The Japanese consumer, still reeling from the Snow Brand scandal
surrounding the mislabelling of beef, suffered a further shock this
week when Japan's number-three meat wholesaler, Starzen Co.,
admitted to falsely labelling cheaper...
Despite the negative impact of a strong Swiss franc Swiss food
group Nestlé this week reported a net profit increase of 15.9 per
cent to CHF 6 681 million (€4 524m) from the previous year, setting
a new net margin record of 7.9 per...
The European Commission moved one step closer this week to
establishing the food safety edifice for the European consumer with
the launch of the hunt for an Executive Director to head up the new
European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).
Governments and companies the world over are feeling the impact of
biotechnology on society. In a recent collaborative research
project, funded by the European Commission, social scientists from
16 European countries, Canada and the...
A natural substance which fights the fungus that harms foods such
as grapes, mulberries, peanuts and beansprouts may help prevent
cancer, according to a study published in the British Journal of
Cancer this week.
Researchers in California have discovered the receptor that allows
us to taste the flavour found in high-protein food. The receptor
for amino acids, which make up proteins, causes the umami taste
found in meat and other protein-rich...