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.
14-Apr-2014 - Food and drinks manufacturers could be missing out on ground-breaking new product development opportunities by making too many small adaptations to existing products, a leading consultant has warned.
09-Apr-2014 - Manufacturers that want to make health claims on pack are adapting to the EU’s line of regulation.
26-Mar-2014 - Consumers should be encouraged to consume more plant-based food to improve their nutritional health and relieve rising global demand for meat protein, which is pushing up the price of imports, a leading nutritionist has advised.
24-Mar-2014 - Novel foods such as raspberry ketones continue to be widely available for sale throughout the UK in weight loss products and dietary supplements, despite not being approved by the regulatory authorities, as the Food Standard Agency (FSA) has just confirmed they should be.
21-Mar-2014 - NP Nutra launched two new fruit extracts last month.
14-Mar-2014 - Poor nutrition among UK consumers could be improved if they had a basic understanding of how their food worked, a leading public health nutritionist has insisted.
14-Mar-2014 - Demand for healthy food and drink will increase, with low sodium options helping to drive new product development (NPD), according to Carlos Diaz, food director at Food Innovation Solutions (FIS).
10-Mar-2014 - Shropshire-based food and farming certification firm Organic Farmers & Growers has appointed Roger Kerr as its new ceo, following the death of its previous boss.
07-Mar-2014 - Salt targets for foodservice operators have been issued by the Department of Health (DH) for the first time, although the jury is out on how realistic they are.
07-Mar-2014 - Updated salt targets for packaged foodstuffs are too soft on meat and cheese, a leading expert claims, as the Department of Health (DH) posts foodservice targets for the first time.
07-Mar-2014 - The national media has seriously misreported consumers’ sugar intake and its apparent link to obesity following the World Health Organisation’s (WHO’s) latest intake update this week, leading nutritionists have claimed.
03-Mar-2014 - More than 13,000 visitors are expected to attend this May’s global nutraceutical event Vitafoods Europe.
03-Mar-2014 - More than three-quarters of the population in developed countries do not meet their recommended daily intake of vitamin E, potentially putting their health at great risk, a new study has shown.
03-Mar-2014 - Britain’s obesity “crisis” is leading to mounting calls by health groups for tougher regulation to counter the marketing and sale of foods high in fat, sugar and salt in the lead up to next year’s general election.
03-Mar-2014 - In response to the recent focus on sugar in the diet and whether it is linked to obesity, Dr Susan Jebb, chair of the Public Health Responsibility Deal (PHRD) Food Network, said “in the PHRD we have made clear that it’s the total calories that matter more than fat or sugar alone” in the fight against obesity.
03-Mar-2014 - Food quality will suffer unless manufacturers put more effort into hazard analysis critical control point (HACCP) systems, a leading rice processor has warned.
26-Feb-2014 - Reduced-sodium alternatives to regular salt are being heavily promoted by this year’s Consensus Action on Salt & Health (CASH) Salt Awareness Week.
26-Feb-2014 - The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) is reviewing online food and drink marketing, especially to children, amid concerns about the rising incidence of obesity among young people.
26-Feb-2014 - UK-based sports nutrition firm Grenade, which sells products through Tesco, is primed for explosive growth following Grovepoint Capital’s multi-million pound acquisition of the business.
11-Feb-2014 - Jordans & Ryvita Company has splashed out on upgrading and refurbishing crispbread production at Poole in Dorset.
07-Feb-2014 - Consumers are confused by the complexity of the healthy eating advice they are bombarded with and need greater help to navigate the maze of apparently conflicting information, a leading nutritionist has advised.
04-Feb-2014 - LycoRed is entering the men’s health category with its science-based formulation Lyc-O-Pro, which targets prostate health. Lyc-O-Pro combines curcumin, omega-3 fatty acids, zinc, and a proprietary tomato extract.
04-Feb-2014 - Clinicians have embarked on a new four-year study to further understand how low-calorie diets could reverse Type 2 diabetes brought on by obesity.
04-Feb-2014 - I was going to write about sugar being the new salt for the healthy diet campaigners. But I changed my mind when I looked at the government’s Change4Life so-called Smart Swaps online. What a muddle!
03-Feb-2014 - Nestlé’s sports nutrition brands PowerBar and Musashi, have been snapped up by US firm Post Holdings in a deal first mooted in September last year.