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Issue 6 2019
The health-conscious, environmentally-aware consumer has encouraged new trends in the chocolate sector that affect flavour, texture and harvesting. Greater Goods has gone one step further, infusing the beloved food of the gods with CBD. Bethan Grylls hears from its co-founder about why this combination works.
Analysing what motivates people in their food and drink choices is a useful tool when approaching product development. Mike Hughes presents research into current consumer preferences, highlighting where companies must focus in order to gain market trust and ultimate success.
In a world where ingredients must work hard to earn their place at the discerning consumer’s table, Francesc Ventura-Coll, Business Development and Engineer Manager at Mondelēz International, highlights why firm favourites such as honey and chocolate deserve to stay.
Antimicrobial substances can enter the food chain through soil creating a potential risk to human health. Xiaowei Liu explains how antibiotics can be detected quickly and reliably in vegetables using QuEChERS and liquid chromatography mass spectrometry.
In a society where consumers are fed stories a plenty about contamination, fraud and miscommunicated allergens in their food, the need for consumer trust in the food supply chain has never been greater. In a bid to get ahead of social media scepticism, Chris Elliott and Connor Black outline why…
The ISO 16140 standard set the benchmark for method validation in food microbiology, but alternative methods and situations in which they are used present issues that are not suitably covered in its current published scope. Following their article in issue 5, Daniele Sohier and colleagues outline how the standard has…