truth will be revealed: scientists

Leading scientists will explore the effects of saturated fat from dairy on the body in a bid to establish its true effects on health, following recent research.

The latest nutraceuticals at Vitafoods - a free update

Sports, health, weight management and supplements will be showcased by ingredients firm ADM at Vitafoods Europe in May this year.