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By fitting an agitator to its range of volumetric depositors, food processors can now mixdelicate products without having to buy a new machine, says UK-based Turbo Systems.
A new manufacturing process has the potential to extend the shelf life of yoghurts with live and active cultures.
UK food manufacturers and others are been asked to provide any information on nanotechnologies they are working on, under a programme launched this week by the government.
A new flat label can record time and temperature data on food products for up to eight weeks,providing a record in case safety has been compromised by improper storage.
If formulators are worried verbose FDA-approved health claims fog the message they are trying to get across to consumers, they should maybe question one of the basic foundations of nutrition...
A package of amendments to the EU's food hygiene regulations sets out the changes meat, fish and dairy processors will have to follow in their plants.
Cleaning substances used on meat products will be assessed for safety by theEuropean Food Safety Authority (EFSA) under a new programme announced yesterday.
Most consumers are concerned about the use of carbon monoxide to meats, according to a new survey, which rekindles an ongoing debate between industry and consumer groups.
The demonisation of spinach following last week's E.coli outbreak could give salad-dodgers the excuse they have been looking for to skimp on their recommended five to nine portions of fruit...
In a bid to prevent the traditional definition of veal from being expanded to include olderanimals, the European Commission wants to lay down the law on what meats can use...
Spanish researchers have found a way to keep meat looking pink and fresh on the shelf, withoutthe use of carbon monoxide.
The FDF has accused the British Heart Foundation of 'scare tactics' over its newly launched Food4Thought campaign.
Food scientists are burrowing down into the molecular level of processing, finding new solutionsto industry's manufacturing problems, according to organisers here at a conference.
Science and politics make poor bedfellows. Just ask Herman Koeter, deputy executive director at the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), which has felt the push and pull of national politics...
Environmental campaign group Greenpeace is warning that the food supply in the Philippines could be at risk from illegal GM rice contamination originating in the US and China, with potentially...
A new label on the market can indicate when temperature sensitive products have been accidentally frozen during transport or storage.
Manufacturers are lining up innovative processing equipment to attract confectioners at the upcoming international baking trade fair, the IBA.
A predictive model developed to determine final acrylamide levels in processed potatoes can be used to reduce the potential carcinogen in other products, says a researcher from Dublin.
A new biodegradable napkin under development uses nanotechnology to detect contamination in food products.
A new baking enzyme which aims to cut costs on the production line and increase the shelf life of bakery products has been launched by ingredients giant Danisco.
As part of its policy to recover the costs of regulatory supervision from industry, the UK's Food Standards Agency (FSA) plans to increase its charges to the meat sector by...
Food technologists are meeting this week in Nantes, France, to debate the latest scientific discoveries in processing, health and safety.
A new book gives food industry managers an expert look at the legal requirements on traceability and the strategies and tools available to fulfill them.
Updated EU rules on aflatoxin contamination crack down on repeat offenders such as Egypt, China, Iran and Turkey, and will affect imports of supplies such as peanuts, pistachios, and dried...
About two per cent of foods sampled in the UK during the first quarter of 2006 contained pesticide residues above the maximum permitted levels.
Some food manufacturers are not doing enough to prevent the cross contamination of their products by allergens, according to a survey by the US food regulator.
EFSA renewed its mandate of the Stakeholder Consultative Platform and discussed future strategic priorities at its inaugural new management board meeting this week.
A new sensor on the market is designed to quickly measure pH in food samples, providing plants with a means of testing the quality of their products.
The EC's Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health has now discussed the possible illegal GM contamination of long grain rice imports from the US.
A Netherlands-based research company claims a breakthrough in developing a more efficient way to produce the microorganisms used in industrial food production.
A new machine on the market uses a multi-roller satellite head to produce dough sheets with less strain, its manufacturer claims.
A machine that analyses texture will allow manufacturers to better standardise their mixes for pre-formed products, says its developer.
The transition to the new EU sugar regime is a reminder of what was lost when the Doha round of WTO trade talks collapsed.
Proposed EU legislation would define the manufacturing practices the bloc's processors would have to take in ensuring that packaging materials do not migrate into foods.
Grape seed and pine bark extracts as additives in cooked meats performed better than the synthetic preservatives in oxidation and microbial effects, results that could be readily acceptable to consumers...
Italy's organic food industry is pressuring the government to develop a labelling system for local produce.
Reducing the variety of snack foods available to consumers could reduce the pleasure associated with them, cut consumption, and help fight obesity, suggests a study.
Following a £15m (€22.2m) investment in research and development at the company, UK crisp giant Walkers has launched a new 'healthier' range to attract snack-loving consumers worried about their waistlines.
Despite the reluctance of many EU food and packaging companies to invest more in research and development, some have taken up the challenge of keeping the bloc on the leading...
The emergence of new agricultural production areas and changing diets will have deep consequences for the supply and demand of global food.
The sale of Bulgarian pig meat could soon be prohibited unless the government can prove it is successfully tackling increased outbreaks of Classical Swine fever (CSF) in the country, according...
We desperately need to change the corrosive debate over obesity by looking for innovative solutions rather than just scapegoats, says a Danisco business development manager.
EFSA has concluded that case reports questioning the safety of noni juice are unfounded, enabling products to remain in the EU market.
A new method of screening for the potentially hazardous plant substance Lupin will allow bakers to use the soya-alternative without running the risk of contravening EU law.
Food safety experts are meeting in Dublin, Ireland this week to discuss international standards they hope will cut back on the rising number of infections caused by the deadly enterohaemorrhagic...
The FSA is seeking comments on proposed European Commission regulations that would establish a common authorisation procedure for food additives, food enzymes and food flavourings.
A Netherlands-based company producing bacteria that kill pathogens has won a Frost & Sullivan award for innovation in food safety.
A "tasting" robot that can identify foods, drinks and their ingredients through the packaging provides a glimpse into the future direction of safety and quality control in manufacturing plants. ...
The UK's Food Standards Agency has taken action to ensure that testing and monitoring is carried out on consignments of American long grain rice in the UK.
The use of ingredients to improve the nutritional status of food products by replacing sugar is one of the major driving forces for new product development, according to Roquette.
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