All news articles for August 2023

Scientists have, for the first time, identified the key taste and aroma compounds of rye sourdough bread crumb using the sensomics approach. Pic: GettyImages

Scientists decode the 10 key tastes and 11 odours of sourdough

By Gill Hyslop

Using the genomics concepts, a combination of instrumental-analytical techniques and sensory analyses, scientists have decoded the secrets of sourdough - which they believe can be used as ‘a kind of blueprint’ for the replication of sourdough breads in...

People's willingness to try insects can be changed, the study showed. Image Source: Hello World/Getty Images

Interest in eating insects can be increased, study shows

By Augustus Bambridge-Sutton

At a time when meat consumption is increasingly being seen as unsustainable, eating insects is for many a comparatively better option. However, many people in the West find insects difficult to stomach. A new study shows that it is possible to increase...

Metal detection systems are crucial in avoid costly product recalls. Pic: GettyImages

Drilling down into metal detection to avoid product recalls

By Gill Hyslop

Any manufacturer worth their (metal-free) salt knows that by installing metal detection systems, they are working their way steadily towards a safer, more productive environment. But what exactly does a metal detector do and how does it effectively protect...

Today's product developers have a range of options to incorporate into their tech-stack to make their product stand out from the competition. Pic: GettyImages

Ramping up the future of food innovation

By Gill Hyslop

The ability to quickly adapt to customer demands and embrace new technologies are what separate global food and beverage leaders from the rest of the pack.

Today's shopper has an entire world of information at their fingertips to find out the history and benefits of the ingredients used within a product in an instant. Pic: GettyImages

The rise of the digital snacker

By Gill Hyslop

Technological advancements have opened seemingly infinite possibilities for innovation within the snack and bakery industry. We’re in a new era of food manufacturing with the ability to create a more connected experience for consumers and more efficient...

One of the most important jobs of food packaging is extending food shelf life. Image Source: Monty Rakusen/Getty Images

Extending shelf-life through packaging: The complexities and variations

By Augustus Bambridge-Sutton

Food packaging has a number of key roles. Firstly, it aims to keep food safe from its environment, so it doesn’t get dirty or contaminated. Secondly, it makes it more convenient to transport. Thirdly, it can serve to extend food shelf life. It is this...