Food Safety & Quality

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More evidence links screen time with childhood obesity

By Oliver Morrison

With the food industry under increased pressure to promote healthier diets, address obesity and reduce diet-related diseases, more evidence emerges to suggest environmental factors, specifically screen time and poor sleep, may go hand-in-hand with overconsumption.

NIZO shares insight into the latest advances in maintaining protein functionality / Pic: GettyImages-Christoph Burgstedt

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Industry insights from NIZO: The latest innovation maintaining protein functionality

By René Floris, NIZO Food Research Division Manager

The need to preserve protein functionality is prompting food makers to explore ‘milder processing’ than traditional heat treatment. In his second monthly column, René Floris, NIZO Food Research Division Manager and member of the FoodNavigator expert advisory...

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French butchers reject calls for ban on nitrates in food products

By Oliver Morrison

With the French Assembly set to vote on 28 January on legislation aiming to ban the use of nitrates in food products, the Federation of Industrial Charcutiers (FICT) claims there are no health risks associated with the use of nitrites at the current recommended...

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