Australian academics have called for greater analysis of the potential harm caused by mixing energy drinks with alcohol after new research found the practice can turn a few quick drinks into a much longer session.
Confusion and fear of the unknown continue to drive interest in simplified product labels and natural ingredients, Mintel says.
Andean Grain Products has received a positive draft novel food opinion from the UK’s Food Standards Agency (FSA) for its chia seeds – deeming them sufficiently ‘equivalent’ to those already approved for market in the EU.
Anti-sugar lobby group Action on Sugar has removed bread from its initial list of products containing ‘large amounts of sugar’.
Amica Chips and ICA Foods have pledged to stop advertising to under 12s and communication with primary schools unless asked as part of a voluntary EU scheme.
An increasing demand for low-fat yoghurt and reduced-salt cheese will lift its sales this year, according to Chr. Hansen, as the firm reports a 10% rise in revenue its Q3 results.
Algae could be a valuable replacement to salt in bread but price and negative perception issues must be overcome, according to Pinar Hosafci, Euromonitor International food analyst.
There is a growing trend towards dairy alternatives in the UK, with volume sales of cow-milk alternatives such as soya, rice and buffalo milk up 155% between 2011 and 2013, according to a Mintel report.
Health matters but convenience matters more, according to a report that looked at why functional foods succeeded or failed in the market place.
Over 20 major food firms have signed up to health and wellness pledges on advertisement to children, consistent product information, open access to formulation policies and employee wellbeing as part of their commitment to Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) targets.
Anti-sugar campaigners are targeting the damage it can do to teeth as well as tackling its contribution to obesity in the UK.
Daily consumption of half a cup of a broccoli sprout beverage increased participants' ability to excrete the carcinogen benzene and lung irritant acrolein, according to research in China.
Dutch Spices claims to have become the first company in Europe to offer a range of dry spice blends, marinades and sauces that are free from the 24 allergens on the Dutch food allergen database (Levensmiddelendatabank).
The fertiliser and soil conditioner Ascophyllum nodosum extract (ANE) could present a sustainable and ‘market ready’ solution for prolonging the shelf life and enhancing the nutritional value of highly perishable cut fresh spinach without gene modification, according to researchers.
Young children are more likely to easily recognise unhealthy food brands than healthy ones, say researchers.
The UK’s Advertising Standards Agency (ASA) has upheld four complaints about the implied health claims of Bioglan ‘superfood’ chia and flax seeds.
Reducing saturated fat intake may influence the expression of certain genetic ‘predispositions’ towards obesity, according to US research.
A Scottish public health conference has been cancelled after senior NHS figures urged attendees to boycott the event in protest against its commercial sponsor, Nestlé.
Food manufacturers could reduce the fat content of biscuits by up to 50% without impacting overall product acceptability, according to new research.
The UK Department of Health hails its Responsibility Deal a success in its annual update, but reports emerge that companies have failed to meet sugar and salt targets.
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