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GM detection receives accreditation

Accreditation of Genetic ID's testing for detection of genetically modified materials in raw foods, processed foods, and animal feed has been renewed by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS).

New Flexopack film launched

A range of multilayer barrier films that are claimed to provide the stiffness, transparency and thermal resistance needed in lidding and flow packs for fresh and processed meat, cheese and...

Tackling obesity at the protein level

Scientists have discovered a protein that controls the amount of fat stored in the body, offering potential new clues for obesity treatments - welcome news as the world's health leaders...

Low-carb set for the long haul

The impact of the low-carb diet, previously expected to have little staying power in the UK, may be greater than anticipated, shows a new report.

Phytosterols in milk, cereal bars cleared by FSANZ

Cereal bars and milk products containing cholesterol-lowering plant sterols have been cleared as safe by Australia's food authority.

Rapid cooling of foods information from CCFRA

A review to help chilled and frozen food companies to identify and potentially exploit new technologies for the rapid cooling of foods has been launched.

GE thermoplastic alloy for ready meal packaging

A new thermoplastic alloy, designed for use in large retort packaging sterilisation trays, is said to offer ready-meal manufacturers increased rack/surge capacity for higher output, double service life, and lower...

Wyeth introduces low-carb vitamin formula

Makers of the leading multivtamin brand Centrum is launching a new variant targeting people on a low-carb diet, who may be cutting their intake of key vitamins and minerals as...

Packaging innovation gathers momentum

As the global trend towards the breakdown of traditional eating habits gathers pace, packaging innovation has become an increasingly important aspect in bakery products, as manufacturers seek to adapt to...

Better fluid handling for greater plant efficiency

Increasing production efficiency to generate higher profits is the aim of every plant manager. But now manufacturers have to think about their legal obligations to reduce waste and conserve energy....

Low-carb competition puts Atkins under pressure

Atkins Nutritionals, the business created to support the diet plan developed by Robert Atkins, says its reputation and science is being ripped off by new diets, based on reducing carbohydrates.

Acrylamide 'no risk' to reproduction

A new study conducted by the FDA says that acrylamide found in fried and baked goods is unlikely to cause reproduction problems if the general public consume it as part...

Making the most of the low-carb craze

Food and supplement makers seeking entry to the rapidly growing low-carb market may not need to reformulate or develop new products, according to a market researcher.

New report uncovers trends in convenience packaging

A new report examining convenience packaging and serving size trends, from prepared meals to snacks and beverages, has been published.

Intralox: Plastic spiral belt can increase efficiency

The manufacturer of a new spiral belt designed specifically for the cooling and freezing of food products claims that the machine can substantially cut product waste and increase energy efficiency...

Low-carb hits dieting industry

Weight Watchers International has blamed the low-carbohydrate diet fad for a decline in quarterly profit margins after announcing a 9.4 per cent profit fall on Tuesday.

Monsanto's GM wheat programme ceases

US biotech crop pioneer Monsanto is to suspend the introduction of the world's first biotech wheat, amidst public outcry at the possible risks of genetically modified crops and at Monsanto's...

Europe's industrial gas sector consolidates

Gas giant Air Liquide's €2.7 billion acquisition of Messer Griesheim's operations in Germany, the United Kingdom and the United States has just been completed. The acquisition alters the balance of...

Flour industry targets the nutrition trail

An industry drive to push the nutritional benefits of flour could lead to increased sales for the £3 billion UK bread market. Farmer's in the UK last week met with...

Fragmented consumer tastes dictate growth in snack market

In the thriving world of snacks the key to success for food developers will be in designing time-positioned, healthy and guilt free indulgences as the consumer becomes more fussy, says...

Special Focus: RFID arrives

RFID has arrived. Long hailed as the next IT revolution for industry, communicating labels are being forced into place by retailers and legislators alike, leaving manufacturers racing to implement a...

New food additive distribution deal for Fiske

Tapping into the €83 million market for cellulose gum use in food applications, UK-based ingredient firm Fiske has signed a new agreement with CMC leader Noviant to distribute the firm's...

Common laws for ingredients bring growth in west for accession ten

On 1 May an historic moment marked the entry of ten countries and 75 million consumers into the European Union. Churchill's 'Iron Curtain' has been consigned to the history books,...

US upturn lifts global bakery sales

A return to growth in 2003 after a lacklustre performance in the US market in 2001 and 2002 contributed to the 8.3 per cent increase in global bakery product sales...

Baker fights back in low-carb debate

Most British mothers say they know enough about nutrition to give their children a balanced diet, but most of them are unable to identify what foods make up such a...

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