Health and nutritional ingredients

Cardiovascular disease could be mitigated with healthier diets

Opinion

How dietary patterns may influence CVD risk

By Judy Buttriss

Premature deaths from cardiovascular disease (CVD) have fallen considerably, in part due to new treatments – but ill health associated with the disease remains high and could even be rising in older age groups.

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

Microbiome a focus at IFST conference

By Gwen 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 Gwen 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 Gwen 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 Gwen 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.

Calls for flour to be fortified with folic acid

Not adding folic acid in flour is ‘tragedy’

By Michelle Perrett

The failure to fortify flour with folic acid has been called a “missed opportunity” and a “tragedy” in a report published in Public Health Reviews today (January 31).

An Oscar in the bag: Clipper Teas' Anthony Buckton collected the award from Dan Dixon of category sponsor Foodex and awards host Matt Dawson

FMEAS 2017

Clipper Teas bags top food and drink manufacturing Oscar

By Mike Stones

Clipper Teas bagged a top trophy in the food and drink manufacturing industry’s Oscars – the Food Manufacture Excellence Awards (FMEAs) – earlier this month at The Hilton on Park Lane in London.

Products made with real fruit and vegetable pieces will be available at Taura’s stand

FiE 2017 HIGHLIGHTS

Natural and clean-tasting lead the way

By Noli Dinkovski

Food Ingredients Europe (FiE) brings the world’s leading ingredients makers under one roof for three days in Frankfurt.

Unilever bought Pukka Herbs for an undisclosed fee

Unilever brews up acquisition of herbal tea firm

By Matt Atherton

Unilever has bought Bristol-based tea manufacturer Pukka Herbs for an undisclosed fee, in a bid to close a gap in its portfolio, the manufacturer revealed yesterday (September 7).

The nutraceutical coffees were available to taste at Frutarom’s stand

Coffee gets an artichoke-flavoured twist

By Noli Dinkovski

An artichoke-flavoured beverage was just one in a range of unusual coffees on display at last month’s Vitafoods Europe show in Geneva.

Almonds have topped a survey of best-selling superfood ingredients. Meanwhile, don’t miss your free place at our sustainable snacking trends webinar on June 15

Almonds leads list of top 10 best-selling superfoods

By Michael Stones

Almonds have been crowned ‘King of superfoods’ in a top 10 list of best-selling superfoods created by online health food retailer Healthy Supplies, ahead of the Food Manufacture Group’s free snacking webinar at 3pm on June 15.

The nutrition show expects to attract 1,000 exhibitors and 18,500 visitors

SHOW PREVIEW

Vitafoods Europe: grounds for optimism

By Noli Dinkovski

With the UK voting to leave the EU and Donald Trump winning the US presidency, it’s fair to say we’ve had a year of political shocks.

Williams: UK involvement in future big EU nutrition projects is in question

Brexit could impact UK nutrition research funding

By Noli Dinkovski

Brexit could severely hinder the ability of UK firms and research bodies to participate in big EU-funded food science projects, a leading nutrition scientist has warned.