The food industry could be a powerful player in ensuring food security - and that makes sense from both an ethical and a business perspective, according to Danielle Nierenberg, director of the Nourishing the Planet project at the Worldwatch Institute.
Researchers are seeking to produce a database of the most desirable skills for food scientists and technologists in different parts of the European Union in an effort to better align training programmes with food industry needs.
An overwhelming chorus of “eww, that sounds gross!” alongside some scary junk science about ammonium hydroxide, has led to a safe, nutritious product being pulled from stores – but there is an important lesson here for industry.
Technical solutions used for the reduction of salt, fat, and sugar could offer the food industry additional opportunities when it comes formulating with natural and functional ingredients, according to one expert at Leatherhead Food Research.
An International Dairy Federation taskforce has updated a 2002 inventory of safe microbial species including some probiotic species – from 112 to 221 – a list the group hopes will allow exemption from EU Novel Foods and US New Dietary Ingredient (NDI)...
Racing driver, Spitfire pilot, concert pianist, prima ballerina. Let’s face it, food factory manager or food technologist are not up there with the traditional dream professions for children destined to be the ‘brightest and best’ of tomorrow.
The use of low and no calorie sweeteners in the food industry is rising rapidly. However one product area that has always relied on the use of sweeteners is in the formulation of sports drinks, says Professor John Brewer.
The collapse of talks on the novel foods amendment will have a detrimental effect on innovation and competitiveness in Europe, says the CIAA and an economist, while Commissioner Dalli is still figuring out what to do next.
Today is Pancake Day. It is also International Women’s Day. An important date, then, not just for food lovers in countries where Mardi Gras is a big deal, but a day to consider the role – and the potential – of women involved in food provision all over...
Danisco is planning a major increase in capacity of Litesse polydextrose in response to demand for fibre-rich foods, and following a new definition of fibre that confirms the specialty sweetener’s classification.
A new government funded project will see £4.4m (€5.26m) invested in the Scottish food and drink industry, in an attempt to bolster the market for products including fortified and functional foods and raise historically low investment levels.
EFSA does not believe that a negative opinion is the end of the road for 13.1 health claims, but it expects some to be resubmitted with a new slate of data behind them, according to Catherine Geslain-Lanéelle.
China’s reputation as an ingredient supplier has suffered from a spate of food safety problems – but the food industry should not paint all China-based companies with the same broad brush, says stevia supplier GLG Life Tech.
The three groups behind the soy protein-cholesterol lowering health claim rejected by the European Food Safety Authority in late July, say EFSA’s tight definition of soy protein denies real world use of the nutrient.
The international subsidiary of supplement group Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN-I) has said its first European scientific symposium brought together international regulators and nutrition experts for a “productive” conversation on Codex-related...
Dutch conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) player Lipid Nutrition has welcomed last week’s verdict by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) that the weight management nutrient is safe for use in foods in the European Union.
Please: A big round of applause for Jozsef Kapuvári. Who? You might well ask. Kapuvári is the author of an EU report that highlights the importance of realistic food prices – not just to underpin the food supply chain but to maintain the fabric of European...
Large variations in the nutritional profile of products within the same food category indicate there is scope for improvement, concludes a survey from France which also found great differences in the level of nutritional info on packs.
No race should have rules that favour the strongest competitors. But unless the capabilities and interests of SMEs are taken into consideration before the starting gun is fired for new food regulations, they will struggle to keep up and may have to drop...
Andalusian public policies for research in the functional foods sector have achieved significant results, with many scientific groups of international renown being attracted to the region, according to a journal review.
The Food Standards Agency (FSA) Board last week accepted a recommendation in a House of Lords Science and Technology Committee report to compile a confidential database of food industry research into nanotechnology.