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Spotlight on yeast extract in Germany

Yeast extract producers defend ingredient against German backlash

By Jane Byrne

European producers of speciality yeast products are defending the use of yeast extracts in food following claims from consumer advocates such as FoodWatch in Germany that the food industry’s use of such ingredients and labelling around them is deceptive.

Brewing enzymes help ensure sustainable production, Danisco

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: DISPATCHES FROM BRAU BEVIALE 2011

Brewing enzymes help ensure sustainable production, Danisco

By Ben Bouckley

Ulf Brøchner Sørensen, global product manager, brewing and distilling enzymes at Danisco, told BeverageDaily.com at Brau Beviale that there was trend globally towards less expensive, more sustainable production.

UV and EB cured inks are safe and here to stay: industry expert

DISPATCHES FROM PACK EXPO

UV and EB cured inks are safe and here to stay: industry expert

By Rory Harrington

Ultra-violet and electron beam-cured inks are not only safe but present clear performance advantages when used in printing on food packaging. So what are the reasons behind their image problem in some quarters?

Western diets drive Asian functional foods development

Vitafoods Asia 2011 preview

Western diets drive Asian functional foods development

By Shane Starling

Asia Pacific markets are ripe for functional foods development as a response to the increasing prevalence of western diets, says Katrina Diamonon, consumer analyst at market researcher, Datamonitor.

Marine biotoxin detection comes into the 21st century

Marine biotoxin detection comes into the 21st century

By Rory Harrington

Testing for marine biotoxins in shellfish has come into the 21st century after the European Commission decided to ditch the unreliable mouse bioassay in favour of a chemical method, said Thermo Fisher Scientific.

Low-cal sweeteners can help reverse obesity epidemic, says expert

Dispatches from the ISA conference

Low-cal sweeteners can help reverse obesity epidemic, says expert

By Nathan Gray

The modern consumer environment makes it too easy to consume too much, but by replacing calorie dense sugars with low calorie sweeteners, industry has a powerful tool in the fight against obesity, says Dr Tommy Visscher.

Mettler Toledo hails acquisition as final piece in the puzzle

DISPATCHES FROM INTERPACK 2011

Mettler Toledo hails acquisition as final piece in the puzzle

By Rory Harrington

The takeover of CI-Vision was the final piece in the jigsaw that has given Mettler Toledo the ability to offer a fully rounded inspection and quality assurance portfolio, said the company from the Interpack show in Dusseldorf.

Sweeteners on the up but global preferences vary, Mintel

Dispatches from Vitafoods

Sweeteners on the up but global preferences vary, Mintel

Use of high intensity sweeteners is growing around the globe, but different sweeteners are more popular in different markets. Mintel’s David Jago explains the subtleties of all things sweet.

Sweeteners have key role in sports drinks formulation

Sweeteners have key role in sports drinks formulation

By Nathan Gray

The use of low and no calorie sweeteners in the food industry is rising rapidly. However one product area that has always relied on the use of sweeteners is in the formulation of sports drinks, says Professor John Brewer.

Communication and more availability will renew UK organic fortunes

Communication and more availability will renew UK organic fortunes

UK organic fortunes are not all grim, says the trade director, who points out high-growth categories. But ushering in a new era of overall growth will require better communication, broad availability of organics in supermarkets, and supportive government...

Naturex set for “one or two” acquisitions in 2011: President

Naturex set for “one or two” acquisitions in 2011: President

By Shane Starling

Naturex will expand again in 2011 with several “€5-20m” targets, 1.5 years after completing the €110m integration of Spanish supplier Natraceutical that made the French botanical extracts supplier the biggest in the world.

Common ground in the food system over food justice

Common ground in the food system over food justice

By Jess Halliday

The Food and Fairness Inquiry threw up much common ground between industry and other participants, says DG of the Food and Drink Federation – but an adjudicator over manufacturer-retailer relations is still needed as soon as possible.

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EFSA gut/immune health meeting

Health claims: Is the idea of disease risk factors, itself diseased?

By Shane Starling

Differentiating between disease risk factors and disease reduction in the way that the 2006 nutrition and health claim regulation does is too arbitrary and needs revision, according to a German nutrition professor. But if such a change is needed, who...

Danone says there is not enough claims clarity to make a submission for Actimel and other products

EFSA gut/immune health meeting

Danone tells EFSA: Health claims “learning experience” is too costly

By Shane Starling

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has repeatedly emphasised that the 2006 EU nutrition and health claims regulation is a learning experience for everyone involved – from its health claims assessment panel to industry stakeholders, to the member...

Partnerships crucial to Unilever supply chain plan, says VP

Dispatches from CIAA Congress

Partnerships crucial to Unilever supply chain plan, says VP

Unilever has just launched its very ambitious sustainable living plan, which includes a pledge to source all agricultural raw materials sustainably by 2020. FoodNavigator.com speaks to VP of sustainability Karen Hamilton about how the company will go...

New strategies for salt reduction

New strategies for salt reduction

By Nathan Gray

Reducing salt in food products is a key challenge for the industry, but reducing salt can impact consumer perceptions of taste and preference. Is it possible to maintain, or boost salt intensity and flavours, whilst reducing actual salt levels?

Roquette's new kid on the milk replacement product block

Roquette's new kid on the milk replacement product block

By Ben Bouckley in Madrid

Interest in milk alternatives is growing due to concerns about dairy allergies and a desire for alternative protein sources and additional nutritional benefits. We’ve seen nut milk, oat milk and even rice milk, but the leading dairy-free alternative to...

Spotlight on stevia, DHA, and whey-based sports drinks at HiE

Dispatches from HiE 2010

Spotlight on stevia, DHA, and whey-based sports drinks at HiE

By The FoodNavigator Team in Madrid

Stevia potential and applications, good news for DHA, and ripe opportunities for whey protein-based sports drinks… our team at HIE shares some discoveries from the first day of the trade show in Madrid.

Opening up the applications for stevia sweeteners

Dispatches from HiE

Opening up the applications for stevia sweeteners

By Jess Halliday in Madrid

It started with beverages, but with intense work being carried out by the food industry on other applications for stevia sweeteners novel products are coming to market in the US, and in other global markets with regulatory approval - from yoghurts, to...

Wild discusses positioning of adult soft drinks

Wild discusses positioning of adult soft drinks

By Guy Montague-Jones

At Brau Beviale in Nuremberg, Germany, we caught up with Fabiana Matucci, senior VP for strategic business units at Wild, to discuss the opportunities adult soft drinks present to different beverage companies.

Trends driving belting technology

Dispatches from IPA 2010

Trends driving belting technology

By Rory Harrington

Heightened food safety concerns, durability, ease of cleaning and minimising downtime are all trends driving developments in belting systems for food processing players.

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