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Nitrite and nitrate alternatives gain ground for processed meat applications

Nitrite and nitrate alternatives gain ground for processed meat applications

14 Jun 2022

As France finalises its review into the health risks of nitrite in cured meats, industry research focuses on the potential substitutes for nitrite and nitrate in processed meats to offer consumers healthy alternatives.

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Metrics matter: Measuring the true price of food for a healthy and sustainable future

Metrics matter: Measuring the true price of food for a healthy and sustainable future

13 Jun 2022

Food value chains must begin to price in the ‘externalities’ of production, including impacts on human and planetary health, if the world is to realistically create a healthy and sustainable food supply to feed a growing population, according to one of...

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Foodwatch says industry self-monitoring ‘not sufficiently effective’ at preventing potentially harmful contamination

Foodwatch says industry self-monitoring ‘not sufficiently effective’ at preventing potentially harmful contamination

10 Jun 2022

The system of self-monitoring entrusted to food manufacturers is “not sufficiently effective” to ensure food safety, says non-profit watchdog Foodwatch, following cases of Nestlé and Ferrero products contaminated with E.coli and Salm...

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EFSA stalls CBD novel food evaluation citing ‘several hazards’

EFSA stalls CBD novel food evaluation citing ‘several hazards’

9 Jun 2022

Data gaps and uncertainties surrounding the potential risks associated with the consumption of cannabidiol (CBD) have stalled EFSA’s certification of CBD as a novel food. “We have identified several hazards related to CBD intake,” say...

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US FDA was ‘wrong’ to deem tagatose calorie content ‘significantly higher’ than allulose, says Bonumose CEO

US FDA was ‘wrong’ to deem tagatose calorie content ‘significantly higher’ than allulose, says Bonumose CEO

8 Jun 2022

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) was “wrong” to deem tagatose’s calorie content contribution “significantly higher” than allulose because the difference between the two sugar substitutes is less than between tagat...

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Clutch Cognition creates functional drinks with brain health botanicals

Clutch Cognition creates functional drinks with brain health botanicals

7 Jun 2022

Danish startup, Clutch Cognition, has entered the functional drinks space targeting cognitive health with a blend of botanicals and plant-based ingredients such as sage, green oat, green tea, and guar beans.

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Automation meets advanced technology to maximise food safety

Automation meets advanced technology to maximise food safety

6 Jun 2022

Food safety testing technologies such as automation and next-generation sequencing methods are instrumental to building industry transparency, consumer confidence and detecting foodborne outbreaks and infectious diseases.

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DSM and Firmenich in €21bn mega merger

DSM and Firmenich in €21bn mega merger

2 Jun 2022

Dutch ingredient supplier DSM and Swiss flavour & fragrance supplier Firmenich are to merge in a deal they say will create an industry leader in food, nutrition, flavour, and wellbeing.

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Algae strain Chlorella appeals to environmental ingredient demands

Algae strain Chlorella appeals to environmental ingredient demands

27 May 2022

Manufacturers explore the use of Chlorella, a type of single-celled green algae known for its rich nutritional profile, to offer a vegan alternative in food and drink formulations.

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Functional pet food ingredients on the rise as health-minded owners seek nutritional benefits for furry friends

Functional pet food ingredients on the rise as health-minded owners seek nutritional benefits for furry friends

26 May 2022

Functional ingredients “over and above” general nutrition needs have seen “dynamic growth” in pet foods recently, with increasingly health-minded owners seeking-out similar benefits for furry family members, Nicole Paley, deputy...

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No ‘silver bullets’ for impending wheat crisis after India’s export ban

No ‘silver bullets’ for impending wheat crisis after India’s export ban

23 May 2022

It is “hard to find any silver bullets” that could bring the wheat market’s skewed supply-and-demand back into balance after the latest blow due to India’s wheat export ban, RabobankResearch grains executive Stephen P. Nicholson...

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Scouting out the latest health trends and innovations at Vitafoods Europe

Scouting out the latest health trends and innovations at Vitafoods Europe

20 May 2022

From mood, cognition, and gut health to the importance of selling experiences rather than products, the Healthy Marketing Team (HMT) rounds up the biggest trends it spotted at Vitafoods Europe last week.

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