Less salt, less fat or rich in added vitamins – great aspirations, but it’s more work to make a product that still tastes good. Although the industry has been making strides towards achieving reformulation targets, big technical challenges remain.
Three major white bread brands have made it into the UK’s top 20 best-selling food and beverage list, according to IRI data, but every single one has seen sales plummet.
High-protein cookies will continue to soar in the mass market, says the president of Lenny & Larry’s as the company plans more US roll-outs in mass stores.
Grupo Bimbo has developed an alternative processing method that reduces the fat content of pork rind snacks.
Salt replacer use is growing but low salt claims are not, as food companies favour a ‘quiet’ approach – but growth in gourmet table salts may threaten salt reduction efforts.
Many British consumers feel guilty about snacking and even more associate it with ‘breaking’ a diet plan, research finds.
The nutrition bar category is becoming saturated, but there are still untapped pockets of opportunity, says Ohio-based Good Greens, which claims to blow rivals out of the water when it...
Protein is hot - and big brands are piling more of it into everything from breakfast cereal to ice cream. Yet the Dietary Guidelines for Americans say “inadequate protein intake in...
Kellogg will liven up its US cereal portfolio with seven new products set for launch at the end of this year.
Choosing gluten-free food is a lifestyle choice, but there is no evidence that it’s a healthier option for those not suffering from gluten intolerance, say experts.
Portuguese microalgae supplier Allma has debuted cereal-based chlorella pieces as it drives the ingredient beyond food supplement aisles.
Developments in oil-based emulsions could tackle flavor and texture problems associated with fat reduction in baked goods and snacks, say experts.
Reduced-fat remains high on the agenda for manufacturers, but what options are out there and what do consumers really want?
Manufacturers need to consider texture, sound and visuals when developing reduced-fat products because consumer expectations stretch far beyond taste, says Datamonitor Consumer.
Consumers underestimate calorie counts for, and consume more of, foods from companies with positive corporate responsibility programmes, say researchers.
Bread and milk have always been natural indicators for what is happening inside the average household. Both are reliable dietary staples and both have the ability to inspire passion and...
A newly approved EU health claim to say folic acid supplements reduce the risk of infant neural tube defects will bring home the nutrient’s importance to women, say a team...
Past celiac research has focused on gluten wheat proteins as the cause of reactions, but researchers say there may be other non-gluten proteins in wheat also to blame.
A Channel 4 investigation into inorganic arsenic levels in rice has questioned the safety of products aimed at children like rice cakes and Kellogg's Rice Krispies - although all companies...
Increased saturated and trans fatty acids in salty snacks pose health hazard to Brazilian college students, say researchers.
Kellogg will overhaul Special K next year to pull the failing brand away from its weight management focus, the company CEO says.
Supplementation with finger millet bran may help alleviate symptoms of obesity like oxidative stress, inflammation and gut microbial imbalances, according to mice research published in the British Journal of Nutrition....
Baking muffins with yogurt can add a functional and nutritional punch while tapping into an explosive global trend, says a Datamonitor researcher.
UK consumers are interested in healthier baked goods high in fiber but low in sugar and calories, particularly high-fiber white bread, according to a survey.
Cereal and plant proteins hold huge potential for breakfast cereal and snack bar fortification but taste and texture remain challenging, say Kellogg’s lead product development scientist.
While replacing saturated fats with polyunsaturated fats may have no influence on overall weight, it may improve cholesterol and other markers of heart health, say researchers.