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Lower saturated fats in new rapeseed strain

Determined food businesses working to lower fat content could benefit from a new strain of rapeseed that produces oil with lower than usual levels of saturated fat.

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Omega Ingredients’ investment creates 16 new jobs

Omega Ingredients (OI) has doubled the size of its manufacturing facility and secured 16 new jobs by pumping £300,000 into its UK operations, ceo and founder Steve Pearce has said.


Europe’s regulations makes it global hub

Europe’s functional food legislation is slowing down development - but not stopping it, says Michelle Knott

Nutritionist: Five-a-day is enough

Less than 10% of 11-18 year olds and 30% of adults currently achieve five-a-day.


Where is the EU's nutrient profilling model?

Grass is growing around plans for nutrient profiles, despite supporters arguing they are needed to make sense of health claims, says Paul Gander

Good brain health slows dementia risk

Neuronal health must be maintained for as long as possible if the onset of dementia is to be delayed, argues ingredients firm DSM.

Europe is ripe for UK gluten-free businesses

France and other European countries are prime targets for the UK’s established gluten-free (GF) businesses, according to an industry expert.

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Organic boosts EHL’s sales

An ingredients firm has reported a dramatic increase in sales of its organic products for the third year running.

New granola offers low-sugar alternative

A new low-sugar variety of granola will be launched by the manufacturer Lizi’s to meet growing consumer demand for healthy, natural products.

Wild says no to plain vanilla

Flavour company Wild is launching “unusual” ice cream flavour combinations, following a rise in product launches featuring dessert flavours.

Symrise completes Diana deal

German flavourings supplier Symrise has completed the acquisition of French natural flavourings group Diana for €1.3bn. It now plans to integrate the two businesses, which have combined sales of €2.3bn.

FIHN's new online home

Food Ingredients, Health & Nutrition (FIHN) has launched a new online offering to complement its printed one.

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EHL appoints new product development manager

EHL Ingredients has appointed Katherine Davis as its new product development manager to lead the development of new blends and boost its product range.

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Nestle invests £329M in sustainability

Nestle has invested €414M (£329M) in a new strategy to source 100% of its permanent range of Nespresso Grand Cru coffees sustainably and improve farmer welfare.

Food colours from fruits and vegetables

GNT is targeting manufacturers of baby food with its new fruit- and vegetable-derived Exberry colouring foods.

The benefits of powdered blackberries

NP Nutra, manufacturer and wholesaler of dietary supplement and functional food ingredients, has added blackberry juice powder to its super fruit product portfolio.

Synergy captures the essence of beef flavour

A new range of beef flavour solutions for savoury food and drink manufacturers has been launched by Synergy.

Carotenoids provide dye alternative

Manufacturers of energy drinks and flavoured waters can maintain drink transparency, without compromising taste or quality, claims DSM.

DSM brings fermented stevia to the market

A rise in demand for low-calorie food products has led DSM to develop a new high-intensity sweetener platform, which is based on fermentation.

Global tastes for spicy foods are hotting up

The global taste for spicy foods is increasing, according to a consumer perception survey recently published by DSM.

Lallemand is using its loaf

Bread and other yeast-leavened bakery products can become sources of vitamin D with Lallemand’s VitaD baker’s yeast, following market authorisation from the European Commission (EC).

Second cognitive study is a boost for French SOD firm

A dietary supplement made from dried cantaloupe melon juice has been clinically proven to reduce physical fatigue and stress, according to the French ingredients firm Bionov.

Consumers worried about food quality and safety

More than 40% of consumers are worried about the quality and safety of ingredients in prepared food from supermarkets, according to independent research firm RPA.

Obesity caused mainly by inactivity, not sugar

The rise in obesity in the UK has been primarily caused by a decline in physical activity, not by increased calorie and sugar consumption, according to the Institute of Economic...

Sugar debate halts baking’s popularity

Demand for baking ingredients and kits is set to crumble as health conscious consumers look to avoid sugar and spend less time in the home, according to a report by...