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300,000-strong survey 'confirms positive impact' of NutriScore logo

Food Navigator - Wed, 11/07/2018 - 14:56
Leading French retailer E.Leclerc is definitively backing the NutriScore logo after a survey of 300,000-consumers showed it is best in encouraging healthy food choices, especially among younger shoppers and those from lower socio-economic backgrounds.

‘A new era in food safety’: Clear Labs wants to disrupt the food safety sector

Food Navigator - Wed, 11/07/2018 - 14:46
Food safety specialist Clear Labs has unveiled what it describes as âthe first automated systemâ for routine pathogen testing that takes advantage of âadvanced DNA sequencing and bioinformaticsâ.

How a Mediterranean diet could reduce bone loss in osteoporosis

Science Daily - Wed, 11/07/2018 - 14:31
Eating a Mediterranean-type diet could reduce bone loss in people with osteoporosis -- according to new research. New findings show that sticking to a diet rich in fruit, vegetables, nuts, unrefined cereals, olive oil, and fish can reduce hip bone loss within just 12 months.

Is the UK's €5.3bn ready meal market missing a trick?

Food Navigator - Wed, 11/07/2018 - 14:29
No organic ready meals, 'double standards' in meat labelling and too few vegetarian options. Manufacturers in Europe's biggest ready meal market, the UK, are failing to seize a business opportunity, a new report says.

Europe mulls tougher crackdown on unfair trade practices

Food Navigator - Wed, 11/07/2018 - 13:12
The European Parliament is examining a proposed Directive to toughen proposals targeting unfair trading practices in the supply chain.

Cargill expands carrageenan extract portfolio for dairy desserts

Food Navigator - Wed, 11/07/2018 - 10:57
Cargill has created Satiagel Seabrid, a new carrageenan extract, based on 100% cultivated seaweed, which the company said creates a supply of sustainably-sourced ingredients that delivers a texture preferred by consumers.

Savory, spicy and botanical: Exotic flavors can breathe new life into soda

Food Navigator - Wed, 11/07/2018 - 10:55
More innovative flavors can engage consumers with the carbonated soft drink (CSD) category, according to market research company Mintel.

Livestock feed accurately predicts toxic chemicals in food

Science Daily - Tue, 10/07/2018 - 17:28
Scientists have tracked the presence of a class of synthetic flame retardants called polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs), which were once a popular additive to increase fire resistance in consumer products such as electronics, textiles, and plastics.

Soy-based protein can support ‘significant’ weight loss

Food Navigator - Tue, 10/07/2018 - 15:43
New research has revealed incorporating soy protein into a high-protein energy restrictive diet can support significant loss of body fat.

FAO's global food snapshot: Record sugar production, trade spat instability & higher food bills

Food Navigator - Tue, 10/07/2018 - 14:44
World sugar production is set to reach its highest ever level, even exceeding global demand, while trade disputes are causing uncertainty and price plunges, according to a report published by the United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO).

Retail powerhouses put microscope on supply chain emissions

Food Navigator - Tue, 10/07/2018 - 14:00
The worldâs largest retailers, including Wal-Mart and Tesco, are increasing their focus on supply chain sustainability by collecting data from suppliers to reduce environmental risk and cut carbon emissions.

IFT’s Start-Up Alley offers solutions to today’s problems & tomorrow’s challenges

Food Navigator - Tue, 10/07/2018 - 13:42
At IFT in Chicago next week, âfuture-forward entrepreneursâ participating in the NEXT Start-Up Alley will showcase new solutions to some of todayâs biggest problems, including food safety and sugar-reduction, as well as emerging challenges of the future, such as minimizing food waste and enhancing sustainability with plant-based options.

So long, spirulina? Knotted kelp adds nutrients, reduces salt & removes artificial flavours

Food Navigator - Tue, 10/07/2018 - 12:05
UK firm Seaweed & Co's wild harvested knotted kelp (Ascophyllum) beats spirulina for iodine, potassium, calcium and magnesium, and can reduce salt in packaged foods or replace artificial smoke flavours, it says.

From corn to flake: Health-promoting phenolic acids lost during food processing

Science Daily - Tue, 10/07/2018 - 01:29
For many Americans, highly processed foods are on the menu for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Even when the raw materials -- grains, for example -- are high in vitamins and health-promoting phenolic compounds, processing can rob the final product of these nutrients. Scientists reveal what happens to cancer-fighting phenolic acids in corn when it is processed into cornflakes.

There’s a new kid on the plant-based protein block, and it’s going to be disruptive, predicts Nutriati

Food Navigator - Mon, 09/07/2018 - 16:36
Plant-based proteins are hot property, but organoleptic and functional challenges continue to hold the market back, claims Virginia-based Nutriati, which says its new chickpea protein concentrates can open up new application opportunities and give soy, pea and rice a serious run for their money.

‘Complex and unclear’ safety system contributed to fipronil scandal, Dutch probe finds

Food Navigator - Mon, 09/07/2018 - 15:52
A damning report into the fipronil safety scare that embroiled the Dutch egg sector concludes the government and egg producers failed to make food safety enough of a priority.

National school food policies have potential to improve health now and later

Science Daily - Mon, 09/07/2018 - 15:11
Providing free fruits and vegetables and limiting sugary drinks in schools could have positive health effects in both the short- and long-term, finds a new Food-PRICE study.

Umami flavour boost before a meal may lead to healthier eating

Food Navigator - Mon, 09/07/2018 - 14:44
An umami-rich broth eaten at the start of a meal may leading to healthier food choices and more controlled food choices by activating certain brain pathways, according to a study.

ColorKitchen extends the shelf life and vibrancy of natural colors

Food Navigator - Mon, 09/07/2018 - 14:01
Thousands of anecdotal reports collected by the Center For Science in the Public Interest and others correlating artificial dyes, such as Red 40, with behavior problems have prompted some parents to seek naturally colored products â many of which fall short in terms of vibrancy or have off flavor notes.

New product trend tracker: Seaweed-infused oils, granola for kids and cocktail sweets for adults

Food Navigator - Mon, 09/07/2018 - 12:00
From algae-infused cooking oils to baobab herbal teas; cocktail-flavoured sweets and low-sugar yoghurts with no sweeteners, we take a look at some new product launches that stand out from the crowd.

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