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Top food trend: Mexican food

Mexican food has knocked Chinese food off the top spot as the nation’s favourite foreign cuisine, according to research organisation Future Thinking.

Coming soon:‘UK’s first dedicated gluten-free factory’

Food coatings firm Bowman Ingredients will make a ‘multi-million pound’ investment in the UK’s first dedicated production facility for gluten-free products, it has claimed.

Food manufacturers slam Jamie in sugar row

Food and drink manufacturers have hit back at millionaire, celebrity food star Jamie Oliver’s decision to add a 10p ‘sugar tax’ on all sweet drinks at his restaurants in protest...

Children's gut health targeted by Israeli firm

Teddy bear shaped probiotic supplements have been launched by Israeli-based Anlit for children in South Korea.

Focus on sports nutrition

Glanbia Nutritionals launched several endurance-boosting and high-protein products at last month’s Vitafoods Europe show in Geneva.


BNF: Iodine is one to watch

Recent media coverage about historical iodine levels in organic milk (according to Dairy UK, feed is now supplemented) was a reminder that milk and dairy foods provide about 40% of...


It's not all child's play

There’s double health trouble on the horizon for Europe's youngsters, as Michelle Knott discovers

Bagels have high-protein makeover

High-protein bread and pasta firm Dr Zak’s is now in 150 retailers throughout the UK and set to boost its presence further with the launch of its bagels.

Free-from not trusted by allergy sufferers

Allergy sufferers don't trust the safety of many free-from foods sold in supermarkets, the chief executive of the Anaphylaxis Campaign has claimed.

'We'll reach $1bn in sales by 2018' - Frutarom boss

Frutarom will boost its turnover to more than $1bn within the next three years by continuing to acquire up to 10 new businesses each year, the firm's chief executive for...

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Europe's gluten-free boom won't end yet

Europe’s gluten-free market will continue to boom, as analysts predict several more years of increasing sales.

Big four supermarkets recall gluten-free products

The big four supermarkets and Waitrose have all been forced to recall a selection of their gluten-free products because they may contain gluten, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) has revealed.

Food manufacturing boss slams NHS sugar criticism

A leading food and drink industry boss has slammed criticism of the sector’s record on curbing sugar levels voiced by the chief executive of the National Health Service England (NHS)....

The benefits of curcumin explained

The health benefits of bioavailable curcumin, a food-grade supplement, were highlighted in a seminar at Vitafoods Europe in Geneva by OmniActive Health Technologies last month.

Sarcopenia must be tackled

More research into combating the muscle-wasting disease sarcopenia in the elderly must be a priority if health among the ageing is to be boosted, leading scientists have urged.

Bakery ingredients firms looks to expand

UK Bakery ingredients firm International Taste Solutions is expanding its business into Italy, Spain and Portugal, following success in Ireland and the Netherlands, the firm’s md Mike Bagshaw said.

Soft drinks do best in calorie race

Calories and sugars in soft drinks are falling faster than in any other food and have shrunk by more than 7% in the past three years, data from Kantar Worldpanel...

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.