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Campden BRI bridging the knowledge gap on food borne viruses

Food Navigator - Mon, 09/07/2018 - 11:45
Campden BRI is establishing a club project spotlighting virus control measures for the food industry.

DuPont gives breakfast cereal manufacturers a boost with powdered antioxidant

Food Navigator - Mon, 09/07/2018 - 11:14
DuPont Nutrition and Health has created a new antioxidant from naturally sourced tocopherols for use in breakfast cereal and granola products.

Savory foods may promote healthy eating through effects on the brain

Science Daily - Fri, 06/07/2018 - 20:08
Researchers have found that consuming a broth rich in umami -- or savory taste -- can cause subtle changes in the brain that promote healthy eating behaviors and food choices, especially in women at risk of obesity.

Italian ministry move to simplify botanical production for supplement use

Food Navigator - Fri, 06/07/2018 - 15:54
The Italian Ministry of Agricultural, Food and Forestry Policies (MIPAAF) has approved legislation that simplifies the cultivation, harvesting and processing of botanical plants potentially used for food supplements.

EFSA question current permitted pesticide levels in infant food

Food Navigator - Fri, 06/07/2018 - 15:54
Europeâs food regulatory agency has called for a review of levels of pesticide residue permitted in foods for infants and young children after current guidelines âmay not be sufficiently protectiveâ.

Salmonella, pesticide residue and metal recalls

Food Navigator - Fri, 06/07/2018 - 15:42
Greenyard Foods was forced to recall frozen vegetable items distributed across a number of European markets due to listeria, while Denmark, Norway and Germany all saw products removed from shelf.

Orkla expands in Denmark with bakery filling acquisition

Food Navigator - Fri, 06/07/2018 - 13:45
Orkla Food Ingredients has inked a "strategically important" deal to acquire Danish fruit filling, syrup and marmalade supplier Igos.

Bosch packaging sale ‘may be dampened by current hysteria about plastic’ says M&A expert

Food Navigator - Fri, 06/07/2018 - 10:48
Bosch has announced it will sell its packaging machinery business (PA), more specifically the pharmaceuticals and food units of its Packaging Technology division to focus on its core business.

New EU legal guarantees for innovative food industries introduced

Food Navigator - Thu, 05/07/2018 - 16:25
The new EU novel food regulation aims to make it easier to get innovative food solutions to the European market. But this left some concerned that a lack of confidentiality could deter investment in innovation. Katia Merten-Lentz, partner at Keller and Heckman, looks at the latest protections that have been put in place.

Rabobank: What can big food companies do to rebuild consumer trust?

Food Navigator - Thu, 05/07/2018 - 16:03
Big food manufacturers have increasingly recognized that their scale and robust supply chains arenât enough to stay competitive and turn around years of little to no growth, and are refocusing their efforts on restoring consumer trust, says Rabobank.

Foods for Tomorrow's ‘new generation’ plant-based protein

Food Navigator - Thu, 05/07/2018 - 15:58
Spanish start-up Foods for Tomorrow has developed what it describes as a ânew generationâ of plant-based protein products. The company intends to accelerate growth through a focus on innovation and expansion into new European markets.

Consumers are equating ‘clean’ with ‘healthy’, Mintel finds

Food Navigator - Thu, 05/07/2018 - 15:55
The term âcleanâ is popping up more and more in food branding and in consumer vernacular, but its definition is as foggy as ânaturalâ and âhealthy,' according to Mintel.

Roquette to acquire caramel colour supplier Sethness

Food Navigator - Thu, 05/07/2018 - 15:23
French Roquette is to acquire US caramel colour supplier Sethness following successful joint ventures between the two companies.

Aduna chooses double-digit herbal tea category to take baobab and moringa to the mainstream

Food Navigator - Thu, 05/07/2018 - 14:49
Ethical start-up Aduna's range of herbal teas with baobab and moringa is aiming to take the superfoods to the mass market. "That's where the real impact is going to happen," the CEO tells us.

In India, swapping crops could save water and improve nutrition

Science Daily - Wed, 04/07/2018 - 20:18
India will need to feed approximately 394 million more people by 2050. Meanwhile, many of its regions are chronically water-stressed, and nutrient deficiencies are widespread -- 30 percent of Indians or more are anemic. But a new study shares a brighter outlook: replacing some rice with less thirsty crops could dramatically reduce water demand in India, while also improving nutrition.

A diet rich in nuts improves sperm count and motility

Science Daily - Wed, 04/07/2018 - 16:20
The inclusion of nuts in a regular diet significantly improves the quality and function of human sperm, according to results of a randomized trial which measured conventional semen parameters and molecular changes over a 14-week study period. The findings, say the investigators, 'support a beneficial role for chronic nut consumption in sperm quality' and reflect a research need for further male-specific dietary recommendations.

Lindt launches its chocolate hazelnut spread in the UK

Food Navigator - Wed, 04/07/2018 - 12:46
âHazlenut creamâ spread sells out online in hours and is seen as a serious competitor to Nutella.

'A serious health concern': Undeclared allergens are causing accidental allergic reactions

Food Navigator - Wed, 04/07/2018 - 11:15
Undeclared allergens at 'concerning' concentrations in packaged food are causing accidental allergic reactions, according to a study. "There is a perception that food allergens are no longer an issue," says one expert. "This is not the case.â

New genomic regions associated to weight gain in Nelore cattle

Science Daily - Tue, 03/07/2018 - 16:28
A pioneering research project has identified genes potentially associated with functions such as growth and weight gain in the Nelore breed. These functions are key to beef production. The researchers pinpointed genomic regions that had changed owing to selection, referring to these as genomic signatures of selection.

Potent passion fruit: Liquid extraction for bioactive compounds 'clean and fast'

Food Navigator - Tue, 03/07/2018 - 15:54
A Brazilian University has developed an extraction method to obtain bioactive compounds from passion fruit peel more efficiently, enabling industry to upscale production and use.

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