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Trans fats may cause brain damage

Foods high in trans fats may be damaging consumers' brains more than other high fat foods, leading to memory loss in old age and problems performing simple jobs, according to...

Frozen bread builds on Russian foodservice niche

Russia is a bread country - it has been a staple part of the diet there for centuries, and to many people it is as much a part of the...

Lighter, thinner packaging growing rapidly in Poland

Thin, flexible and easy to handle - that is the major food packaging trend emerging on the Polish market, helped along by rising sales of dairy products and new hygiene...

European differences scupper fortification initiative

Divergence in regulation on fortifying foods with vitamins across Europe could be holding back a Finnish initiative to lift vitamin D levels.

Functional food for a beautiful face

Foods offering consumers a quick-fix way to look fit and healthy are on the rise in the US market, with bakery and cereals set to remain at the heart of...

Four-year-old Novis beats media old guard for publishing awards

Novis, now with almost half a million readers, yesterday earned broad industry recognition with two further publishing awards, following on from its best publication prize earlier this year.

Jackson's building new specialist bakehouse

A new bread factory, capable of increasing output by 50 per cent, is being built by UK-based specialist bread supplier Jackson's Bakery, giving the company an advantage as it strives...

France targets hidden sugars

AFSSA, the French food safety authority, has called for a significant reduction of sugars added to processed foods alongside stronger backing for foods containing wholegrains and high fibre.

Irish salt slashing campaign focuses on bread

Bread has been highlighted as the biggest single source of excess salt intake in Ireland, according to the country's Food Safety Authority, which is now stepping up the pressure on...

Warburtons banking on bread market growth

UK family-baker Warburtons is gambling more than most on the growth of the UK bread market, having doubled output in Scotland and started building Europe's biggest bakery in Yorkshire -...

War in trans fats spears new product development

The battle for market share in the growing zero trans fats oil marketplace has gathered pace after a small US co-operative joined the large commercial players by rolling out its...

Healthy eating plans under UK regulator's scrutiny

The UK's competition watchdog has moved to calm a potential storm between the government and the food and drink industry after warning an industry association that new goals for healthier...

Omega-3s fuel product innovation

Food companies around Europe are adding heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids to traditional products as they seek to meet increasing consumer demand for healthy food.

Wheat stocks up but prices still exposed

A rise in global stocks of wheat after a 30-year low will offer continued relief to the tighter prices experienced by the food industry in previous years, but the food...

Novozymes enzyme pierces trans fat market

Breakthroughs in the lab provide food makers with a competitively priced technology designed by Danish enzyme leader Novozymes to cut the artery-clogging trans fats out of food products, writes Lindsey...

Czech harvest best in 10 years

This year's Czech harvest has been hailed as the best since 1993, producing almost nine million tonnes of crops, showing that the farming industry has recovered well from a poor...

Kraft nutrition labels to appease US government

The rising pressure on US food producers to play their part in improving the health of the world's fattest nation has led Kraft Foods to promise more nutritional information on...

APV Baker secures Venezuela contract

Another cooker-extruder line from UK-based APV Baker is on its way to South America to help a long-established family cereal company increase its production as it strives to stay ahead...

Crossover marketing gathering pace

Confectionery manufacturers are increasingly turning to other food categories to drive growth, building on the strong brand awareness of their products to garner additional profits, suggest market analysts Euromonitor.

New bakehouse goes gluten-free

A new bakehouse to be used exclusively to make gluten-free products for those with special dietary needs has been opened by US-based natural and organic supermarket Whole Foods Market, giving...

Cargill-Monsanto introduce trans-fat alternative

Cargill, the largest private firm in the US, will link up with biotech giant Monsanto to bring food makers an alternative source of soybean oil, used to reduce the artery-clogging...

Investment in GI

Food manufacturers offering products with a low glycaemic value will help generate the necessary evidence to convince sceptics of the merits of the nutritional strategy, suggests an industry expert, even...

Sandwiches contain high fat levels

The UK's booming sandwich industry has come in for criticism after a survey found that some of their products contain around two-thirds of the whole day's recommended fat intake for...

Baking news in brief

UK beverage group Diageo has sold 49.9 million shares in US company General Mills to reduce debt, while US-based Sara Lee is to shed 60 of its smallest businesses to...

Troubled rejig curbs Cerealia profits

The last 18 months or so have been tough for Cerealia, with profitability well down on previous years as a result of a number of disposals designed to refocus the...

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