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Cognis cracks weight issues with CLA product

Cognis Nutrition and Health used the Vitafoods exhibition taking place in Geneva, Switzerland this week as the right platform to launch its Tonalin CLA to...

One good 'raisin' for food preservation

The humble, yet nutritious, raisin could well be the next rival to sodium nitrite in the food preservative stakes, claim researchers from the US this...

Improving ingredients delivery

US premix company Watson Foods has designed a new concept to showcase its edible film strips, a novel delivery system which could be applied to...

FSA funds caffeine study

Research continues into the potential impact of maternal caffeine consumption on baby weight with news this week that scientists from the UK universities of Leicester...

Forum fuels knowledge in EU

An EU funded project is building the critical mass of knowledge required to ensure that Europe meets the Lisbon objective of becoming the world's most...

Cucumber for flavour innovation?

Cost savings and innovation are just around the corner for food manufacturers interested in working with cucumbers, claims UK company TasteTech. The company has created...

FSA issues strong warnings on vitamins

High dosages of vitamins and minerals taken over a long period of time could cause permanent damage to your health and may lead to cancer,...

Herbs hold potent antioxidants

Norwegian and Japanese scientists have confirmed several culinary and medicinal herbs as important sources of dietary antioxidants. But they say their results demonstrate that there...

Removing red tape for R&D growth

The European Commission has proposed new regulations allowing Member States to grant aid for research and development (R&D) to small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs),...

Salad days

No more browning in cut lettuce, or so scientists in the US would have us believe following the development of a new technology. Their discovery...

Cerestar, moving with the times

In a bid to meet increasing demands from sponge cake manufacturers for a healthier version of their traditionally calorific products, French starch derivative manufacturer Cerestar,...

Introducing the non-drip lolly

The frustration of suffering the drip-drip effect of an ice lolly on a hot summer day may well be over as food ingredients giant Danisco...

Calling all food safety experts

The UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO and the World Health Organisation(WHO) are to convene a Joint Expert Consultation on the Safety Assessment of Foods...

Moving towards central EU research structure

Calls for the creation of a new European funding structure totally dedicated to research gained in volume this week with the release of a new...

A toast to bread mould genome

The pursuit of genome sequencing continues with the news this week that scientists from seven nations have revealed the genome sequence of the bread mould...

Can PCBs harm boy birthrate?

Adding to a growing body of evidence that suggests environmental pollution may have an impact on the proportion of male births around the world, a...

Phytoestrogen impact on health?

The UK's independent scientific Committee on Toxicity (COT) is urging the government's health department, which has responsibility for infant health and feeding practices, to review...

Hard evidence on dietary fibre?

Findings from a massive European-based study published in this week's The Lancet (2003; 361: 1496-501) suggest that a high fibre diet could considerably protect us...

Calcium stable in high-protein diet

A high-protein diet containing mostly meat does not have adverse effects on women's ability to retain calcium, according to a study . About 200 million...

Breadmakers should cut the salt

Food manufacturers could reduce the salt content in bread by 25 per cent, without consumers noticing any difference in taste, according to researchers in Australia....

Allergen testing, portfolio expands

As pressure on food manufacturers continues with regards to food allergen labelling, research companies are coming up with new techniques to test for a variety...

EU discusses biotech industry

Vienna, Austria is the setting for the upcoming Cordia EuropaBio Convention, designed to encourage the sharing of the latest knowledge on harmonisation and integration in...

Danisco dips into growing trend

As savoury marinades and cooking sauces gain in popularity, some industry forecasters are predicting that the next product to fly off grocery shelves will be...

Fighting AMD

Italian pharmaceutical company sigma-tau has developed a new compound which helps to slow down and improve the symptoms caused by Age-related Macular Disease (AMD). Named...

Food safety focus for FP6

An information day on the Sixth Framework Programme (FP6) will take place on 21 May in Toulouse, France, organised by the European information centre and...

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