Consumers of diet soft drinks risk the “rosy self-deception” that such products ‘cancel out’ excess calories consumed through food, while they could also encourage over-eating, Euromonitor International has suggested.
Consumers seeking a healthier alternative to sugar-coated chocolate sweets are willing to pay up to a 10 per cent premium for tooth-friendly variations of sweets and confectionery products, if they came to market, according to Beneo
Dieters can still achieve weight-loss by consuming a daily dark chocolate or "non-chocolate snack" within the context of a low-calorie, nutrient-dense diet, according to a study in the Journal of the American Dietic Association.
New research finds substituting potassium and/or magnesium salts for regular salt in people with high, normal or mildly elevated blood pressure result in a significant reduction in their daily sodium intake as well as a lowering of their blood pressure.
Belgian chocolate firm Cavalier has confirmed that it is planning to launch the UK's first chocolate range containing stevia from January next year, while other launches across the EU will also follow initial listings in Belgium from November.
Solbar claims the latest addition to its textured vegetable protein range can copy almost any red meat, poultry, fish or sea food for vegetarian applications or can be used to add texture and cost benefits to actual meat products.
New UK research has found supermarkets’ unlabelled in-store bakery bread is generally higher in salt than the supermarkets’ packaged bread, with differences of more than half a gram between similar products.
UK children’s food advocates, critical of marketing tactics by soft drink makers, are calling for further restrictions on TV advertising in a bid to curb what they claim are the industry’s misleading messages to children and parents.
Ice cream formulated with an emulsion containing unsaturated oil showed no differences in melting properties as ice cream made with saturated fat, says a new study offering solutions for ‘healthy’ ice cream.
The long journey to European Union acceptance for the natural, intense sweetener, steviol glycoside, shortened significantly yesterday when the EU’s 27 member states backed its safety at a European Commission (EC) committee meeting.
The modern consumer environment makes it too easy to consume too much, but by replacing calorie dense sugars with low calorie sweeteners, industry has a powerful tool in the fight against obesity, says Dr Tommy Visscher.
A voluntary approach to reformulation is crucial to reflect differences in tastes, habits and food preferences across Europe, claims Sylvie Chartron of the CIAA (Confederation of the food and drink industries of the EU).
Tesco may have to reduce the shelf-life of some of its products to meet 2012 targets on salt reduction set by the Food Standards Agency (FSA), according to a nutritionist who works for the retail giant.
Q: What do the car industry and reduced calorie beverages have in common? A: Tribology, or the science of interactive surfaces in relative motion, according to Cargill, which is using it to determine the textural characteristics to be rebuilt in reduced...
Consensus Action on Salt & Health (CASH), a leading UK health group which campaigns for reduced levels of salt in processed foods has welcomed the targets announced in the Public Health Responsibility Deal for food, published by health secretary Andrew...
A major stakeholder in the European Union Platform on Diet, Physical Activity and Health that has established 297 individual commitments to improve the health of Europeans in the six years of its existence, has highlighted its effectiveness.