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UK nutrition group slams EU health claim proposals

Pragmatism with a hint of cynicism permeates the British Nutrition Foundation's analysis of the European Commission's proposal for a regulation on nutrition and health claims...

Polyphenols to crack colon cancer

Colon cancer is a major cause of premature death in Europe, accounting for approximately 75,000 deaths each year. Could the answer lie in a glass...

Fighting food pathogens

Despite improved measures in the area of food hygiene and food control, pathogens are still increasing throughout Europe with over 60 per cent of outbreaks...

Extending shelf life through sorbic acid alternative

UK company TasteTech claims to have come up with a cost-saving method to keep bread fresh and mould-free for a couple of weeks. TasteTech has...

Vitamin C good for the gums

People who consume less that the recommended dietary allowance (RDA) for Vitamin C have marginally higher rates of periodontal disease, according to new research. The...

New corn oil lines to cut cholesterol

Heart-friendlier products may be one of the benefits from new corn varieties developed by US scientists at the US department of agriculture's chief scientific research...

Encapsulated probiotics by Balchem and Institut Rosell

On August 16, Balchem Encapsulates, a business segment of the American company Balchem Corporation, and Institut Rosell, the Human Nutrition and Health Group of the...

Danisco dusts off new technology

International ingredients supplier Danisco has developed a low-dust powder technology for food manufacturers aiming for an improved factory environment. Capable of reducing up to 98...

A step towards drought-resistant crops

As global warming appears to be taking its toll and with German farmers alone predicted to lose up to 80 per cent of their crops...

Low-calorie watermelon

An agricultural scientist at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem claims to have developed a less fattening variety of watermelon which still remains just as sweet....

Cut it and weep - the long lasting onion!

A team of onion growers in the US claims to have created a new variety of sweet onion which is not only said to be...

Yeast combats apple mould

The US Department of Agriculture says it is seeking to patent a biocontrol yeast that fights the apple nemesis 'blue mould', a fungus which leaves...

Polyphenols may diminish intestinal cancer risk

Increasing intake of polyphenols, by eating more fruits and vegetables such as apricots or onions, or taking supplements, may help to prevent intestinal cancer, reports...

Cerestar chips clearly crispy

Cerestar Food & Pharma Specialties Europe has developed C*ClearCrisp, a new starch that the company claims allows catering and fast food outlets to extend the...

Cereal breakfast linked to lower BMI

Scientists have backed the claims of cereal makers who promote their goods as a healthy start to the day. In a new study, people who...

Vitamin C may prevent stomach cancer

Increasing intake of vitamin C may be able to help prevent stomach cancer, suggest researchers in the US. The team from the San Francisco VA...

Characteristically life-changing diet

A mother's nutrition can be so important that it can alter her offspring's susceptibility to disease by changing gene expression, say researchers who claim to...

World food day to fight hunger

The theme of this year's World Food Day will be 'International Alliance Against Hunger,' emphasising the need for global mobilisation to create the political will...

Australian food ministers agree to policy initiatives

The Australia and New Zealand Food Regulation Ministerial Council - the body responsible for food policy development in Australia and New Zealand - met in...

The quest for the perfect ice cream

Summer days are upon us and the ice cream temptation rises with the temperature. Meeting the consumer's desire for the perfect texture and mouthfeel has...

High protein flour from transgenic rice seeds

Scientists in Taiwan find a new path to high-protein rice flour following studies on starch bioprocessing methods. They predict that other cereals could benefit from...

EU safety agency reviews food gaskets

Further proof that risk assessment is underway at the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) arrived this week with an expert meeting on semicarbazide. The industry...

Cut the cocoa

Food manufacturers could cut cocoa ingredient costs, according to US ingredients company Sethness Caramel Color that has developed a number of different formulations that use...

Coffee consumption may counter liver cirrhosis

Drinking three cups of coffee daily may reduce the risk of mortality from liver cirrhosis, suggest researchers in Norway. The team from the Norwegian Institute...

Sumptuous Sellafield salmon sarnies?

Radioactivity checks on farmed salmon from Scotland and Northern Ireland exposed to Sellafield radiation show that there is no cause for concern from eating these...

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