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UK government hints at sugar cutting campaign

A new campaign to reduce sugar levels in foods and consumer diets in order to tackle the national obesity problem is reportedly being considered by the UK government, to run...

Bad weather hits UK wheat harvest

Heavy summer rain has been blamed for hampering this year's UK wheat harvest as early results show that quality is lower than the national average for the last three years...

Bakery mixes : a small but growing market

The consumption of baking mixes in the Asia Pacific region may be low, but a rash of new launches on the market suggests that all that might be set to...

Fibre-rich food set to sweep US market

Fibre-fever may be the new trend poised to sweep the United States food industry over the next few years as low-carb diets begin to stutter and the US government raises...

Bakers unite behind salt-slashing campaign

UK bakers have joined their food industry colleagues in backing a new campaign to slash salt levels in food products and consumer diets, but warned against taking things too far,...

German market leads way in functional breads

Functional bakery products trail behind beverages and dairy in terms of the global functional food market but in one European market - Germany - functional bread is showing good growth,...

Fazer begins three-year rye health drive

Finnish bakery group Fazer has begun a three-year programme promoting the health benefits of rye-based products - everything from cancer prevention to reducing the risk of coronary heart disease. And...

Healthy-but-nice products storming UK market

Tasty treat sensations that can also benefit consumer health are the way forward for baking and snacks producers in the UK, according to a new report on food and drink...

New board for leading cereal chemists

Food ingredients giant Danisco contributes a new face to the recently elected board of the 3,000-strong cereal chemists body.

Cerealia creates new business sector

Cereal-based food giant Cerealia has annouced the creation of a new business sector in order to improve its marketing and sales organisation in Northern Europe, reports Chris Mercer.

New soybean to slash harmful fats

Ahead of new rules on the labelling of trans fatty acids in the US due in 2006, biotech group Monsanto has designed low-linolenic soybeans that can make a soybean oil...

Public rejection of GM food mounts

Despite tough new rules on GM food labels, food makers will stick to non-GM alternatives as new evidence from the UK shows British consumers will continue to refuse to buy...

British swap meals for snacking

Britons are already the Europeans most likely to skip meals on a regular basis - a trend which has made them the snacking champions of Europe - but a new...

Multiples set to storm French sandwich market

The streets of any French town are lined with stores selling sandwiches, from chains such as La Brioche Dorée and Paul to individual kiosks, but all of them have something...

Europe's trans fat intake given thumbs up, for now

The effect of trans fatty acids (TFAs) on heart health may be greater than that of saturated fatty acids, according to scientists from the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), but...

Bakers meet to discuss low-carb challenge

Low-carb foods continue to pose a major threat to grain-based food producers, but bakers are not taking the challenge lying down. Indeed, one grain-users association in America, the market hardest...

Low-carb trend not over yet - report

Recent media reports suggesting the end is nigh for carb-cutting diets appear to be a little premature, with the latest market research from the US suggesting that there is still...

US pursues CMC dumping inquiry

The United States International Trade Commission (ITC) has decided to pursue its investigation into alleged dumping of the hydrocolloid ingredient purified carboxymethylcellulose (CMC) after an initial complaint by Aqualan, a...

Selecting the right carbs for heart health, weight loss

A new animal study adds to evidence of the health benefits of a low-glycemic-index diet, already getting increasing attention from Europe's food industry.

Novel peptides herald next generation foods

Dutch ingredients company DSM revealed yesterday that its muscle recovery ingredient PeptoPro will be marketed in a new range of products worldwide by Europe's biggest sports nutrition company Haleko.

Taking the cookie test

Efficient, profitable baking is not just a question of having the right equipment for the job - it is also knowing how to use it properly. With this in mind,...

More research 'to fill the gaps' on acrylamide

The UK's food watchdog is keeping a close eye on emerging research for the chemical acrylamide, a potential carcinogen discovered in crisps and French fries two years ago and which...

Bakery upgrades handling software

Eleven Technology, a providor of mobile workforce effectiveness solutions has supplied US-based Gold Medal Bakery with its recently developed Smartselling application suite for its field sales handheld and web-based software...

Turkington strikes US deal with APV

UK-based Turkington Industries is expanding its presence in the US after agreeing to buy the Golsboro, North Carolina plant that currently belongs to UK bakery equipment provider APV baker, part...

Starch firm petitions FDA to break fibre out of 'total carbohydrate content'

The complex issue of carbohydrate labelling fired up by the low-carb trend will move up a gear next month when the FDA is expected to release proposed rules on how...

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