Ingredients

Foods high in fat, salt or sugar have been under scrutiny in recent months

Opinion

High fat, salt and sugar foods in the spotlight

By Mariko Kubo

We know that foods high in fat, salt or sugar (HFSS) have been under closer scrutiny since the new restrictions on advertising came into effect last July. However, two major companies have recently been caught out.

On average, 40% of fibre consumed in the UK comes from cereals and cereal-based foods

WEIGHT LOSS AND SATIETY

Can fibre help solve the nation’s obesity crisis?

By Rick Pendrous

As the Government cranks up its efforts to reduce the UK’s severe childhood obesity problem, questions on whether fibre could play a bigger role are emerging.

This year's Ingredients Show generated significant new customers for exhibitors

The Ingredients Show 2019 gains momentum

By Rod Addy

Exhibitors gained vital leads at this year’s Ingredients Show, which returns to Birmingham NEC on 8-10 April 2019, and is the topic of the latest Editor’s Spotlight. Check out this and other specially selected newsletters, which are published by Food...

Buttriss asks if more gut bacteria research is needed

OPINION

Why more gut bacteria research is needed

By Judy Buttriss

Do the bugs cohabiting our bodies influence disease risk, body weight or even manipulate our minds through the so-called gut-brain axis?

UK nutritionists have backed a US study that found low-carb diets could shorten life expectancy

Nutritionists back low-carb diet warning

By Noli Dinkovski

A US study that found low-carb diets could shorten life expectancy by up to four years has been broadly welcomed by leading UK nutritionists.

International Flavors & Fragrances’ $7.1bn (£5.26bn) takeover of Frutarom was announced in May

Frutarom takeover gets the all-clear

By Noli Dinkovski

The acquisition of Frutarom by fellow flavours giant International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF) has moved a step closer after receiving clearance from all relevant authorities around the world.

Acrylamide is a suspected carcinogen that forms in foods with reducing sugar

Consumers ‘largely unaware’ of acrylamide: report

By Noli Dinkovski

Just 12% of consumers in the UK, the US and France are aware of acrylamide – but many who are expect manufacturers to take responsibility for reducing levels in food, a survey by ingredients firm DSM has found.

Asda, Häagen-Dazs and Ben & Jerry's were all included in the Which? report

Half of UK ice cream missing ‘key ingredients’

By James Ridler

Only half of the most popular vanilla ice creams on the high street have fresh milk, cream and vanilla on their list of ingredients, according to a consumer rights pressure group.

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