Nutrition

The Vegetarian Butcher is one of Unilever's alternative protein brands. Credit: Unilever

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How Unilever is harnessing AI to create better food

By William Dodds

Chief R&D officer at Unilever’s Nutrition Business Group Carla Hilhorst tells Food Manufacture how the brand is using AI to transform the way new products are conceived.

Barbara Bray chaired this year's IFST spring conference

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Transforming the food system and where to start

By Bethan Grylls

At this year’s IFST spring conference, the discussion centred on ‘taming the perfect storm’ of food security, health and nutrition, and the environment – but where do we even begin in the face of such a ferocious gale? Bethan Grylls covers the highlights...

Food processing is here to stay. Credit: Getty / AleksandarGeorgiev

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Creating a defence for food processing

By Ronan Gormley

Ronan Gormley of the University College Dublin summarises the key takeaways of the recent EFFoST conference, as experts took to the floor to debate food processing in relation to health, perception and sustainability.

Credit: Getty / JLGutierrez

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Does anyone know what sustainability means anymore?

By Bethan Grylls

The meaning of sustainability has evolved to encompass a whole host of other focuses. Do we need to untangle these once separate issues, or are we all responsible in delivering to this new meaning of sustainability?

How strong is your supply chain? Credit: Getty / The_Lycan

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Creating safe and secure food supply chains

By Bethan Grylls

Bethan Grylls summarises the key takeaways from our series of fireside chats presented earlier this week, sponsored by RSSL, as five food and drink leaders lend their expertise on maintaining and working towards a more secure, safer food and drink system....

Read our long awaited 2023 report on key food and drink trends

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Key trends for 2023’s food and drink industries

By Michelle Perrett

With the last several years including a series of unprecedented events and challenges, Food Manufacture seeks the expertise of several food and drink leaders to find out what’s on the cards for 2023.

Tate & Lyle will provide insight on Rowett Institute's new study

New research to improve understanding of the UK food system

By Gwen Ridler

The University of Aberdeen’s Rowett Institute has been awarded £1.6m to fund new research into improving the understanding of the UK food system and help people experiencing food insecurity and living with obesity make healthier, more sustainable food...

Danone Specialised Nutrition produces Nutricia, Aptamil and Cow & Gate

Danone UK & Ireland secures B Corp certification

By Gwen Ridler

Danone UK & Ireland has acquired B Corp certification, claiming to be the first combined food and healthcare manufacturer in the UK and Ireland to do so, following accreditation of its Specialised Nutrition business.

Many food and drink businesses are already taking significant steps to make their products healthier, through reformulation, labelling and innovation.

IGD publishes guide for portion sizes

By Dan Colombini

Research and training charity IGD has published a new guide for food businesses to help them review and set portion sizes.

Delamere: 3D printing could help reduce food waste

3D printing project launched

By Helen Gilbert

A project to investigate 3D printing applications for the food industry and even create bespoke nutrient-dense food for those on special diets has been launched by food science and technology consultancy Campden BRI.

Roy Ballam, BNF: ‘A lack of reliable information on healthy eating is a huge cause for concern’

Conflicting nutrition advice confuses consumers

By Noli Dinkovski

Conflicting media messages and guidance over food choices is making it difficult for UK consumers to find reliable information on healthy eating, a survey has found.

Healthy living will impact on food megatrends in 2018

Top ‘mega’ food trends for 2018 revealed

By Michelle Perrett

Euromonitor International, the market research company, has predicted the top eight “megatrends” it believes will shape the packaged food sector during 2018.

Food in focus: burgers and potato products are listed among the target categories

Food firms urged to act as calorie reduction target set

By Noli Dinkovski

Food manufacturers are being urged to start reformulating “everyday” products without delay after Public Health England (PHE) set a 20% calorie reduction target in food consumed across 13 product categories by 2024.

Scotland is still facing an obesity crisis

Scotland still facing obesity challenge

By Michelle Perrett

Two out of three adults and almost a third of children living in Scotland remain overweight or obese, Food Standards Scotland (FSS) has claimed.

UK sales of meat substitutes are predicted to increase by a quarter in five years

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Meat alternatives in boom: how firms can capitalise

By Michelle Knott

While interest in vegan and vegetarian diets is at an all-time high, the continuing appeal of meat presents a huge opportunity for products that taste like the real thing.

Evidence for the benefit of nutraceuticals to skin appearance is not strong

‘Beauty from within’ not backed by scientific evidence

By Rick Pendrous

Very little evidence exists to support the use of some ingredients used in popular – and often costly – orally-consumed beauty supplements that promise ‘youthful’, ‘firm’ and ‘glowing’ skin, according to new research by scientists at the British Nutrition...

MPs have called for the Soft Drinks Industry Levy to be extended

Government defends plans to tackle obesity

By Noli Dinkovski

The government has defended its plans to tackle the nation’s obesity crisis after it came under fire from a Commons Health Select Committee for removing “several key areas” that could have made its childhood obesity plan more effective.

Coca-Cola European Partners has launched a range a plant-based drinks

Coca-Cola introduces plant-based drinks range

By Gwen Ridler

Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) is to launch its first-ever range of plant-based drinks, as it looks to tap into the growing health and wellness trend in the UK.

While advertising had a big influence, there were other more important factors at play: Hilary Ross

TV ad ban would be a ‘sticking plaster’

By Noli Dinkovski

Focusing on advertising alone in the battle against obesity would act as a “sticking plaster”, a leading lawyer has claimed, following the publication of a new report from Cancer Research, which found teenagers who watch more than three hours of TV a...

SN-2 palmitate allows infant formula makers to offer benefits similar to mother’s milk

Demand for infant formula that mimics human milk

By Noli Dinkovski

Demand for infant formula containing SN-2 palmitate – an ingredient that mimics the fatty acid profile in human milk – has soared over the past decade and will continue to grow, Advanced Lipids has claimed.

French firm Solvay has upgraded its facilities to meet growing demand for vanillin

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European vanillin capacity gets 60t boost

By Noli Dinkovski

European natural vanillin manufacturing capacity has increased by 60t after French firm Solvay upgraded its facilities to meet growing demand globally.

Visitors to Cargill’s stand were given the opportunity to discuss a number of ingredient possibilities

FiE 2017

Ingredient prototypes on show at FiE

By Noli Dinkovski

Food manufacturers were given an opportunity to view and taste more than 20 ingredient prototypes as part of a ‘market plaza’ at Food Ingredients Europe (FiE), which took place in Frankfurt 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).

Current nutrition labelling gives ‘confusing messages’, claims Phil Dalton

Food labelling should reflect health policy: consultant

By Noli Dinkovski

Food labelling legislation needs to change if public health messages about salt, sugar and calories are going to be truly understood by consumers at the retail aisle, a consultant in the field has claimed.

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