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Call for wholegrain intake guidelines after confusion

The lack of a global consensus on recommended wholegrain intake has left consumers in a potential state of confusion over how much they should eat, new research has found.

Blackcurrant pomace has fibre-enriching potential

A food producer has joined forces with the University of Huddersfield as part of an international project to test the viability of a fruit by-product that has the potential to...

IP rights can become a ‘weapon’ in sugar war

Food manufacturers are increasingly likely to use intellectual property (IP) rights as both an asset and a weapon in the battle to meet reformulation demands over sugar, a lawyer has...

ADM in low-calorie sweetener tie-up

A new partnership to manufacture, market, sell and distribute low-calorie stevia and monk fruit sweeteners globally has been agreed between two leading ingredients firms.


Government sat-fat advice remains unchanged

The report from the pressure group the National Obesity Forum (NOF), branded as irresponsible by Public Health England and discordant with the international consensus, criticised the government’s Eatwell guide and...

Protein-rich pea contains ‘90% less fat than soy’

A protein-rich, low-fat alternative to soy meal designed to be used in clean-label products has been launched by GoodMills Innovation.


Dairy innovation: claim culture

Health claims are becoming an ever more prevalent feature in dairy.

Wood-derived ingredients shown to ‘offer advantages’

Manufacturers could soon be using wood-derived ingredients to improve food texture and reduce energy content, a Finnish research centre has claimed.

Survey reveals nation of ‘unbalanced’ dieters

Almost two-thirds (61%) of Britons admit their diet is not considered healthy or balanced, a new survey has found.

Functional syrups offer ‘huge potential’

A leading producer has claimed its functional syrups range offers manufacturers “huge potential” after new figures projected double-figure category growth.

Supermarkets recall pasta goods over possible rubber fault

Tesco and Sainsbury have recalled a number of their own-label pasta products, after the Food Standards Agency (FSA) declared the products, manufactured by Belgian firm Noliko, might contain pieces of...

Figures show sustainable palm oil boost

There has been an increase in commitments made from RSPO (Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil) members towards certified sustainable palm oil, new figures reveal.

Smooth makeover for quark cultures range

A range of quark cultures has been improved to meet the increasing demand for sugar-free, high protein-snacks.

Sugar tax should be scrapped: Coca-Cola UK boss

The UK sugar levy should be scrapped, so that more can be done to help businesses cope with the transition to life after Brexit, according to Coca-Cola UK’s boss.

Soft drinks should be ‘drunk in moderation’: Coca-Cola boss

Full-sugar soft drinks variants like Coca-Cola ‘red’ should be drunk in moderation and complemented with exercise, the man responsible for running Europe’s largest soft drinks site has admitted.

‘Innovation principle’ is key for food sector

The UK food industry has been urged to get behind a set of standards that will allow businesses to innovate more freely.

Dry tomato pulp to debut at world's top ingredients show

A dry tomato pulp (DTP) that retains its colour when used in prepared foods is one of the new ingredients on show at this year’s IFT Annual Meeting & Food...

Herbs and spices guide to help fight fraud

A guide designed to protect manufacturers from buying adulterated or substituted herbs and spices could herald a new era of collaboration between food industry organisations, its authors have claimed.

US dietary fats study highlights public health advice

New US scientific research, just published, based on a 30 year study into dietary fats and their effects on health, has reinforced current dietary public health guidelines that had been...

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Gene sequencing helps poisoning detection

New analytical whole gene sequencing (WGS) techniques are speeding up the detection and accuracy of isolating the sources of food poisoning outbreaks, according to Public Health England (PHE).

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Protein-rich foods to be developed in Dutch collaboration

Three Dutch food firms have joined forces with a research company to create a consortium focused on developing protein-rich foods.

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Swiss flavourings firm Givaudan to buy spices specialist

Swiss flavour maker Givaudan is to acquire US-based Spicetec Flavors & Seasonings from ConAgra Foods in a £230M ($340M) deal.

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Sugar type can affect diabetic glucose levels

The type of sugar used in food can make a significant difference to the blood glucose management of people with type 2 diabetes, according to a German study funded by Beneo.

Meat focus for new Mexican spice blends

Two Mexican-themed spice blends have been introduced by EHL Ingredients.

UK dairy recovering after ‘dreadful’ two years: minister

The UK dairy industry may be turning a corner after a “dreadful” couple of years – but Brexit has created nervousness about the future of the market – the food...

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