Food safety

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Coronavirus and obesity: industry urged to act post-crisis

By Oliver Morrison

The coronavirus pandemic should give the food industry increased impetus to make healthier products, according to experts, after an NHS audit in the UK revealed over three quarters (76.5%) of critically ill coronavirus patients are overweight.

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Pea protein trend sparks allergy warning

By Oliver Morrison

The increased use of concentrated pea protein in plant-based products could be a factor in rising reports of allergy to peas, warn campaigners.

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Could coronavirus hasten high times for CBD?

By Oliver Morrison

We've seen a run on toilet rolls, hand sanitizer and pasta. What about other foods and ingredients? Which might be set to be boosted by coronavirus?

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The new wave of plastic hoping to wipe out pollution

By Oliver Morrison

Rising public awareness of the problem of plastic pollution can help polymers such as polyvinyl alcohol (PVOH) make more headway in the food sector, believes Mark Lapping, CEO of PVOH polymer manufacturer Aquapak.