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RSPCA urges retailers to follow Nestlé’s chicken welfare move

Food Navigator - Tue, 03/07/2018 - 12:55
UK charity the RSPCA has called on supermarkets to emulate NestlÃâs commitment to raise animal welfare standards across its chicken supplies.

Chr Hansen to double natural colour R&D lab capacity: 'The perception of ‘naturalness’ has changed drastically in 15 years'

Food Navigator - Tue, 03/07/2018 - 11:46
Chr Hansen will double the capacity at its natural colour research and development (R&D) laboratory in Montpellier, France in order to meet consumers' increasingly stringent expectations of what is natural.

Faerch Plast delves into plastic packaging debate focusing on black plastic

Food Navigator - Tue, 03/07/2018 - 10:55
Faerch Plast UK is collaborating on a project, which will initially see 120 tons of black plastic (eight million items) recycled each month starting in July.

Tesco-Carrefour deal will have 'detrimental effect' on suppliers, FDE warns

Food Navigator - Tue, 03/07/2018 - 10:45
The buying alliance between retail giants Tesco and Carrefour will create an imbalance in bargaining power that has a detrimental effect on the whole supply chain, suppliers and manufacturers have warned.

Nestlé files patent for hypoallergenic potato protein infant formula

Food Navigator - Tue, 03/07/2018 - 06:00
Nestlà has developed a naturally hypoallergenic formula made from potato protein microparticles, providing a cost effective and minimally processed alternative for infants with cow's milk allergies.

Host plants tell insects when to grow longer wings and migrate

Science Daily - Mon, 02/07/2018 - 20:47
Scientists have discovered that the quality of the host rice plant determines whether the brown planthopper, a major pest on rice in Asia, grows short wings or long wings.

A new twist on how parasites invade host cells

Science Daily - Mon, 02/07/2018 - 16:11
Researchers have decoded the mechanisms used by the parasite Toxoplasma gondii to enter the cells of a host. Using high-resolution, high-speed imaging, they identified a unique process by which the parasite closes the 'entry door' it creates in order to enter and inhabit a host cell.

Dietary fiber intake inversely related to depression symptoms in US adults, study suggests

Food Navigator - Mon, 02/07/2018 - 16:00
After analyzing data from a national US survey, researchers in China suggest that dietary fiber intake may be inversely related to depression symptoms.

Italy wins protected origin label for cured meat

Food Navigator - Mon, 02/07/2018 - 15:40
The European Union has approved a protected geographical indication (PGI) for Italian cured meat product, pitina.

UK food industry is not failing on sugar reduction targets, says expert

Food Navigator - Mon, 02/07/2018 - 14:47
UK food and drink manufacturers are achieving "substantially better" sugar reductions than has been reported, according to a health policy expert. "It's good news for public health as well as private business."

Puratos launches its Cacao-Trace sustainable cocoa sourcing program in Papua New Guinea

Food Navigator - Mon, 02/07/2018 - 10:58
Innovative foods procurement group Puratos extends its cocoa sourcing program into new territories to improve quality control of Papua New Guinea cocoa beans.

Report urges more private sector action to achieve UN’s global nutrition goals

Food Navigator - Mon, 02/07/2018 - 06:00
A new report has highlighted the role of the private sector in tackling global malnutrition calling on businesses to be responsible and incentivised to reduce the 3 million deaths annually from malnutrition and vitamin deficiencies.

Ferrero reveals mass market expansion plans in India

Food Navigator - Mon, 02/07/2018 - 02:51
Ferrero India has revealed its plans to build a new product portfolio for the mass market in India, with the firm assessing opportunities for some of the 20 confectionery brands it acquired from the US unit of Nestle at the start of the year.

‘It has become a discussion point on the table’: Nestlé on its pledge to improve European chicken welfare

Food Navigator - Fri, 29/06/2018 - 15:00
Nestlà has said it will improve the welfare conditions for chickens used to produce brands including Herta, Buitoni Wagner and Maggi.

Recalls: Salmonella, glass and undeclared allergens

Food Navigator - Fri, 29/06/2018 - 10:58
Recall alerts were made across the UK, France, Belgium, Italy and Denmark this week.

Campaigners raise awareness with mobile plastic-free aisle

Food Navigator - Thu, 28/06/2018 - 13:00
Campaigners have brought a mobile plastic-free aisle stocked with food and drink products to a global ocean summit in the Haigue to raise the profile of alternatives to plastic packaging.

Isoglucose is not more of a health risk than sugar - if its fructose content does not increase: BfR

Food Navigator - Thu, 28/06/2018 - 11:56
The type of isuglucose currently used in Europe poses no greater health risk than sucrose â but if manufacturers increase its proportion of fructose, the potential risks must be communicated, said the German risk authority.

Power & politics in cocoa: Are chocolate’s colonial roots moulding sustainability?

Food Navigator - Thu, 28/06/2018 - 10:29
The European and US chocolate industry holds power in cocoa and is able to set the agenda for sustainability on its terms, says Dr. Kristy Leissle.

Nestlé suspended by RSPO for ‘failing to submit’ palm oil sustainability reports

Food Navigator - Thu, 28/06/2018 - 05:46
Nestlà risks no longer being able to claim the use of certified sustainable palm oil following suspension of its Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) membership.

Mandatory labels reduce GMO food fears

Science Daily - Wed, 27/06/2018 - 21:05
As national regulators work to develop labeling standards for foods containing genetically modified ingredients, a researcher finds that consumer opposition to GMOs dropped significantly after Vermont adopted mandatory labels.

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