Reformulation

Unilever looks at the mood-boosting potential of prebiotic ingredients / GettyImages-nastco

Unilever research tie-up targets ‘mental wellbeing’ ingredients

By Katy Askew

Unilever is partnering with microbiome experts at Holobiome to identify food and beverage ingredients that could positively impact ‘mental wellbeing’ by targeting the gut-brain axis. Unilever Science and Technology manager Dr Simone Pyle tells FoodNavigator...

EU food producers have six months to phase out the use of titanium dioxide. Pic: GettyImages/UltimaSperanza

The countdown to phase out E171 in EU foods has begun

By Gill Hyslop

Titanium dioxide (E171) - a popular additive that confers a bright white shade to frosting and cake decorations - has been banned as a food additive in the EU, with a six-month phasing out period coming into force this month (January 2022) after which...

In a traditional chocolate bar, sugar accounts for around half the product. Pic: GettyImages

Sugar reduction/reformulation special edition

Replacing sugar in confectionery is ‘incredibly hard’

By Anthony Myers

Sugar is an important ingredient in confectionery, not only for its taste but also because it contributes to texture, bulk, mouthfeel, aroma, colour, and a number of other attributes that make up chocolate and candy.

Air is linked with improving 3d products which is advancing manufacturers’ efforts to retexturize foods. Image: Getty: Marina_Skoropadskaya

The biggest ingredient of future food: air?

By Oliver Morrison

Rising commodity prices put an onus on food and beverage manufacturers to exploit the opportunities presented by air as an ingredient in products, believes ‘food futurologist’ Dr Morgaine Gaye.

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