Carbohydrates and fibres (sugar, starches)

Tereos operations director Bill Harrower runs down his roll at the manufacturer's Normanton site

Me and my team

Hitting the sweet spot at Tereos

By Bill Harrower

Operations director for Tereos UK & Ireland Bill Harrower covers investment and health and safety initiatives at the firm’s Normanton plant, plus the impact of Brexit.

The FDF accused the Government of using its consultation on food promotions to distract industry from the real issues surrounding Brexit

FDF slams restrictions on food and drink promotions

By James Ridler

The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has deemed the launch of the Government’s consultation on plans to restrict promotions of food and drink products high in fat, sugar and salt (HFSS) as “grossly insensitive” and a “monumental distraction”.

Avondale posted turnover growth in 2018 however pre-tax profits were down

Avondale Foods warns against currency fluctuations

By Aidan Fortune

Fresh foods provider Avondale Foods has reported a record turnover for the past year, but has warned that fluctuations between euro and sterling could cause issues in the future.

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.

Fortification can be a convenient way to help children consume the nutrients they might otherwise lack in their diets

CHILDREN’S HEALTH

Nutrition: fortifying the future

By Nick Hughes

With child obesity very much in focus, food manufacturers are not only looking at what they can take out of foods, but what nutrients and fortification they can put back in to optimise healthy eating.

UK sugar beet growers face fierce competition with Europe if their isn't more investment in the industry. Picture from British Sugar

News in brief

Sugar grower threat after ‘critical’ system taken down

By James Ridler

British sugar growers will struggle to compete with their European counterparts if Associated British Foods (ABF) does not continue to invest in the industry, the National Farmers Union (NFU) has warned.

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.

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.