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Soft drink manufacturers urged to slash sugar levels

Soft drink manufacturers worldwide have again been urged to set sugar reduction targets, while the advertising regulator plans to consult on new rules for non-broadcast adverts targeted at children.

British Food Fortnight wins French chef support

British Food Fortnight – the annual celebration of food and drink which begins tomorrow – has enlisted big name backing, including French chef Raymond Blanc, to promote the nation’s finest produce.

Scottish oat mix gives a bigger fibre boost

A new high-fibre seeded bread mix has been launched by the food ingredients firm Macphie.

Five new semi-finished oat ingredients launched

Oat ingredients firm Smood has launched five new semi-finished products for food manufacture.

No bugs in new red colouring

A fermentation process to produce the natural red pigment carmine has been developed by Chr Hansen.

Symrise reports profits and sales are up

Symrise has reported group sales up 41% to 1.3bn for the first half of 2015, while group profits rose 44% to 300M.

Demand for clean-label is ‘rising faster than ever’

Clean-label has moved beyond foods traditionally associated with natural, organic or additivefree, according to new research from ingredients firm Ingredion.

IBS health claims approval

Lesaffre Human Care, the northern France-headquartered manufacturer of bacteria-based health ingredients, has received health claims approval from the Canadian Health Authorities (CHA) for its product Ibsium, which helps to relieve...

Changes to food colour labels needed before time runs out

The deadline to implement the European Commission’s (EC’s)guidance on the classification of food extracts with colouring properties will end soon.

Jamie slammed by food manufacturers over obesity

Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver has been slammed by food and drink manufacturers for “over-simplifying” the obesity debate and of having double standards surrounding nutritional information in his restaurants.


Allergy by numbers

More is being done to ensure the risk to people from bad allergen labelling is reduced. Paul Gander finds out what else is in the pipeline

New food replacement powder was a ‘sell-out’

Huel, the manufacturer of a new nutritionally complete powdered food, launched in June this year, has claimed the product sold out three times within its first month on sale.


From free sugar to sugar-free

Is a renewed focus on sugar reduction an inevitable consequence of the SACN recommendations? Lynda Searby digests the report and its implications for the food industry.


Coconut wake-up call

Coconut products are everywhere, but do consumers realise how rich many of these can be in saturated fat?

Alcohol-free sweet glazes add to time-saving savoury range

A range of alcohol-free patisserie glazes has been launched by cooking alcohol specialist Gourmet Classic.

Essential oils are answer to sweet flavour

Growing chocolate brand Cocoa Delicious has been using Cream Supplies’ range of Special Ingredients Essential Oil Flavouring Drops to develop its new range of chocolate confectionery.

Lonza buys New Zealand research firm

Lonza, a biotech and speciality ingredients supplier, has acquired the New Zealand-based research-focused chemical company Zelam for an undisclosed amount.

Sales of ‘posh’ juices are now in decline

Sales of high-pressure processed (HPP) juices in the west are growing and overtaking premium fresh juices as consumers’ interest in their health benefits explodes, according to consumer insight firm Canadean.

UK ingredients firm takes first steps into US

UK-based Direct Food Ingredients has expanded overseas and opened its first office in the US.

Homemade feel from starch

Cargill has launched a new instant starch that improves the texture of tomato-based convenience foods.

High salt intake ‘may boost obesity risk’

High salt intakes may boost the risk of obesity in both adults and children, claims new research.

UK jobs ‘unlikely’ to be hit by DSM restructure

Global ingredients manufacturer Royal DSM’s plans to slash up to 1,100 jobs across its business are ‘unlikely to affect’ British workers, a source close to the firm has said.

Alamgeer Foods invests £100k on spice imports

Food manufacturer and importer Alamgeer Foods has started importing more spices and ingredients from Asia after securing a £100,000 financial package.

Give us clearer alcohol labels: drinkers

Nearly half of British drinkers want clearer labelling of alcohol contents, while one in five people in the over 65 age group who drink alcohol consume “unsafe” levels, according to new research....

Britons to drink less alcohol, as health warnings rise

More Britons are cutting back on booze, reveals new research from Mintel, as warnings about the dangers of even moderate alcohol consumption rise.