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UK-based supplier Croda Health Care has won European Union Novel Foods approval for a vegetable oil-sourced, omega-3 ingredient, as it expands its omega-3 offerings.
Brain benefits from regular intake of omega-3 fatty acids may be more pronounced in people with mild cognitive decline than people with mild Alzheimer’s: study.
In the third of a four part series on natural colors, FoodNavigator looks at the regulatory situation in the US and Europe and the challenges this poses for food manufacturers...
Inorganic polyphosphates (polyP) can be effective as antimicrobial agents against Clostridium perfringens in meat products, claims a new US study.
Touchi, a fermented soy bean extract that has been used for centuries in Japan, China and other parts of Asia may be available to European consumers if a European Union...
A new detection system for E. coli 0157: H7 is faster and more precise than molecular methods, claim the French licence holders.
The level of pasteurisation required for the packaging of hot-fill products is being evaluated by UK group CCFRA as part of its food packaging research programme.
Rumour, according to the Romans, is a feathered beast with a myriad eyes and tongues. Last week she went bristling through the Danish business pages, spreading the news that Danisco...
A ready-meal tray sealer packs a wide variety of products using a modified atmosphere packaging (MAP) technology that eliminates the need for vacuum, said packaging equipment manufacturer Hefestus.
The controlled release of green tea catechins may be achieved by encapsulated in chitosan-tripolyphosphate nanoparticles, suggests new research.
The European Commission has launched a campaign to inform consumers of the benefits of organic food and support those involved in the ever-growing organic market.
International food safety experts have concluded that the human body rapidly metabolises and eliminates Biphensol A (BPA) and thus the substance presents no risk to adults, children or infants.
Meat and dairy products from cloned pigs and cattle are probably safe for human consumption, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) concluded in its scientific opinion on animal cloning released...
Intertek has acquired the German-based food analysis centre, Applica, to expand its range of quality and safety services targeted at the food sector, according to the company.
A new study has concluded that partially replacing corn starch in gluten free breads with tapioca and corn resistant starch can raise dietary fibre significantly, but without having a great...
FSA guidance on terms like 'fresh', 'natural' and 'pure' helps protect responsible businesses against unscrupulous competition. But labelling that does not meet guidance in full would still be legal if...
UK Sport has altered its position in regard to the use of food supplements and now says supplements such as whey, isotonic drinks, creatine and multivitamin and mineral complexes should...
Wild is extending its use of blossoms in flavour blends for use in beverages and other products, and is working with more companies to use the likes of lavender, rose...
A debate has ignited over the nutritional benefits of organic produce compared to conventional, with recent analysis disputing claims of its nutritional superiority.
Food processers and manufacturers with tomato-based products are expected to feel the impact of a salmonella outbreak that has infected more than 1,200 people in the US.
The news that all-American brewer Anheuser-Busch is to be sold to Belgium’s InBev for $52bn has made sports bar patrons across the US weep into their Budweisers. But the idea...
The UK Food Standards Agency has set out core challenges for the food industry as part of its strategy to beat obesity, but recognises that work is already underway by...
A product reformulation provides naturally derived icing for use in toppings and eye-catching decoration on baked goods, according to supplier BakeMark.
Fats and oils supplier ADM Pura steps up solutions for bakers, opening a new R&D test bakery at its production site in Purfleet, Essex to look into reformulation and novel...
Scientists at EFSA have assessed the safety of aluminium in food and established a Tolerable Weekly Intake (TWI) of one milligram of aluminium per kilogram of body weight.
DSM is introducing application-specific versions of its Preventase enzyme; meanwhile, Novozymes is launching Acrylaway in Australia and New Zealand after having received regulatory approval.
Consuming peanuts and peanut products during pregnancy may raise the infant's risk of developing asthma by about 50 per cent, suggests new research from The Netherlands.
The prescribing of statins for eight years-olds is tantamount to saying that food and diet have failed, and that children are incapable of changing their eating habits and lifestyle.
A new pneumatic in-line sifter provides baked good and cereal grain processors a quality assurance tool for moderate to high production volumes, claims Great Western Manufacturing.
High pressure processing equipment, which uses a working pressure of 87,000 psi (6116.7 Kgf/cm2) was one of three food packaging and processing systems honoured with a 2008 IFT Food Expo Innovation Award.
A healthy lifestyle should include low-fat dairy products to lower the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) associated with poor kidney function, suggests new research from the US.
Gaps and a lack of clarity in European regulations for colourings mean the food industry is "often working at the boundaries of legal controls," said an industry expert.
The potent antioxidant activity of pigments from beet and cactus pears may be the key to their potential, suggests a new review from Brazil.
The European Parliament has published its draft report on amendments to the novel foods regulation, having made revisions to ensure better clarity.
Combining sanitizers with ultrasound, optimizing oxygen conditions and not reusing washing water can reduce bacterial contamination of lettuce and leafy greens, according to a summary of recent USDA laboratory research.
It is highly likely that the source of the recent salmonella outbreak linked to raw tomatoes will not be traceable, claims the US Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition.
The European Parliament has adopted a legislative package that will see products containing any of six artificial colours labelled with a health warning for children.
T and D Corporation, manufacturer of data loggers, launched a Wireless Core Temperature Data Logger at last week's IFT 08 Annual Meeting and Food Expo in New Orleans, United States.
Thirty-five new international food standards were adopted during last week's 31st session of the Codex Alimentarius Commission, including guidelines on the use of flavourings and gluten-free products.
Increasing demand for gelatine, coupled with consumer concerns over the mammalian variety, may open the door for fish gelatine to fill the gap for food formulators, says a new review.
The Sprint Rapid Protein Analyzer from CEM Corp, North Carolina, USA, has won a 2008 IFT Food Expo Innovation Award at the IFT trade food show in New Orleans.
Bakers can access a new supply source for their seeds needs as UK ingredients firm Unicorn Ingredients hits the market.
Consumption of soy products like tofu may raise the risk of dementia, according to a new study from Britain and Indonesia.
New disinfection and disinfestant food technology using radio frequency (RF) heating can eliminate microbes and insects without the use of chemicals, claims US investment firm Allied Minds.
The need for new European legislation on nutrition labelling has been called into question by the CIAA (Confederation of Food and Drink Industries in Europe), as a survey indicates that...
Supplements of the lycopene, the carotenoid that give tomatoes their red colour, may be as effective as statins to reduce the formation of plaques in the arteries that cause atherosclerosis,...
New guidelines concerning the recycling of plastics intended for use in the packaging of foods have been published by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).
A beta-glucan health cholesterol-lowering health claim has been approved in France, making it only the second disease reduction claim permitted in a country notorious for conservative food laws.
New low energy X-ray technology allows for on-line inspection of defects and impurities in food packaging seals and baked goods, its developer claims.
A phage-based decontaminant has been sanctioned by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in the US for use as antimicrobial against Listeria monocytogenes in food processing plants, says its developers.
The Miller Brewing Company will not be following in the footsteps of rivals by reformulating its caffeinated alcohol brands in the US, claiming the products are fully compliant with regulatory...
The European Food Safety Authority is bigger, better, more accountable to stakeholders and in touch with the 450 million citizenry it serves, according to its 2007 annual report.
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