Food Ingredients, Health & Nutrition

Portion sizes: ‘A 500g [gluten-free] ready meal could actually have a lot of gluten’

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 importantly, consumers about the risk of allergic reactions.

The starch is suitable for processed meats, chicken nuggets and meat-containing ready meals

Potato-based starch offers boost to meat yields

A new potato-based starch is able to improve the yields of “cost-sensitive” meat products by 10–20%, while remaining effective in food cooked at lower meat core temperatures, according to its maker.