Trans Fat

The US Food and Drug Administration plans to remove PHOs from foodstuffs

PHOs set to be banned in US foodstuffs

By Nicholas Robinson

The US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) consultation on plans to remove partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs) from processed foods closes March 8.

Manufacturers may struggle to reach 2012 health targets

Samworth says 2012 targets 'may be a step too far'

By Rick Pendrous

Chilled convenience manufacturer Samworth Brothers is working to cut the levels of salt and saturated fat in its food products, despite not making a pledge to do so under the government's Public Health Responsibility Deal (PHRD).

Major ice cream players could threaten innovation, Key Note

Major ice cream players could threaten innovation, Key Note

By Lawrence Morley

The dominance of R&R Ice Cream and Unilever in the ice cream market looks set to continue and could threaten innovation, especially amongst new enterprises, according to a new report from research firm Key Note.

Redwood Vegideli Range

Redwood predicts impressive growth

By Ben Bouckley

The Redwood Wholefood Company expects 2009/10 sales to grow by 10% from just over £3m driven by growing demand for meat and dairy-free products.

Food industry baffled by NICE salt guidance

Food industry baffled by NICE salt guidance

By Elaine Watson

An assertion in new guidance from the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) that firms making progressive reductions in salt can simply carry on indefinitely without any technical or commercial consequences has baffled industry...

Nestlé questions trans fat labelling proposals

Nestlé questions trans fat labelling proposals

By Elaine Watson

Requiring food manufacturers to distinguish between artificial and natural trans-fats on product labels is both unnecessary and impractical, according to regulatory experts at Nestlé UK and the Food and Drink Federation (FDF).

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

Trans-formed

Trans-formed

When retailers start announcing the removal of all hydrogenated fats from their products, how do manufacturers respond and what are the technical implications? Rebecca Green finds out

Out of the frying pan?

Out of the frying pan?

By Rick Pendrous

Backlash feared as producers adopt alternative fat technologies

Hidden Fats

Hidden Fats

More and more products on the shelves nowadays are being marketedas healthy choices. Low-fat cereal bars are being offered as a healthy alternative...

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