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Public Health England’s (PHE) 2017 salt reduction targets unlikely to be met

Posted on: 20 March 2017

New survey by Consensus Action on Salt and Health (CASH) based at Queen Mary University of London has found that, out of 28 food categories analysed, only ‘bread rolls’ has so far met the 2017 maximum salt reduction targets

David Gregory elected as IFST President

Posted on: 16 March 2017

The Institute of Food Science & Technology (IFST) has elected David Gregory as its new President.


Hollywood’s answer to the sugar reduction conundrum facing confectionery

Posted on: 15 March 2017

Disney's new children's 100% fruit confectionery range is a model for how to successfully reduce sugar while maintaining a quality of taste to keep kids coming back...


Why block chain might be the answer to tackling food fraud

Posted on: 14 March 2017

What role might technologies such as block chain play in ensuring food safety and tackling food fraud? How might the food industry utilise new tech to reassure consumers that it can be trusted?


The Crop Trust on looking after global food security

Posted on: 13 March 2017

New Food speaks exclusively to Marie Haga from The Crop Trust to discuss the sheer scale of the global food security challenge we face...


Is biodegradable packaging the answer to the food’s climate change problem?

Posted on: 13 March 2017

KTU researchers are creating biodegradable food packaging materials, which, in addition, will also keep food fresh for longer...

Bluetongue: EFSA reviews control measures

Posted on: 10 March 2017

Mass vaccination programmes would be the only effective measure for fully eradicating bluetongue in Europe say EFSA...


IFST updates Information Statement on Acrylamide in foods

Posted on: 9 March 2017

IFST has updated its Information Statement on Acrylamide suggesting that one approach does not meet every product requirement...

Why Cargill’s Cocoa Promise represents the fight for gender equality

Posted on: 8 March 2017

We celebrate International Women's Day by looking at what Cargill are doing to empower women in the cocoa supply chain...


Buttery Brexit blues as prices soar for consumers in the UK

Posted on: 7 March 2017

Following the EU referendum and the subsequent sharp fall in pound, British consumers have seen a large rise in food prices...

Nestlé outlines its support of sustainable development goals

Posted on: 7 March 2017

Nestlé has announced its new 2020 commitments together with three long-term ambitions, in support of the 2030 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals...


Kefir flourishing in fermented dairy beverage market

Posted on: 7 March 2017

Kefir appears to be bucking the trend that has seen launch activity in drinking yogurts and fermented beverages remain relatively static in recent years...


A stream of surprises from the Atlantic cod genome

Posted on: 7 March 2017

Researchers at the University of Oslo (UiO) keep discovering surprises in the Atlantic cod genome...

UK Budget 2017: Gov must do more to reassure food manufacturers says FDF

Posted on: 7 March 2017

FDF calls on the UK Chancellor to help offset challenges with concrete measures to support food and drink exports and to support R&D investment...


Campden BRI improves food chemical risk assessment

Posted on: 6 March 2017

Campden BRI is using new predictive computer models to help companies understand the risks associated with food-borne chemicals...


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