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Cargill shelves omega-3 offering

Cargill has stopped work on its nascent fish oil-sourced omega-3 offering less than two years after its high-profile launch. According to a spokesman for the company, the unbranded ingredient is no longer under development as Cargill is focusing its healthy nutrient efforts on some of its other offerings such as phytosterols, inulin, alternative sweeteners and […]

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Heart-warming win

DSM’s blood pressure management ingredient tensVida (formerly known as TensGuard) recently won the NutrAward for the most innovative, evidence-based health and nutrition ingredient. “As a well known risk factor for coronary heart disease, kidney failure and stroke, high blood pressure is a major global concern, says Luc van-der-Heyden, business manager heart health, DSM.“TensVida represents a […]

Frozen food is the future, says BFFF

The British Frozen Food Federation (BFFF) is launching a new foodservice campaign which aims to educate the foodservice sector on how it can profit from using frozen food in the face of an economic downturn. To run over two years, the Profiting from Frozen Food campaign will focus on how buying frozen food will save […]

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New acquisition for Frutarom

Israeli flavour and ingredients company Frutarom has signed an agreement to acquire the assets and business of the American Company Flavors Specialties for $17.2 million, financed through bank loans. The agreement includes a clause that could increase or decrease the value of the deal to $27 million or $13.15 million based on earnings in 2009 […]

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Celebs urged to say no to junk food ads

The UK Food Commission is introducing a charter for celebrities willing to pledge that they will not use their image to promote foods high in fat, saturated fat, sugar or salt. Campaigners at the commission cite stars such as Ian Wright, Chris Hoy and David Beckham as having had their ‘brand’ linked to unhealthy foods. […]

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INGREDIENTS NEWS: Peanuts prove a healthy handful

Leading nutrition researchers at the 2nd International Nuts and Health symposium have recommended increased peanut and nut snacks consumption as a more effective step to improve dietary health and reduce risk of heart disease and type 2 diabetes. Proceedings published in the Journal of Nutrition concluded that replacing snacks high in refined carbohydrates with nuts […]

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Frozen food radiates gear change

A new ice age has been welcomed by the British Frozen Food Federation… The initiative will see a huge promotion for frozen foods, and has been backed by leading frozen food manufacturers and retailers. The launch of the new website is to educate young people and families by showing them how frozen food is produced, […]

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Nestle performs well above target

Consolidated sales of the Nestle Group amounted to CHF 81.4 billion, an increase of 3.4% compared to the same nine month period last year. Strong organic growth of 8.9% including 3.4% internal growth and a further 2.5% for acquisitions added further to group sales. The Swiss franc held up well against other currencies. The group’s […]

‘One size fits all’ is ineffective

Obesity issues, changing lifestyles and rising levels of disposable income have helped drive the health and well-being food market worldwide. However, manufacturers are being warned not to adopt a ‘one size fits all’ approach to the category if they want export success. The latest findings from the International Health, Well-being and Organic Report, produced by […]

Unilever opens drinks centre of excellence

Unilever, the world’s biggest tea company, has opened its global R&D Centre for drinks at Colworth Science Park in the UK. This technology centre will focus on developing products for all Unilever’s brands such as Lipton, PG Tips, Flora and Slim-Fast. The centre employs 90 scientists and specialists from 15 countries and brings together all […]

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Concerns over health and safety merger

A proposal to merge the Health & Safety Commission and Health & Safety Executive must aim to improve the governance and scrutiny of legislation and regulators, the Forum of Private Business (FPB) has warned. The merger has been proposed in order to create a single and more efficient regulatory body and should be through by […]

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Food trends fit and healthy for spring

The predictions for food and drink trends promise better health and happier taste buds according to Datamonitor’s Productscan Online research. The small yoghurt pot drink has changed the dairy industry dramatically as consumers devour the daily shot of probiotics. Prebiotics and probiotics have hit the mainstream with Danone’s Activia and Actimel. Activia accounted for more […]

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INGREDIENTS: Emulsion technology makes meat healthier

Dow Wolff Cellulosics recently introduced a new food system emulsion technology as a result of the work of its Food and Nutrition team. The new formulating process allows meat formulators to develop healthier products by reducing the overall fat content. By creating a mixture of food gums and oils, such as canola or olive, the […]

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Alcohol-free market grows despite binge drinkers

Despite continuous media reports of binge drinking in the UK, the alcohol free market is going from strength to strength. According to Euromonitor International and backed up by Bavaria UK the reported off-trade growth is a staggering 20%. Sarah Swainson, Bavaria UK marketing manager, says,“The immense growth in the NAB/LAB market is driven by an […]

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