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Sainsbury calls for agreed allergen threshold limits

Sainsbury’s head of analytical testing has called for agreement on threshold limits for the presence of allergens in food and drink to provide reassurance to food manufacturers, retailers and, most...


Weight management: is calorie control out for the count?

Conventional advice on how to maintain health and combat obesity has come in for a bit of a battering in recent times.

Pacific tuna fishing rates ‘unsustainable’: wildlife body

Governments have been urged to agree on long-term conservation and management measures to protect threatened eastern Pacific tuna.

Consumers continue to limit meat intake: survey

The flexitarian trend continues to gather pace after more than a quarter of UK consumers (28%) were found to have reduced or limited their meat consumption over a six-month period.

Antioxidant green tea extracts showcased at Drinktec

Tea extracts with a high polyphenol and catechin content were unveiled at Drinktec, which took place in Munich last week (September 11–15).

Processing affects how fat in plant-based food is absorbed: study

Preserving the natural structure of plant-based food during processing can limit the amount of fat and energy absorbed by the body, a study has claimed.

Childhood obesity research unit gets £5M

The government has pledged £5M towards a new policy research unit dedicated to understanding the causes of childhood obesity.

Low-fat health risk study disputed by nutritionists

A major study that claims a low-fat diet might increase the risk of death has been met with scepticism from health and nutrition experts.

Whey can extend shelf-life of protein bars

The notoriously short shelf-life of protein bars may be a thing of the past thanks to a new whey protein that, according to its maker, can keep them soft for...

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Nutrient-rich microalgae set to become cheaper

A green microalgae rich in protein, iron, vitamins and antioxidants is set to become more affordable thanks to a French start-up team.

Natural colourant shows stability success in yogurt and water

A natural colourant range has compared favourably in stability tests for fruit preparations in yogurts and in flavoured sparkling waters.

Naturalness and surprising creations lead top beverage tips

Five tips to help beverage manufacturers grow sales have been unveiled by a colouring foods producer.

EU food safety body: adopt safe glutamate intake levels

Europe’s scientific food safety body is urging the EU to adopt its newly established safe intake levels for glutamate food additives after raising fears about consumption rates.

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First stevia antioxidant extract set for global production

The first antioxidant product extracted from the stevia leaf has moved a step closer after a development phase.

Salt reduction trials in meat alternatives claimed a success

A series of trials to reduce the sodium content of plant-based, vegan and vegetarian meat alternatives has been completed successfully by Salt of the Earth.

Dairy-free beverage stabiliser has clean-label claims

The clean-label claimed of dairy-free beverages have been boosted by a new stabiliser that, according to its maker, removes the need for other additives.

Gluten-free baking enzymes can improve bread softness

A range of baking enzymes that allows gluten-free bread makers to improve the softness and moistness of their products is now available.


Why the charcoal trend needs caution

The medicinal properties of activated charcoal have been known for centuries.


Brain-boosting functional foods are set to go mainstream

The universal appeal of cognitive health products is putting the market in a strong position.

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Kids’ sugar advertising ban is ‘choking the industry’

An extension on the ban of advertising high fat, salt or sugar (HFSS) food and drink products to children was an added burden to the “already onerous regulatory restrictions that...

Manufacturers search for sugar alternatives

Food and drink firms have called on ingredients manufacturers and researchers to help identify potential sugar alternatives, in a bid to aid companies in reformulating their products and improve public...

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Food firms claim salt reduction pressure is growing

Manufacturers are coming under increasing pressure from public bodies to reduce salt, a workshop has found.

Typhoo commits to sustainable tea partnership

The UK’s second largest tea manufacturer has pledged to improve the sustainability of tea production and the lives of tea workers throughout the supply chain.

Nutritional benefits of pulses winning over consumers: survey

The nutritional benefits of pulses as part of the overall healthy eating trend is winning over consumers, a survey has found.

Most manufacturers ‘go beyond labelling obligation’

Most food manufacturers go beyond their legal obligation to provide clear nutrition labelling, says the Food and Drink Federation (FDF), after claims manufacturers were “deliberately deceiving” shoppers by not using colour-coded labels...