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Vitamin D cold and flu study link divides scientists

A study that suggests vitamin D can play an important role in preventing colds and flu has received a mixed response from scientists and industry bodies, with Public Health England...

Natural sugar reduction range extended

Food and drink manufacturers are now able to source a comprehensive range of sugar reduction additives from a single ingredients firm, after its leading range was extended to include new...

Fear the food fads, innovation experts warn

The dominance of the health agenda in food is leading to a “massive increase in faddy products” that hold no long-term value, two food innovation experts have warned.

Resistant starch shown to offer gut health boost

The potential health benefits of resistant starch (RS) could lead it to being classified as a prebiotic under the EU’s health claim process, according to a review.

Protein-rich sherbets for hospital patients

An ingredients firm has teamed up with an ice cream maker to develop nutritional ice cream products for hospital patients at risk of undernourishment.

Cereal makers looking for sugar reduction plans

Cereal manufacturers are trying to cut sugar, claims the Association of Cereal Food Manufacturers (ACFM), after pressure groups claimed some breakfast cereals contained “shocking levels of sugar”.

Milk’s nutrients ‘helped’ England rugby star’s injury

England rugby star Joe Marler credited his remarkable recovery from a broken leg to drinking six gallons of milk, ahead of England’s 19-16 win over France on Saturday (February 4)...

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Dairy ingredients maker in New Zealand yogurt deal

A Staffordshire-based ingredients supplier is to manufacture a range of natural yogurt mixes from New Zealand following a £700,000 joint investment.

Bakery supplier in £1.5M caramel line spend

A range of “true caramel” toppings and fillings to suit a variety of uses has been launched by an ingredients firm after it invested £1.5M in a new production line.

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Omega-3 test reveals deficiency threats

Norwegian krill supplier Aker BioMarine used last month’s Health Ingredients Europe show to raise awareness of the “serious and costly” implications of being omega-3 deficient.

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New fudge pieces come with a bacon twist

Ice creams, sweet pizzas, cakes and even salads are the focus of a new range of bacon-flavoured fudge pieces.

Cocoa powder range gets an ‘intense’ addition

A cocoa powder range has been boosted by the addition of a new “intense” dark red variant that, according to its maker, is the only colour of its kind available...

Fish pastes and powders targeted at upmarket meals

The seafood market is the focus of a new range of clean-label fish pastes and powders for savoury applications.

US food flavour trends for 2017

Food flavouring producer Bell Flavors & Fragrances has released its top trends for 2017, which focus heavily on ethnic foods.


Can gut bugs promote good health?

The interest in bugs – in this case those that inhabit the human gut – continues to grow as research reveals the fascinating symbiotic relationships that exist between them and...

Protein powder mixes for porridge and pancakes

A new range of protein powder mixes for pancakes, porridge and rice pudding has been unveiled by SternLife.

Professor Charles Spence to offer sensory advice

An ingredients maker has teamed up with a leading psychology professor to better understand how the senses can affect bakery buying decisions.

70-strong ingredients range rolled-out

A 70-strong branded range comprising products from most of the main ingredients groups is to be rolled out throughout the year by Direct Food Ingredients (DFI).


Healthy reformulation: how products measure-up

Reformulation of regular products, rather than better-for-you alternatives, is helping food firms meet ever-tougher targets.

UK’s first free-from factory starts production

The UK’s first ‘free-from’ factory has been opened, claimed food coatings firm Bowman Ingredients.

EU health claims process comes under fire

A lack of transparency behind the EU health claims approval process is stifling innovation and proving costly to businesses, the director of a global ingredients firm has claimed.

Chocolate and cocoa: top 2017 trends revealed

Indulgent, premium, healthy, and sustainable and clean, are the four leading trends driving growth in cocoa and chocolate, according a new report.

Nestlé investigating Chinese fake food factories

Nestlé has joined Chinese authorities in investigating factories suspected of producing £12M worth of counterfeit food seasonings and sauces, including fake Nestlé products.

Health show focus for organic dietary fibre

An organic variant of an established dietary fibre was the main attraction at Taiyo’s stand during last month’s Health Ingredients Europe show, which took place in Frankfurt.

Top food and drink trends for 2017

Personalisation and anti-inflammatory food and drinks lead 10 key growth opportunities for manufacturers, a New Nutrition Business report revealed.