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Food fraudsters targeting oregano a ‘major problem’

Food fraudsters are substituting dried oregano with other herbs, such as olive and myrtle leaves, reflecting a “major problem” in the herb and spices sector, according to Professor Chris Elliott.

Vitamin D deficiency in UK population offers fortification opportunities

More opportunities could arise for the fortification of food and drink with vitamin D following news that most people in the UK are not getting enough sunlight during the winter...

SACN report

Sugar intake should be halved, says SACN report

The government should halve the recommended daily intake of sugar, an influential committee of nutrition experts has advised in a widely anticipated report.


Confusion over saturated fats

The reporting of the US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) decision to join the rest of the world in recognising that dietary cholesterol does not have a big impact on blood...

Japan signs Alga Tech deal

Alga Technologies, an Israeli-based astaxanthin producer, has signed a deal to supply Fujifilm in Japan with AstaPure, which will be used in the firm's Astalift skin care products.

Cater for single consumers

Processors must focus less on manufacturing products for families and instead turn their attention to single elderly and single millennial (those aged 18-29) consumers, market analysts have suggested.

Brain health drinks could be as big as energy drinks

Demand for psychoactive drinks for adults is exploding, following new research showing the cognitive health benefits of various natural products, a leading analyst has claimed.

New fat database aims to cut cost and food waste

A new bakery fat database developed by New Britain Oils (NBO), in conjunction with the UK pastry producer Pork Farms, can cut wastage and downtime, NBO claims.

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.


Carbs, lies and money

A life in the public eye wasn’t something Professor Ian MacDonald thought he had signed up for after starting his academic career. Recently, though, he’s had to deal with reporters...

Plant-based protein 365 days a year

It will be possible to grow vegetable-derived protein in an eco-friendly way throughout the year, an Israeli-based firm has claimed.

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...

News in brief

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.