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.
A backlash against sugar and sugary foods has driven consumers towards ‘natural’ alternatives, but they can be just as bad for health, experts have warned.
Sperm count is significantly reduced in vegetarian and vegan men, a new study from the US has claimed.
Artificial sweeteners, such as aspartame, are worse for health than sugar, more than a third of consumers responding to a new survey believe.
Glanbia has completed its acquisition of US sports nutrition firm The Isopure Company on schedule.
Tougher measures to tackle obesity have been proposed in a report published by 2020health and funded by AB Sugar, including a ban on daytime TV adverts for unhealthy products targeting...
UK energy drinks consumption has reached record levels, but manufacturers must react quickly to the negative publicity about their products, a leading analyst has warned.
Elderly consumers are an untapped market for soft drinks manufacturers, who must use functional ingredients and easy-to-open packaging to win them over, according to a leading industry analyst.
US grain giant Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) has acquired the Swiss-based food ingredients firm Wild Flavors for €2bn (£1.5bn).
Weekend fitness fanatics are driving the demand for more mainstream food and drink products, such as milk, fortified with sports nutrition ingredients.
Graze, the online retailer of healthy, portion-controlled snacks, which are sold direct to the consumer, continues it meteoric rise as it today reports a 31% increase in sales to £52.7M...
Scottish consumers drink more alcohol, eat fewer fruits and vegetables and drink more sugary drinks than the rest of the UK, according to Scotland’s National Diet and Nutrition Survey (NDNS)...
Alan Stewart started his role as chief financial officer of Tesco three months earlier than planned, this week, after the retailer launched an investigation into the board overstating its half-year...
Home-cooked meals may not be the healthiest or cheapest option for consumers, as food businesses continue to respond to health and price concerns by adapting their recipes, according to new...
Insects will be creeping on to European consumers’ plates within the next 15 years, as experts predict the value of the edible creepy-crawly food industry to reach more than £230M by 2020.
Marks & Spencer is believed to be investigating the UK launch of a gluten-free (GF) beer, to complement its range of GF foods.
British Sugar owner AB Sugar is fighting back against anti-sugar campaigners with the launch of a campaign informing people about sugar’s role in a healthy balanced diet.
This autumn will see the first results emerge from the first phase of a two-year research project into the use of steam infusion as a technique for improving the nutritional...
Determined food businesses working to lower fat content could benefit from a new strain of rapeseed that produces oil with lower than usual levels of saturated fat.
Changes to the recommendations on how pupils should be taught about food in schools could help fill the skills gap in the industry and breed a generation more clued-up on...
Ex-Pieminister sales director Crispin Busk will see sales of his premium pot noodle brand Kabuto exceed £2M this year, after securing major contracts with two of the big four supermarkets.
A company promoting healthy teas has been slammed by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) after falling foul of the EU's nutrition and health claims regulation (NHCR).
Nutritionists have defended hospital food standards launched by the government last week (August 29).
A new set of mandatory standards for healthier food in NHS hospitals have been described as “woefully inadequate” by the Campaign for Better Hospital Food.
Dragons’ Den winner Barenaked Foods has clinched a deal to supply 400 Morrisons stores with its range of low-carb, gluten-free products, securing a thumbs up from the retailer’s grocery buyer.
A dietary supplement made from dried cantaloupe melon juice has been clinically proven to reduce physical fatigue and stress, according to the French ingredients firm Bionov.