Food design & research

High demand for microwave packaging

16 December, 2009

Convenient meal options are driving the demand for microwave packaging products with steady growth forecast for the next few years.

Resources about European traditional foods

10 December, 2009

A collection of new resources on European traditional foods has been released by The British Nutrition Foundation, on behalf of the European Food Information Resource (EuroFIR) project.

Swallowing risk with beverage can pull-tabs

09 December, 2009

The safety of stay-tabs on beverage cans has been called into question after a US study has identified 19 cases of ingestion at a single hospital over a 16-year period.

International standard for detection of chocolate fraud

08 December, 2009

The International Organisation for Standardisation has adopted a method developed by the European Commission's Joint Research Centre to measure vegetable fats in milk chocolate.

Minimising ingredient handling and waste

02 December, 2009

Food manufacturers the world over share a common goal: the efficient production of high-quality products. Where food products are concerned, quality, freshness and waste minimisation take on additional importance.

Fortifying foods

01 December, 2009

Health-conscious consumers are driving the demand for products that aim to promote better health, increase longevity and prevent the onset of chronic diseases.

Therapeutic agent in soy

01 December, 2009

Natural lipid molecules found in soy, Sphingadienes, may underlie the benefits of all soy products. They have been found to possibly prevent and treat colon cancer.

Substantial salt reduction without loss of taste

09 November, 2009

TIFN has announced a technology that enables processors to reduce the salt content of foods by 25% without loss of taste nor the need for sodium substitutes or taste additives.

Electrolysed water for clean-in-place sanitation

16 September, 2009

Testing has proven the efficacy of electrolysed water as a sanitation process for CIP applications.

As good as glass

15 September, 2009

Barrier tests conducted by Superfos have shown that plastic can offer barrier properties nearly as good as glass.

Organics and packaging

15 September, 2009

Consumers want organic packaging as well as organic foods and beverages.

International collaborative closure trial opens doors

15 September, 2009

A significant number of global wineries and closure manufacturers are taking part in an international collaborative commercial closure trial, designed to collect evidence about the performance of the major closure types.

US seeking to define ‘natural’

15 September, 2009

The term ‘natural’ on meat and poultry product labels in the US is under discussion as the country seeks to define the conditions under which the claim can be made.

Colours count

14 September, 2009

The choice of colour on a label or package can mean the difference between success and failure for a food or drink in the marketplace.

Rapid test for tainted milk

11 September, 2009

A combination of bacteria and a purple dye that can reveal the presence of toxins in milk in just a few hours could help ensure the safety of the milk supply.

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