Phosphates that are artificially added to foods like dairy and cereal products appear to cause bigger spikes in blood phosphorus levels than naturally occurring phosphates, potentially putting harmful stress on kidneys, say researchers.
Manufacturers must do more to help consumers halve their overall energy intake from free-sugars to less than 5%, commentators on Twitter have urged after the release of the Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition's report on carbohydrates today.
Naturex has developed a water-soluble, non-migrating red colour that is carmine-free – responding both to customer demands for two-layered colour solutions in dairy and consumer demands for clean label.
Ganeden Biotech has teamed up with ingredient supplier Sensus in an alliance to bring a liquid prebiotic/probiotic ingredient to market that adds functionality to food formulations and also solves an issue that prevents wider application of probiotics,...
Danish ingredients firm Chr Hansen claims it has produced carmine through fermentation, meaning a cheaper, vegetarian, halal and kosher version of the natural red colouring could be just a few years from commercial use.
Fortified milk could help to boost the value of milk sales, despite supermarket price war slashing the price of the white stuff to as little as 89p for a four pint bottle, according to new research from market research organisation Mintel.
The top causes of food waste in homes include buying too much, preparing in abundance, unwillingness to consume leftovers, and improper food storage, say researchers from the Cornell Food and Brand Lab.
Well-known international food names, such as Parmigiano, Roquefort and Tequila, will have more protection as negotiators adopt changes to Protected Geographical Indications (PGIs) following six years of negotiations.
Mandatory labelling for dairy could push up production costs by nearly 50% and limit consumer freedom of choice - the current status quo is the most suitable option, say two Commission reports that have been welcomed by the food industry.
The Western European packaged food market has grown 5% since 2009, with chilled pasta, sustainable foods and frozen yoghurt leading the way, according to Euromonitor International – but Europe is still a divided market.
Front-of-pack labelling can be useful but health policy-makers are naïve if they think that this alone will result in healthier food choices, say researchers - environment, motivation and psychology must be actively influenced too.