Health and nutritional ingredients

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.

Buttriss asks if more gut bacteria research is needed

OPINION

Why more gut bacteria research is needed

By Judy Buttriss

Do the bugs cohabiting our bodies influence disease risk, body weight or even manipulate our minds through the so-called gut-brain axis?

Industry bodies have questioned revisions to rules on food advertising aimed at children

Industry bodies query proposed food advertising changes

By Rick Pendrous

Food and drink industry groups have challenged several changes proposed under the revised Nutrient Profiling Model (NPM) used to control the advertising and promotion of ‘less healthy’ products to children.

The lifestyles of consumers are the driving force behind the free-from food trend

Free-from foods

How lifestyle choices are driving free-from growth

By Michelle Knott

‘Lifestylers’, rather than just those affected by allergens, are driving the trend towards free-from foods and manufacturers are having to sit up and take notice.

The 12-strong range draws on plant-based vegetarian-friendly ingredients

Nestlé veggie brand hits Sainsbury’s, Ocado

By Rod Addy

Nestlé has launched its meat-free Garden Gourmet brand in the UK through Sainsbury’s stores and online retailer Ocado, representing the latest wave of foodstuffs targeting the flexitarian trend.

Take a peak at Vitafoods Europe, which starts next week

Vitafoods Europe

Healthy nutrition the focus at trade show

By Noli Dinkovski

With healthy nutrition high on the consumer agenda at present, the organiser of Vitafoods Europe is looking forward to a lively show this year, with new elements designed to maximise information and innovation in nutraceutical foods

Study: tomato and rosemary can boost overall natural protection mechanisms in the eye

Rosemary and tomato extract shown to protect eye health

By Noli Dinkovski

Evidence that a lycopene-containing tomato and rosemary extract can protect eye health has been strengthened following the publication of pre-clinical results in scientific journal Molecular Vision.