New Food’s top 10 stories from 2015

Posted: 28 January 2016 | Stephanie Anthony, Editor, New Food | No comments yet

New Food magazine have put together our highlights of 2015, based on what our readers have been looking at most…

2015 was an interesting year for the food and beverage industry, with many high profile mergers, scientific advancements, and new regulations put in place. New Food magazine have put together our highlights, based on what our readers have been looking at most.

New Food's top 10 stories from 2015

highlights of 2015

1. Processed meat classed as carcinogenic

The IARC published a report that placed processed meats in the same category as asbestos, arsenic and cigarettes as a major cause for cancer (IARC Group 1).

New Food top stories 2015

2. Kraft and Heinz merge

The Kraft Heinz merger, creating The Kraft Heinz Company – the third-largest food and beverage company in North America and the fifth-largest food and beverage company in the world.

New Food top stories 2015

3. The risks of acrylamide in food

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) performed a risk assessment concluding that acrylamide in food potentially increases the risk of developing cancer for consumers in all age groups.

4. Sugar reduction and sugar taxNew Food top stories 2015

Reducing sugar and making healthier products is ever increasingly important, as consumers are more health conscious. There are now calls from several organisations in the UK for the introduction of a sugar tax.

New Food top stories 2015

5. Campylobacter levels in chickens

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has published the final report of its year-long survey of Campylobacter levels on UK fresh shop-bought chickens.

6. Listeria contaminationNew Food top stories 2015

Listeria contamination – how to control Listeria monocytogenes in food plant environments and prevent contamination.

New Food top stories 2015

7. Regulations on plastic materials

Food packaging and food contact materials are essential to provide consumers worldwide with safe and nutritious food. This article gave an overview of European regulations on plastic materials.

milk-protein-concentrate8. Milk protein concentrates

In the class of milk protein ingredients, milk protein concentrates (MPCs) present a relatively recent arrival. Nonetheless, since their introduction into the market, they have found a wide range of applications, and functionalities.

New Food's top 10 stories from 2015

9. The frozen food sector

Frozen food is one of the largest sectors of the food industry and its value is increasing throughout the world. 

aquaponic10. Aquaponic technology

The EU funded project INAPRO could play a crucial role in combatting the challenges of sustainable food production and water saving.

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