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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.

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.

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.

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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.

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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...

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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...