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Bond: 'carry-over of essential micro-nutrients into products of animal origin will generally positively impact human health'

Ask The Expert, in collaboration with the Institute of Food Science & Technology

Ask The Expert: FSA's Mark Bond: animal feed and food chain

By Mark Bond

In this Ask The Expert, Mark Bond, a senior scientific adviser at the Food Standards Agency (FSA) discusses the overlap between animal feed issues and consumer foods.

Smart salt is designed to help achieve between 10% and 60% sodium reduction in products

Re:formulate: Brusco MD on sodium reduction and Smart Salt

By Jerome Smail

Food manufacturers will face continued pressure to lower salt levels in their products in response to a growing ‘health crisis’, according to Andrew Ashby, managing director of ingredients supplier Brusco Food Group.

SURFACE13 is designed to reduce the load of harmful microbes on surfaces

New antimicrobial topcoat to tackle COVID-19

By James Ridler

Specialist coating supplier Surface Finishing UK has developed a clear antimicrobial topcoat designed to reduce the load of harmful microbes on surfaces – including SARS-COV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.

Buttriss: Bioavailability of vitamins and minerals one important consideration

Nutrition opinion

There is more to eating healthily than protein intake

By Judy Buttriss

Widely recognised is the importance for health of plenty of plant-derived ingredients – vegetables, fruit, grains, oilseeds and pulses – combined with more moderate amounts of animal-derived foods for the wealth of essential nutrients these provide.

Buttriss: 'Investment in plant research involving a multidisciplinary research team can help tackle major public health challenges'

Nutrition opinion

Plant-based benefits: ‘super pea’ may help tackle diabetes

By Judy Buttriss

Recently there has been considerable interest in peas (Pisum sativum) as a plant source of protein. But new research indicates resistant starch – found in some peas – may help control blood sugar levels and reduce the risk of Type 2 diabetes, the incidence...

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