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Industry news


Bahlsen North America expands sales to Wal-Mart stores across the US

Posted on: 28 July 2015

Bahlsen North America, a division of the largest family-owned biscuit producer in the world, is now selling Waffeletten cookies in stores across the US...


UVC light can kill foodborne pathogens on fruits

Posted on: 28 July 2015

Scientists have shown that ultraviolet C (UVC) light is effective against foodborne pathogens on the surface of certain fruits...


Eurofins launches new portal for smaller food companies

Posted on: 28 July 2015

Eurofins Food Testing has launched a new portal designed specifically to enable smaller food businesses to easily register and pay for product samples...


Survey calls on UK dairy farmers to share their views on dairy promotion

Posted on: 28 July 2015

The Dairy UK Farmers’ Forum has reached out to dairy farmers across the UK to gather their view on promotion of dairy products...


Diageo, Heineken and O&L restructure South African and Namibian operations

Posted on: 28 July 2015

Diageo, Heineken and O&L, the majority shareholder of Namibia Breweries Limited, have agreed to restructure their South African and Namibian joint ventures...


Flavouring Perilla aldehyde considered a safety concern

Posted on: 27 July 2015

The flavouring substance Perilla aldehyde has been shown to be genotoxic (damaging to DNA) in a new study on animals, evaluated by EFSA experts...


Planning permission granted for new centre for food and health

Posted on: 27 July 2015

The IFR has announced that planning permission has been granted for a new food and health research building on the Norwich Research Park...


Guys & St Thomas’ and FoodMaestro collaborate to develop “free-from” digital products

Posted on: 27 July 2015

FoodMaestro and Guy’s and St Thomas’ are collaborating to create new digital tools for patients and healthcare professionals based on food allergy research...


Soybean oil causes more obesity than fructose

Posted on: 27 July 2015

A diet high in soybean oil causes more obesity and diabetes than a diet high in fructose, according to scientists at the University of California, Riverside...


Breakthrough PathOne food testing platform promises live results

Posted on: 25 July 2015

FSC has launched its PathOne food testing system at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the International Association for Food Protection...


Ehden’s ice age water delivered to superyacht crews

Posted on: 24 July 2015

Ehden has partnered with Yachting Pages Delivers to add its 15,000-year-old glacier water to packs to be delivered to superyachts and their crew...


Over 60% of Britons worried about sugar in confectionery

Posted on: 24 July 2015

British consumers are concerned about the levels of sugar in confectionery, with sugar replacing saturated fat as the primary health concern in the UK...


Food manufacturers inconsistent in assessing vulnerability in their supply chain

Posted on: 24 July 2015

Many food manufacturers are not yet up to speed with vulnerability assessments of their supply chain and lack consistency in the assessments being undertaken...


Coffee percolator cooks the arsenic out of rice

Posted on: 23 July 2015

Researchers have discovered that a simple, shop-bought coffee percolator is the best method for removing inorganic arsenic from of rice...


Schwartz oregano products are free of other ingredients

Posted on: 23 July 2015

Schwartz has responded to a study that showed adulteration of dried oregano purchased from the marketplace in the UK and Ireland...