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Healthy foods

With the global obesity epidemic a number one priority, ‘wellness’ or ‘functional’ foods are in the spotlight as a means of weight and disease reduction. It’s a sector undergoing immense regulatory change and, whether you’re working in the field of dietary control, fortification or supplements, you will benefit from regular consultations with Dr Foodman.

Regulator bans two ‘superfood’ adverts

Two adverts for food products and supplements have been banned by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA), because they featured unauthorised health claims.

HiE show

Ingredients firms should battle to bust consumer myths: Innova

Food and drink ingredients makers should do more to fight bad science and misinformed consumer opinion, a leading trends analyst has claimed.

Red grape antioxidant earns EU safety status

An antioxidant found in the skin of red grapes has been declared safe to use by the European Food Safety Authority.

Me and My Factory

Inside manufacturing: Ramona’s Kitchen

It takes talent and drive to go from a home cooking enthusiast to an award-winning manufacturer of Mediterranean cuisine, and Ramona Hazan appears to have both in droves.

Health Ingredients Europe 2016 – in tweets

One of Europe’s biggest food and drink ingredients shows, Health Ingredients Europe (HiE), returned to Germany this week. We capture some of the biggest trends from the event in tweets....

Protein packed pulses range for dairy and beverages

Two pulse-based ranges have been boosted with new products that are said to enhance flavour content without impacting taste.

British Nutrition Foundation targets myths in media

The widespread misunderstanding among huge swathes of the public about nutrition science has led the British Nutrition Foundation (BNF) to embark on a programme of work to make this complex...

Product guide

HiE: Calcium, fibres, fruit extracts and sugar replacers

This year’s Health Ingredients Europe (HiE) and Natural Ingredients (Ni) shows – taking place at Messe Frankfurt from November 29 to December 1 – will be a showcase for the...

Added services guide

HiE: Processing, testing and traceability

This year’s Health Ingredients Europe (HiE) and Natural Ingredients (Ni) shows – taking place at Messe Frankfurt from November 29 to December 1 – will be a showcase for the...

Product guide

HiE: Peptides and proteins

This year’s Health Ingredients Europe (HiE) and Natural Ingredients (Ni) shows – taking place at Messe Frankfurt from November 29 to December 1 – will be a showcase for the...


HiE: A show with health at its heart

Creating ingredients of nutritional value to consumers has been a key food innovation driver in recent years, and the upcoming Health Ingredients Europe (HiE) and Natural Ingredients (Ni) shows will...

Olive and citrus extract in heart health boost

A novel combination of olive and citrus extracts aimed at supporting cardiovascular health and protecting against hardening of the arteries was unveiled at last month’s SupplySide West show in Las...


So, who should pay for nutrition research?

Concern is growing that the science underpinning nutrition is being attacked by some public health researchers and lobbyists who refuse to accept a role for industry in commissioning nutrition research,...

Youngsters cut down on meat for healthier lifestyles

A third (33%) of young people keen to lead a healthier lifestyle have tried to eat less meat, the ‘Healthy Lifestyles UK 2016’ report from Mintel has revealed.

Food innovation prize won by UK graduates

A team of two UK food science graduates have won the bronze prize at the European final of food innovation competition Ecotrophelia at the food exhibition Sial in Paris.

Public Health England launches sugar reduction programme

A new sugar reduction and reformulation programme, which forms part of the government’s childhood obesity action plan, has been launched by Public Health England (PHE).

Omega-3 rich flaxseed oil claimed to boost heart health

The nutritional oils market has been boosted with the arrival of a new omega-3 rich product made from flaxseed.

Cancer charity calls for obesity action as 1.6M start school overweight

Tighter controls on ‘junk food’ advertising was one of the measures demanded by Cancer Research UK on World Obesity Day (October 11), after revealing 1.66M children have started secondary school...

Tesco to sell mushrooms enriched with vitamin D

Tesco is to launch the UK’s first range of mushrooms which are grown in extra light to naturally enhance their vitamin D levels.

Recalls sparked by wood and glue contamination

Convenience store Spar’s Midget Gems are the latest food product to be recalled in the UK, after it was discovered they may contain small pieces of wood.

‘Mary Poppins Act’ needed to reduce sugar intake

The UK will probably strengthen rules governing the front-of-pack nutrition labelling of food and drink packs – something it has been restricted from doing as part of the EU –...

Fyffes seals mushroom acquisition

Banana producer and distributor Fyffes has expanded its operations in Canada, after acquiring its second mushroom business in British Columbia.

Salmonella and metal contamination lead food recalls

Sesame seeds contaminated with salmonella sparked several food recalls recently, while metal contamination in ice cream caused another.

Government guidelines propose vitamin D supplements in the diet

People in the UK need to consider dietary supplementation of the essential vitamin D in their diets to compensate for the absence of that produced in the body from exposure...

The latest food innovations – photogallery

Pasta made from seaweed and Marmite-flavoured biscuits lead our photgallery of the latest food innovations.

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