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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.

Sainsbury calls for agreed allergen threshold limits

Sainsbury’s head of analytical testing has called for agreement on threshold limits for the presence of allergens in food and drink to provide reassurance to food manufacturers, retailers and, most...

FOOD MANUFACTURE'S 90TH BIRTHDAY

Nutrition’s future is linked to epigenetics

The science of food nutrition has advanced more over the past 50 years than at any time before, says the British Nutrition Foundation director general Professor Judy Buttriss.

Processing affects how fat in plant-based food is absorbed: study

Preserving the natural structure of plant-based food during processing can limit the amount of fat and energy absorbed by the body, a study has claimed.

Low-fat health risk study disputed by nutritionists

A major study that claims a low-fat diet might increase the risk of death has been met with scepticism from health and nutrition experts.

Nutritional benefits of pulses winning over consumers: survey

The nutritional benefits of pulses as part of the overall healthy eating trend is winning over consumers, a survey has found.

Glanbia sales up 10% after starting new joint venture

Nutrition firm Glanbia reported a 9.9% rise in group revenue, at constant currency, to £1.67bn (€1.85bn), after starting a new joint venture, and selling 60% of its Dairy Ireland business.

UK nutrition research faces ‘potential’ crisis

Nutrition research in the UK is facing a “potential crisis” and needs to have more food industry involvement if it is going to offer real benefit to people’s health, a...

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Digital print meets Innate's needs

Healthy snacks brand Innate is using digitally printed pouches from Uni Packaging for its growing product range. 

News in brief

Sports nutrition drinks boosted by lecithin-free option

Agglomeration technology that enables powdered drink mixes and liquid beverages to be lecithin-free has been unveiled by Glanbia Nutritionals.

News in brief

Two UK food start-ups named in PepsiCo programme

Two UK food start-ups have won a €25,000 (£22,000) grant and six months’ free advice after being named as part of PepsiCo’s first incubator programme in Europe.

Pea protein giant in €40M plant spend

A plant-based ingredients maker is to meet growing global demand for pea protein by ploughing €40M (£35M) into increasing its production capacity in France.

Healthier snacks now eaten by more than half of consumers

More than half of UK consumers now eat healthier packaged snacks – such as rice cakes, cereal bars and nuts – at least once a day, a survey has found.

Vegetarian product launches lead NPD gallery

New vegetarian-friendly product launches lead our latest gallery of new product development (NPD) by food and drink manufacturers.

Science role in food is ‘urgent’, claims tech body

There is a “clear and urgent” need for science and technology to play a role in sustainable food and food security, according to a report by the Institute of Food...

‘More work needed’ after kids’ sugary food ad ban

The ban on adverts for foods high in fat, sugar and salt (HFSS) was only the first step in reducing childhood obesity, claimed pressure group Sustain, while doctors have called...

Reports from IFT17

Food innovation awards reflect clean-label trend

Food ingredients that exploit the trend towards clean labelling featured in the 2017 Food Expo Innovation Awards at the Institute of Food Technology’s (IFT’s) Annual Meeting and Food Expo.

Reports from IFT17

IFT film aims to ‘fight myths about food science’

Fighting myths about food science is the aim of a new film commissioned by the US-based Institute of Food Technology (IFT). Ahead of the IFT Annual Meeting & Food Expo,...

Amazon to acquire Whole Foods Market for £10.8bn

Amazon will acquire US organic retailer Whole Foods Market in a £10.8bn ($13.7bn) deal, the retailer revealed on Friday (June 16).

Ecotrophelia UK winner on attracting young talent

Food manufacturers could do much more to attract younger people to the industry, according to the winner of this year’s Ecotrophelia UK gold award.

Planning permission granted to £14M food factory

Snack manufacturer Wholebake has been granted planning permission to build a £14M factory at its site in north-east Wales, which would create more than 120 jobs.

Vegetable sushi wins student innovation prize

Students from the University of Reading have won the UK leg of this year’s Ecotrophelia Awards – the pan-European competition for ecologically inspired innovative new product development (NPD) – in...

Ale and cheesecake recalled after labelling errors

Labelling errors have sparked a number of food and drink product recalls recently, including gluten-free ale, cheesecake and Quorn sausages.

EU food health claims helped by innovation strategy

EU health claim regulations for food are “complex but navigable”, and companies with long-term strategies around innovation in health have an advantage, a study has found.

Vitafoods Europe 2017 – top trends in tweets

Personalised nutrition and reformulation were hot trends at this year’s Vitafoods event in Geneva, Switzerland from May 9–11. We capture some of the best tweets from the event.

Almonds leads list of top 10 best-selling superfoods

Almonds have been crowned ‘King of superfoods’ in a top 10 list of best-selling superfoods created by online health food retailer Healthy Supplies, ahead of the Food Manufacture Group’s free...