All news articles for January 2018

Study: tomato and rosemary can boost overall natural protection mechanisms in the eye

Rosemary and tomato extract shown to protect eye health

By Noli Dinkovski

Evidence that a lycopene-containing tomato and rosemary extract can protect eye health has been strengthened following the publication of pre-clinical results in scientific journal Molecular Vision.

Nutriance is a hydrolysed wheat-sourced protein concentrate

Wheat concentrates can overcome high-protein challenge

By Noli Dinkovski

A range of wheat protein concentrates aimed at overcoming the difficulty of incorporating high levels of protein and glutamine into food and beverage products has been launched by Archer Daniels Midland (ADM).

Barnes: ‘Current regulatory delivery model is not fit for purpose’

Business Leaders’ Forum

2 Sisters Food Group exposé underlines need for FSA reform

By Rick Pendrous

The urgent need to reform the Food Standards Agency’s (FSA’s) regulatory approach was brought into sharp focus by the alleged food hygiene incidents uncovered by the press investigation at the 2 Sisters Food Group West Bromwich chicken cutting plant last...

Understanding the role of gut microbes in diet-related health conditions is a key concern

Research body lays out food safety challenges

By Noli Dinkovski

Anti-microbial resistance and the role of gut microbes in diet have been identified as two of the leading challenges faced by the food industry following a consultation by Campden BRI.

Novel foods: applications will now be submitted to the European Commission

EU novel foods overhaul gets cautious welcome

By Noli Dinkovski

The EU’s new centralised process for the approval of novel foods has been welcomed by the food industry – but there are fears over the implications on intellectual property.

UK sales of meat substitutes are predicted to increase by a quarter in five years

FEATURE

Meat alternatives in boom: how firms can capitalise

By Michelle Knott

While interest in vegan and vegetarian diets is at an all-time high, the continuing appeal of meat presents a huge opportunity for products that taste like the real thing.

Shah: manufacturers should face the new reality of greater transparency in the supply chain

Business Leaders’ Forum

Transparent supply chains are the future

By Noli Dinkovski

Food and drink manufacturers shouldn’t “bury their heads in the sand” but face up to the “new reality” of greater transparency in the supply chain, the boss of a UK ingredients importer has claimed.

Barcode scanners must be ISO compliant

Supplier fines in the spotlight

By Rick Pendrous

Britain’s supermarkets have been accused of “profiteering” at the expense of their suppliers by imposing inflated charges for product recalls and other faults, including for barcode labels on cases of product that don’t comply with their system specifications.

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