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.
The UK's competition watchdog has moved to calm a potential storm
between the government and the food and drink industry after
warning an industry association that new goals for healthier
products could lead to a breach of competition...
Finnish bakery group Fazer has begun a three-year programme
promoting the health benefits of rye-based products - everything
from cancer prevention to reducing the risk of coronary heart
disease. And one company at least is hoping...
Ongoing demand for healthy products helped Irish food and
ingredients firm Kerry to a strong first half performance. And with
recent acquisitions pushing it into other high growth sectors,
there is little to stop the group from making...
Soft drink and snack maker PepsiCo might not spring immediately to
mind when thinking about healthy food products, but the US company
clearly believes it has a role to play in this fast-growing market
- and has added a new logo to...
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
from the less trendy crackers and biscuits....
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, say
market analysts at Frost & Sullivan.
Set against the backdrop of difficult trading conditions for
branded food manufacturers, raw material prices and a negative
currency impact played down first half figures for ingredients
Food and drink products targeted at children could be seriously
damaging their health, according to claims by the UK Consumers'
Association. It said that many products targeted at childen had
higher salt or sugar contents than...
The UK's Joint Health Claims Initiative has reduced the minimum
amount of soy protein required in a product for the soy health
claim, allowing a greater number of foods to display the
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
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.
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
The UK snacks sector is coming under increasing pressure from
competing markets with sugar and chocolate confectionery
particularly hard hit by the consumer desire for a healthier
lifestyle, according to a new report from market analysts...
Consumers might be interested in healthy bakery products but are
still not buying enough to merit dramatic changes in the production
for the bakery industry, reports a recent poll carrried out by