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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.

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...

Feature

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.

Food prices ‘drive’ obesity epidemic

The price of vegetables has risen by a whopping 199% in the past 30 years in the UK while the cost of an ice cream has fallen by 50%, driving...

Nutrition stars celebrated at NutraIngredients Awards

Star performances from the fast-moving world of food nutrition were celebrated this week in the inaugural NutraIngredients Awards, staged at VitaFoods Europe, Geneva, Switzerland.

Vitafoods 2015

Top four tips to succeed with free-from

Free-from food and drink manufacturers must defend themselves against fickle consumers if their brands are to remain successful in one of the fastest growing markets, experts have urged. 

Kerry Foods reports ingredients deals

Two Kerry Foods ingredients deals were clinched in the past month, the company reported in an interim statement.

Kids' cognitive health drives new fruit drink

General health and cognitive development in youngsters will be targeted by Glanbia Nutritionals’ Dragon Kids prototype vitamin water premix.

Opinion

BNF: There's a folate deficiency in young women

One in five teenage girls and young women aged 16–24 years in the UK are deficient in the B vitamin folate, according to the latest figures from the government’s National...

Food overtakes celebrity on young people’s agenda

Food is more important than celebrities and fashion for younger consumers, but the sector has yet to take advantage of its growing audience, new research has claimed.

News in brief

Shortlist announced for student ‘green’ innovation award

The finalists of Ecotrophelia UK 2015 – a competition which challenges students to develop new eco-friendly food – have been announced by the Institute of Food Science & Technology and Campden BRI.

Holland & Barrett to open 50 ‘free-from’ stores

Holland & Barrett aims to launch 50 ‘free-from’ food stores over the next two years, with the first new concept outlet, dubbed ‘More’, opening its doors in Chester today (April 23).