Fats & oils

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.

Child obesity levels have hit a record high, according to a Public Health England report

Child obesity trends hit record high

By Aidan Fortune

Public Health England (PHE) is continuing to focus on calorie and sugar reduction as levels of severe obesity in children aged 10–11 have reached the highest point since records began.

Forti-Fry: can also promote heat transfer, resulting in fried food being browned more evenly

NEWS IN BRIEF

Antioxidant claimed to prolong oil frying life

By Noli Dinkovski

A natural antioxidant designed to improve the oxidative stability as well as the general performance of frying oils has been launched by Kemin.

IOI Loders Croklaan claims to have set a ‘new standard for best practices’ in the sector

NEWS IN BRIEF

Palm oil firm scoops eco-friendly award

By Noli Dinkovski

A palm oil manufacturer has won a food ingredients award after judges praised its efforts in building a traceable, transparent and sustainable supply chain.

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.

RapidOxy is a technique that could bring benefits to the edible oils and fats sector

Help needed for Campden BRI oils stability project

By Noli Dinkovski

Food manufacturers have been invited to participate in a project that aims to better understand a technique that rapidly monitors the oxidative stability of a range of oils.

The BMA has called for health warnings to be introduced on sugary food packaging

‘More work needed’ after kids’ sugary food ad ban

By Matt Atherton

The ban on adverts for foods high in fat, sugar and salt (HFSS) was only the first step in reducing childhood obesity, claimed pressure group Sustain, while doctors have called for health warnings on sugary food packaging.

The Food Expo Innovation Awards were dominated by food ingredients that exploited the clean labelling trend

Reports from IFT17

Food innovation awards reflect clean-label trend

By Michael Stones

Food ingredients that exploit the trend towards clean labelling featured in the 2017 Food Expo Innovation Awards at the Institute of Food Technology’s (IFT’s) Annual Meeting and Food Expo.

Professor Buttriss: ‘The challenge has been to find substitutes that provide the same functionality in food production’

Sat fat replacement research ramps up

By Professor Judy Buttriss

Reducing saturated fat intake has been high on the policy agenda for decades, but the challenge has been to find substitutes that provide the same functionality in food production.