Missing breakfast has been shown to raise cholesterol levels and
reduce the body's response to insulin in a small study that raises
concern for the increasing numbers of people that skip the first
meal of the day.
Warburtons has laid down the gauntlet to its mainstream UK rivals
by developing white bread with a low glycaemic index as both
consumers and producers become more aware of the benefits 'GI' can
have in controlling diabetes,...
US baker Oroweat is set to launch a completely sugar free bread in
selected American states, again highlighting how the battering
handed out to sugar over rising obesity and diabetes problems has
given new life to artificial sweeteners,...
The growth of PepsiCo's savoury snacks business helped the firm to
a solid earnings rise in 2004 and also raises new questions about
the damage healthy eating trends will inflict on the food
industry's snack giants, argues...
A new nutrition bar chart on every pack of Kellogg's breakfast
cereal, enabling Britain's consumers to check salt, sugar and fat
content against guideline daily amounts, may cause confusion amid
too many conflicting systems,...
Good foresight on rising health trends and heavy investment in
premium brands have helped cereal and snack producer Kellogg to a
steady sales and earnings rise for 2004, with North America leading
the way, reports Chris Mercer.
US agri-giant Cargill introduced a new barley ingredient, with high
levels of beta-glucan soluble fibre, at Health Ingredients Europe
last week, as part of its platform designed to target heart health.
The British government has released its long-awaited policy paper
on public health today with plans to tackle obesity, curb public
smoking and address the way food companies target children through
Research into walnuts, a key ingredient used in a range of cake
products will help lift stagnant sales for food makers in the
sector giving them an opportunity to cash in on the growing
functional food market, reports Lindsey Partos.