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food safety

FDA finalises rule to ensure food safety during transport

Posted on: 6 April 2016

The US FDA has finalised a new food safety rule under the landmark FDA Food Safety Modernisation Act that will help prevent food contamination during transportation...


Eating salmon during pregnancy may reduce risk of asthma in offspring

Posted on: 6 April 2016

Children born to mothers who eat salmon when pregnant may be less likely to have doctor diagnosed asthma compared to children whose mothers do not eat it...


PHE survey finds adult salt consumption is decreasing

Posted on: 6 April 2016

PHE's National Diet and Nutrition Survey shows that adults have cut their average salt consumption by 0.9 grams per day in the decade from 2005 to 2014...

adams foods

Adams Foods and Adams Food Ingredients take on new Ornua identities

Posted on: 5 April 2016

It has been announced that Adams Foods will be known as Ornua Foods and Adams Food Ingredients will become Ornua Nutrition Ingredients...

highline produce

Fyffes acquires Canadian mushroom company Highline Produce

Posted on: 5 April 2016

Dublin-based Fyffes has acquired Canadian mushroom company Highline Produce for a purchase price of USD 111.3 million...


Novozymes’ new lactase improves lactose-free dairy production

Posted on: 5 April 2016

Saphera is a lactase enzyme that, according to Novozymes, sets a new standard for production and quality of a wide range of lactose-free products...

inorganic arsenic

FDA proposes limit to infant rice cereal inorganic arsenic

Posted on: 5 April 2016

Through a draft guidance to industry, the FDA is proposing a limit or “action level” of 100 parts per billion for inorganic arsenic in infant rice cereal...

colorectal cancer

Coffee consumption linked to decreased risk of colorectal cancer

Posted on: 1 April 2016

A study has found that drinking coffee is associated with lower risk of colorectal cancer, and the more coffee consumed, the lower the risk...


Scientists observe 3D image of the nano structure of food

Posted on: 1 April 2016

In a groundbreaking study, researchers have, for the first time, created a 3D image of food on the nanometre scale...


Müller confirms Scottish dairies review

Posted on: 1 April 2016

Müller has confirmed a 45 day statutory consultation to examine the potential winding down of milk processing at its smaller Aberdeen and East Kilbride dairies...


Mead Johnson Nutrition launches Enfinitas in China

Posted on: 31 March 2016

The company says Enfinitas adopts the latest science and advanced technology in infant nutrition and is inspired by Mead Johnson’s research in human milk...

food incidents

FSA publishes list of food incidents handled in Q4 2015

Posted on: 31 March 2016

The list summarises alerts issued by the FSA to recall or withdraw products and includes information about foodborne outbreak investigations...


First product launched from the Probi FerroSorb probiotic platform

Posted on: 31 March 2016

Probi says one daily probiotic capsule together with the main meal will help meet daily iron requirements, while minimising the amount of unabsorbed iron...

Hilton Food Group

Hilton Food Group reports 2015 preliminary results

Posted on: 31 March 2016

Hilton Food Group has announced its preliminary results for the 53 weeks ended 3 January 2016, reporting a fairly resilient rise in pre-tax profits...


Blood analysis technology used to monitor the maturation of wine

Posted on: 30 March 2016

A portable device that uses blood technology to monitor wine as it matures has been developed by a team of students from Université Paris-Saclay...