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Most soft drinks on sale exceed daily sugar limit, warns study

Over half of the soft drinks available in supermarkets exceed the recommended daily amount for an adult’s sugar consumption, as a study identifies ginger beer as containing the most sugar....

Freeze-drying fruit is top technique for retaining nutrients: Study

Freeze-drying fruit retains almost all of its nutritional value and can help keep ingredient lists clean, according to a study funded by ingredient supplier Chaucer.

Food futures: TasteClouds, virtual food & EMS drive taste & texture development

Research that digitises the taste sensation to create ‘virtual flavour and texture,’ may prove to be of benefit to those on specialised diets or looking to reduce the amount of...

Cheese: why we love it or hate it

Some people simply hate cheese, although exactly why has been a mystery. 

Meta-analysis shows eggs can reduce stroke risk by 12%

Eating up to one egg a day has no association with coronary heart disease (CHD) but does reduce the risk of stroke by 12%, a meta-analysis has suggested. 

Autumn trend? Leaf extracts used as food colourants and nutraceuticals

Researchers have developed a process allowing them to extract compounds from fallen leaves that could offer potential as natural colourants. 

Could food flavoured e-cigarettes be used to fight the flab?

Electronic cigarettes infused with food-flavoured liquids could help with weight control, according to a paper that looks into vaping as a tool to help tackle obesity.

Brain cell type could be target in addressing appetite-related disorders

Brain cells that have a central role in controlling appetite and feeding behaviour have been identified in a study that pinpoints this area as a target for treating appetite-related conditions such...

Gluten-free demand leads to substitutes vying for vacant role

The demand for ‘no compromise’ gluten-free products that exhibit the same qualities as their wheat-containing equivalents shows no signs of abating. 

World health leaders push for junk food taxes and ad bans

The World Medical Association has lent its weight in support of tough new policies to curb obesity, including taxes on junk food and sugary drinks as well as bans on...

Salmonella tainted eggs linked to child’s death in Croatia

At least one person has died from a multi-country outbreak of Salmonella with investigations pointing to eggs as the source.

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. 

Protein quality matters for muscle building, says review

The quality of protein and its leucine content has a significant influence on muscle building with resistance training, a review has found.

PepsiCo & TB Alliance partner to improve tuberculosis drug taste

PepsiCo and TB Alliance are partnering to improve the bitter and unpleasant taste of today’s tuberculosis (TB) treatments - important in the treatment of children.

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.

This Week Down Under

Food flavours could be tailored for vaping to help reduce obesity

Electronic cigarettes with flavoured liquids could help with weight control, according to a commentary co-authored by New Zealand researchers. 

Sensory satisfaction seduces people to choose smaller portions

It’s a case of quality over quantity as research suggests people will pay more for smaller portions if the food can successfully appeal to their sense of taste, smell and...

special newsletter: hygiene, cleaning and sanitation

Understanding the ABCs of ATP testing and key factors to consider

Every day food processors are forced to make the high-risk decision to begin production and one key factor is effectiveness of the most recent cleaning and sanitation of their manufacturing...

A fortified egg a day could keep winter vitamin D deficiency away

Eating seven vitamin D-fortified eggs a week could be enough to keep winter vitamin D status in adults in check, say EU-funded researchers. 

A couple of sugary drinks daily ‘doubles diabetes risk,’ study shows

The choice between artificially sweetened and sugared soft drinks does not seem to make a difference in the onset of chronic conditions such as diabetes, according to Swedish research. 

Preventing child obesity ‘starts in the previous generation,’ say leading researchers

The chances that a child will become obese in later life are largely determined before they are even conceived, as researchers believe parent’s health is key to tackling obesity in...

SIAL, Paris 2016

Valio ValSa contains 50% less salt than ordinary margarine spreads and cheeses

Valio lactose free milk powders; sodium reduced Valio ValSa cheese and spread; Play children’s yogurts with less sugar and Valio Better light spread have been recognized by SIAL for its...

Olam offers big money for top food security innovation

Olam International is offering €45,000 in funding to the winner of its contest that celebrates innovation in food security.

Do you eat meat? What about animals? Scientists slice open a carnivore's paradox

The way meat is prepared, advertised and labelled has led to a disconnect between animals and meat and fuelled consumption, according to new research.

Novel method developed to detect irradiation of cashew nuts and nutmeg

A quicker and more sensitive method for detection of 2-alkylcyclobutanones (2-ACBs) which uses fewer resources than the EU standard has been developed by researchers.

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