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Replace sat fat with linoleic acid to lower heart disease death risk, says review

Higher intakes of linoleic acid may lower the risk of coronary heart disease, according to Harvard review.

Emotional eating: How do the elderly feel about food?

The food industry is failing to tailor foods to the elderly – and recognising their various needs and wants could help companies develop more successful products, according to a new study.

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Veggie NPD isn’t about recreating meat but demonstrating an alternative, says Italian firm

Vegetarian products should be about showing vegans, vegetarians and meat eaters alike that there are tasty alternatives to meat protein, says one Italian food firm.

'Disturbing' study findings underpin Friesland Campina call for sustainable fruit juice supply

Dutch juice manufacturer Friesland Campina Riedel says more should be done to regulate tropical fruit supply chains, as it works to support Brazilian orange growers who supply its Appelsientje brand.

Ladislav Miko tipped as acting SANCO head, following chief resignation

The position of head of the directorate general for health and consumers (DG SANCO) will likely pass to Czech environmental politician Ladislav Miko following the resignation of Paola Testori Coggi, according to the European Commission.

Exclusive talk with HealthBread project leader

HealthBread plans association to commercialize concepts

The EU HealthBread project wants to form an association by the end of the year to drive commercialization of its healthy bread technologies and concepts across Europe.

R&R Ice Cream tops mid-market private food firms

R&R Ice Cream is the top mid-market private food processor in the UK by sales, according to the 10th annual Sunday Times Grant Thornton Top Track 250 list.

Premier Foods’s branded sales dip in third quarter

Premier Foods saw branded value sales fall in its third financial quarter (Q3) as the maker of Mr Kipling cakes and Ambrosia desserts was stung by supermarkets losing share to discounters.

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Nestlé misses nine-month sales growth target

Nestlé CEO on missed target: ‘Usain Bolt doesn’t always run 100 metres in the same time either’

Nestlé’s share price fell 2.9% in early trading this morning as nine-month sales growth missed objectives.

Isoglucose market still faces hurdles in Europe

Isoglucose market still faces hurdles in Europe

European appetite for isoglucose is still uncertain – despite the impending end to quotas.

Report warns of growing gap between healthy eating advice and fish stocks

Report warns of growing gap between healthy eating advice and fish stocks

While the health benefits of eating fish have become better appreciated in recent years, many wild fish...

Tempting treats: Hungry or not, kids will eat tempting sweets and snacks

Tempting treats: Hungry or not, kids will eat tempting sweets and snacks

Even though they are not hungry, children as young as three find energy-dense snacks and treats too...

Ready meal nutrition is pot luck, says new study

Ready meal nutrition is pot luck, says new study

A new study into European ready meals found that pack contents and therefore nutritional value varies widely...

Med diet to reverse metabolic syndrome, not prevent

Med diet may reverse metabolic syndrome – but not prevent it

A Mediterranean diet that includes extra-virgin olive oil or nuts may help to reverse symptoms of metabolic syndrome,...