Food Ingredients, Health & Nutrition

Waitrose has cut the amount of nitrate in its bacon and gammon

Waitrose cuts nitrites in bacon

By James Ridler

Upmarket retailer Waitrose has reduced the levels of nitrite in its own-label fresh bacon and gammon ranges.

Spencer: 'Hundreds of thousands of tonnes of biowaste comes from coconuts'

Food Man Talks

Gluten-free waffle sandwich wins Bronze at Ecotrophelia UK

By Rod Addy & James Ridler

Jared Spencer, representing the Eco-Dive team from the University of Nottingham, which won Bronze at this year’s Ecotrophelia UK competition for CocoWaffle, a gluten-free, Dutch-inspired waffle sandwich concept, describes the group's ethnically diverse...

More than 1m people have signed the NFU's petition calling for the safeguarding of food standards post-Brexit

Food standards petition reaches 1m signatures

By James Ridler

More than 1m people have signed a petition urging the Government to ensure future trade deals do not lead to an increase in imported foods that would be illegal to produce in the UK.

No research points to olive leaves inhibiting the growth of Listeria monocytogenes bacteria

Olive leaves found to help with listeria

By Michelle Perrett

Olive leaf extract can inhibit the growth of Listeria monocytogenes bacteria and could be a potential adjunct to help control foodborne pathogens, according to a new study from Spain-based herbal extracts supplier Euromed.

The spread of misinformation surrounding COVID-19 has been facilitated by social media, warned Buttriss

Opinion

COVID-19: beware false immune health promises

By Judy Buttriss

British Nutrition Foundation director general Judy Buttriss warns of the threat of false immune health promises being circulated during the COVID-19 crisis.

Tchibo's claims on DNA integrity have been thrown out by EFSA

EFSA rejects Tchibo DNA coffee claim

By Michelle Perrett

Attempts to prove that regular consumption of a coffee could contribute to the maintenance of DNA integrity have been rejected by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).

The ASA has slammed an ad for Burger King's Rebel Whopper for being misleading

Burger King ad slammed for false vegan claims

By James Ridler

Online ads for Burger King’s Rebel Whopper have been pulled for making misleading vegan- and vegetarian-friendly claims, according to the Advertising Standards Agency (ASA).

Renewable energy forms part of ADM's commitment to sustainability. Picture from iStock

ADM announces sustainability scheme

By James Ridler

Ingredients manufacturer ADM has revealed plans to reduce its carbon footprint and save enough electricity to charge every single mobile phone on the planet 250 times.

Cooke: 'We want our staff to understand how what they are doing impacts the whole company'

Me and my team

Protein potential at Essentia

By Tom Cooke

Understanding issues throughout the supply chain is important to animal proteins producer Essentia, as sales director Tom Cooke (pictured far right) explains.