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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.

Health show focus for organic dietary fibre

An organic variant of an established dietary fibre was the main attraction at Taiyo’s stand during last month’s Health Ingredients Europe show, which took place in Frankfurt.

Valentine’s Day product launches – in pictures

Valentine’s Day, Burns Night and the Chinese New Year are the inspiration behind a number of new products, featured in our monthly gallery of new product developments.

Danes launch project to prevent allergic reactions

A new €2M project, led by the National Food Institute (NFI) at the Technical University of Denmark, will focus on developing new products to treat or prevent allergies.

Food prices ‘must rise for our security’

Consumers will have to pay more for their food to enable British farmers to invest and ensure the future food security of the nation following the Brexit vote, leading food...

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.


Heart health: why low cholesterol is no longer the focus

Products aimed at lowering cholesterol have long been the focus of heart health reformulation – but a new trend is emerging.

Plant-based protein showcased at HiE

The versatility of plant-based proteins was a feature at this year’s Health Ingredients Europe (HiE), which took place in Frankfurt from November 30 to December 1.

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.