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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.

‘Secret’ vegetarian sausages fail to impress Dragons

A mum turned food entrepreneur failed to impress investors with her range of vegetarian sausages on hit TV show Dragons’ Den last night.

Food recalls sparked by soya, nuts, gluten and sulphur dioxide

Cupcakes containing soya and chocolate fruit mix containing nuts are among the products that have been recalled over the past week.

Burton’s battles it out for Nakd

Burton’s Biscuit Company is reportedly fighting off stiff competition for Natural Balance Foods, as private equity firms and other food companies battle it out to buy the Nakd and Trek...

New science for dairy hydrolysate

A dairy-based ingredient to promote faster recovery from exercise will be developed following research carried out by Food for Health Ireland (FHI), the organisation says.

New ‘superberry’ launched

A new ‘superberry’ known as blue honeysuckle is set to be launched in the UK by ingredients supplier CPM.

Feature

Cognitive health wars

A rise in consumer demand for brain-boosting food and drink is sparking a debate between industry and health experts. Nicholas Robinson reports

Dried beef snack maker plans to invest after merger

Europe’s largest ambient beef snack manufacturer plans to invest hundreds of thousands of pounds in equipment following a recent merger.

Opinion

It’s fibre’s turn!

With the prospect of fibre recommendations rising to 30g a day for adults from 24g a day, how can diets be adjusted to bring average intakes up from the current...

New powder will replace ‘real food’

A new powder launched in the UK claims to contain all of the relevant nutrients, vitamins and minerals the human body needs and will replace food.

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

Twitterati: industry should lower sugar after SACN

Manufacturers must do more to help consumers halve their overall energy intake from free-sugars to less than 5%, commentators on Twitter have urged after the release of the Scientific Advisory...

SACN report

Industry: SACN report says ‘nothing new’

There’s “nothing new about sugar” in the Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition's (SACN’s) report on carbohydrates, but more needs to be done to increase fibre intake, food and drink manufacturing...

Foods to assist mental health ‘next big thing’

Nutrition to maximise the brain development of young people will be a big area of focus for food scientists in the future, according to a leading scientist.

20% sugary drinks tax ‘ineffective’, says industry

The food and drink industry has slammed the British Medical Association’s (BMA’s) calls for a tax on sugary drinks to fight the UK’s growing obesity crisis, claiming it would be...

Poll: Obese should pay more towards NHS

The cost of combating Britain’s obesity crises should not be footed by the taxpayer and consumers who overindulge should instead pay more towards the National Health Service (NHS).

Clearer health claims wording is needed

Urgent action is needed to amend the Nutrition and Health Claims Regulations (NHCR) to allow food and drink (F&D) manufacturers to make better use of them, a legal expert has...

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It's not all child's play

There’s double health trouble on the horizon for Europe's youngsters, as Michelle Knott discovers

Health dominates food and drink innovations

Healthy ingredients dominated the latest food and drink innovations, as manufacturers seek to provide tasty snacks with nutritional benefit.

'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...

‘First UK protein bakery’ announced

The Protein Works will pump a significant amount of money into a new 1,858m² protein-focused bakery facility in Cheshire, it announced.

AoS ‘wrong about fruit-based snacks’ – nutritionists

Action on Sugar’s (AoS’s) latest research into fruit-based snacks masks useful nutritional information, confusing parents and potentially stopping children from having healthier treats, nutritionists have warned.

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.