Health and nutritional ingredients

Helen Munday spoke to Food Manufacture about the highlights of this year’s IFST Spring Conference

Microbiome a focus at IFST conference

By James Ridler

The microbiome and personalised nutrition were key highlights at this year’s Institute of Food Science & Technology (IFST) Spring Conference last week, held at the University of Birmingham.

The low intake of healthy foods such as fruit and vegetables was marked as a leading dietary risk factor

Policy shift to healthy food needed, study warns

By Noli Dinkovski

Policy-makers should shift their emphasis from dietary restriction to promoting healthy food after one-in-five deaths globally were linked to a poor diet, a major study has revealed.

The Ingredients Show promises to offer a wealth of new flavour trends

Ingredients Show preview

Food ingredients show returns to Birmingham

By James Ridler

If being at the forefront of ingredients innovation is crucial to your business, a show taking place at the Birmingham NEC next month could prove to be a goldmine.

Buttriss examines micronutrient intake in the UK and its affect on the nation’s diet

OPINION

PHE data reveals falling micronutrient intakes

By Judy Buttriss

British Nutrition Foundation director general Professor Judy Buttriss discusses the decline of micronutrient intakes in the UK and its impact on dietary intake.

The FDF welcomed the Government’s more targeted approach to tackling health and obesity

Trade body welcomes Government approach to health issues

By James Ridler

The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has welcomed the Government’s targeted approach to tackling health inequalities, covered in the policy paper published by the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC).

O’Gorman: ‘The consumer tends to identify with the freshness of tea as part of wider health and wellness trends’

Beverage processing

A new thirst for innovation

By Paul Gander

Driven by the health agenda, new product development in the drinks sector is rife, and processors are having to respond accordingly.

British bakers welcomed a consultation into adding folic acid to flour

Bakers back Government folic acid consultation

By James Ridler

Members of the baking industry have welcomed the Government’s announcement that it would launch a consultation into the mandatory fortification of flour with folic acid.