A consumer survey, conducted by Leatherhead Food Research, has revealed that the majority of UK consumers have changed their food and drink shopping habits following the COVID-19 outbreak, some of which will continue beyond the pandemic.
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Leatherhead Food Research's annual trend report notes a shift towards consumer and technical expertise driving innovation and development, rather than simply supporting or validating it.
Cindy Beeren, Consumer and Sensory Director at Leatherhead Food Research, said that these insights could underpin more focused product development as well as improvements in packaging and marketing activity.
23 December 2014 | By Angela Calder, Senior Scientist, Leatherhead Food Research
One of the constant headaches of the food industry is the issue of contamination. This may be as the result of contaminants in the environment or deliberate tampering of food products; the underhand practice of food adulteration is a threat wherever costs can be cut. To identify such deliberate contamination…
9 December 2014 | By Leatherhead Food Research
Sophisticated shelf life strategies could help accelerate industry-wide efforts to reduce unnecessary food waste, according to Leatherhead Food Research...
Back-tracing environmental toxicants in an animal-derived food chain based on food metabolomics Detecting bacteria in food: harder than searching for a needle in a haystack? Rapid detection methods for chemical hazards in foods Mass spectrometry for the food industry
4 November 2013 | By Supriya Varma, Pretima Titoria, Mia Naprta, Gianluigi Mauriello, Diamante Maresca, Clorinda Malmo, Annachiara De Prisco
Tea innovation around the world An update for gluten-free applications Microencapsulation for functional foods: a focus on the vibrating technology
3 July 2012 | By Dr Evangelia Komitopoulou, Head of Food Safety, Leatherhead Food Research
Many bacteria are able to attach to and colonise environmental surfaces by producing a biofilm, which allows the organisms to persist in the environment and resist desiccation, UV light and treatment with antimicrobials and sanitising agents. Biofilms are formed when microbes attach to a solid support and to each other…
13 May 2011 | By Dr Paul Gibbs & Dr Evangelia Komitopoulou, Food Safety, Leatherhead Food Research
The control of microbial access and growth in foods from ‘farm to fork’ is important to ensure consumer health and well-being and minimise losses of foods through spoilage. Whilst it seems almost impossible to achieve a good and consistently hygienic production of raw materials, there are many different ways of…
30 June 2010 | By Catherine Entwisle, Leatherhead Food Research
Since biblical times, the toxic response caused by ingestion of mycotoxins, the secondary metabolites of moulds, has had a significant impact on the health and welfare of human and animal populations. Since the early 1960’s, a wealth of knowledge about mycotoxigenic fungi, such as Aspergillus, Penicillium and Fusarium, and their…