New food chain rules reminder

The Food Standards Agency is reminding slaughterhouse operators and livestock keepers that they will soon have to ensure that Food Chain Information (FCI) is provided for all cattle, sheep and goats sent for slaughter. The new requirement under European Union legislation comes into force from 1 January 2010, and will apply to all slaughter animals, […]

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Salt targets not likely to be met before 2024′

Millions of deaths could be prevented each year if individuals consumed 5g less salt per day. That’s the finding of a new review of research studies, which also calls for top-down regulations in addition to self-regulation by industry. Eating less salt reduces the risk of stroke by almost a quarter and the chances of heart […]


Anti-ageing snacks market set to soar, says Leatherhead

Ever-increasing life expectancy is leading to growing interest in fortified snacks and baked goods, according to a new report from Leatherhead Food Research. The Market for Anti-ageing Foods report goes on to say that the global market for such foods shows massive potential, with an increasing number and variety of customers registering an interest in […]


Health claims victory for AstaPure

Algatechnologies has revealed that, following an FDA review, it will be able to use 12 new structural health claims filed for its AstaPure brand of natural astaxanthin in the US market. For more than ten years, astaxanthin’s role in enhancing the immune system and preventing oxidative stress has been the subject of international research both […]

Tate & Lyle joins forces with Solvay

Tate & Lyle has announced that it is to partner with Solvay to sell digestive health ingredient Solcatis Galactofructose in bakery and other food and beverage applications in Europe (excluding Spain and Portugal), the Middle East and Africa. Solactis Galactofructose, a non-digestible carbohydrate derived from milk, has been shown to deliver wide-ranging health benefits as […]


Wine and dine

A wine flour set to enter the US market can deliver a healthy profile to baked goods, through the addition of antioxidants, fibre and fatty acids, while also extending shelf-life, according to its manufacturer Northern Light Food Processing. It claims the ingredients has a distinct advantage over competitor products as it does not contain grape […]


Why the US could be sweet on Reb A

Rebaudioside A (Reb A), a non-caloric sweetener derived from the stevia plant, could fill a sweet spot in the American food and beverage market, according to a new Rabobank report. The report, entitled Stevia and the U.S. Market, says the growing demand for products with greater perceived health benefits could help the sweetener grow in […]


Super-strength beer slammed

Health campaigners have reacted furiously to the launch of a new beer containing 18.2 per cent alcohol. Tokyo, launched by Scottish brewery BrewDog, has been declared Britain’s strongest beer, with a single pint containing 12 units. The brewery defended its latest offering, saying that it is ‘priced in a way that encourages responsible consumption and […]

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Organic food not healthier, says FSA

Eating organic food does not provide any significant nutritional or health benefits, according to a study published this week. An independent review commissioned by the Food Standards Agency found there were no important differences between organic and conventionally produced food. The conclusion was reached after a team of researchers at the London School of Hygiene […]


Chemical fears lead to cartoned water launch

Safety fears over controversial chemical bisphenol A (BPA) and environmental concerns have prompted one US beverage company to start selling water in cartons. O.N.E World Enterprises has announced the launch of O.N.E Water in a BPA-free Tetra Pak carton as a ‘sustainable alternative to plastic bottled water’. “With concern growing about the health risks of […]

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Ethical concerns’ over varying salt levels in global brands

New research shows that people in some countries are being fed over twice as much salt in popular global brands as their counterparts elsewhere in the world. World Action on Salt and Health (WASH) has surveyed over 260 food products available around the world from food manufacturers such as KFC, McDonalds, Kellogg’s, Nestle, Burger King […]


The junk food divide

Despite generations of overweight people blaming their size on their genes, new research reveals that the North-South obesity divide may have more to do with food shopping habits than family history. A new nutrition map of Britain unveiled by looked at 250,000 orders with the UK’s biggest supermarkets through its price comparison website. It […]


Batter than the rest

Clean label ingredients manufacturer Ulrick & Short has unveiled a new wheat-based flour for ‘enhancing the textural qualities’ of tempura batters. The clean label flour, Solartex, has been designed to provide food producers with a chemical and additive free coating system, which produces a beautiful light golden batter at no additional cost, says the company. […]

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