Ingredients

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.

Growing demand for protein products will fuel production, predicts Cornelius

Demand for protein predicted to continue

By James Ridler

Consumer demand will spark a rise in novel high-protein products, according to a distributor of ingredients to the food and drink industry.

Givaudan has ditched sweeteners in favour of sensory profiling as part of its sugar reduction technique

Givaudan takes sensual approach

By Noli Dinkovski

A sugar reduction technique that relies on sensory profiling rather than sweeteners has been unveiled by Swiss flavours firm Givaudan.

Kellogg's is turning its waste corn flakes into beer

Kellogg’s turns Corn Flakes into beer

By James Ridler

Breakfast cereal manufacturer Kellogg’s has partnered with independent brewer Seven Bro7hers to turn its waste corn flakes into beer.

Kellogg's is turning its waste corn flakes into beer

Kellogg’s turns Corn Flakes into beer

By James Ridler

Breakfast cereal manufacturer Kellogg’s has partnered with independent brewer Seven Bro7hers to turn its waste corn flakes into beer.

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