Ingredients

Will herbs still be the remedy?

Will herbs still be the remedy?

In October 2005, the Traditional Herbal Medicinal Products Directive (THMPD) comes into force in member states. This enables traditional herbal...

Fragrancy with flavour

Fragrancy with flavour

By Michelle Knott

Consumption of herbal teas is bucking the trend of declining tea sales. But the ability to make health claims for them are limited, reports Michelle Knott

Bittersweet symphony

Bittersweet symphony

By Elaine Watson

Let's start treating consumers like adults and sort out the sugar regime, the new boss of the Biscuit, Cake, Chocolate & Confectionery Association tells Elaine Watson

Umami - the fifth taste

Umami - the fifth taste

By Susan Birks

Umami is being heralded the fifth taste but it could be much more, as Susan Birks discovered at this year's Cheltenham Festival of Science

24 hour chapatti people

24 hour chapatti people

By Elaine Watson

It's a success story that will have rivals in the ambient aisles drooling with envy; an overflowing order book, a new factory in the pipeline and...

EU confuses third countries

EU confuses third countries

I visited Brazil in June to speak at an export seminar held in Sao Paulo. The purpose of the seminar was to provide assistance and advice to...

One up, one down

One up, one down

By Elaine Watson

New EU traceability laws hit UK statute books with more of a whimper than a bang in January. But has Sudan 1 changed all that? Elaine Watson reports

Nutrient profiles

Nutrient profiles

The proposed regulation on nutrition and health claims went to its first reading at the Council of the European Union on June 3. This generated a...