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GRAS status for Glanbia

TruCal, the whey mineral concentrate from Glanbia Ingredients, has been granted GRAS (Generally Recognised As Safe) status by the US authorities. TruCal is used to...

New probiotics from Danisco

Danish food ingredients company Danisco is to launch the first of two new probiotic bacteria cultures developed by Australasian companies Fonterra Research Centre (NZDRI) and...

S.American flavour hits Europe

UK ingredient company Porters Foods announced this week that it has introduced a new caramel-like flavoured confection to its range of fine food ingredients. Dulce...

Can soya help reduce risk of breast cancer?

New research by Cancer Research UK appears to confirm a long-suspected benefit of eating soya - it can help reduce the risk of breast cancer....

European biotech group slams labelling rules

Changes to toughen current EU legislation on the labelling of genetically modified foods were heavily criticised by Europe's largest biotechnology lobby this week. Under the...

Linking fat and a longer life

New European-funded research could be moving science a step closer to understanding the complexities of obesity development in Europe, which in turn would help health...

New NPD focus for Nestlé

Swiss food giant Nestle is to open the doors of a brand new global culinary development and technology centre in Singen (southern Germany). The company...

Unravelling the 'French Paradox'

French people include in their diets as much animal fat as people in many other countries, they do not smoke less and their level of...

Vitamins V fresh fruit and veg - the debate continues

Taking vitamins to combat the effects of heart disease or cancer could be a waste of time, claim researchers from Oxford University's Clinical Trial Service....

Funding for E.coli research

New funding from the US Department of Agriculture for 2003 is expected to include money for research into themeat industry, reports Meat news. The US...

New developments in sensory noses

Ongoing challenges facing the food industry include the development of new technologies dedicated to on-line sensors that can detect aromas, external and internal quality factors...

New technology for vegetarian beadlets

Biodar, a subsidiary of lycopene ingredient company LycoRed, announced this week that it has introduced a new vegetarian beadleting technology. Since Biodar's acquisition by LycoRed...

Technology to combat E.coli

Scientists are developing a hand-held sensor they say will help save lives by quickly pinpointing the presence of a deadly E. coli strain and other...

A simple hop to sperm fertility

Phytoestrogens derived from soy are increasingly being used by women as a treatment for the menopause, but new evidence from researchers in the UK suggests...

Fish fights obesity

Evidence from Africa suggests that eating fish every day can help fight off the risk of obesity, report scientists from the Mayo Clinic in the...

MS linked to smoked foods

A diet of smoked hot dogs could be potentially harmful to the health and might lead to an auto-immune disease. New findings presented at the...

Modern diet deteriorating human health?

Human beings have evolved to eat the most varied diet of any species but the limited nature of our modern diet can lead to chronic...

Food fortified with vitamin D - the future?

Health professionals across Europe are seeing more and more cases of rickets and increasing the amount of vitamin D in food could be one way...

Walnuts to combat cholesterol

We report elsewhere today that researchers in the US have published further evidence to support the view that potential food allergens, to include nuts, are...

Positive impact of E and C on men

Vitamins C and E could be especially beneficial in reducing oxidative stress in men. The findings follow a recent study in Japan that investigated possible...

Probiotics to combat baby eczema

Probiotics or 'friendly' bacteria given to babies during weaning may help alleviate the symptoms of eczema, according to research published in the British journal Gut....

Acrylamide in foods - calls for more research

Food, health and consumer associations welcomed international discussions this week at the World Health Organisation (WHO) in Geneva following the first ever report that acrylamide...

Vitamin E for a fresh brain

Vitamin E could play a key part in fighting Alzheimer's disease, according to a recent study of the effects of various antioxidants. The study, published...

Diet data bank to boost nutrition research

In a bid to help identify European groups at high risk of nutrition-related disease, scientists in Greece have developed a food habit databank to identify...

Greens to cut crime

Researchers from the University of Surrey in the UK have suggested a novel method of reducing the number of offences committed by young offenders -...

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