Scientists have found that the evolutionary distance of animal
proteins to human proteins determines how likely they are to
trigger a food allergy - research that could help with the
development of free-from foods and allergy therapies.
DSM Food Specialities has developed a new mould and yeast inhibitor
for meat products, said to ensure an even coating of natamycin on
products like sausages and give stronger protection against health
Soup sales in the US have slowed over the past year, prompting
Mintel to suggest that manufacturers and marketers need to rethink
their level of innovation and their market strategies if they want
to grow sales over the next five...
Pickles, chutneys and relish should develop a healthier image by
using low calorie content and switching to fresh ingredients to
reverse their increasing unpopularity, according to market research
The majority of American consumers are still against the idea of
eating products derived from cloned animals, although confidence
levels shoot up if these products are deemed safe by the Food and
Drug Administration (FDA).
Vegetarian is an outmoded term for products that do not contain
meat, yet meat-free does not communicate positive advantages of
plant-based products, says Prosoy, which believes careful
positioning could draw in more consumers.
Manufacturers targeting the US Hispanic food and beverage market
should position their products within one of the category's three
major segments, depending on the type of consumer targeted,
according to a report by Packaged...
Less than three months after its launch, a Mediterranean diet
packaging symbol already appears on 50 products in the US, and a
number of new initiatives are underway to make it more accessible
to smaller food companies.
The growing kosher market is prompting manufacturers in countries
without much local demand to gain certification so they can export
to the high-potential US, and some are exporing continuous kosher
production to keep down costs.
Imports of seafood from China are to be detained by the US Food and
Drug Administration (FDA) until they are proven to be free of
residues from drugs that are not approved in the United States for
use in farm-raised aquatic animals.
The Canadian beef industry took a step closer to easing the pain of
the country's BSE crisis after Quebec Superior Court Justice
Richard Wagner granted authorization for a billion dollar class
action suit against the Federal...
A new report from the US Department of Agriculture (USDA)
recommends alternative methods that could be implemented to help
consumers make healthy food choices, including placing limits on
purchases made in grocery stores and in schools.
A new Mediterranean diet packaging symbol was today launched in the
US, and is set to enjoy significant success from food manufacturers
keen to flag up products that meet the nutrition criteria of the
Masterfoods' U-turn over its plan to reformulate its famous
confectionery brands using animal-derived whey sets a precedent
that will prevent any other food manufacturer from flying in the
face of the global trend towards the...
Meat from swine exposed to melamine has been found safe for human
consumption, prompting the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) to
allow swine held on farms to be released and approved for
Syngenta is to acquire a 49 per cent take in Chinese seed company
Sanbei with a view to jointly developing corn seed products to meet
growing demand driven by changing food patterns and agronomic
Aquaculture and technology group Neptune Industries has come one
step closer to completing its insect-based dietary protein for
fish, which the firm claims will be key to addressing the imminent
shortage of world fish stocks.
A study from the US has raised the hackles of the meat industry by
reporting a link between male fertility and their mother's high
beef consumption during pregnancy - an observation researchers say
may be down to growth hormones...
Slovenian plant extract supplier Vitiva is extending its line of
SyneRox 4 rosemary-based ingredients with an oil-based formulation
aimed at extending the shelf life of high-fat meat products such as
Converting food and beverage product labels from US to EC
format requires an in-depth understanding of European labeling
legislation, which is more complex than it often appears to be,
regulatory experts at consultancy firm Leatherhead...
The US Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) risk assessment on meat
and milk from cloned animals is based on "flawed assumptions
and misrepresented findings", according to an independent
review released yesterday.
Mergers and acquisitions in the food industry in 2006 took a turn
up compared to the year before, with almost one third of all
activity occurring in the food processing sector, according to a
new guide by the The Food Institute.
Health Canada this week updated the country's food guide for the
first time in over a decade to provide the "best, most current
information available for eating well and living healthy,"
according to Canada's health...
The past two decades have seen an improvement in the quality of
people's diets designed to prevent heart disease, according to a
new study, which reveals an overall increase in fruit, vegetable
and grain consumption.
Manufacturers of flavor products formulated with significant levels
of meat or poultry ingredients must have these approved by the US
Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service
(USDA/FSIS), the agency said...