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Far East flavour from Flachsmann

Flachsmann, Swiss manufacturer of flavours and plant extracts, presented its new Yuzu flavour at the Vitafoods show in Geneva last week, following its worldwide launch...

Detecting the 'crunch' in crispy products, new analysis instrument

UK company Stable Micro Systems, a leading provider of texture analysis equipment, has designed and launched its new Acoustic Envelope Detector, the company confirmed this...

Oil-dispersible caramel colour hits the market

US caramel colour company DD Williamson announced this week that it has launched a new, oil-dispersible caramel colour blend to provide sticking power for snack...

An end to vCJD epidemic threat

Statistics linking death and the variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD) from eating BSE infected meat may not be as startling as once believed. Researchers from Imperial...

Prebiotics from domestic commodities

Prebiotics are complex carbohydrates - such as inulin and short-chain sugars called oligosaccharides - that pass undigested from the lower intestine to the colon. At...

Nutrition in Europe, reading the future

A new multi-stakeholder project on the future of the nutrition and health trend in Europe is to be launched by two Belgium-based consultancy firms. The...

Peptides in pressure war

The latest research into the beneficial impact of peptides in fermented milk might have on lowering consumer's blood pressure brings good news for manufacturers of...

Taking quality forward, new research

A Spanish research group that has developed a new system for quality control in agro-food products is looking for partners in the food production or...

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...

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