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Capsugel extends vegetable capsule line

US capsule manufacturer, Capsugel, has extended its line of liquid filled vegetable capsules to include a lecithin filled capsule, the company announced this week.    The...

Low trans-fat margarines

Scientists at the Agricultural Research Service, the scientific research agency of the US Department of Agriculture, have developed a new process to produce foods with...

Soy may reduce breast cancer risk

Antioxidant compounds found in soy foods have been shown to reduce levels of hormones associated with breast cancer risk in women. A new study suggests...

Elderly Americans undernourished - study suggests

According to two recent studies highlighted by the Public Information Committee of the American Society for Nutritional Sciences (ASNS) and the American Society for Clinical...

Kraft acquires Stollwerck's Eastern European activities

The North American food company Kraft Foods Inc., announced on August 1, that it would acquire the Central and Eastern European businesses of German-based chocolate...

Phytonutrient range moves into UK supermarkets

Galaxy Nutritional Foods, a US producer of plant-based dairy alternatives, announced on July 30 that distribution of its Rice, Veggy, and Soymage dairy alternatives are...

Encapsulated herbs for breadmakers

Sandwich makers using bread baked with herbs and spices can provide their customers with a stronger fresher flavour by using loaves made with encapsulated extracts,...

B2B giant launches product data online

US consumer-packaged goods marketplace Transora.com introduced a new feature this week to its e-commerce platform. The Data Catalogue enables manufacturers to store all relevant information...

New fragrant rice from Thailand

Thailand, the world's top rice exporter, has developed a new high-grade, disease-resistant strain it hopes will bolster sales to the West and Japan.    According to...

Doctors prescribe fruit and veg

Doctors in the UK are to prescribe fruit and vegetables to potential victims of heart disease , UK newspaper The Guardian reports this week.    Up...

Blow to FMD eradication

Wales will cull more sheep infected with foot-and-mouth disease, and thousands more animals will be tested in England on Tuesday in what farm officials say...

Anti-GM wheat campaigners in Canada

The latest campaign against genetically modified foods took place in Canada on Tuesday when consumer groups, scientists and farmers joined forces to demand the federal...

Aflatoxins found in peanut butter

UK health officials are calling for tighter controls against cancer-causing chemicals that have been found in peanut butter. The call comes after scientific studies showed...

A pint a day keeps doctor away

According to a study published in the July issue of the journal Epidemiology, beer may help prevent coronary heart disease. Researchers from the German Centre...

Iron-fortified salt

Researchers of the University of Toronto in Canada found the formula to combine salt with iron and iodine without altering its aspect or flavour. The...

A burger and surf please

Fast food and surfing on the Net may become a feature of the future, McDonalds revealed recently. The US fast food giant is currently experimenting...

Milk nutrients may prevent Alzheimer's

According to a recent study published in the medical journal Neurology, elderly persons who consume low levels of vitamin B-12 and folate may have an...

FMD spreads in Wales

Foot-and-mouth disease has been found in samples taken from a further 2,000 sheep tested in Wales, officials said on Monday. "Officials will contact graziers to talk...

Cataract prevention with nutrients

A new study provides further evidence that nutrient antioxidants play a role in the prevention of cataracts, reports Ivanhoe Newswire.    Researchers from Tufts University studied...

Energy drinks grip the UK

The energy drinks market is booming with the UK market currently valued at £615m, according to a new report by market analysts Mintel.    The report...

Breakthrough for food production

In a breakthrough that could boost food production in many parts of the world, scientists said on Monday they had inserted a single gene from...

New information source on dietary supplements

On July 30, the American dietary supplement industry launched the Dietary Supplement Information Bureau™, a science-based information centre about aspects of supplementation. It would be...

CLA in cow's milk investigated to fight cancer

New research in the UK is investigating the theory that drinking milk can help the body fight viral infections and diseases including cancer, the BBC...

Omega-3 enriched ice cream developed

US sensory analysis firm Arthur D. Little Inc. has created the first reduced fat ice cream containing omega-3 long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LCPUFAs) from...

Age-old all-natural preservative from the Vikings

Researchers are looking peat moss, an old Viking trick, as a way of preserving foods and saving in refrigeration and transport costs, reports the Associated...

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