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Newtrition Health Innovation Challenge: BASF calls for proposals

Food Navigator - Mon, 16/07/2018 - 13:00
BASFâs human nutrition brand Newtrition is on the hunt for innovators and entrepreneurs to participate in the first-ever Newtrition Health Innovation Challenge.

EC calls for stronger food labelling enforcement actions

Food Navigator - Mon, 16/07/2018 - 10:56
The European Commissionâs health and food safety representative, Vytenis Andriukaitis, has called on Member States to take tougher enforcement action on food labelling amid calls for increased regulation.

Kraft Heinz Campbell merger ‘could make sense’ if deal is snack-focused, but timing may not be right, says analyst

Food Navigator - Fri, 13/07/2018 - 16:25
The rumored Campbell Soup sale to Kraft Heinz has sparked debate among industry analysts on whether or not it would be a smart move for both CPG players. Taking a closer look at the potential deal some benefits for both companies start to emerge.

Allergy potential of strawberries and tomatoes depends on the variety

Science Daily - Fri, 13/07/2018 - 16:19
Strawberries and tomatoes are among the most widely consumed fruits and vegetables worldwide. However, many people are allergic to them, especially if they have been diagnosed with birch pollen allergy. A team has investigated which strawberry or tomato varieties contain fewer allergens than others and to what extent cultivation or preparation methods are involved.

Growing a dinosaur's dinner

Science Daily - Fri, 13/07/2018 - 16:19
Scientists have measured the nutritional value of herbivore dinosaurs' diet by growing their food in atmospheric conditions similar to those found roughly 150 million years ago.

Innova sees plant-based promise in lupin, hemp and flax seed

Food Navigator - Fri, 13/07/2018 - 14:30
Lupin, hemp and flaxseed are set to rise in popularity as consumers look for more "unusual" ingredients in dairy alternative products, predicts Innova Market Insights.

Listeria, Salmonella and Clostridium botulinum recalls

Food Navigator - Fri, 13/07/2018 - 14:00
The Greenyard Foods recall continued to expand this week, with retailers forced to pull products from the shelves in further European markets due to fears that frozen vegetable products could be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

Low fibre intake linked to depression, study finds

Food Navigator - Fri, 13/07/2018 - 13:30
Low dietary fibre intake has been linked to the onset of depressive symptoms, research published in scientific journal Nutrition reveals.

MEPs push for a dual quality on-pack logo

Food Navigator - Fri, 13/07/2018 - 11:48
Manufacturers could add a logo to food and drink packaging that tells consumers the product's content and quality is the same in all EU countries, consumer protection politicions said yesterday.

NGO coalition urges EU legislators to end child labor on cocoa farms as chocolate companies embrace ‘level-playing field’

Food Navigator - Fri, 13/07/2018 - 09:30
Voice Network, an association of NGOs and trade unions, has urged EU policy makers to make mandatory compliance with Human Rights Due Diligence (HRDD) to end human rights violations and environmental destruction in cocoa supply chains.

Tree shrews can tolerate hot peppers: Mutation in pain receptor makes peppery plant palatable

Science Daily - Thu, 12/07/2018 - 19:16
Almost all mammals avoid eating chili peppers and other 'hot' foods, because of the pain they induce. But not the tree shrew, according to a new study. The researchers found that this close relative of primates is unaffected by the active ingredient in chili peppers due to a subtle mutation in the receptor that detects it.

5,300-year-old Iceman's last meal reveals remarkably high-fat diet

Science Daily - Thu, 12/07/2018 - 16:46
In 1991, German tourists discovered a human body that was later determined to be the oldest naturally preserved ice mummy, known as Otzi or the Iceman. Now, researchers who have conducted the first in-depth analysis of the Iceman's stomach contents offer a rare glimpse of our ancestor's ancient dietary habits. Among other things, their findings show that the Iceman's last meal was heavy on the fat.

Palm oil rich with vitamin E linked to improved cognitive function in mice

Food Navigator - Thu, 12/07/2018 - 15:30
Researchers in Malaysia induced Alzheimerâs Disease in mice and supplemented palm-derived tocotrienol, a type of vitamin E. They found a link between the vitamin and improvements in brain function.

UK retailers strike agreement to protect Antarctic wildlife from krill fishing

Food Navigator - Thu, 12/07/2018 - 15:23
Representatives of the krill fishing industry and the UKâs leading retailers have joined Greenpeace in the formation of a voluntary agreement to restrict fishing in key areas around the Antarctic Peninsula.

From Mamenoka to green tea noodles Japanese foods tap health demand

Food Navigator - Thu, 12/07/2018 - 15:00
Japanese food exporters are growing their presence in the UK and other European markets as they work to capitalise on the healthy image of food from Japan.

Encapsulated curcumin shows potential to rival tartrazine as yellow food color

Food Navigator - Thu, 12/07/2018 - 14:20
With demand for natural food colors continuing to increase, supercritical antisolvent (SAS) technology may allow for encapsulated curcumin to replace artificial tartrazine, according to a new study from scientists in Colombia and Spain.

EFSA to consider limits for kaurenoic acid in stevia

Food Navigator - Thu, 12/07/2018 - 11:41
EFSA may recommend limits for the impurity kaurenoic acid in stevia but suppliers have played down safety fears.

'Not particularly good news': Processing strips maize of healthy nutrients

Food Navigator - Thu, 12/07/2018 - 10:07
The process of making corn flakes strips maize of its healthy phenolic compounds and tocopherols, meaning fortification with additives is the best solution to make corn products healthier, scientists have found.

Personalized, smart packaging will dominate online grocery shopping by 2025

Food Navigator - Thu, 12/07/2018 - 09:37
As the world of e-grocery continues to grow, Tetra Pak predicts a rise in personalization, smart packaging and sustainability over the coming years.

New research could banish guilty feeling for consuming whole dairy products

Science Daily - Wed, 11/07/2018 - 23:27
Enjoying full-fat milk, yogurt, cheese and butter is unlikely to send people to an early grave, according to new research.

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