Food Ingredients, Health & Nutrition

New online home for ingredients news

FIHN's new online home

By Nicholas Robinson

Food Ingredients, Health & Nutrition (FIHN) has launched a new online offering to complement its printed one.

UK organic dairy production rose by 4.4% in 2013

Trioni gains access to £5bn export market

By Nicholas Robinson

China’s £5bn organic export market has opened up to dairy producers after the Welsh organic dairy company Trioni achieved accreditation from the country.  

The science behind ice cream revealed

Manufactured ice cream superior to homemade

By Nicholas Robinson

Manufactured ice creams can offer a superior taste experience when compared to homemade product, and premium brands contain less air and more fat, according to a US food scientist.

Davis will bring over 27 years’ experience to the role

EHL appoints new product development manager

By Laurence Gibbons

EHL Ingredients has appointed Katherine Davis as its new product development manager to lead the development of new blends and boost its product range.

Nestle has invested in sustainability

Nestle invests £329M in sustainability

By Laurence Gibbons

Nestle has invested €414M (£329M) in a new strategy to source 100% of its permanent range of Nespresso Grand Cru coffees sustainably and improve farmer welfare.

Nutrition information labelling exemptions are causing confusion

Small brands play catch up with food labelling rules

By Rod Addy

Small brands are reacting to food labelling changes more slowly than larger peers and risk a last-minute scramble to meet Food Information for Consumers (FIC) Regulation requirements, according to GS1 UK.

New yeast puts sunshine in loaf

Lallemand is using its loaf

By Nicholas Robinson

Bread and other yeast-leavened bakery products can become sources of vitamin D with Lallemand’s VitaD baker’s yeast, following market authorisation from the European Commission (EC).

Blackberry juice powder brings health benefits

The benefits of powdered blackberries

By Nicholas Robinson

NP Nutra, manufacturer and wholesaler of dietary supplement and functional food ingredients, has added blackberry juice powder to its super fruit product portfolio.

Sugar is not the primary cause for the rise in obesity, according to Snowdon

Obesity caused mainly by inactivity, not sugar

By Laurence Gibbons

The rise in obesity in the UK has been primarily caused by a decline in physical activity, not by increased calorie and sugar consumption, according to the Institute of Economic Affairs.

The debate over sugar has turned people off baking

Sugar debate halts baking’s popularity

By Laurence Gibbons

Demand for baking ingredients and kits is set to crumble as health conscious consumers look to avoid sugar and spend less time in the home, according to a report by Mintel.

The new ArNoCo facility, which will produce whey protein and dry blend lactose

Arla Foods Ingredients plant starts production

By Rod Addy

Arla Foods Ingredients has begun production at its new dairy ingredients factory in Germany, the product of a joint venture with German cooperative Deutsches Milchkontor.

Imported blue cheese had the second highest salt content

Public health at risk from cheese – CASH

By Nicholas Robinson

Dairy processors have lambasted Consensus Action on Salt & Health (CASH) for attacking the salt content of cheese, especially branded versions, and putting consumer health at risk.

A backlash against stevia in the US led Coca-Cola to do a U-turn on its Vitawater recipe

Coca-Cola Company won’t ditch stevia in the UK

By Nicholas Robinson

Sugar reduction campaigners have praised the Coca-Cola Company’s (CCC’s) refusal to drop the natural sweetener stevia in its Glaceau Vitaminwater in the UK, as it has done in the US.

Chlorella is a single-cell algae

Europe's largest algae refinery opened

By Nicholas Robinson

Roquette has built a microalgae production unit at its Lestrem site near Calais in France, with the capability to produce 5,000t a year.