Less salt, low sugar, lower saturated fat – great aspirations, but it takes a lot of work to make a product that still tastes good. Although the industry has been making strides towards achieving reformulation targets, the big technical question remains: How low can you go?
Companies exporting dairy to Jordan will be forced to cut all partially hydrogenated oils or face a ban on business as the country becomes the latest to bar their use.
Polish start-up Purella Food is on a mission to popularise chlorella and it's arming itself with a vast portfolio of ‘superfood’ products for the battle.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has identified obesity as more of a risk factor for cancer than previously thought as a report identifies more cancer types linked to excess weight. ...
Children between the ages of two and 18 should consume fewer than six teaspoons of added sugars daily, the American Heart Association (AHA) recommends.
The UK government has published its Childhood Obesity: A Plan for Action paper.
Scotland’s health minister could push for advertising laws to be devolved unless the UK government implements tighter restrictions on junk food.
An association between a high-fat and high-sugar prenatal diet and advanced attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) symptoms has been found in a study carried out by British researchers.
Calcium should come from healthy sources like fermented dairy products and leafy greens as a review outlines an approach to receiving an adequate intake while supporting bone and heart health.
A high-salt diet has been found to lower blood levels of uric acid, a recognised trigger of gout, according to a study by US researchers.
Scotland’s new food authority is prepared to take the hard-line on tackling obesity, with a junk food tax and advertising bans under consideration.
The British government’s long-awaited obesity strategy for children was released today to a chorus of criticism from medical experts and campaigners, dismayed the measures did not go further.
Healthy cholesterol levels are a fine balancing act as a new study has revealed both high and low levels can increase chances of an early death.
The UK government has confirmed details of its plans for a tax on sugar sweetened beverages, launching a consultation on the levy along with its long-awaited childhood obesity strategy today. ...
The UK food industry, the government and health campaigners are locked in a bitter battle to determine the country’s plan to tackle obesity. At its heart is the proposed sugar...
Nestlé, Mars and Mondelēz are willing to discuss setting an industry-wide 250 kcal limit on confectionery portions across Europe.
The neurological basis of why people binge eat has become slightly clearer as a study has identified specific neural pathways that can inhibit this eating practice.
Nanotechnology used to encase a bioactive ingredient within a food grade carrier may provide a solution in reducing fortification difficulties and provide healthier functional foods, a study has found.
Top-selling UK bread brand Warburtons has partnered with the Canadian International Grains Institute (Cigi) in a research project designed to increase the use of pulse-based flours.
The benefits of the Mediterranean diet on the heart have been well documented but research has now established a strong link to boosts in attention, memory, and even language ability.
Negative feeding practices such as using food as a reward or to regulate emotions could be setting up children with unhealthy eating habits that could impact on health in later...
A UK sugar tax will lead to a reduction of just 5 calories per day, but will reduce the industry's contribution to the economy by £132m ($172m) and risk 4,000...
The zeal for sugar reformulation could blinker companies against producing the healthiest versions of their products, experts told FoodNavigator following the FDF’s latest sugar reduction guidelines.
New FDF suggestions for ‘stealth sugar reformulation’ has sparked debate, with some experts convinced unobtrusive changes are the way forward while others worry it may not work in real life.
Mexican shoppers bought less calorific and sugary foods in the year after the ‘sugar tax’ was introduced, say researchers.
Soy isoflavones may help in improving the cardiovascular health of women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), a study has determined.