Cover story
Cheryl Walker, Analytical Development Technologist at Britvic Soft Drinks, discusses new product development with natural colours. She reviews their regulation, processing and performance as well as functional and nutritional benefits.
News
How Salmonella synchronises its invasion plan

A new study from the Institute of Food Research has uncovered a mechanism by which Salmonella bacteria organise the expression of genes required for infection.

Viruses in the food chain

The Advisory Committee on the Microbiological Safety of Food (ACMSF), an independent advisory committee which provides expert advice to the FSA, has published an extensive review of viruses in the food chain [4].

Coexistence of GM and non-GM products possible

Freedom of choice between genetically modified (GM) and non-GM products is a central goal of the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy.

Features

Farming: the natural health service

Caroline Drummond MBE, Chief Executive of LEAF (Linking Environment and Farming), a farming and environment charity promoting sustainable agriculture, discusses the need to involve the farming sector in strategies to improve diet, health and wellbeing. She outlines the role of LEAF in promoting sustainable farming systems in the UK.

Are mycotoxins killing us slowly?

Michael Walker reviews the regulated mycotoxins and their effects on health together with the methods for their sampling and analysis.

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