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Allergen-reducing protein preparations could win the allergy battle

Industry could soon be able to reduce food allergy risk by modifying culprit proteins, say researchers who have filed patents on allergen-reducing technology.

Do kids make better food decisions than their mums when choosing snacks?

Children’s acceptance of healthy food is underrated by their mothers as a study finds kids choose a higher number of healthy foods for their mothers than for themselves.

Nofima teams up with food firms for CO2-emitting MAP replacement

Norwegian researchers have developed a CO2 emitting pad for a range of fresh fish and meat products, saying it could replace CO2 gas and moisture pads as well as boosting...

Netherlands reports Salmonella cases as part of wider outbreak

Salmonella cases reported by the Netherlands have re-kindled investigations into an outbreak strain reported by four countries earlier this year.

Retailers must absorb costs of reducing antibiotic use in farming, says campaign group

With a survey finding 98% of British meat sampled contaminated with E.coli, the Alliance to Save our Antibiotics argues retailers must help farmers cut the "unacceptable" levels of antibiotics used in...

Product familiarity cited as to why people struggle with new dietary foods, study finds.

It seems people may be creatures of habit when it comes to food and drink as a study has highlighted the difficulty consumers have in including new products into existing...

Alternate day fasting may be as effective as traditional diets for weight loss

Skipping food every other day is safe and may be as effective for weight loss as traditional calorie-restricted diets, say US researchers.

Thermal imaging technology: What can it do for the dairy industry?

Swedish company Agricam has developed a thermal-imaging based product, AgriCam CaDDi Mastitis, which can directly detect the potential signs of mastitis when the disease is still in its infancy....

Beliefs on food origins and production have big say on taste, according to study

Origins of meat and how it was raised determines how good it tastes, a study by US researchers has concluded.  

Study reveals caffeine’s link to preventing memory problems

Researchers have uncovered a direct link between caffeine-binding receptors in the brain and age-related memory problems, suggesting that caffeine may help reverse memory deficits.

Mediterranean diet protects health even for those with cardiovascular disease

Italian scientists have linked the Mediterranean diet with lower mortality rates for sufferers of cardiovascular disease, but they also warn that the diet’s benefits are reaching fewer people as consumers are priced...

Fermented soymilk isoflavones could cut UV damage

Consuming fermented soymilk products may help protect against ultraviolet radiation damage by increasing the number of isoflavone compounds in the body, according to a study on mice.

Children with food allergies might be vulnerable to asthma, study finds

Developing food allergies are a reliable indicator of the chances of acquiring other allergies such as asthma and allergic rhinitis, a US study has demonstrated.

Breast milk sugar may give babies defence against lethal infection : Study

A naturally-occurring sugar found in breast milk may provide protection against life threatening bacterium by acting as a food source for 'friendly bacteria' in a baby's intestine, a study by...

Produce should not be dismissed as source in prolonged outbreaks - study

Fresh produce should not be dismissed as a possible source in prolonged outbreaks, according to analysis of Yersinia enterocolitica (YE) illnesses in Norway.

Coffee drinking habits could be genetic, study finds

Why do some people need to drink more coffee to feel the same effect? It could be down to a gene that controls cells' ability to process caffeine, scientists have...

Meat-packed Western diets raise the risk of Alzheimer’s

Eating a meat-packed Western diet raises the chance of Alzheimer’s disease though mid-life dietary changes and increased vitamin D consumption could reduce the risk, according to a new study.

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. ...

EFSA casts doubt on safety of some annatto food colours

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has said it cannot assess the safety of certain food colour extracts derived from annatto due to a lack of data, and recommends replacing...

Best-before-dates are bad news, say German food companies

Product defects (73%), technical faults (54%) and expiry of the best-before-date (43%) are the major causes of food waste in the German food industry, according to a study.

Arla Foods hikes September milk price

Arla Foods is to up its milk prices next month after holding its August rate.

Leftover coffee grounds: Unlocking 6m tonnes of unused antioxidant dietary fibre

The use of leftover coffee grounds as an antioxidant dietary fibre is a low-cost value-added opportunity for an otherwise waste product, say Spanish researchers.  

More sustainable banana crops possible as fruit’s fungal DNA is unravelled

Better methods to protect banana crops, both for exporters and those who rely on bananas as a staple food, are needed as researchers point to the vulnerability of the popular...

More pictures, less numbers: FSA advises on healthy food labelling

More visual and less numeric label information could be the way to bolster healthier food choices in Northern Ireland, the FSA say.

South America & Africa biggest growth risks for palm oil - but upping market initiatives could curb deforestation

Voluntary market initiatives from the largest buyers and sellers of palm oil could help curb deforestation linked to the crop, researchers say, noting South America and Africa are most at...

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