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Titanium dioxide may interfere in digestive processes: Study

Titanium dioxide, a common food colouring used in sweets and chewing gum may affect the intestine’s ability to absorb nutrients and protect against harmful pathogens, a study has determined.

Vegetable juice in a traditional pastry? French consumer group slams industry's 'marketing jargon'

The value of terms such as home-made, artisan and traditional has been lost to clean label jargon and marketing, says French consumer group Que Choisir. Is it time for a legally-binding EU definition?

EFSA raises locust bean gum questions for specialised infant products

EFSA has called for further studies into the safety of locust bean gum for specialised infant and baby nutrition products, as it also opens a consultation into infant formulae from protein hydrolysates.

Azelis eyes African middle class with Ivory Coast investment

Ingredients specialist Azelis has set its sights on Africa’s growing middle class with a new import and distribution office in the Ivory Coast.

Small texture tweaks can have a big impact on food flavour & satiety

Flavour often comes first when we think of new product development (NPD), yet texture is just as important in influencing our eating experience – and it can even change the food's flavour, perceived naturalness and how filling it is.

Guest article

A veteran view on HiE 2016

Hydrocolloids specialist Dennis Seisun reflects on this year’s Health Ingredients Europe (HiE) expo in Frankfurt, Germany in this guest article.

Arla Foods to head Danish initiative to boost exports

A major push to create new jobs and increase exports in the Danish food sector by more than DKK 30bn (€4bn) has been backed by food industry giants Arla Foods, Novozymes and Chr. Hansen.

Looking to nature for better ‘clean label’ reformulation

Industry should look closer at nature’s solutions for current reformulation challenges by mapping out all the possible functionalities of ingredients already present in foods, says Dr Aidan Craigwood, consultant at Innovia Technology.

Emulsifier combination backed for ‘optimal’ eggless cake

A combination of emulsifiers and whey protein concentrate could be used to totally replace egg in cake products, suggest researchers.

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.

Tate & Lyle to expand Singapore lab amid speciality ingredients focus

Tate & Lyle is to more than double the size of its Singapore laboratory, will new facilities including a pilot plant and wider analytical capabilities.

Foodwatch launches campaign against undeclared use of gelatine in fruit juice

Juice manufacturers that use gelatine as a processing aid without declaring it on-pack may not be breaking EU law but are deceiving consumers, says campaign group Foodwatch.

Biozoon's 3D printed smooth foods target Europe's elderly

3D printing and the right choice of texturiser are key to creating visually appealing smooth foods that can be eaten by seniors who cannot chew, says German company Biozoon.

Algaia acquires Cargill's alginate business

French firm Algaia has strengthened its seaweed extract capacity with the acquisition of Cargill’s alginate business.

Spanish researchers develop fat- and dairy-free gels and foams using eggs

By processing egg whites and yolks in different ways, Spanish researchers have developed a range of novel gels and foams that are fat-free, dairy-free and have a neutral taste. 

Mixing two well-known ingredients could be key to new weight-loss foods: Study

Combining glucomannan with chitosan could be important for designing new weight loss foods, researchers suggest.

How can an olive oil waste product reduce industry use of artificial additives?

Scientists have developed a cheaper way to make high quality, natural emulsifiers and other valuable additives using the waste product from olive oil production.

News in brief

Hydrosol ups stabiliser output with German facility expansion

Stabiliser specialist Hydrosol is set to increase its production with plans to open a second factory in Germany to meet growing demand.

Phantom fullness: It’s not the calories that count, it’s consistency

A thick, low-calorie milkshake will leave you feeling fuller than one that is high in calories but thin – a finding that could have the potential to help people lower their energy intake, according to new research.

Wood-derived ingredients: Clean label innovation or consumer turn-off?

Finnish researchers are developing a range of clean-label wood-derived ingredients to replace current emulsifiers, texturisers and additives for bakery, meat and dairy products - but do consumers want wood in their food?

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