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Seven sick and four deaths in Swedish Listeria outbreak

Mon, 21/05/2018 - 13:39
Seven people have been sickened and four have died in an outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes in Sweden.

Antifungal resistance could lead to ‘global food shortages’

Mon, 21/05/2018 - 13:00
Researchers warn that growing levels of resistance to antifungal treatments could result in disease outbreaks that hit global food security.

‘The familiarity factor’: Consumers want recognisable protein sources

Mon, 21/05/2018 - 12:00
As consumer interest in protein continues to grow food makers are working to differentiate themselves based on protein source. But, new research suggests, consumers are most accepting of proteins that are recognisable and familiar.

Italian firms spend millions on 'useless' law but government vows to keep origin labelling

Mon, 21/05/2018 - 12:00
Italy's increasingly exasperated manufacturers have spent millions conforming to a labelling law that breaches EU law - but the Ministry and the country's new coalition government have vowed to defend it.

Ellutia: Cannabis sector knows it needs to test but does not know where to start

Mon, 21/05/2018 - 11:45
The cannabis industry knows it needs to do testing but many do not know where to start, according to Ellutia.

Listeria tops INFOSAN cases in Q1 2018

Fri, 18/05/2018 - 14:50
INFOSAN was involved in 16 food safety events involving 106 countries in the first quarter of this year.

Recalls: E. coli, Hepatitis E and mycotoxins

Fri, 18/05/2018 - 11:22
Recalls and alerts were made by England, Ireland, Scotland, US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and Slovakia.

Recalls: E. coli, Hepatitis E and mycotoxins

Fri, 18/05/2018 - 11:22
Recalls and alerts were made by England, Ireland, Scotland, US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and Slovakia.

Nestlé to cut more sugar and salt in packaged foods to make children healthier

Fri, 18/05/2018 - 10:58
Nestlà will further reduce sugar and salt across its portfolio by 5% and 10% respectively by 2020 to make their products healthier for children.

‘Early adopters’ add plastic-free logo to products

Fri, 18/05/2018 - 09:47
Retailers Iceland and Ekoplaza and tea brand Teapigs will add the plastic-free logo to select products this year.

Can seaweed make waves in Europe's food sector?

Fri, 18/05/2018 - 09:00
There is a strong nutritional and environmental case for increasing consumption of aquatic plants but consumer understanding represents a significant hurdle. Can edible seaweed manufacturers make seaweed an âeveryday foodâ in Europe?

Researchers brew up method to detect coffee adulteration

Fri, 18/05/2018 - 09:00
Quadram Institute researchers have used a technique to distinguish between Arabica and Robusta coffee and detect adulteration.

Open call for candidates: PepsiCo accelerator hunts for 10 start-ups

Thu, 17/05/2018 - 13:43
After helping 2017's winners generate growth worth â10 million, PepsiCo's accelerator programme Nutrition Greenhouse is looking for 10 more start-ups for the 2018 round.

EU experts rank foodborne parasite importance

Thu, 17/05/2018 - 11:45
Echinococcus multilocularis and Toxoplasma gondii are the most important foodborne parasites (FBP) in terms of public health for Europe, according to a study.

Organix protein snacks for babies are 'junk-busting', responsible snacking, it says

Thu, 17/05/2018 - 11:06
UK market leader in infant snacks, Organix 'savoury finger food for babiesâ range is part of its junk-busting mission. "Some infant snack products contain more than 30 ingredients and that is not really necessary," says the managing director.

‘A new axis of innovation’: Colour positive claims as a purchase driver

Wed, 16/05/2018 - 15:48
Social media has made photogenic food a must â meaning that colour is becoming an increasingly important purchase driver. To meet this demand, food manufacturers need to deliver vibrant colours that are also perceived as natural.

True blue botanicals: Why the appeal of spirulina and butterfly pea flowers is more than just colour

Wed, 16/05/2018 - 13:58
Blue mermaid lattes and unicorn smoothie bowls may have star status on social media but their appeal is not just visual. The ingredients behind the blue hue â spirulina and butterfly pea flowers â are seen as inherently healthy.

IRSweep tunes into applications in mid-IR spectroscopy market

Wed, 16/05/2018 - 13:41
IRSweep is looking to take advantage of applications including food analysis with mid‐IR sensing being a young and developing field in the laboratory analytical instrumentation market.

‘The singularity will happen through food’: The food system and AI’s transformative potential

Wed, 16/05/2018 - 12:38
Artificial intelligence has the potential to radically reinvent the global food production system, with far reaching consequences on health, nutrition and environmental impact.

Iberchem expands food flavours and colours portfolio

Wed, 16/05/2018 - 11:12
Iberchem Group is to acquire a majority stake in a specialist developer and manufacturer of food flavours and colours, Versachem.

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