Ingredients

Why potassium benefits outweigh the risks

OPINION

Why potassium benefits outweigh the risks

By Judy Buttriss

Recommendations from government advisors on the use of potassium salts in place of sodium chloride (salt) was published in November.

Ingredient prototypes on show at Food Ingredients Europe

FiE 2017

Ingredient prototypes on show at FiE

By Noli Dinkovski

Food manufacturers were given an opportunity to view and taste more than 20 ingredient prototypes as part of a ‘market plaza’ at Food Ingredients Europe (FiE), which took place in Frankfurt in November.

High-GI sugar alternatives are 'misleading' consumers

High-GI sugar alternatives are 'misleading' consumers

By Noli Dinkovski

The approach by some food and drink manufacturers to replace sugar with high-glycaemic alternatives is “borderline misleading” to consumers, the director of a global ingredients company has claimed.

Cancer causing acrylamide legislation date set for April

Acrylamide legislation set for April, EU confirms

By Noli Dinkovski

Food manufacturers will from April 2018 be expected to put in place practical steps to manage acrylamide within their food safety management systems, after legislation was passed by the EU.

Report on salt replacement welcomed by lobby group

Potassium report welcomed by salt lobby group

By Noli Dinkovski

A report that concluded using potassium-based salt replacers instead of sodium in food would have a positive impact on public health has been welcomed by lobby group Consensus Action on Salt and Health (CASH).

Current nutrition labelling gives ‘confusing messages’, claims Phil Dalton

Food labelling should reflect health policy: consultant

By Noli Dinkovski

Food labelling legislation needs to change if public health messages about salt, sugar and calories are going to be truly understood by consumers at the retail aisle, a consultant in the field has claimed.

There has been a ‘redefinition’ of portion sizes, says Mars director Rob Verhagen

FiE 2017

Halt portion-size ‘super-inflation’ to curb obesity

By Noli Dinkovski

Food and drink manufacturers need to halt the “super-inflation” of portion sizes if the global obesity epidemic is to be addressed, a senior innovation director at confectionery giant Mars has claimed.

Ice cream, breakfast cereals and biscuits are among the products targeted

PHE calls for more sugar reduction

By Paul Gander

Despite a positive overall picture and a “fabulous response” from some leading brands to its 20% cross-category sugar reduction target for 2020, Public Health England (PHE) has suggested that some categories are making more progress than others.

Disease associated with obesity costs the NHS about £11bn a year, said Susan Jebb

Smartphone app to help switch to healthier foods

By Rick Pendrous

People who are overweight and identified as being at higher risk of cardiovascular disease could soon have access to a smartphone app that provides them with advice about swapping to healthier foods, thanks to a collaborative research project involving...

Naked Bacon will be available in UK supermarkets from January 10

Nitrite-free bacon set for UK launch

By Noli Dinkovski

A bacon product free of cancer-causing nitrites is to launch in the UK following a £14M investment by Northern Irish meat processor Finnebrogue.

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