Food Additive

Sugar cannot be replaced by a single ingredient, claims Bayn Europe

Natural sugar reduction range extended

By Noli Dinkovski

Food and drink manufacturers are now able to source a comprehensive range of sugar reduction additives from a single ingredients firm, after its leading range was extended to include new variants.

Breakthrough truffles

Chocolate truffles without a hard shell

A Scottish-based chocolatier has developed a truffle range with no hard chocolate shell, which was previously available only to Michelin star chefs.

Short: clean-label is no longer just about E-numbers

Clean dream

By Andrew Williams

Clean-label ingredients are not the Holy Grail, reports Andrew Williams

The law on food-contact materials is limiting commercial applications

Legal delays inhibit work on antimicrobials

By Paul Gander

The time being taken to prepare a positive 'Union' list of compounds permitted in active and intelligent (A&I) food packaging means the EU is lagging behind markets such as the US and Japan in commercialising antioxidant (AO) and antimicrobial...

Enter the matrix

Enter the matrix

By Lorraine Mullaney

National Starch's former European marketing manager Laura Goodbrand described the challenge of producing clean-label food as a "matrix". "You can't simply pull one ingredient and put another one in," she says. "Each...

Consumer demand for 'natural' products is influencing additives usage

Demand for natural additives drives growth

By Freddie Dawson

Food manufacturers continue to turn away from artificial sweeteners and preservatives in favour of ‘natural’ flavours, and healthy and functional additives, a new report from Leatherhead Food Research (LFR) has claimed.

Spirulina faces legal questions

Spirulina faces legal questions

By Elaine Watson

Spirulina, the blue colour from algae used in Nestlé’s Smarties, is one of 10 substances used to colour food that faces an uncertain future as its legal status is scrutinised.

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