Preservatives and acidulants

Don't miss the FoodNavigator debate on salt reduction on October 15.

Don't Miss The FoodNavigator Debate – October 15th

The long road to salt reduction: Where we are and where we can go

By Nathan Gray

Despite huge success stories from salt reduction efforts in some regions, public health experts and campaigners still suggest that much more needs to be done to bring down intakes. Where do we go from here?

“Our comparison between brands and supermarkets within cheese types suggests that brand-led companies are not reducing salt content as much,

Big brands must step up to salt challenge, says CASH

By Nathan Gray

Large brands must step up their commitment to reducing salt, and match the progress being made by own-brand products from supermarkets, says CASH, as a new study shows salt levels in some cheeses are still too high.

The Commission will have to think again and come up with another proposal on how to define and label nanomaterials

Rejected nano labelling law goes back to square one

By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS

The question of how to define and label nano-scale ingredients will return to the drawing board, after the European Parliament rejected the Commission’s proposed regulation on Wednesday.

Younger consumers were much less likely to be worried about additives like preservatives and colouring

Food additives among top food safety concerns

By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS

Just as many UK consumers are concerned about food additives as about food poisoning, according to the latest Public Attitudes Tracker survey from the UK’s Food Standards Agency (FSA).

FoodNavigator editorial calendar 2014

FoodNavigator 2014: What’s on our editorial calendar?

From the newest developments in sweeteners, fats and oils and flavours, to the latest trends in gluten-free formulation and plant-based diets, FoodNavigator's special editions calendar for 2014 spans the hottest topics for the European food and drink...

CASH warned that a single meal made with stock or gravy could contain as much as 10 g of salt

Most stocks and gravies miss salt targets

By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS

Stock cubes and gravies contain ‘high and unnecessary’ amounts of hidden salt, according to an analysis from Consensus Action on Salt and Health (CASH).

EFSA says it needs more data to work out if phosphate additives are risky for heart health

EFSA calls for phosphates data to assess heart risk

By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has said it will call for data from industry on the levels of phosphates found in food, in an effort to understand whether they pose a risk to heart health.

The new office will be based in Milan, in the north of Italy

Galactic opens sales office in Italy

Lactic acid and lactates specialist Galactic has opened a sales office in Milan, Italy, in an effort to provide a more localised service to its Italian customers.

The researchers developed a Margherita pizza that meets FSA dietary guidelines for a single item meal

Can pizza make a healthy meal?

By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS

Pizza has a poor nutritional image – but it could be reformulated to meet dietary guidelines without losing its taste appeal, according to a team of Scottish researchers.

Nestlé pledges to speed salt reduction

Nestlé pledges to speed salt reduction

By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS

Nestlé has said it plans to accelerate its salt reduction strategy to meet World Health Organisation (WHO) guidelines on salt consumption by 2025.

The researchers conclude that salt intake is regulated by the brain within a narrow range

Study: Normal salt intake does not vary with food supply

By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS

Industry efforts to reduce the amount of salt in foods are unlikely to work to reduce salt consumption to levels backed by public health advocates, according to new research that suggests salt intake is regulated by the body’s needs rather than by the...

CASH’s calls for further salt reduction in ham could endanger consumer health, warns PTF

Salt reduction in ham threatens consumers’ lives: PTF

By Rick Pendrous

Salt reduction campaign group Consensus Action on Salt and Health (CASH) has been slammed by ham producers for potentially putting people’s lives at risk by calling for immediate further reductions in the salt content of ham and other cured meat products...

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Special edition: All-natural: How clean is your label?

Natural preservatives pack efficacy, marketing punch

By Hank Schultz

The term ‘natural’ has been used to mean so many things that it means less all the time, except as a starting point for class action lawsuits.  But tell consumers you’re getting rid of artificial preservatives and you’ve telling them something meaningful,...

Could the meaning of 'clean label' go beyond the idea of 'natural' with better consumer understanding?

Cleaner than clean: When natural is not enough

By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS

It’s boom time for makers of natural ingredients, from colours to flavours to hydrocolloids…or is it? Despite widespread demand for all things natural, some ‘natural’ ingredients still aren’t acceptable to consumers – so when does ‘clean label’ need to...

Does 'natural' amount to more than just a list of acceptable or unacceptable ingredients on a food label? What other cues are consumers looking for when deciding if a product is natural and wholesome? Find out on June 26 at Natural & Clean Label Trends 2013

Natural & Clean Label Trends 2013

Where do your products sit in the clean label hierarchy?

By Elaine WATSON

If it sounds like a ‘chemical’, or isn’t in the kitchen cupboard, shoppers may regard it with suspicion. But which ingredients are 'acceptable' to today's consumers, which are to be avoided, and who decides?