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Introducing oleogustus: Fat ‘confirmed’ as sixth basic taste

Research demonstrating that fatty acids have a taste sensation that is distinct from other basic tastes ‘confirms’ that fat is the sixth basic taste, say researchers.

Citrus food flavouring is genotoxic, says EFSA

Citrus food flavouring perilla aldehyde causes DNA damage to the liver, says EFSA – a finding that calls into question the safety of nine other chemically similar flavourings.

Flavour tourism: On the trail of Europe's future trends

What will the next flavour trends be, where does inspiration come from and how can you make sure a trend has some sticking power? FoodNavigator met up with Mintel at IFT to find out.

Mid-calorie concept goes mainstream – and beyond drinks

Consumers and industry have embraced the mid-calorie concept in drinks and are starting to look at its relevance in other product categories, according to stevia supplier PureCircle.

Sweet taste perception may be (partly) genetic

Some people may perceive sweet tastes as weaker than others – perhaps leading them to add more sugar or sweetener to gain the same level of sweetness, new research suggests.

Desert-inspired flavours and water-saving innovation: How climate change will shape the food industry

The water crisis affecting the food industry is set to get worse –  but food companies are finding ways to overcome it, say experts.

Souring on sweet: How sugar health concerns are spurring sour flavours

Ongoing consumer concern about sugar consumption means some consumers are turning away from sweet tastes altogether, according to market research organisation Mintel.

Naturex develops water-soluble, colour-fast red

Naturex has developed a water-soluble, non-migrating red colour that is carmine-free – responding both to customer demands for two-layered colour solutions in dairy and consumer demands for clean label.

Demand for natural colours is going global, finds 5000-strong survey

Asian consumers are fuelling demand for clean labels and natural colourings - and will bolster a trend that has been dominated by western Europeans until now, a 5000-strong global survey has found.

News in brief

Chr Hansen delivers 'encouraging' Q3 results

Chr Hansen has turned in ‘an encouraging performance’ for Q3 2015 with revenues rising 9% for the first nine months in 2014/2015.

Clean label has become industry standard, says Innova

‘Clean label’ is no longer a niche trend – it is now standard across the food industry, according to a report from Innova Market Insights.

No natural pictures to depict artificial flavours, rules German court

Manufacturers should be wary of using pictures to depict artificial flavourings, warn food lawyers as a German court ruling sets a new precedent for misleading marketing.

Natural red without the bugs? Chr Hansen develops fermentation-derived carmine

Danish ingredients firm Chr Hansen claims it has produced carmine through fermentation, meaning a cheaper, vegetarian, halal and kosher version of the natural red colouring could be just a few years from commercial use.

Financial reward only helps stop bad eating habits

Giving people money to encourage healthier lifestyles only works in the longer term when designed to stop negative behaviour rather than promote positive choices, suggests research from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).

Frutarom buys Taura for US$70m

Israeli ingredients firm Frutarom has acquired New Zealand-based fruit ingredients company Taura Natural Ingredients Holding Ltd for about US$70m, the company has said.

Academics seek industry partners for electrospun nanofiber delivery

UK-based researchers are seeking industry collaboration and inspiration for work creating electrospun nanofibres that could provide improved products and ingredient delivery systems for foods.

EU Parliament vote rejects calls to scrap nutrient profiles

The European Parliament’s Legal Affairs committee has voted to reject amendments to the EU Nutrition and Health Claims Regulation, which would have seen nutrient profiles abandoned.

Council approves final compromise text on novel foods

A European Council committee has rejected a proposal that would have allowed the European Parliament the right to veto novel foods approvals – saying this would contradict the law’s purpose to simplify authorisation.

Flavour delivery particle can cut sugar by half – and is cheaper than sugar

A proprietary carrier particle can reduce sugar content and calories by more than 50%  – without a loss in sweetness or a rise in costs, says Israeli company DouxMatok.

Biotech in focus: Review backs enzymatic generation of natural taste enhancer divanillin

At a time when consumer demand for natural ingredients is growing rapidly, researchers suggest that that the use of enzyme technologies to produce the natural taste enhancer divanillin may hold promise.

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