Fatty Acid

TNO is looking closely at algae extraction

Algal futures

VALORIE: TNO invests in high-value algae refining

By Paul Gander

Dutch research organisation TNO is working with industry partners on a pilot scale algae refining plant with potential in omega-3s, proteins and antioxidants.

Doubling of pistachio harvest will increase nut’s use as an ingredient

Special edition: Nuts, pulses and legumes

Doubling of pistachio harvest will increase nut’s use as an ingredient

By Stephen DANIELLS

Pistachios – most associated with snacking in the consumer’s mind – could be finding their way into many a food product as an ingredient over the next few years, says the executive director of the American Pistachio Growers, as production is set to double...

Study reanalysis links omega-6 rich foods with heart disease risk

Study reanalysis links omega-6 rich foods with heart disease risk

By Nathan Gray

Cutting out saturated animal fats in favour of omega-6 polyunsaturated vegetable could lead to an increased risk of death among patients with heart disease, according to fresh insights from clinical trial data first collected in the 1960s.

Functional foodstuffs: The challenge of omega-3 in finished products

Functional foodstuffs: The challenge of omega-3 in finished products

By Nathan Gray in Frankfurt

The challenge of getting beneficial omega-3 fatty acids into finished products is a big one for the food ingredients and manufacturing industry. But how can suppliers and manufacturers work to get these ingredients into a wider range of products?

Stern-Wywiol Gruppe is showcasing several ingredients for bakery applications

Stern-Wywiol Gruppe targets Asia

By Rod Addy

Stern-Wywiol Gruppe is targeting the Asian market with a range of new applications for flour treatment and fortification as well as other existing ranges.

There are 29 approved nutrition claims in the European Union

Nutrition claims made simple for food marketers

By Sarah Hills

Food manufacturers and marketers who are “irked” by tight nutrition claim regulations are being offered practical steps to ensure they comply with the rules whilst remaining competitive.

Many positive opinions, many more negative in the latest batch of EFSA health claim missives

EFSA HEALTH CLAIM OPINIONS - ARTICLE 13, BATCH 5 (Complete)

EFSA publishes article 13, batch 5 – winners and losers

By Shane Starling

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) this morning published 536 health claims in 73 opinions in the fifth batch of general function claims.

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