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Virtual solutions to food safety

The Web is now home to the results of 20 years of experiments into the behaviour of bacteria in foods with the launch this week...

From GMOs to allergens, sensitive testing

In response to a growing demand from the food industry US company Genetic ID has developed a series of tests to detect allergens in food...

UK scientists take on obesity epidemic

The UK is facing an obesity epidemic that could ultimately lead to a dramatic increase in the number of cases of diabetes, claim UK scientists....

Can diet suppress the onset of Alzheimer's?

Diet, and specifically the type and amount of lipids (fats) consumed, may have a role in the development of Alzheimer's disease. An EU-funded research project...

Coffee gets the global touch

In our second flavour news of the day, Danish ingredients giant Danisco reports on the two new flavour concepts it developed for the Specialty Coffee...

Scientists confirm rice-maize similarity

The smallest rice chromosome has nearly twice as many predicted genes as the draft DNA sequence had indicated, claims a rice genome sequencing team in...

New BENEO®-branded products

The Belgian food company Orafti and its BENEO® brand will be applied to three new products. Orafi's BENEO® Programme indicates that products contain sufficient of...

Salt reduction, industry must go further

Ready meals have rapidly become a part of everyday life in the UK, but a recent survey by the country's Food Standards Agency regarding the...

Ingredients to reduce trans fat

As consumer groups in Europe and the US call on food manufacturers to cut the quantity of trans fats in food products, Swedish vegetable oils...

The dynamics of Listeria

A variety of factors play a role in whether food-borne bacteria actually make people sick, and a better understanding of the infection process from food-borne...

A cool solution for protein gelation

Dutch-based contract research organisation Nizo food research claims to have taken the cold gelation method a step further, opening the way to control stability, gel...

Allergic impact on asthmatic kids

A team of researchers in the UK claim for the first time that there is a link between food allergies and life-threatening asthma attacks in...

Prebiotics - the feelgood factor

Belgian supplier of prebiotic ingredients Orafti Active Food Ingredients will hold its 4th research conference, 'Inulin and Oligofructose: FeelGood Factors for Health and Well-being', in...

Liquorice - locking in the flavour

The ultimately strong taste of salty liquorice, widely popular in Scandinavian and North European countries, presents manufacturers with an on-going problem, writes UK microencapsulates company...

How will nutrition shape society?

A new foresight project on future trends in nutrition and health in Europe is being launched by Bio-Sense and WS, and will be presented on...

Drinks formulation, an alternative to gum arabic

French starch ingredients company Cerestar Food & Pharma Specialties Europe, a business unit of US agri-giant Cargill, has added a new spray-dried n-OSA starch to...

Cut the acrylamide, a call to food companies

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) should require food manufacturers to limit the amount of the potential carcinogen acrylamide in their products, said the...

Calls for more research on phytoestrogen impact

Phytoestrogens have modest positive effects on bone tissue and on the development of osteoporosis in experimental animals. However, more well-designed human studies are needed before...

From waste water to functional foods

Waste water from olive oil production may be used as a source of valuable bioactive antioxidants - widely believed to have a protective effect on...

Understanding mycotoxins

Since ancient times mycotoxins, produced by moulds that have contaminated and grown on foods, have caused sickness, and in extreme cases death, in people and...

UK government launches GM debate

Although privately the debate on whether genetically modified foods should be present in our food chain has been roaring behind closed, and sometimes open, doors,...

Paradigm shift for GM food debate?

Despite tension on both sides of the Atlantic over genetically modified foods, scientists in the US bring a note of optimism - and common sense...

SoyLife to be used in bone health trial

A study of women's bone health to be carried out by the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, is to investigate the potential benefits...

Crisis communication, tackling the public

As food safety crises continue to afflict the western world - the most recent example being the discovery of a BSE-infected cow in Canada -...

Improving fibre in drinks formulation

Soluble fibre, the rising star of the ingredients world, has traditionally been found and consumed in solid foods such as cereals, vegetables and fruits. A...

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