The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) is requesting additional data from the food industry on the use of sucrose esters derived from fatty acids (E473), a food additive used in baked goods and flavoured drinks.
There is an association between intakes of individual saturated fats and the risk of coronary heart disease, according to a new analysis of data that underlines the importance of switching out saturated fats for healthier alternatives.
A new competitor has arrived on the plant-based omega-3s scene with the announcement of FDA no-objection GRAS status for Ahiflower oil, an ingredient from Technology Crops International. The oil offers a balance of omega-3, -6 and -9, according to the...
UPDATED* - A high-profile study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine last week has re-opened the debate about whether saturated fat has been unfairly cast in the role of nutritional bogeyman. But how should policymakers respond?
A review of more than 72 clinical studies has raised further questions over current guidelines relating to fat intake - which generally restrict the consumption of saturated fats and encourage consumption of polyunsaturated fats to prevent heart disease.
A 3-year review of Nordic nutrient intakes has recommended daily vitamin D inputs increase from 7.5 microgram to 10 mcg per day for people between 2 and 75 years of age. For over-75s, it set a level of 20 mcg.
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.
Omega-3 fatty acids may aid the development of the infant gut and improve how gut immune cells respond to bacteria and foreign substances, making the baby less likely to suffer from allergies in the long term, according to new research in pigs.
The European Food Safety Authority has issued a positive safety opinion on sucrose esters produced by reacting sucrose and vinyl esters of fatty acids, which could open up new possibilities for improving the solubility of flavourings in drinks.
An increased intake of trans-fatty acids may raise the risk of
breast cancer by 75 per cent, suggest the results from the French
part of the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and
Trans fatty acids are not created equal, according to the results
of the European-wide TRANSFACT study, with natural sources not
sharing the detrimental health effects as their
The increasing formulation and fortification of foods with
different types of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs)
could be further enhanced by better understanding of how to protect
them from oxidation, states a new review.
Industry giants are locked in a "fish oil arms race" to develop genetically modified crops that could challenge the supremacy of fish as the best source of omega-3 fatty acid, with both BASF and DuPont reporting progress in the field.
Scientists at Iowa State have developed soybean oil rich in oleic
acid and low in linolenic acid, and are now seeking food companies
to test if the oil can be used in applications previously beyond
the scope of conventional soybean...
Ingredient enjoying strong growth as industry ups demand for use in
food products could be more easily accessible for food developers
as scientists succeed for the first time in genetically modifying
an oilseed crop - linseed - to...
The effect of trans fatty acids (TFAs) on heart health may be
greater than that of saturated fatty acids, according to scientists
from the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), but only when
consumed at equivalent levels. Further...
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) this week re-launched the
thorny debate on the use of trans fatty acids in food processing,
and the labelling thereof, when it reopened the comment period for
a proposed rule first published...
In the news on Monday we reported on the launch of a new
European-funded project to investigate the cancer-preventing powers
of garlic. Today we report that scientists in Oslo, Norway reveal
that the fatty fish could have the power...
The Ross Products Division of Abbott Laboratories has announced
plans to launch an infant formula supplemented with two fatty acids
that function as nutritional building blocks in brain and eye