30-Jan-2015 - Kraft Foods has filed an international patent application covering production methods for high protein spreadable cream cheese compositions that it says overcomes traditional textural or smoothness problems.
30-Jan-2015 - Added sugars, particularly those containing fructose, are a principal driver of diabetes and pre-diabetes and should be ‘drastically’ reduced, according to leading researchers.
30-Jan-2015 - The Malaysian government has launched its own sustainable palm oil certification standard – but will this add to or detract from sustainability and transparency efforts in the sector?
30-Jan-2015 - A 300-person cohort assessing how youthful diet and lifestyle affects health via methods like amino acids, sugars and antioxidants measurement has been extended to 2017, with an aim to plug a gap in teenage data.
30-Jan-2015 - Cert ID Europe has introduced a certification programme to confirm that sunflower lecithin does not contain traces of soy.
30-Jan-2015 - Lower oil prices may affect retail food prices in the long run, but they are unlikely to have a large effect on the food industry, says a new analysis from Rabobank.
30-Jan-2015 - A slowdown in childhood obesity growth rates does not absolve the food and drink industry from blame, despite its efforts to reduce the fat, sugar and salt (FSS) content of its products, experts have said.
29-Jan-2015 - Diageo chief Ivan Menezes today talked up the company’s turnaround plan for ‘challenged market’ China – where the company is betting on Beckham-backed Haig Club whisky and lower-cost baijiu - but volume sales still fell 20% year-on-year in H1 2015.
29-Jan-2015 - The use of ‘kokumi’ substances could improve the taste of low-fat foods, aiding efforts to reduce levels of fat and calories in foods, say researchers from Japanese firm Ajinomoto.
29-Jan-2015 - Russia may lift its ban on some imported products from Europe, and the Commission has urged in talks this week for Member States to remain unified in their demands.
29-Jan-2015 - The organic French yoghurt brand Vrai has been forced to pull one of its yoghurts after consumer pressure weighed in on its (legal) decision to use a non-organic aroma.
29-Jan-2015 - Diageo’s Haig Club whisky advert featuring footballing icon David Beckham has been cleared by UK media regulator the Advertising Standards Authority.
29-Jan-2015 - Israel Chemicals’ (ICL) Food Specialties business unit has agreed to acquire dairy proteins specialist Prolactal for an undisclosed sum.
29-Jan-2015 - Ingredion has introduced its natural foaming agent for non-alcoholic beverages, fruit syrups and cordials derived from Quillaja saponaria (the soapbark tree) to the European market.
28-Jan-2015 - The Food Vision 2015 programme centres on the theme of responsible innovation, and includes parallel sessions on food and nutrition for the first time.
28-Jan-2015 - Sugar content has risen in a fifth of UK ready-to-eat breakfast cereals since 2012 with the largest spikes coming from retail own brands, finds Action on Sugar research.
28-Jan-2015 - Harvard researchers say that teenage girls who regularly quaff drinks with added sugars tend to start their menstrual periods earlier in life than those who don’t, which increases their later breast cancer risk.
28-Jan-2015 - Dietary sugars intakes are decreasing or stable in most countries, according to a data review of ten European countries, Australia, New Zealand and the US.
28-Jan-2015 - The planned EU-US free trade agreement holds unexpected opportunities for developing countries, but could negatively impact Southeast Asia, says a new study.
28-Jan-2015 - More than half the people in developing countries could become newly at risk for malnutrition if crop-pollinating animals like bees continue to decline, research has found.