Preservatives and acidulants

 British Salt was acquired by Tata Chemicals Europe in 2011

British Salt pumps millions into production

By Rod Addy

British Salt has poured £7.2m into an energy-efficient boiler plant as it celebrates its 50th anniversary and enters the fourth year of an unrelated five-year, £5m investment programme.

Eating bacon cured using nitrates could increase consumers' risk of contracting cancer

Green tea ingredient solves bacon cancer risk

By Michelle Perrett

Bacon’s cancer-promoting properties can be avoided by replacing nitrates commonly used in the curing process with polyphenols found in green tea, according to a report by Queen’s University Belfast researchers.

Verdad 410 can be used in potato salad, coleslaw, refrigerated sauces, and dips

FiE 2017

Salad dip preservative has clean-label claims

By Noli Dinkovski

A preservative for dips, spreads and deli-style salads – made from a combination of fermented cane sugar and speciality vinegar – took centre stage at Corbion’s stand during Food Ingredients Europe, held in Frankfurt last November.

Professor Buttriss: ‘Concern has existed about the risk for people with undiagnosed kidney disease’


Why potassium benefits outweigh the risks

By Judy Buttriss

Recommendations from government advisors on the use of potassium salts in place of sodium chloride (salt) was published in November.

Potassium report: the potential benefits ‘outweigh’ the risks

Potassium report welcomed by salt lobby group

By Noli Dinkovski

A report that concluded using potassium-based salt replacers instead of sodium in food would have a positive impact on public health has been welcomed by lobby group Consensus Action on Salt and Health (CASH).

Naked Bacon will be available in UK supermarkets from January 10

Nitrite-free bacon set for UK launch

By Noli Dinkovski

A bacon product free of cancer-causing nitrites is to launch in the UK following a £14M investment by Northern Irish meat processor Finnebrogue.

Hebridean Sea Salt has entered liquidation after losing contracts in the aftermath of an FSS investigation

Liquidators appointed at salt firm

By James Ridler

Liquidators have been appointed at Hebridean Sea Salt, after the business ran into difficulties following a Food Standards Scotland (FSS) investigation earlier this year.