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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...

Low-carb growth slows

Confirming reports from the likes of Kellogg and Anheuser-Busch, a new survey suggests that the explosive growth rates for low-carb products may be a thing of the past - but...

Ring rot found at UK potato packing plant

Ring rot, a disease capable of devastating potato crops, has been found at a UK packing plant.

Support for Spanish coeliac sufferers

Spain's Food Safety Agency (AESA) has joined forces with FACE, the organisation which supports the country's growing number of coeliac sufferers, to ensure that foods labelled as suitable for those...

GI research gains ground but uncertain future in Europe

Increasing evidence for the value of low glycaemic index foods in reducing risk of type 2 diabetes may benefit high-fibre foods and those using healthy ingredients.

GM foods part of our future, say food scientists

Law makers, consumer groups and industry continue to clash over the use of GM ingredients in the European food chain, but a major UK-based food science body asserts this week...

Starch supplier ramps ups production of novel corn fibre ingredient

With Europe now enforcing some of the strictest rules in the world on the traceability of genetically modified ingredients, companies that can offer a tracked identity preservation system are likely...

Carb craze could boost low GI fibres

Fibre suppliers are hoping to benefit from sustained interest in carbohydrate intake among European and US consumers, which is currently driving leading food makers to reformulate a wide range of...

Cake makers keen to keep it in the family?

The breakdown of the family unit and the increasingly hectic lifestyles of today's consumers have had a major impact on sales of one of the most traditional bakery products -...

Market share for cassava sourced starch set to rise

Faced with rising costs for starch ingredients sourced from stock-squeezed wheat and corn the global food industry is on the look out for better value alternatives. A recent report on...

Low-carb losing its sparkle?

Could the popularity of the much-vaunted - and much-criticised - low-carb diet fad already be on the wane? Manufacturers have invested heavily in new low-carb products to tap into the...

Cheaper sugar ingredients on the way?

Long-awaited changes to Europe's heavily subsidised sugar regime are on the way after the European Commission tabled a new set of rules that could lead to cheaper sugar ingredients, writes...

More acres for GM food crops

Ministers in the EU recently blocked a move by biotech giant Monsanto to launch a GM corn onto the market but finding a favourable response in less cynical countries the...

Health driving French cereal market (but chocolate helps too)

The French are among the most frequent breakfasters in Europe, according to a recent study - but traditional tastes are changing rapidly with cereals beginning to take considerable market share...

Acrylamide angle in gingerbread

Food scientists continue in their quest to investigate the presence of the potential carcinogen acrylamide in everyday food products with Swiss researchers calling for further research into the processing conditions...

Scottish team to look at science behind Atkins

Scottish scientists are to carry out a major study to uncover the key to the popularity of the much-hyped Atkins diet.

Healthier oils get boost from obese populations

Demand for healthier oils and fats is increasing as obesity reaches epidemic levels. The trend is also driving research efforts to develop innovative methods to enhance oil and fat properties,...

Low carb product sales to feel impact of fertility study

As popularity soars for the low carbohydrate, high protein Atkins diet scientists warn this week that even a 'moderately' high protein diet could reduce a woman's chances of becoming pregnant....

Guidance for new trans fat rules

In 2003 Denmark banned trans fatty acids from food products over fears that these hydrogenated fats could contribute to heart disease. The rest of the EU as yet has no...

Eggs have no impact on dangerous cholesterol, new study

Eating an egg a day does not impact the cholesterol particles in the blood most likely to cause heart disease, according to a new study that could play an important...

EU sugar cuts to be bigger than expected?

Cheaper sugar ingredients could be on the way for food makers in Europe as draft plans for tough changes to the much criticised sugar regime come to light.

Soyfoods market expands into new areas

Europeans are increasingly developing a taste for soy with soyfood categories in retail outlets expanding rapidly across the region.

Low-carb diets under fire once more

Opponents of the low-carb diet fad in the US have joined their counterparts in the UK in calling into question the safety of the weight-loss regime. But whether the protests...

New innovations in texture

A new report on optimising food texture and rheology has been published to help food manufacturers achieve the specific qualities consumers are looking for, reports Anthony Fletcher.

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