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GM-free dairy labels a clear bonus for consumer and manufacturer

Good news for food manufacturers and ingredients companies involved in the dairy market with findings from a recent study in the US revealing that many...

Consumer central to traceability action

With tough new rules on food traceability entering into force in Europe by 2005, determining the means of achieving full traceability is a priority for...

Functional food network for Europe

Europe has launched a new functional food network for the European food industry in a bid to strengthen innovation in this burgeoning area. Functional foods...

Firm gels for perfect flans

Our glimpse of imminent product launches at the upcoming Food ingredients Europe exhibition in Frankfurt this November continues with UK starch business National Starch launching...

Acrylamide tests continue

Concern over acrylamide levels in foodstuffs arose in April 2002 when scientists in Sweden discovered unexpectedly high levels of this potentially carcinogenic compound in carbohydrate-rich...

Cerestar pushes organic

Recently passed into the hands of US agribusiness Cargill, French starch derivatives company Cerestar answers rising market demand for organic ingredients with a new grade...

Giant ambitions for humble soybean

US scientists have released the first giant vegetable soybean worldwide by the glorious name of Moon Cake. The vegetable giant is the latest in a...

New addition to prebiotic portfolio

As prebiotic know-how increases in Europe, suppliers continue to launch new additions to their ranges. A new formulation from pioneering inulin company Sensus joins the...

Consumer has designs on nutrition labels

Calls for clearer labelling as new survey from UK food agency finds that consumers agree that it is important to have nutrition information on food...

Danisco promotes pectin

Danish ingredients company Danisco continues on the innovative trail with the launch this week of its latest pectin for yoghurt applications. Grindsted Pectin SY 640...

UK removes maize over contamination fears

The UK's food safety agency this week reported that two batches of maize meal have been removed from sale after tests showed that they contained...

Food scientist favours flavonoids

Adding heart healthy flavonoids to food during processing can improve the taste of some products, despite their bitter profile, claims a US scientist. Increased consumption...

Zinfandel takes on cholesterol

More news from this week's national meeting of the American Chemical Society with scientists claiming to have identified a new cholesterol fighter in red wine....

Powerhouse berries

New evidence to support the health benefits of cranberries comes from the US this week as researchers suggest cranberries may reduce brain cell damage associated...

New generation of prion tests

New knowledge on mad cow disease emerges as researchers across the Atlantic claim to have developed a faster test for identifying the disease, possibly even...

Bacteria, the heat is on...

Discovering genetic fingerprints of heat-beating micro-organisms could bring us closer to understanding why some foods spoil and how bacteria manage to survive heat treatments. In...

Genes hold answer to food poisoning?

In our first news of the day from the Society for General Microbiology's meeting in the UK this week, scientists from the Institute for Animal...

Fund injection for Solbar

Israeli soy ingredients company Solbar Hatzor has concluded a major capital investment that will provide it with improved capabilities to manufacture a wide range of...

Sweetener beats glycemic index

As governments, charities, consumer organisations and scientists push the benefits of cutting sugar consumption in our diets, opportunities for growth in the sugar-free market continue...

Food agency raises the salt stakes

In 2001 enough sausages were sold in Britain to go around the world five times. That's a lot of sausages, but also - as the...

Milk hits leaner times

An ultra-lean organic milk will hit the supermarket shelves in Denmark as an innovative dairy comes up with a full tasting product. Organic farmers in...

Here's to health!

Regular alcohol intake, thought to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, is associated with lower prevalence of metabolic syndrome, reported Greek researchers at the European...

Daily aperitif does wonders?

A US scientist has poured cold water on research that suggests moderate alcohol consumption provides a cognitive boost at midlife. Robert Hauser, a university of...

Sage thoughts from UK scientists

Used for centuries to describe profoundly wise men and women and by populations to cure many ills, scientists in the UK appear to have discovered...

NPD to hit the calcium trail?

A glass of milk could not only protect our bones, but also help fight food intoxication, suggest Dutch scientists. The news ushers in the potential...

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