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Healthy foods

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.

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.

'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...

Firm to pay £21k for transport manager’s injuries

A haulage firm has been ordered to pay more than £21,000, after its transport manager suffered serious injuries when he was run over by the tractor of an articulated lorry.

Food prices ‘drive’ obesity epidemic

The price of vegetables has risen by a whopping 199% in the past 30 years in the UK while the cost of an ice cream has fallen by 50%, driving...

Nutrition stars celebrated at NutraIngredients Awards

Star performances from the fast-moving world of food nutrition were celebrated this week in the inaugural NutraIngredients Awards, staged at VitaFoods Europe, Geneva, Switzerland.

Vitafoods 2015

Top four tips to succeed with free-from

Free-from food and drink manufacturers must defend themselves against fickle consumers if their brands are to remain successful in one of the fastest growing markets, experts have urged. 

Kerry Foods reports ingredients deals

Two Kerry Foods ingredients deals were clinched in the past month, the company reported in an interim statement.

Kids' cognitive health drives new fruit drink

General health and cognitive development in youngsters will be targeted by Glanbia Nutritionals’ Dragon Kids prototype vitamin water premix.

Opinion

BNF: There's a folate deficiency in young women

One in five teenage girls and young women aged 16–24 years in the UK are deficient in the B vitamin folate, according to the latest figures from the government’s National...

Food overtakes celebrity on young people’s agenda

Food is more important than celebrities and fashion for younger consumers, but the sector has yet to take advantage of its growing audience, new research has claimed.

News in brief

Shortlist announced for student ‘green’ innovation award

The finalists of Ecotrophelia UK 2015 – a competition which challenges students to develop new eco-friendly food – have been announced by the Institute of Food Science & Technology and Campden BRI.

Holland & Barrett to open 50 ‘free-from’ stores

Holland & Barrett aims to launch 50 ‘free-from’ food stores over the next two years, with the first new concept outlet, dubbed ‘More’, opening its doors in Chester today (April 23).

Saturated fat truth will be revealed: scientists

Leading scientists will explore the effects of saturated fat from dairy on the body in a bid to establish its true effects on health, following recent research.

News in brief

More than 2M to take part in Healthy Eating week

More than 2M children and teenagers will learn about new foods, provenance and cooking when they take part in Healthy Eating Week (June 1-5).

Tate & Lyle faces £125M in costs for restructure

Tate & Lyle has announced a restructure of its international ingredients business, which focuses it on its Speciality Food Ingredients (SFI) division in Europe and will cost £125M.

Fat-burning pizza to sexy lollies: latest innovations

A fat-burning pizza, sexy lollipops, lemon cupcake popcorn and chorizo and pumpkin ravioli all feature in our list of the latest food and drink innovations.

Liberal Democrat manifesto to ‘finish the job’

Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg launched his party’s manifesto on Wednesday (April 15) claiming that it built on a record of policies delivered in national government.

Election 2015

Labour plans draw mixed reaction from business

Business leaders have given a mixed response to Labour’s manifesto published on Monday (April 13), with praise for its commitment to EU membership but criticism of its curb on zero-hours...

Healthy children's ready meals go global

A healthy children’s ready meal start-up is set to go global and has joined forces with the popular kid’s book The Gruffalo.

ELECTION 2015

What start-ups need from a new UK government

More financial support must be given to food and drink start-ups by the next UK government if they are to survive their first year in business, Miso Tasty founder Bonnie...

Too much fat in Danes's diet

The Danish have increased their intake of fish and vegetables and reduced their consumption of sugary soft drinks, but are still eating too much fat, according to findings from the...

Food Standards Scotland launched, as poll reveals concerns

Food Standards Scotland (FSS), the new public sector food body for Scotland, was launched yesterday (April 1), as a new poll identified Scotland’s top food concerns.

Truss’s £50k grants to create 3,000 food jobs

Cash injections of up to £50,000 will be given to small food and drink firms, following the creation of six new Food Enterprise Zones by the environment secretary Elizabeth Truss.

‘Dull’ health claims lead many to miss £27bn market

Thousands of European food and drink firms are missing out on the £27bn global functional food market because of restrictive health claims wording, leading nutritionists have complained.