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Scouting out Europe's latest free-from innovation at SIAL

What are the latest free-from trends sweeping Europe? How is the mature gluten-free market staying innovative? And how much on-pack prominence should you give to free-from claims? FoodNavigator hit the expo floor at SIAL in Paris to find out.

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Pesticide data suggests EU food is safe; campaigners disagree

97% of food samples tested in the EU are free of pesticide residues or contain traces that are within legal limits, according to 2014 data published this week by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).

Sweet solution could see sugar alcohols store renewable energy forms

Sugar alcohols could be used to store solar and wind energy as researchers look to alternatives that are more environmentally friendly and sustainable. 

Fish and wine in Italy feature in JRC summary on food fraud

Issues with fish and wine in Italy dominate the first monthly report on food fraud and authenticity by the Joint Research Council (JRC).

Lowering protein content of formula could help reduce obesity: Study

High protein intake during infancy may contribute to obesity later in life in infants who are not exclusively breastfed, according to a Nestlé Nutrition-funded study.


JBT trials coil heat exchanger on puree from concentrate

JBT has partnered with the University of Parma, in Italy, to trial a coil heat exchanger in aseptic systems, to sterilize fruit and vegetable puree and concentrate.


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