The adipose cells of obese people can't cope with more fat: Keith Frayn

Obese people’s adipose cells fail to regulate fat

By Rick Pendrous

Obese people are far less efficient at regulating the fat levels in their body, which puts them at higher risk of contracting cardiovascular disease and type II diabetes, according to a leading expert on the human metabolism of fat.

Scottish rapeseed oil is poised for growth

Scotland's rapeseed oil sector poised for growth

By Nicholas Robinson

Scotland’s rapeseed oil industry is expected to see significant growth in the coming years, following a joint campaign between processors and scientists from Queen Margaret University, near Edinburgh, to promote the oil’s health benefits.

AAK, which signed a supply deal with Premier Foods earlier this month, is working on techniques for fat and waste reduction that will help firms to meet voluntary industry targets

AAK targets waste and fat reduction

By Rod Addy

AAK is developing techniques for fat and waste reduction that will enable food manufacturers to meet voluntary industry targets much more effectively.

Premier Foods brands include Ambrosia custard and Mr Kipling

AAK deal will double supply to Premier Foods

By Rod Addy

Premier Foods’ tie-up with AAK, the fats and oils supplier, will double AAK’s volume sales to the branded foods manufacturer and could strengthen collaboration on areas including shelf-life and fat reduction.

Omega-9 rapeseed oils have 'cost in use benefits,' says Dow Seeds

Slash saturated fats with latest oils

By Gary Scattergood

The next generation of omega-9 rapeseed and sunflower oils can help manufacturers slash levels of saturated fats by up to 70%, according to figures from Dow Seeds.

Judy Buttriss, director general, British Nutrition Foundation

Butter takes on margarine

By Judy Buttriss

Just as the Department of Health is lining up its new pledges on saturated fat, a study in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) has generated headlines such as 'swapping the butter for margarine may be bad for your health'.

Tortilla crisps are set for tasty growth: Mintel

Snack market to reach £3.8bn despite ‘consumer myths’

By Laurence Gibbons

The UK snack market will reach £3.8bn by 2016, according to market analyst Mintel, despite claims from the Snack, Nut and Crisp Manufacturers’ Association (SNACMA) that consumers misunderstand such products.

Fats and oils focus: Altered states

Fats and oils focus: Altered states

Enzyme-filtration technology enables manufacturers to meet consumer demand for healthier oils and brings further benefits in terms of cost savings and greener production methods, writes Freddie Dawson

Sime darby pumps cash into veg oils research

Sime darby pumps cash into veg oils research

By Rod Addy

Sime Darby has dedicated 34m euros to new facilities, of which a significant amount has been spent on the European innovation centre in the Netherlands it launched last month.

A price to be paid

A price to be paid

By Mary Carmichael

Increasing demand has brought the cost of oil to record levels. Mary Carmichael reports on a commodity that is liquid gold to manufacturers

Hot off the press

Hot off the press

Chilli flavoured pastry and garlic pizza bases could soon be on our supermarket shelves thanks to a new cutting-edge technology. Elaine Watson talks hard fats

Structural maintenance

Structural maintenance

By Sarah Britton

Reducing the levels of saturated fat in bakery and confectionery food products while retaining their structure is no mean feat, but baking experts across the UK have risen to the challenge. Sarah Britton reports

WOW! factor

WOW! factor

Water-in-oil-in-water fat replacements that offer optimum mouthfeel and texture are set to take the industry by storm. John Dunn reports on a long-awaited and much-needed process

Lion goes into AAK

Lion goes into AAK

Hull-based oils and fats supplier AAK UK has increased its presence in the speciality oils and dressings market with the acquisition of the wet...


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