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“Most high-fiber claims come from the bread sector. Oat fiber leads in this category just before wheat fiber...

Special edition: Closing the fiber gap

Bread still rules high-fiber realm; Latin America rising fast

By Shane STARLING

When it comes to fiber, baked goods are king. That might sound obvious, but in a world where the nutrient, its source and end application are often separated, it is worth stating.

British Heart Foundation dietician: Fortification isn't absolutely necessary, we have everything we need in 'normal' food

Special edition: Closing the fiber gap

Cereal gets to the heart of fiber deficiency, but is fortification the way to go?

By Annie Harrison-Dunn

High cereal fiber intake after a heart attack may improve long-term survival rates, research suggests, but these benefits could be achieved with a balanced, healthy diet, rather than through fortified goods, says British Heart Foundation senior dietician. 

Clare Cheney gives traffic light labels the red light

Traffic light labels: 'not the answer to obesity'

By Clare Cheney

Now that common sense has been confirmed by a consumer survey that traffic light labelling is confusing and misleading, maybe the Department of Health (DH) should sit up, take stock and review its strategy on healthy eating

Almost 75% of low income group say they struggle to afford the recommended five-a-day, according to research.

Austerity bites in to consumers ability to purchase fresh fruit and vegetables

Five-a-day? We can’t afford one a week, say 25% of Brits

By Annie Harrison-Dunn

Austerity and rising food prices have hit healthy eating habits hard in the UK, with one in four Brits revealing they have not bought any fresh fruit or vegetables in the last week. 

Stephen Daniells and Shane Starling from FoodNavigator and NutraIngredients

Key Insights from Food Vision

Food Vision 2014: Bridge knowledge gaps, overcome change and work sustainably

By Kacey Culliney

What is the future of food? Simple communication of complex advances will be crucial, as well as picking up the pace amid a global population boom to feed the world nutritiously and sustainably, according to FoodNavigator and NutraIngredients senior editors.

Pea protein: From fringe to mainstream?

Special edition: Nuts, pulses and legumes

No picnic: Is pea protein moving from the fringe to mainstream?

By Annie Harrison-Dunn

Pea protein may be moving in from the food and beverage fringes, however formulating with the fast-growing ingredient is 'no picnic' according to functional confectionery firm Carmit.

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.

EU to reassess UK traffic light labels

EU to reassess UK traffic light labels

By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS

The European Commission has said it will investigate the impact of the UK’s voluntary traffic light nutrition labelling scheme, after several EU member states led by the Italian delegation complained that it could harm EU trading.

Not enough beta-palmitate, youngster?...

Mud in your eye: EFSA rejects vision and stool claims

By Shane STARLING

Replacing vegetable oils with an esterified vegetable oil in infant formulas will not soften infant stools, and a choline form will not boost vision, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has found.

MEPs oppose ‘weak’ nano definition

MEPs oppose ‘weak’ nano definition

By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS

MEPs have opposed a measure that would have exempted nano-sized food additives from labelling if they are already in common use.

The Scottish government pledged to end 'the scourge of misleading information' about the origin of food

'We'll make food labelling clearer': Scottish government

By Michael Stones

Consumers in Scotland will receive far clearer information about the origins of their food, the Scottish government has pledged, after launching a new partnership yesterday (February 11) to deliver that promise.

Imported ethnic ingredients could pose a safety risk

Novel foods fall through Trading Standards' net

By Nicholas Robinson

Trading Standards (TS) don’t have the resources to check for the potentially dangerous unapproved novel foods illegally on sale on the UK market, it has emerged.

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...

FIC food & drink changes

Campden BRI Food Labelling Seminar January 30

FIC Regulation: ‘The pressure is on’

By Jenny Eagle

Campden BRI, food and drink research and services, has seen a surge in companies looking for advice on the European Union’s Food Information to Consumers (FIC) Regulation and how to comply with the impending deadline.

Low fat labelling may encourage consumption

Low fat labelling may encourage consumption

By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS

Foods labelled ‘low fat’ or ‘low calorie’ may encourage consumers to eat more, according to a study published in the journal Appetite.

Unilever gets stick in Spain for Flora pro-activ advertisement after failing to communicate that the product is only for those looking to reduce cholesterol.

Unilever’s Flora ad trouble spreads to Spain

By Annie-Rose Harrison-Dunn

The Spanish advertising authority, Autocontrol, has accused Unilever of misleading advertisement of its Flora pro-activ spread by failing to include a statement stipulating target audience and conditions of consumption of the cholesterol-lowering product...

Professor Ambroise Martin, head of EFSA's NDA health claims panel

EFSA health claims chief shares common dossier failures

By Shane STARLING

Incomplete or selective reporting, high drop-out rates and unplanned post-hoc analyses are some of the common health claim submission failures, EFSA’s claims panel chief professor Ambroise Martin, PhD, told a congress last week.

DSM OatWell FiE

Dispatches from #FIE2013

A year of change for DSM’s OatWell

By Staff Writer

One year on from its acquisition of Swedish beta-glucan brand OatWell, DSM talks about entering into new markets and capitalizing on European health claims.

Manufacturers of dairy products like yoghurt are being increasingly creative with health claims, says analyst

Four trends propelling the dairy market

By Annie-Rose Harrison-Dunn

An ageing population, new EFSA health claims, protein perceptions and a focus on sugar as opposed to fat are some key considerations that are or should be driving the dairy industry, according to an analyst. 

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.

'Consumers don't understand the difference between partial hydrogenation and full hydrogenation,' says Bunge innovation director

Bunge: Consumer concerns on hydrogenation prompted R&D

By Kacey Culliney

Bunge has developed a patented trans-free bakery shortening without the hydrogenation process in reaction to consumer concern over ‘hydrogenated’ oils on the label, its innovation director says.

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