Food Ingredients, Health & Nutrition

National coverage of an optimistic 2019 wheat harvest should be taken with a pinch of salt, warned AHDB

Caution urged over wheat harvest optimism

By Helen Gilbert

Food firms should be cautious about national media coverage of optimistic 2019 wheat harvest predictions, AHDB Market Intelligence, a source for the articles, has warned.

A new test can identify the validity of buffalo mozzarella

Mozzarella fraud laid bare by test

By Noli Dinkovski

Two-thirds of supermarket pizzas, restaurant pizzas and other restaurant dishes labelled as containing buffalo mozzarella have been shown to contain mozzarella made wholly or partially from cows’ milk, after a test was developed to distinguish between...

Kerry's focus on innovation has made them prepared for the future

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Preparation pays off for Kerry

By Ellie Woollven

Last year, Irish firm Kerry launched a programme targeting changing needs in prepared meals. So, how is the innovation panning out?

(Left to right) Stephanie Seege, Kavita Karnik, Thew Arnott applications technologist Verity Clifton and Steve Osborn

Sugar debate ultimately flawed, claim experts

By James Ridler

Consumer confusion on what can legally be defined as sugar in the UK has called into question the legitimacy of the debate over its impact on obesity and its demonisation, industry experts have claimed.

Lucinda Bruce-Gardyne talks about the struggles of brings a gluten-free product to the market

Taste is king at Genius Gluten Free

By James Ridler

Creating good-tasting gluten-free food is the key driver behind product development at Genius Gluten Free, according to founder Lucinda Bruce-Gardyne.

An allergic reaction to the unlabelled egg found in Nevis Bakery's biscuits cost the firm more than £6k

Food safety breach costs baker £6k

By James Ridler

Scotland-based Nevis Bakery has been fined £6,000 for food safety breaches, after a boy in Northern Ireland nearly died from an allergic reaction after consuming one of its products.

Five-a-day claims: three out of four products studied didn’t contain the recommended 80g portion size

Trading Standards warning over ‘five-a-day’ claims

By Noli Dinkovski

Food manufacturers have been warned that they could fall foul of Trading Standards rules after a study revealed three-quarters of products with five-a-day claims fell short of the recommended 80g portion size.

Stephanie Steege (left) and Kavita Karnik discuss the impact of EU law on food innovation

EU laws hinder food innovation

By James Ridler

Laws defining the ingredients that can legally be used in food production are lagging behind innovations made by the industry, according to a panel of experts.

 British Salt was acquired by Tata Chemicals Europe in 2011

British Salt pumps millions into production

By Rod Addy

British Salt has poured £7.2m into an energy-efficient boiler plant as it celebrates its 50th anniversary and enters the fourth year of an unrelated five-year, £5m investment programme.