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Industry reformulation is the only route to better nutrition, says expert

Industry reformulation is the only route to better nutrition, says expert

Jack Winkler

Professor of Nutrition Policy

Food producers should look at the current obesity crisis as an opportunity to do good business and do good for public health through the reformulation of mass-market products, says one nutrition policy expert.

Published: 22-Sep-2014

Saturated fats may not cause heart disease: Researcher

Saturated fats may not cause heart disease: Researcher

Prof. Philippe Legrand

Director of the biochemistry laboratory - Agrocampus Ouest

Saturated fatty acids shouldn’t be avoided as they don't cause cardiovascular disease - but 'excess' is the important word, says a human nutrition expert.

Published: 19-Sep-2014

The road to fish-oil equivalent GM camelina

GM camelina matches fish oil omega-3 levels

Rothamsted Research has achieved omega-3 levels comparable to fish oil in its first GM camelina harvest, something which has been surprisingly well received by the public, its senior researcher says. 

Published: 18-Sep-2014

Malaysia hopes to double palm oil production by 2020

Malaysia to double palm oil production by 2020

Kalanithi Nesaretnam

Minister - Embassy of Malaysia in Brussels

Malaysia hopes to double its palm oil production by 2020 without having to dedicate more land to palm plants, according to a Malaysian minister.

Published: 18-Sep-2014

Russian embargo impact on Arla whey and lactose interests 'minimal': CEO

Russian embargo impact on Arla whey and lactose interests 'minimal'

Henrik Andersen

Chief Executive Officer - Arla Foods Ingredients

The Russian embargo on Western food imports will have little impact on Arla Foods Ingredients' whey and lactose interests, says CEO Henrik Andersen.

Published: 12-Sep-2014

Can ‘thins’ save a dwindling packaged bread sector?

Thins in packaged bread could spark growth, Mintel

‘Thins’ have taken off in the US and Canada with bread, bagel and even tortilla varieties offering less calories for the health-conscious consumer, and it’s an area that holds great promise for Europe, says Mintel.

Published: 09-Sep-2014

Little difference between diets, it's the sticking that counts: Research

All diets work if you stick to them: Research

Dr Bradley Johnston

senior scientist - the Hospital for Sick Children's Research Institute

All diets have similar effects and people should concentrate less on choosing a specific one and more on how to last longer following it, Canadian research has suggested. 

Published: 05-Sep-2014

Genius pumps ‘a good whack of its budget’ into Commonwealth Games sponsorship

Commonwealth Games: Genius invests ‘a good whack of its budget’

Mari Ann Laidlaw

marketing manager - Genius

Genius Foods, the UK’s leading gluten-free food producer, made a big investment into its summer campaign after being asked to be an official provider of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

Published: 29-Jul-2014

'People don't throw chairs and break windows': Second Glass boss on starting US Wine Riots

'People don't break windows': Second Glass boss on US Wine Riots

Dubbed the 'Prince of Boston's Wine Revolution' by Stuff magazine, Second Glass founder Tyler Balliet tells us how to start a wine riot and his excitement about speaking at Wine Vision in London this November. 

Published: 23-Jul-2014

Additives and carb backlash stumps bread innovation, says Mintel

Bread innovation needed amid carb, additive backlash: Mintel

Stephanie Pauk and Pam Yates

Analysts - Mintel

Packaged bread innovation has been complicated by a consumer backlash on additives and carbohydrates, but manufacturers can still generate interest with healthy, artisan ingredients, says Mintel.

Published: 23-Jul-2014

Drinks manufacturers must reduce sugars: PHE

Drinks manufacturers play a key role in sugar reduction

Drinks manufacturers must work to reduce the amount of sugars in their products to lower the nation’s calorie intake, according to Dr Alison Tedstone, Public Health England’s (PHE) chief nutritionist.

Published: 17-Jul-2014

Sainsbury's listings at 19, a sports drink launch at 24: Overly entrepreneur on guessing Justin King's email and casting off wide-eyed innocence

Sainsbury's listings at 19, sports drinks at 24: Overly comes of age

Young entrepreneur Chris Hannaway and childhood friend Will Hammersley launched frozen yogurt brand Arctic Farm into Sainsbury’s at the tender age of 19. Now they’re back with sports drink Overly. This is Chris’s story…

Published: 10-Jul-2014

Mooted novel food changes will open exotic fruit doors in EU

Mooted novel food changes will open exotic fruit doors in EU

Dr John Wilkinson

Consultant and EU Novel Foods expert

Exotic and functional fruits and vegetables like cashew nut fruit, chu chu and their extracts are set for an easier passage into European Union markets if mooted simplifications to EU Novel Foods laws come to fruition, according to a UK-based expert.

Published: 25-Jun-2014

DrinkPreneur Live 2014: OOb takes Tesco prize in final shootout

DrinkPreneur Live 2014: OOb takes Tesco prize in final shootout

Green-tea based drinks brand OOb took first prize at the inaugural DrinkPreneur event in London yesterday, winning high praise from judges including Tesco soft drinks buying manager David Beardmore.

Published: 12-Jun-2014

Sweet innovation? Candy makers are sticking to what they know, says Euromonitor

Candy innovation: Miniature, flavors but little on health, Euromonitor

For the most part, confectioners have continued to innovate in known areas like flavor, product size and packaging rather than innovating for health, says Euromonitor International.

Published: 26-May-2014

Own-label ready meals lack innovation, Bingham and Jones

Supermarkets told to take risks with ready meals

Retailers need to be bolder with their own-label ready meals and stop relying on the basics, such as spaghetti Bolognese and lasagne, former food industry rivals Jonny Bingham and David Jones have said.

Published: 23-May-2014

Cocoa flavanol health claim milk drinks 'could soon be on the market': Barry Callebaut

Cocoa flavanol health claim milk drinks 'could soon be on the market': Barry Callebaut

Ieme Blondeel

Product and Process Development Engineer - Barry Callebaut

Chocolate and cocoa firm Barry Callebaut has identified the flavored milk market as one of the best opportunities for use of its cocoa flavanol EU health claim.

Published: 07-May-2014

Better-for-you chocolate still a niche after cocoa flavanol health claim: Euromonitor

Better-for-you chocolate still a niche after cocoa flavanol health claim: Euromonitor

Lauren Bandy

Ingredients Analyst - Euromonitor International

Functional confectionery has made only small gains since approval of Barry Callebaut’s cocoa flavanol health claim but opportunities exist for premiumized chocolate products, says a Euromonitor analyst.

Published: 28-Apr-2014

High-protein bread could bake up a storm: Euromonitor

High-protein bread could bake up a storm: Euromonitor

Diana Cowland

Senior Analyst, Health & Wellness - Euromonitor International

High-protein bread will be a functional niche of the future if manufacturers can play up the satiety angle and get the taste right, says a health and wellness expert.

Published: 17-Apr-2014

Cutting carbs, gluten or fat? The 'utter nonsense' behind claims to be the best diet

Cutting carbs, gluten or fat? The 'utter nonsense' behind claims to be the best diet

Dr David Katz

ddirector of Prevention Research Center. - Yale University

From the benefits of gluten-free to those of Mediterranean and Palaeolithic diets, many claims that one dietary strategy are better than another for health and weight loss are simply 'unjustified' and 'sometimes utter nonsense', according to a new review.

Published: 17-Apr-2014

‘If kids don’t like it, you won't get far’: Daioni boss on healthy dairy drink success

‘If kids don’t like it, you won't get far’: Daioni boss on healthy dairy drink success

Welsh farmer turned entrepreneur Laurence Harris tells BeverageDaily.com about his nationwide distribution ambition for the UK’s first organic flavored milk brand Daioni.

Published: 15-Apr-2014

Bakeries struggling with calls to cut salt, sugar and fat

Bakeries struggling with calls to cut salt, sugar and fat

Manufacturers of baked goods are reaching a point where calls to cut salts, fats and sugars in products are becoming detrimental to the quality of their products, a bakery manager has said.

Published: 14-Apr-2014

‘Functional beverage belief is back’: Zenith International chair

‘Functional beverage belief is back’: Zenith International chair

Zenith International chairman Richard Hall tells BeverageDaily.com that he thinks the beverage industry is regaining its faith in functional products. 

Published: 11-Apr-2014

Behavioural economist: Do the nutritional thinking for people if you want change

Behavioural economist: Do the nutritional thinking for people if you want change

Consumers don’t really want more nutritional information, they want an easy life, according to a behavioural economist talking at a conference in Brussels.

Published: 09-Apr-2014

Simplicity, not science, rules sweetener coverage

Simplicity, not science, rules sweetener coverage

Professor Jason Halford

The average consumer’s desire for simplicity and the average journalist’s desire for a good headline is driving public perception of sweeteners, according to participants of a debate in Brussels.

Published: 08-Apr-2014