Health and nutritional ingredients

Food flavour trends in 2017 are being led by the ‘refreshing’ cucumber

Cucumber named 2017 ‘flavour of the year’

By Noli Dinkovski

Cucumber is expected to be ‘flavour of the year’ in 2017, based on growing demand for refreshing, clean and healthy food and beverages, a Swiss fragrance and flavour company has claimed.

Vitamin D link: the study found that supplements can reduce the risk of cold and flu

Vitamin D cold and flu study link divides scientists

By Noli Dinkovski

A study that suggests vitamin D can play an important role in preventing colds and flu has received a mixed response from scientists and industry bodies, with Public Health England (PHE) claiming it “does not provide sufficient evidence” to support a...

Food trends are being led by fake information, say Jonny Bingham (right) and David Jones (Photo©Sacha Ferrier)

Fear the food fads, innovation experts warn

By Noli Dinkovski

The dominance of the health agenda in food is leading to a “massive increase in faddy products” that hold no long-term value, two food innovation experts have warned.

Food innovation winners last year were Ryan Clifford and Dominic Urban. They received a Eotrophelia UK cheque for £2,000 from M&S's Sue Bell

Food students lured by £2,000 innovation prize

By Rick Pendrous

UK food science and technology students are being urged to take part in Ecotrophelia UK, a prestigious food development competition promoting innovation, creativity and sustainability to students pursuing a future career in the food sector, with the chance...

The ASA banned two of Organic Burst's adverts for unauthorised health claims

Regulator bans two ‘superfood’ adverts

By James Ridler

Two adverts for food products and supplements have been banned by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA), because they featured unauthorised health claims.

Plant-based ingredients were used to make pancakes at the show

Plant-based protein showcased at HiE

By Noli Dinkovski

The versatility of plant-based proteins was a feature at this year’s Health Ingredients Europe (HiE), which took place in Frankfurt from November 30 to December 1.

Public Health England has recommended vitamin D supplements to compensate for lack of sunlight

Government guidelines propose vitamin D supplements in the diet

By Michelle Perrett

People in the UK need to consider dietary supplementation of the essential vitamin D in their diets to compensate for the absence of that produced in the body from exposure to sunlight during the months of October to March, according to new government...

Enjoy our photogallery of winners and finalists in the Ecotrophelia 2016 awards

Ecotrophelia award winners and finalists photogallery

By James Ridler

The finalists of the UK leg of Ecotrophelia 2016 – the pan-European competition for ecologically-inspired innovative new product development by young students ­– have all been gathered together in this photo-gallery to celebrate their achievements.

Here's your chance to star at the Venice-themed food and drink manufacturing Oscars

FMEAS

Food and drink manufacturing Oscars now open

By Rick Pendrous

The 2016 Food Manufacture Excellence Awards (FMEAs) are now open for entries. So, if your company wants to be recognised for its achievements and join the celebrations at this year's Venice-themed event, you need to enter these prestigious awards.