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The EU and US could be seeing more launches of products containing a synthetic antioxidant found naturally in mushrooms. ©iStock/Olha_Afanasieva

Novel fungi antioxidant l-ergothioneine is safe: EFSA

By Annie Harrison-Dunn

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has said l-ergothioneine is safe for use in food and supplements in a novel food evaluation that settles EU member state fears it may increase the risk of diabetes mellitus and inflammatory diseases like Crohn's...

Manufacturers should be made to declare how much potassium is in processed food, say campaigners, which could help certain consumers increase their daily intake and allow others to avoid it for health reasons. © iStock

Make potassium labelling mandatory for processed food: UK petition

By Niamh Michail

As new nutrition guidelines make labelling potassium on packaged foods mandatory in the US, a UK petition is urging the government to do the same but for different reasons - it would end the processed food "nightmare" for sufferers of Chronic...

EFSA health claim opinion

EFSA rejects Tate & Lyle polydextrose-defecation claim

By Shane Starling

The link between polydextrose consumption and maintenance or normal defecation is ‘weak’, EFSA has found in rejecting an article 13.5 submission from agrifood sugar giant Tate & Lyle.

Kerry Group's Cheestrings sold well in the children's snack market, said the firm

Kerry Group reports growth in business volumes

By Gwen Ridler

Kerry Group has posted a 2.9% growth in business volumes, driven by its Taste & nutrition and Consumer food divisions in first quarter results, thanks partly to its children’s snack product Cheestrings.

Be part of a special European delegation being sent to Singapore. The city is the venue for the first ever Food Vision Asia. (© iStock.com/anek_S)

Food Vision Asia: Be part of a unique EU delegation

By Will Chu

Are you looking to explore the Asian market for new business opportunities? Food Vision Asia is looking for individuals who are interested in forming a delegation to represent Europe’s trade interests, and form new commercial relationships within Asia’s...

ANSES fails to back nutrient profile-based labelling systems

French find fault in 4 or 5-class nutrient profiling

By Shane Starling

The French food safety agency (ANSES) has concluded two nutrient profiling systems won’t provide people with easily understandable grading of food into four or five classes depending on their healthiness.

Sucralow? EC calls on EFSA to re-assess sucralose after a scientific paper found a link between the sweetener & cancer. © iStock

EFSA to assess sucralose following cancer concerns

By Niamh Michail

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) will conduct a scientific evaluation of sucralose following the publication of a study which found a link between the sweetener and cancer.

Adams Foods and Adams Food Ingredients have been renamed Ornua Foods and Ornua Nutrition Ingredients respectively to reflect their parent company, Ornua.

Adams Foods takes on Ornua name

By Jim Cornall

UK-based Adams Foods and Adams Food Ingredients have changed their names to reflect their parent company, Ornua.  

Food Vision will take place in the five-star Grand Hyatt Hôtel Martinez in Cannes, France.

Food Vision 2016 programme unveiled

By Niamh Michail

Food Vision 2016 will bring together senior-level thought leaders to discuss how the global food industry can harness scientific innovation to meet the demands of the health conscious consumer.

Crunchy insects anyone? How best to put them on a plate will be one of the subjects under discussion at our innovation conference

Insects on a plate at food innovation conference

By Michael Stones

Edible insects, 3D printing and personalised nutrition are just three of the topics under discussion at Food Manufacture’s one-­day innovation conference – New Frontiers in Food and Drink 2016  –  in central London on Thursday March 17.

“Nowadays, people want solutions which are easy and spontaneously accessible while they are travelling, in meetings or working from home.

70,000-strong ingredients database launched

By Shane STARLING

An app has been launched containing 70,000 ingredients of all varieties which seeks to accelerate R&D across the food and supplements industries.

Adverts for fast-moving consumer goods is not hitting the mark - over half of the 30,000 senior consumers surveyed by Nielsen said adverts did not reflect them or their needs

Older consumers need tailored food products, say researchers

By Niamh Michail

It's not just taste and texture perceptions that change for older consumers but their social experience of food too - yet research is lacking and food manufacturers are missing out as a result, say Dutch scientists.

Leatherhead Food Research has been saved from administration by the Science Group

Leatherhead acquired by Science Group for £1.6M

By Laurence Gibbons

Leatherhead Food Research has been bought out of administration by the Science Group for £1.6M in a move that will rid the organisation of its legacy pension deficit, the buyer revealed.

Richmond sausage sales were impacted by deep promotional activity

Kerry Foods sales revenue falls by 6.4%

By Alice Foster

Kerry Foods has suffered losses as a result of heavy promotional activity caused by the major multiples in response to the growth of the German discounters Aldi and Lidl.

Ethanol byproduct could go some way to providing nutrition for malnourished children

special edition: Protein

Entrepreneur's frustration in marketing cheap protein for India's poor

By RJ Whitehead

There’s no shortage of children in India in need of cheap, high-quality and—crucially—vegetarian protein. Trouble is, there’s a chronic lack of companies wanting to produce it, and governments to promote it, even when its formulation could be massively...

Research into different areas of food and nutrition tends to remain separate, says EuroDISH scientific coordinator

EU project aims to link up European food research

By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS

European research into food, health and nutrition needs to be better synchronised to link up data on food intake, production and health outcomes, according to an EU-funded project due to end in August this year.

Organic NPD vital to survive mainstream 'healthification'

By Niamh Michail

The organic sector has cultivated a culture of ethical awareness among consumers that conventional manufacturers are now cashing in on – and new product development is vital for the sector to retain its value, say experts.

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