All news articles for September 2021

NIZO's Robyn Eijlander discusses how to ensure and control microbial quality when adding novel ingredients or probiotics, or adapting processes. GettyImages/nicolas_

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How can microbial quality control help reduce food waste?

By Robyn Eijlander, microbiology and food safety expert at NIZO

Food waste is a global concern. What role can microbial quality control play in reducing its prevalence? Robyn Eijlander, Microbiology and Food Safety expert at NIZO, weighs in.

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Insect farm uses artificial intelligence to promote food security

By Natasha Spencer

UK-based insect mini-farm innovator, Better Origin, uses artificial intelligence (AI) technology to convert local food waste into high-quality animal feed in the form of insect larvae. It aims to help the food industry achieve its net-zero targets, create...

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How is the consumer’s focus on health impacting the snacks sector?

By Katy Askew

Industry leaders take the podium to discuss the trend that impacts all areas when it comes to creating stand out snacks, from simpler labels, to trickier better-for-you formulations that do not compromise on indulgence, to being as good for the planet...

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Nutri-Score does not blight image of olive oil, finds survey

By Flora Southey

Despite criticism from producers that Nutri-Score’s ‘C’ ranking of olive oil penalises the product, fresh research out of Spain suggests the nutrition labelling scheme does not negatively impact consumer perception, nor intention to purchase.

The BfR conducted a nationwide survey to investigate consumer perceptions of food additives. GettyImages/Lukatme

What do consumers think about food additives? Survey

By Flora Southey

Results of a new survey in Germany suggest many consumers are concerned about possible health effects associated with food additives, while at the same time expressing a lack of knowledge about such ingredients.

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CO2 crisis highlighted ‘need for more localised food systems’

By Oliver Morrison

The UK was facing warnings of food shortages, and even the prospect of a cancelled Christmas, after CF Industries, which supplies most of the CO2 used in the county’s food production, stopped work at two of its fertiliser factories because of gas prices.

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