Cosucra shifts focus to health
Belgian firm Cosucra Groupe Warcoing is exiting the sugar beet
processing business to concentrate entirely on added value
ingredients for health foods, it announced this week.
Dupont wins healthier oil rights
A US court has given chemicals giant DuPont the commercial rights
for a patented gene that could one day lead to healthier vegetable
oils for food preparation.
Quaker launches healthy men's snack
Quaker is adding a new variant to its Snack-a-Jacks range in the
UK, designed to appeal to both men and children.
Health concerns drive Kraft innovations
Kraft Foods confirmed its commitment to healthier foods yesterday,
outlining a series of steps designed to help reduce obesity rates.
FAO predicts healthy wheat yield
World wheat production in 2003 is set to beat the figure set in
2002 by 3.6 per cent, according to the Food and Agriculture
Organisation of the United Nations (FAO).
Are healthier fried snacks on the way?
The Technical University of Denmark has completed the development
of a new industrial frying process which is said to be a more
efficient and healthier alternative to conventional methods.
Healthy bread for expectant mothers
Bread fortified with a variety of vitamins and omega-3 DHA has been
launched by independent UK bakers Warburtons. The loaf is designed
to help increase DHA intake among pregnant women.
Healthy cereal introduced to Singapore market
Nestlé has introduced its low-fat, high-fibre breakfast cereal
Nestlé Fitness to the Singaporean market. Containing key vitamins
and calcium and iron, the product is targeted at health-conscious
Bread, gut-health claim approved
A panel of Dutch scientific experts has positively approved
Bakkerij Veenhuis' request for a health claim for the Vitaalbrood
Flora range of bread products containing Sensus' Frutafit inulin.
Could healthier bread be on the way for Europeans?
Research now underway will provide the means to develop novel forms
of bread, and other foods, which contain increased amounts of
soluble fibre, making them far healthier than they currently are.
Experts question the value of 'healthy' snacks
Researchers in the US have pointed to growing consumption of
'nutrition' bars and functional beverages as a risk to health -
claiming some products cause oral health and obesity problems.
Health claims: Commission confirms position
The heated debate on the labelling of foodstuffs in Europe and the
thorny issue of health claims was fired up once again this week
when UK press reports suggested that new proposals from the
European Commission outline tough new measures.
Oils and waxes - no health risk
The health of the consumer is unlikely to be affected by the
transfer of oils and waxes from food packaging into food, finds a
recent survey from the UK Food Standards Agency (FSA).
Snack bars lifted by growing health trend
Snack bars have evolved rapidly over the last few years, and have
been one of a number of products to quickly adapt to the growing
demand for healthy products, according to a recent report from
Oats - the health choice for consumers
Positive links between oats and heart health figure highly in the
mind of the consumer, according to a recent survey conducted by the
US Natural Marketing Institute.