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Crisp Sensation has launched ZeroFry which allows the production of crumb-coated snacks without deep-frying

Crisp Sensation launches new coating system

By Aidan Fortune

Food coatings business Crisp Sensation has unveiled a new coating system that enables manufacturers to produce crispy, crumb-coated snacks without the need for pre- or deep-frying.

The fluoride content in food should be labelled, urged a health expert

Labelling call for fluoride in products

By Noli Dinkovski

Food and drink manufacturers should be encouraged to label the fluoride content of their products to minimise consumers’ risk of exposure to the mineral, a leading professor has argued.

Change in food regulations ‘unnecessary’

Change in food regulations ‘unnecessary’

By James Ridler

Allergen labelling law doesn’t need overhauling, it just needs to be applied correctly, according to Dominic Watkins, law firm DWF’s head of food, speaking at Food Manufacture’s Business Leaders’ Forum 2019.

Acryleast can be used in food typically high in acrylamide, such as crackers. Picture © Kerry Group plc

New yeast can slash acrylamide levels: Kerry

By Noli Dinkovski

A non-genetically modified organism (GMO) yeast that is claimed to reduce acrylamide levels by up to 90% in a wide range of food and drink products has been launched by Kerry Group.

New research suggests greater health benefits of consuming more dairy products

Opinion

Research gives weight to the dairy paradox

By Judy Buttriss

British Nutrition Foundation director general Judy Buttriss looks into new evidence suggesting the potential health benefits of consuming more dairy products.

Concerns over food allergens have reached a new high following two Pret-linked fatalities

In depth: clean-label

The Pret effect takes hold

By Lynda Searby

With allergens increasingly in the spotlight, the Government is to review allergen labelling policy, leaving manufacturers under pressure to comply with more stringent legislation and meet the demands of an increasingly cautious public.

Mislabelling accounted for 1,741 (19%) of the 9,148 failed food standards tests in Scotland since 2013

Better food labelling urged by Scots MSP

By Noli Dinkovski

A Scottish MSP has called for tougher labelling legislation after a freedom of information request found almost one-in-five failed food standards tests in the country were down to mislabelling.

Swapping a higher-sugar breakfast cereal for a lower sugar variant is equal to 2.5 fewer cubes of sugar per bowl

Food firms back Change4Life sugar reduction drive

By Noli Dinkovski

Food manufacturers have pledged their support to a new Change4Life campaign that encourages parents to tackle childhood obesity by swapping sugary foods with healthier alternatives.

Macdonald: ‘We [in the UK] are leaders in nutrition and we need to make sure we carry on helping the rest of the world do nutrition in the right way’

More quality nutrition science urged

By Rick Pendrous

Eminent scientist Professor Ian Macdonald has raised fears about the future of high-quality, evidence-based nutrition research in the UK.

The Government is planning ‘realistic but ambitious goals’ to achieve further salt reduction

‘Mixed progress’ on salt reduction targets: PHE

By Noli Dinkovski

The food industry has achieved “mixed progress” in meeting the latest Government salt reduction targets, according to Public Health England’s (PHE’s) first assessment since the introduction of voluntary targets in 2006.

Plant-based foods continue to grow in popularity

NON-MEAT PROTEIN

Why plant power is a defining 2018 food trend

By Nick Hughes

Consumers’ increasing demand for for plant-based foods is challenging manufacturers to develop high-protein, tasty alternatives to meat, with varying results.

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