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Soil nutrition crop trial boosts carrot yields by 20%

Carrot growers could boost their marketable yields by almost 20% if they adopted a more comprehensive understanding of soil nutrition, a crop trial specialist has found.

Limagrain unveils 'recipe improving' toasted cereal flours and grains range

A new range of toasted ingredients, special flours, heat-treated pulse flours and grains is now available from Limagrain Cereal Seeds.

Sensient adds 'mocktails' flavours range

A range of flavours for cocktail-inspired soft drinks has been unveiled by Sensient Flavors Beverage Europe.

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More Than Meat launches first UK vegan jerk burger

Vegan producer More Than Meat has launched what it claims is the UK’s first vegan jerk burger.

Brits have broader food tastes than ever, study finds

A significant majority of UK consumers believe they have more cosmopolitan food tastes than ever, according to research by Foods from Spain.

RSSL gains food authenticity testing recognition

Reading Scientific Services (RSSL) has been recognised as a centre of expertise in food authenticity testing by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA).

Tesco comes clean on milk supply switch

Tesco has confirmed plans to switch part of its milk supply from Arla to Müller, after days of speculation, despite threats of direct action by militant farmers....

Food ingredients producer Macphie in foodservice growth

Macphie has claimed to be “back on track” after weak dairy sector pricing and foodservice growth enabled the company to return to 2013 profit levels.

Nutrition is a major factor in health of ageing people

There is “convincing evidence” that nutritional depletion is a significant factor in adverse long-term health effects, according to a joint study by DSM and Groningen University.

Vitamin-enhanced whey drink can help lower cholesterol, study finds

Adding calcium, vitamin D and prebiotic dietary fibre to a drink made of whey can offer huge health benefits, a team of Lithuanian scientists has discovered.

Real Good Food issues profit warning

Real Good Food has issued a profit warning after it claimed a company restructure has had a short-term negative impact on margins.

EHL to roll-out gluten-free range after spices success

EHL Ingredients is to roll-out gluten-free (GF) versions of some of its most popular ingredients after initial success with its first two products.

HE Stringer in AA+ grading factory audit success

HE Stringer Flavours has become the first UK manufacturer to be given an AA+ grade certification on an unannounced factory audit under the British Retail Consortium’s (BRC) Global Food Safety...

Brewing giant AB InBev to add calorie labels to its beers

AB InBev UK has responded to the call for calorie labelling on alcohol by pledging to provide full ingredient and nutritional information on all of its beers.

Insect protein ‘economically viable’, scientists claim

Protein-packed milkshakes made from ground-up bugs are a step nearer to becoming common drinks, a consensus of leading scientists and policy makers have claimed.

Sugar ‘obsession’ could skew obesity strategy

Britain’s “complete obsession” with sugar could skew the government’s childhood obesity strategy due next month, warns a leading obesity expert, who was dismissive of a sugar tax....

Solvay's new flavours meet natural vanilla trend

Solvay Aroma Performance has claimed it is meeting the demand for natural vanilla in healthy or clean-label products with two new flavours.

Fat reducing modified starch has no taste impact on yogurt

A modified starch that is claimed to reduce fat in yogurts by 50% with minimal impact on taste and mouthfeel has been unveiled by Cargill.

Frutarom extract to remove polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons

Frutarom Health has responded to new regulations that prevent polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and other contaminants in food supplements with an updated natural ingredients line.

Sodium content of meat can be reduced by 30%, says ADM

Two new products have been launched that allow the sodium content of meat to be reduced by up to 30%.

Producer snowbird goes for rounded banger appeal

A London-based producer has created a spherical twist on the humble sausage.

Enzymotec unveils phosphatidylserine-based sports enhancer

A phosphatidylserine (PS) based sports-drink ingredient shown to increase stamina during exercise and accelerate recovery afterwards has been made available from Enzymotec.

Functional starch can lower costs but maintain texture

A functional starch texturiser for processed and analogue cheese with the aim of reducing recipe costs, but without compromising on texture, has been introduced by Ingredion.

NHS to impose hospital sugar tax

The National Health Service (NHS) plans to introduce a sugar tax in its hospitals in an attempt to help combat the UK’s obesity crisis.

‘Kill-joy’ school bans birthday cakes

A Lancashire primary school has banned children bringing birthday cakes to school over allergen fears.