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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.

Food and drink manufacturers win Queen’s Awards

Food and drink manufacturers have been recognised in this year’s Queen’s Awards for Enterprise, featured here in our photogallery of the winners.

Dried fruit and nut maker Whitworths put up for sale

Dried fruit, nut and seed supplier Whitworths has been put up for sale.

PepsiCo offers £256k to budding food entrepreneurs

PepsiCo is offering £256,085 (€300,000) in grants to food and drink entrepreneurs in a bid to grow eight breakthrough brands.

Chefs' Choice Awards celebrate foodservice supplier innovation

Professionals from the hospitality, wholesale and food manufacturing sectors gathered at London’s Haymarket Hotel last month to see the winners of the inaugural Chefs’ Choice Awards unveiled.

Research aims to improve rice processing and reduce waste

Food waste during rice processing and poor nutrition in parts of the Indian population could be tackled, after Sheffield Hallam University was awarded £400,000 to undertake research to help support economic growth...

Battle Oats to supply 300 Holland & Barrett stores

Nutrition brand Battle Oats has secured a deal with high street retailer Holland & Barrett to supply 300 of its stores in the UK and Republic of Ireland.

Real Good Food acquires Brighter Foods

Real Good Food (RGF), the bakery ingredients company, has paid £9M to acquire an 84% interest in Brighter Foods, based in Tywyn in Wales.

Quinoa production in UK boosted by deal

Quinoa production in the UK is set to increase after a domestic grower struck a deal to supply three years’ worth of crop to Lincolnshire-based pulse processor Dunns.

Almond milk and avocados top fastest-growing food

Almond milk, avocados and new flavours of water were the three fastest-growing food product categories in 2016, as consumers began to embrace the ‘clean-eating’ trend.

Healthy eating attitudes reveal east-west divide

Interest in nutrition and healthy eating is far lower in western countries than in Asia, a new survey has found.

Genetics and big data lead IFST spring conference

Technological advances that are helping food and drink producers to deliver safe and nutritious food to the consumer is the focus of the Institute of Food Science & Technology’s (IFST’s)...

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Nutrition advice questioned by gut microbe scientist

Conventional advice on maintaining health and avoiding obesity have been called into question by a leading expert on bacterial gut health – also known as the microbiome – who claimed...

Schools get healthy food guidance

Local authorities (LAs) are being urged to improve the health credentials of food provided to schoolchildren and help reduce the obesity epidemic across the EU, in new guidance form the...

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Plant-based foods: land of milk and money

Plant-based dairy substitutes are now more than just a niche for vegans and food intolerance sufferers.

Organic food sales worth more than £2bn

Organic food sales grew 7.1% to £2.09bn last year, revealed The Soil Association, as consumer interest in organic grew. 

Cucumber named 2017 ‘flavour of the year’

Cucumber is expected to be ‘flavour of the year’ in 2017, based on growing demand for refreshing, clean and healthy food and beverages, a Swiss fragrance and flavour company has claimed.

Top-five food-to-go trends for 2017

The top-five food-to-go trends – led by health and wellness – will influence the future of the convenience food sector, according to grocery think-tank IGD. 

Food and drink product launches – photogallery

The start of 2017 has seen a wave of product innovations from food and drink manufacturers, featured in this photogallery of new product development (NPD).

Glanbia buys Amazing Grass and Body & Fit for £156M

Nutrition firm Glanbia has revealed the £156M acquisitions of plant-based nutrition company Amazing Grass and performance nutrition firm Body & Fit within the past month.

Food students lured by £2,000 innovation prize

UK food science and technology students are being urged to take part in Ecotrophelia UK, a prestigious food development competition promoting innovation, creativity and sustainability to students pursuing a future...

Weetabix invests £30M but warns of price rises

Weetabix will invest £30M in its Northamptonshire factories to expand its UK and international brands, the company’s chief executive revealed, but also warned of price rises as the pound’s value...

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Healthy reformulation: how products measure-up

Reformulation of regular products, rather than better-for-you alternatives, is helping food firms meet ever-tougher targets.

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.