A US government scientist who developed a new peanut cultivar high in oleic acid that offers a longer shelf life and heart healthy properties says it has attracted interest from major US confectionery companies.
Given the recent concerns surrounding safe supply of chia seed coupled with rising consumer demand for minimally processed ingredients, Anne Brown, general manager of Glanbia Nutritionals’ Next Generation Grains processor, says manufacturers can’t underestimate...
Pistachios – most associated with snacking in the consumer’s mind – could be finding their way into many a food product as an ingredient over the next few years, says the executive director of the American Pistachio Growers, as production is set to double...
Production of omega-9 canola oils from Dow AgroSciences' patented Nexera seeds has surged 250% since 2011 as food manufacturers continue to seek healthier alternatives to oils high in trans- and saturated fatty acids, says Dow.
Dow Agrosciences is confident sales volumes of its omega-9 mono-unsaturate-rich oils will triple in the next two-to-three years as manufacturers making everything from breakfast cereal to microwave popcorn try to cut saturated fat.
Greek researchers investigating the effect of irradiation, active and modified atmosphere packaging, and storage conditions on quality retention of raw, whole, unpeeled almonds find a method using only an oxygen absorber the most effective.
The results of a survey by the Food Safety Authority of Ireland
(FSAI) on the fat content and fatty acid composition of
pre-packaged food products reveal that generally, levels of
trans-fatty acids in the surveyed products are low.
Industry giants are locked in a "fish oil arms race" to develop genetically modified crops that could challenge the supremacy of fish as the best source of omega-3 fatty acid, with both BASF and DuPont reporting progress in the field.
Dow AgroSciences yesterday announced that it is to increase
production of its trans fat free canola and sunflower oils on the
back of an increased demand as food manufacturers strive to churn
out healthier products.
Omega-3 fatty acids could prevent or inhibit the growth of liver
cancer cells, say researchers from the University of Pittsburgh at
today's annual meeting of the American Association for Cancer
Trans fat concerns hit Australia with consumer groups calling for
trans fat to be highlighted on food labels after more than a third
of 50 food products tested had levels 'well above what is
considered safe by many experts',...
French food watchdog recommends slashing trans fat levels in a wide
range of bakery products, including biscuits and cakes, following
findings from a new report released this week, reports Lindsey
Lonza has said that it is selling its fatty acid and glycerine
operation in Painesville, Ohio, to US firm Twin Rivers Technologies
for undisclosed terms, according to the Swiss-based chemicals and