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Diet could enhance immunity among the elderly: Researchers

Proper nutrition could strengthen immunity in older age and thus prevent diseases, according to two recent UK studies.

Researchers take aim at organic food fraud

A team of German researchers have devised a way to use authentication technologies to differentiate organic produce, and potentially battle against food fraud.

Junk food could reduce appetite for healthier balanced diet

A diet of ‘junk food’ not only increases weight gain, but could also lead to changes in food preference that include a loss of appetite for a balanced diet, according...

Experts call for global collaboration on food fraud

Global food businesses must work to one security standard for all food types if the threat of fraud and foodborne diseases is to be reduced, according to a major new...

Government’s hospital food standards ‘woefully inadequate’

A new set of mandatory standards for healthier food in NHS hospitals have been described as “woefully inadequate” by the Campaign for Better Hospital Food.

EC announces emergency support for Russian embargo hit dairy sector

The European Commission (EC) will provide Private Storage Aid (PSA) for butter, skimmed milk powder (SMP), and certain cheeses to "alleviate" the impact of the Russian embargo on European Union...

Older consumers want ‘natural’ rather than ‘organic’ food, says Canadean

Consumers over 55 associate ‘natural’ products with healthy lifestyle and diet and prefer it to ‘organic’ food, according to a report from Canadean.

Study backs fibre-based satiety ingredient to reduce food intake

A novel composite satiety ingredient from made up of a viscous fibre and whole-grain corn flour can help to boost satiety responses in men and women, say researchers.

Target the trendsetters: Young men most likely to eat insects, finds research

Young men are likely to be the ‘trendsetters’ in adopting insects into the Western diet, according to a new European study.

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It is too early to praise industry for Thai prawn slavery meeting

When in June of this year, British newspaper The Guardian published a damning report tracing fishmeal that it claimed had been caught by workers kept in slave-like conditions, a public...

Sports Nutrition 2014 delivers business ammunition

It’s free, jammed full of sports nutrition sector insights – and it’s just days away: Sports Nutrition 2014 .

Small brands play catch up with food labelling rules

Small brands are reacting to food labelling changes more slowly than larger peers and risk a last-minute scramble to meet Food Information for Consumers (FIC) Regulation requirements, according to GS1...

"We've identified a bacterial population that protects against food allergen sensitisation"

Gut bacteria that protect against food allergies offer probiotic promise

Common gut bacteria from the class Clostridia could prevent sensitisation to allergens in food, according to new research that may pave the way for probiotic products aimed at battling food allergies and...

Salt reduction and social inequality? UK reduction policies 'have not reached those most in need'

Despite overall drops in salt intake over last 10 years, social inequalities in salt intake have hardly changed in the period, say researchers.

Orkla ups chocolate game in the Baltics with Laima buy

Norwegian group Orkla has acquired Latvian company NP Foods Group and its Laima chocolate brand.

Extraction technology from Phytonext could help reduce food waste and lower food and cosmetics prices

A botanical extract technology focusing on essential oils from citrus peel could help cut cosmetics and food prices as well as reduce food waste, the firm behind it is claiming....

Bubble science: Researchers reveal 'surprising' nano-emulsion effect

In a finding that has wide industrial applications, researchers from the USA have found that the bursting of bubbles can help to create nano-scale mixtures of non-soluble mixtures.

Companies expanding into Asia must first understand local physiology

Back when Europe and North America were there dominant growth markets for the food industry, Asia was considered as little more than an extension of their traditional business and dominated...

Barcodes on packaging to play ‘even more critical role’

Barcodes in the food and beverage industry will play an even more critical role, according to Global Vision automated proofreading technologies.

Blog: So you can’t find the right Asian distributor?

One of the more common gripes we hear at FoodNavigator-Asia from international companies looking to sell their products and services in Asia’s vast new market, is the loops they have...

Microbiome 'disruption' in early life linked to obesity in adulthood

Certain gut bacteria  could help to shape our metabolism in early life, while disrupting these bacteria appears to increase the risk of obesity in later adulthood, say researchers.

Seaweed provides environmentally-friendly grease barrier

A commercialised grease-resistant coating for paper and board, which is based on seaweed extract, is ticking all of the environmental boxes and should be available in less than three years,...

Low-carb bakery to go mainstream, says expert

Low-carb baked goods will soon hit mainstream as companies work to overcome formulation and processing challenges to industrialize products, says the founder of consultancy firm the Bakery Academy.

What new gluten-free product launches, market analysis tell us

The gluten-free definition has been standardized; now what?

Aug. 5 marked the deadline for manufacturers making voluntary gluten-free label claims to ensure they meet the FDA’s definition of a gluten-free food (less than 20 parts per million of...

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