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Nutrifoods 2.0: The impetus towards functional foods and nutraceuticals to face the 21st century

29 October 2014 | By Francesc Puiggròs, Ignasi Papell and Lluís Arola, Technology Centre of Nutrition and Health, Universitat Rovira i Virgili

It is widely accepted today that multifactorial aetiologies characterise many chronic diseases, including metabolic syndrome, menopause, and general ageing, and that a lifestyle full of homeostatic disturbances and even shift work can lead to obesity. To combat such diseases and adverse health conditions, an increasing number of functional foods and…

Rising demand for natural sweeteners

8 October 2014 | By Canadean

The concerns about obesity and related health problems plus sugar taxes in many countries have stimulated the market for non-caloric sweeteners...

Ingredients: Lowering the fat content in cheese

2 September 2014 | By Dr E. Allen Foegeding, William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor, North Carolina State University

The world food supply is constantly transforming to meet consumer needs that vary from culture to culture. Lowering the fat content in certain foods has been a goal for several decades due to either a desire to reduce overall calories or avoiding certain types of fat, or fat in general.…

Acrylamide and furan survey results published

2 September 2014 | By Food Standards Agency

The FSA has published the results from its latest study looking at levels of the process contaminants acrylamide and furan in a wide range of UK retail foods...

New almond product introductions continue to climb worldwide

21 August 2014 | By

According to the latest Innova Market Insights Global New Products Report, almonds outpaced overall food and nut introductions around the world in 2013, climbing 35 percent, compared to a 10 percent increase in 2012.[1] As the number one ingredient nut for eight years running, almonds continue to lead new product…

New EU law on food information to consumers

31 July 2014 | By Ferrero

The new EU regulation 1169/2011 on the provision of food information to consumers changes existing legislation on food labelling in the EU countries. This is due to come into force 13 December 2014...