A host of consumer trends is driving interest in fermented food, according to a panel of experts speaking at the Ingredients Show. However, an education gap needs addressing if fermentation is to move from fashionable buzzword to become a sustainable...
Kerry Foods Denny Deli Ham is able to claim it is the only 100% natural ham without artificial ingredients in ireland, after an advertising complaint was rejected by the UK’s Advertising Standards Agency (ASA).
While manufacturers faced renewed pressure to clean up labels following recent media attacks on the dough conditioner azodicarbonamide and artificial preservatives, far less attention has been paid to what these ingredients are actually being replaced...
The term ‘natural’ has been used to mean so many things that it means less all the time, except as a starting point for class action lawsuits. But tell consumers you’re getting rid of artificial preservatives and you’ve telling them something meaningful,...
Dutch food additives firm Siveele will benefit from considerable investment in the business from Chinese manufacturer Pangbo Biological Engineering, with preservatives being one focus for future development.
The difficulty in defining a ‘natural’ preservative and the lack of comparable alternatives to synthetics means the ‘no added preservative’ claim will remain relevant only for sectors that can afford to remove their preservatives, such as foods with a...
Research on natural food preservatives is lagging behind market demand for replacements for synthetic ones that have fallen out of favour with consumers, warns an expert, and a coordinated effort is needed to bridge the gap.
The Maillard reaction product of chitosan and glucose extended the
shelf-life of lamb in laboratory tests by two weeks, and may offer
industry with a novel and efficient preservative for meat products.
An oregano and cranberry concoction could be a potent
anti-microbial agent for food processors under constant pressure to
reduce the risk of foodborne diseases in the ever-expanding food
Natural alternatives to commonly used food preservatives in
processed foods are growing in demand as consumers shy away from
synthetic food additives in favour of a natural equivalent. An
anti-microbial agent sourced from grapes will...