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Global percentage ingredient labels on the Codex table, again

International labelling standards on the percentage of ingredients in a food and beverage products are on the table again at an upcoming Codex meeting, reports Lindsey Partos.

Whey protein could fight gut infection and save lives

Researchers in New Zealand's Massey University have reported that whey protein concentrate reduced the severity of rotavirus-induced diarrhea in a mice model. If replicated in humans, this result could help...

Added-calcium drinks go under trial

Making a calcium-fortified drink could get easier for companies participating in a new study designed to investigate which of the numerous types of calcium ingredients perform best in which application,...

High calcium and vitamin D diet may decrease risk of PMS

A diet rich in calcium and vitamin D may lower the risk of developing premenstrual syndrome (PMS), a condition that affects up to a fifth of all women, researchers reported...

Food industry must adapt to ethical consumerism

The increase in ethical consumerism means that food makers should seriously consider the commercial implications of eco-labels, though tighter regulation is still needed, writes Anthony Fletcher.

Nutrition label changes to run into thousands of euros

While the European Commission still seems far from producing a proposal to amend rules on nutrition labelling, a new study suggests costs of label changes for the food maker could...

Sustainable vanilla from India reaches Danisco stocks

Diversifying supplies and managing risk for the world's most expensive, and popular, natural flavour, for the first time ingredients giant Danisco receives a batch of sustainable organic vanilla from an...

Tate & Lyle taps into healthy ice cream market

Tate & Lyle has launched two new ice cream ingredients to help manufacturers tap into the current trend towards healthier eating.

First omega-3 milks in UK target demand for brain food

The first omega-3 milks to hit the UK market will benefit from increasing demand for healthy children's food, following a wave of media reports on research into brain food and...

Biotrace launches two new allergen testing kits

UK-based Biotrace International has launched two allergen testing kits for detecting egg and peanut traces in food.

New colourant launched for bottle caps

Milliken's ClearTint polymeric colourants for polypropylene (PP) aims to put some life into bottle caps.

Upcoming EU ban fuels interest in probiotic feed market

With the upcoming EU ban on the use of antibiotic growth promoters in animal feed, companies such as Medipharm and Chr. Hansen are rushing to provide farmers with natural alternatives.

Dairy protein maker offers soy as alternative to pricy caseinates

French dairy ingredients firm Armor Proteines has added a US-produced soy protein isolate to its range to give customers an alternative to the increasingly expensive caseinates, reports Dominique Patton.

Sidel helps Milliken develop PP bottling technology

Milliken Chemical has installed a Sidel, Series 2, SBO4 machine at its R&D centre in support of its research into injection stretch blow moulded clarified polypropylene (ISBM cPP).

Latvian dairy modernises to compete in Europe

The largest producer of cheddar cheese within the Baltic States plans to increase production through the £2.5 million installation of five new vats.

Unilever enters US low fat ice cream face-off

Ice cream manufacturers gearing up for the lucrative summer season should take note, as Haagen-Dazs and Unilever announce their intentions to introduce a range of low fat products in the...

Haagen-Dazs targets low fat demand

Consumers watching their waistlines continue to drive low fat formulations: ice cream giant Haagen-Dazs launches its first 'light' ice cream version of its classic brand.

Tetra Pak targets convenience with new carton closure

Tetra Pak has launched a range of direct injection moulded closures for gable-top cartons that it believes taps into current consumer concerns for safety, convenience and style.

New vacuum packs enable long-life cheese

Cheese capable of surviving in vacuum packs for long enough to feed cosmonauts in space has been developed by the Russian Ostankino Dairy and may offer opportunities to improve shelf-life...

Frutarom rolls out flavour systems for 'wellness' ice creams

In the same week that the world's number one ice cream maker announces the roll out of health and wellness ice cream to fuel growth, Israeli flavours firm Frutarom launches...

Reducol yoghurts launched in Finland

Finland's largest grocery chain Kesko has launched a range of yogurts that include Forbes Medi-Tech's cholesterol-lowering ingredient, Reducol, the Canadian firm said on Monday.

Tanis takes trans-fat-free aeration unit to Interpack

Tanis Food Tec, an aeration equipment supplier for the bakery, confectionery and dairy industries, claims its Temp Twin Barrel system can crystallise trans fatty acid substitutes significantly faster than its...

Automated cheese batching achieves costs reduction

Scanvaegt claims that a major Dutch dairy has been able to reduce the average giveaway on its foiled cheese batching operations to as little as 1g per 10 kg batch...

Tetra Pak concept targets dairy product brand appeal

Tetra Pak has developed a flexible new packaging concept to help liquid dairy producers achieve cost-effective processing and better brand recognition.

GEA unveils third generation filtration technology

New technology that allows for simpler, more efficient and more economical separations for dairy, food and beverage applications has been developed.

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