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Snack Size Science: Hershey’s healthy chocolate cake

Snack Size Science: Hershey’s healthy chocolate cake

By Stephen Daniells

FoodNavigator's Snack Size Science brings you the week's top science every two weeks. This week we look at how to make chocolate cake healthier, and boosting the nutritional profile of gluten-free bread.

Food and Fairness inquiry to 'inspire and warn' manufacturers

Food and Fairness inquiry to 'inspire and warn' manufacturers

Helen Browning, chair of the Food Ethics Council, expects the food and fairness inquiry will inspire food businesses to adopt good supply chain practices and warn them off bad ones - ultimately benefit their businesses in the long term.

EU health claim rules cast shadow over science kingdom

EU health claim rules cast shadow over science kingdom

By Shane Starling

The 2006 EU nutrition and health claims regulation is putting the brakes on the commissioning of trials to back claims, according to Cédric Bourges-Sevenier, PhD, general manager at French science and regulatory consultancy, Nutraveris.

Snack Size Science: Monkey Methuselahs and soy sauce

Snack Size Science: Monkey Methuselahs and soy sauce

By Stephen Daniells

FoodNavigator's Snack Size Science brings you the week's top science. This week we look at how drastically cutting calories could keep the Grim Reaper at bay, and how soy sauce may have potential in drive to cut salt levels in foods.

Early harmonisation urged for stevia standards, methods

Dispatches from EUSTAS stevia symposium

Early harmonisation urged for stevia standards, methods

By Jess Halliday in Leuven

As the stevia industry is poised for wide take-up, harmonisation and recognition of the need for standards is crucial to securing a good reputation from the outset, according to ChromaDex CEO.

Technical challenges to reducing sugar

Technical challenges to reducing sugar

Tate & Lyle’s manager of sweetener technology development gives insight into the role of sugar beyond providing sweetness, and how to pick alternative sweeteners that build back the properties.

Big hopes for EFSA’s big health claim day

Big hopes for EFSA’s big health claim day

Shane Starling reports from the European Food Safety Authority’s (EFSA) much anticipated industry stakeholders’ meeting about health claims in Brussels today.

Super fruit expertise opens up super veggie potential

Dispatches from IFT

Super fruit expertise opens up super veggie potential

By Stephen Daniells

Expertise garnered from studying super fruit is opening up possibilities to make super veggies. NZ Plant & Food Research’s Karl Crawford tells Stephen Daniells how the recent merger between HortResearch and Crop & Food Research has opened up new...

IMR updates on carrageenan, alginates and gum arabic

Dispatches from IFT

IMR updates on carrageenan, alginates and gum arabic

By Jess Halliday

At the IFT expo this week FoodNavigator.com caught up with hydrocolloids industry experts Dennis Seisun and Christine Seisun for their latest observations on the state of the market.

Stevia industry must support standards to limit adulteration

Stevia industry must support standards to limit adulteration

Increasing demand for stevia and reb A may soon attract the adulterers to crash the party. Mel Jackson, VP science for Sweet Green Fields (SGF) told FoodNavigator that, as his company announces a doubling of their production capacity, the industry must...

Nanotechnology under the microscope

Nanotechnology under the microscope

By Stephen Daniells

Nanotechnology is opening up opportunities in food formulation, food packaging, and food safety. Stephen Daniells talked to Kathy Groves, principal microscopist from Leatherhead, on how the industry is facing up to the challenges and potential.

Snack Size Science: Vitamin chips and mama's diet

Snack Size Science: Vitamin chips and mama's diet

By Stephen Daniells

FoodNavigator's Snack Size Science brings you the week's top science. This week we look at how chocolate-eating sheep may give us insights into childhood obesity, and how vitamins may protect against carcinogens hiding in your French fries.

Talking organics to the occasional buyer

Talking organics to the occasional buyer

FoodNavigator talks to Peter Melchett, policy director at the Soil Association, about communication efforts to help more consumers understand and engage in organics, and the all-important issue of climate change.

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