Israel-based Salt of the Earth expanding distribution of its Mediterranean Umami flavouring, a product that the company says can help companies in their reformulation efforts by “heightening” taste perceptions of salt – and possibly even sugar.
Umami flavours can be a natural alternative to the not-so-clean-label monosodium glutamate (MSG), says Bell Flavours and Fragrances, as it launches six natural umami flavours including three yeast-free formulations.
Umami seasoning supplier Ajinomoto is "disappointed" Europe's food safety authority has called for regulations capping MSG and glutamate additives in food, as the Commission confirms it will consider setting maximum levels.
Europe’s Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has set a safe level for glutamate food additives, but given many Europeans are over this level, it is urging the Commission to revise the current maximum levels permitted in food.
Nestlé India has voiced its disappointment at the “unprecedented step” by the Indian government of going to the courts to seek nearly US$100m in damages for “unfair trade practices” in the wake of the Maggi noodles affair.
Progress has been made in pinpointing the mechanism of that most mysterious of taste sensations, umami, with potential implications for understanding taste preferences and undercovering the workings of other proteins.
DSM Food Specialties claims that its Maxarome Select product - a
natural high 5' nucleotide yeast extract - can effectively replace
monosodium glutamate (MSG) in crisps without any loss of flavour or
Umami, the fifth basic taste, falls under the spotlight as Dr.
Jacqueline B. Marcus in the US discusses how understanding this
inexplicable taste sensation can help food technologists increase
consumer acceptance and preference in...
A recent study from Japan, published in Experimental Eye
Research and reported in the latest issue of the New
Scientist, suggested that diets high in the flavour enhancer
monosodium glutamate could lead to vision loss. The glutamate...
Controversy surrounding food additive E621, otherwise known as
monosodium glutamate - a common flavour enhancer - was re-ignited
this week when a Japanese researcher suggested that consuming too
much of the ingredient could make you...