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Fat: the sixth taste?

Fat: the sixth taste?

10 Feb 2015

According to a study undertaken by researchers at Australia’s Deakin University and published in the journal Flavour, the existence of a sixth taste elicited by the digestive products of fat (fatty acids) is yet to be confirmed; however, a growing body...

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EFSA seeks comment on gut, immune function claims guidance

EFSA seeks comment on gut, immune function claims guidance

10 Feb 2015

EFSA is giving stakeholders and other interested parties the opportunity to comment on the draft update of its guidance for health claims related to gut and immune function. The guidance, which was first published in 2011, is intended to assist applica...

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Barry Callebaut opens Cologne Chocolate Academy

Barry Callebaut opens Cologne Chocolate Academy

9 Feb 2015

Barry Callebaut has opened its first German Chocolate Academy centre in Cologne. “We are proud to open one of our excellent Chocolate Academy centres in Germany because Germany is one of the most important markets for chocolate artisanry,” said Philipp...

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Tate & Lyle sees sweetener pressure

Tate & Lyle sees sweetener pressure

9 Feb 2015

With the annual sweetener pricing round largely complete, Tate & Lyle has issued a trading statement for the three months ended 31 December 2014. Speciality Food Ingredients, excluding SPLENDA Sucralose, performed in line with expectations, with vo...

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Coke takes on ‘super milk’

Coke takes on ‘super milk’

9 Feb 2015

Health and wellness start-up fairlife – founded by the Select Milk Producers co-op – has introduced fairlife ultra-filtered milk, which it describes as high quality milk that’s cold-filtered for 50 percent more protein, 30 percent more calc...

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Merger creates International Probiotics Association Europe

Merger creates International Probiotics Association Europe

9 Feb 2015

Member companies of the Yoghurt Live Fermented Milks Association (YLFA), International Probiotics Association (IPA) and Global Alliance for Probiotics (GAP) are joining forces to create a single broad representative platform – a European branch of IPA,...

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Danone, Mars join to support sustainable sourcing

Danone, Mars join to support sustainable sourcing

6 Feb 2015

Danone and Mars have announced the creation of an investment fund aimed at helping companies to learn how to sustainably source the materials they need from smallholder farmers while at the same time delivering large-scale social and economic impact to...

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FAO Food Price Index continues decline

FAO Food Price Index continues decline

6 Feb 2015

The FAO Food Price Index continued to decline in January, averaging 182.7 points for the month, or 1.9 percent below its December 2014 level. Lower prices reflect strong production expectations as FAO also raised its 2014 forecast for world cereal prod...

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Green tea may contain cure for oral cancer

Green tea may contain cure for oral cancer

5 Feb 2015

A compound found in green tea may trigger a cycle that kills oral cancer cells while leaving healthy cells alone, according to Penn State food scientists. The research could lead to treatments for oral cancer, as well as other types of cancer. Earlier ...

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Mars, IBM establish genomics consortium

Mars, IBM establish genomics consortium

5 Feb 2015

Scientists from IBM Research and Mars have established the “Consortium for Sequencing the Food Supply Chain”, a collaborative food safety platform that the companies say will leverage advances in genomics to further understanding of what makes fo...

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Biocatalysts publishes technical bulletin on yeast

Biocatalysts publishes technical bulletin on yeast

5 Feb 2015

Speciality enzyme development and manufacturing company Biocatalysts has published a new technical bulletin titled ‘The Use of Enzymes in Yeast Extraction’. This, it says, is an in-depth technical document which takes the reader through each stage of y...

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Sprouting grains on the rise

Sprouting grains on the rise

5 Feb 2015

Entrepreneurs have reinvented an ancient food for the 21st century, says New Nutrition Business, tapping into consumers’ desire for “good carbs” and healthier snacks and creating a small but fast-growing niche. “By taking grains and sprouting them befo...

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