A 5% increase in energy from polyunsaturated fat linoleic acid, replacing saturated fat, may lower the risk of coronary heart disease events by 9% and the risk of CHD-related death by 13%, says review

Replace sat fat with linoleic acid to lower heart disease death risk, says review

24-Oct-2014 - Higher intakes of linoleic acid may lower the risk of coronary heart disease, according to Harvard review.

"It’s not about copying or recreating,” says vegetarian company

Veggie NPD isn’t about recreating meat but demonstrating an alternative, says Italian firm

24-Oct-2014 - Vegetarian products should be about showing vegans, vegetarians and meat eaters alike that there are tasty alternatives to meat protein, says one Italian food firm.

Understanding elderly people's emotions about eating could help develop more tailored communication strategies and products, the researchers said

Emotional eating: How do the elderly feel about food?

24-Oct-2014 - The food industry is failing to tailor foods to the elderly – and recognising their various needs and wants could help companies develop more successful products, according to a new study.

Ex Czech minister for environment looks set to step into DG SANCO head's shoes - at least for now

Ladislav Miko tipped as acting SANCO head, following chief resignation

24-Oct-2014 - The position of head of the directorate general for health and consumers (DG SANCO) will likely pass to Czech environmental politician Ladislav Miko following the resignation of Paola Testori Coggi, according to the European Commission.

The HealthBread looked at ingredients and processing methods to improve the nutritional profile of breads

HealthBread plans association to commercialize concepts

24-Oct-2014 - The EU HealthBread project wants to form an association by the end of the year to drive commercialization of its healthy bread technologies and concepts across Europe.

R&R Ice Cream makes a host of ice cream lines, including Nestlé brands under licence

R&R Ice Cream tops mid-market private food firms

24-Oct-2014 - R&R Ice Cream is the top mid-market private food processor in the UK by sales, according to the 10th annual Sunday Times Grant Thornton Top Track 250 list.

Premier is dramatically pumping cash into branded marketing for the final quarter of the year

Premier Foods’s branded sales dip in third quarter

24-Oct-2014 - Premier Foods saw branded value sales fall in its third financial quarter (Q3) as the maker of Mr Kipling cakes and Ambrosia desserts was stung by supermarkets losing share to discounters.

Kruise takes on a new role at Heinz

Heinz UK & Ireland appoints new boss

24-Oct-2014 - Heinz UK & Ireland has appointed Jan Kruise as its new md, replacing Phil Jones.

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'Disturbing' study findings underpin Friesland Campina call for sustainable fruit juice supply

23-Oct-2014 - Dutch juice manufacturer Friesland Campina Riedel says more should be done to regulate tropical fruit supply chains, as it works to support Brazilian orange growers who supply its Appelsientje brand.

Unilever said it had gained 'significant market share' in margarine - but not enough to offset the overall decline of the category

Unilever reports lowest quarterly growth in five years

23-Oct-2014 - Unilever share prices fell 3% in morning trading after the company reported its lowest quarterly growth in nearly five years.

Can sugar free gum help to prevent gingivitis?

Sugar free gum may inhibit gingivitis, say researchers

23-Oct-2014 - Xylitol and maltitol-sweetened chewing gum may inhibit gingivitis, but consumers won't get additional benefits if they already brush their teeth regularly, according to a study.

Barry Callebaut to add capacity at Extrema plant to keep pace with Brazilian demand

Barry Callebaut to spend $11.5m on Brazilian plant expansion

23-Oct-2014 - Barry Callebaut will increase capacity at its factory in Extrema, Minas Gerais in Brazil in anticipation of rising demand in the region.

Olive oil may be best option for frying foods, say researchers

Olive oil may be best option for frying foods, say researchers

23-Oct-2014 - Olive oil withstands the heat of the fryer or pan better than several seed oils and also yields healthier foods, say researchers.

We may reach the WHO's 5 g target in 30 or 40 years, claimed Cappuccio

Challenges remain for salt reduction: Expert forum

23-Oct-2014 - The UK’s salt reduction programme has been hugely successful – but it has challenges ahead, according to experts speaking at FoodNavigator’s Salt Reduction Forum last week.

Food safety risks should not be overlooked when reforumating foods to combat Britain's obesity epidemic, said Dr Sarah Stringer

Beware food safety impact of reformulation

22-Oct-2014 - Small-scale food manufacturers have been warned to beware the food safety consequences of reformulating their products to remove salt, sugar and fat.

"It’s not the mafia, it’s just a special environment. You need to be known and respected,” says French truffle company.

Truffles: Can and should they become a mainstream ingredient for everyday products?

22-Oct-2014 - Truffles can be brought to a wider population without sacrificing their exclusive appeal, though price remains a factor, according to one supplier of truffles for crisps. 

Helene Möller, product manager for ingredients at WILD Flavors, spoke to BeverageDaily.com during SIAL 2014 (Photo: Eelke/Flickr)

‘Everything is possible in energy drinks: There’s no fear!’ WILD Flavors

22-Oct-2014 - Helene Möller, product manager for ingredients at WILD Flavors, tells BeverageDaily.com that energy drinks is the category with the most possibilities for innovation.

"So the resealablity is actually completely changing the dynamic because you don’t need to finish the can and take all the intake in one go,” says UK firm Grenade Energy

Down in 1 (or 2 or 3): Resealable energy drink newbie encourages ‘responsible’ consumption

22-Oct-2014 - Grenade Energy says it is taking a leaf out of the confectionery industry’s book by offering the option of controlled portion cans.

Of the 37 children who took part in the study, all children displayed eating in the absence of hunger, even though more than 80% reported being full or very full just 15 minutes earlier.

Tempting treats: Hungry or not, kids will eat tempting sweets and snacks

22-Oct-2014 - Even though they are not hungry, children as young as three find energy-dense snacks and treats too tempting to refuse, according to new research.

Nutrition and health drive success for Chr Hansen

Nutrition and health drive success for Chr Hansen

22-Oct-2014 - Strong growth in nutrition and health has helped Chr Hansen to strong full-year results that match the expectations for the year, says the firm.