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Salt-reduced foods grow in popularity

The appeal of salt-reduced food formulations confirmed as fresh figures reveal salt sales are on the decline, finds a new report.

Food industry shares tips on acrylamide reduction

In issuing a set of successful procedures on reducing acrylamide formation during manufacturing processes, the EU's food industry association is attempting to help its smaller members get on the right...

Deadly wine grape disease found in weeds

A chance to fight Pierce's disease, one of the wine industry's most deadly foes, at its origins has come a step closer after scientists found common weeds nestling in vineyards...

Oxygen absorber preserver contained if cut accidentally

Multisorb says its self-adhesive oxygen absorber now sticks better to packages, helping food processors to eliminate downtime on the production line.

Kiwi allergy concern drives new test methods

UK food analysis firm RSSL has added kiwi fruit to the list ofallergens it can detect by PCR (polymerase chain reaction) methods.

Intelligent label protects foods against counterfeiting and tampering

A new intelligent label is designed to protect foods against counterfeiting and tampering, a growing problem for high value products.

Timestrip develops smart shelf-life label with Nestlé

A method of using smart labels to indicate remaining shelf life on food products is about to be launched commercially by UK-based Timestrip and Nestlé.

Detecting microbes using the glow worm effect

A quick method to determine whether meat, milk or other food products are contaminated with microbes uses the "glow-worm" effect.

Food Quality News' publisher to be branded as Decision News Media

Novis, the publisher of FoodQualityNews, 22 other business news websites and more than 50 specialist e-newsletters, is changing its name to Decision News Media, to convey the editorial ethos that...

Natraceutical offers high polyphenol extracts

Spanish firm Natraceutical has developed a range of ingredients with different concentrations of the natural antioxidants found in cocoa for food makers looking to enhance the health properties of their...

Tetra Pak unveils new juice processing technology

A new rapid pasteurisation technology developed by Tetra Pak claims it can slash production costs and time by combining pasteurisation and mixing, as well as retain more nutrients in the...

New method simultaneously detects toxins in food

A new method for the rapid simultaneous detection of staphylococcal and botulinum toxins in food could help processors improve the speed at which they remove potentially harmful products beforethey leave...

Chr Hansen, Tetra Pak project removes obstacles to probiotic beverages

Probiotics supplier Chr. Hansen has developed a new, flexible formulation system for adding probiotics directly to finished products.

Preservation methods to cut bacteria gossip

Cutting the chat between bacteria could lead to new food preservation methods, say Danish scientists at a meeting today.

Frenzel packing line built for microwaved foods

A new packaging line at German frozen food manufacturer Frenzel will allow the company to produce a new range of trays that allow meals to be steamed cooked in the...

Monitor measures surface levels under pressure

A new microwave level transmitter can monitor liquid levels in situations where measurements are difficult due to vapors, dust, or pressure.

NutriCognia lactoferrin kit ups quality control

Freshly-formed Solbar subsidiary NutriCognia targets quality control for the dairy industry, launching a rapid lactoferrin glyco-analysis kit that claims to control production process and product development.

Machine pummels crisp bags

A new machine pummels bags made for potato crisps to determine whether they stand up the the pressures of packing machines, transport and time.

Lab developing food authentication test methods

A UK-funded testing lab is developing a variety of gene-based, chemical and biological tests to determine food authenticity, a means for plants to determine whether they received the right ingredients.

Vitamin A-rich mustard for developing nations

A mustard variety rich in beta-carotene is being developed in India to enhance the vitamin A status of populations in developing countries.

Yeast, lactic acid, fermented bran mixture improves cereal flavours

Optimising the sourdough process by fermenting bran with yeast and lactic acid bacteria can produce mildly sour wheat bread with improved flavour, texture and nutritional value, say food researchers in...

Scientists analyse nutrition in beer

Opportunities await for Europe's beer industry to tap into growing consumer health trends as Belgian brewing scientists offer newly developed testing to assess the nutritional quality of beers.

Qmach muscles in on growing need for regulatory compliance

Changes in EU legislation is forcing companies to look at better ways of managing their compliance, quality and food safety activities to avoid the need to comply with unnecessary and...

Submersible carton developed for hydrocooling

A company says it has developed a submersible carton that allows fruit and vegetables to remain fresher for a longer period.

Leak tester allows package contents to be reclaimed

A flexible, repeatable leak test system allows the contents of damaged packaging to be reused and for the return of seal-tight products to the processing line.