Giract Flavour Research

Promoting flavour research among PhD students in Europe

PhD candidates across Europe are encouraged to apply for the PhD Flavour Research Award Programme, which is organised by Giract, the Geneva based transnational consultancy specialising in food ingredients, and co-ordinated by Professor Andy Taylor, University of Nottingham.

Thu, 21/06/2018 - 16:17

Food safety not seen as a high priority risk

According to the latest survey of 150 food and drink businesses, food safety is not seen as a priority concern in the Risk and Uncertainties statements they file with Companies House.

The findings are the result of a study[1] carried out by software firm QADEX, which devised simple but effective way of discovering whether UK food and drink firms are paying sufficient attention to product safety.

Tue, 05/06/2018 - 10:22

Compostable coffee capsules

The Eden Project has launched a new range of home compostable coffee capsules to address the problem of waste plastic[8]. The new capsules break down into simple raw materials in a domestic compost heap in a few weeks.

The packaging for the capsules is made from card and printed using vegetable-based inks, which can be recycled. This means that 100% of the product is compostable or recyclable. They are compatible with Nespresso coffee machines and have just gone on sale in Waitrose supermarkets.

Fri, 18/05/2018 - 11:15
Cutting calories

Cutting calories

Public Health England (PHE) was commissioned by government in August 2017 to consider the evidence around children’s calorie consumption and to set the ambition, scope and timeline for extending the reformulation programme, set up in 2016[3], to cover the foods that contribute significantly to children’s calorie intakes. In March 2018, PHE published a report of its findings entitled ‘Calorie reduction: The scope and ambition for action’[4].

Fri, 18/05/2018 - 11:00
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