Food design & research

iPhone application to scan for food allergens

31 March, 2010

Allergy sufferers will soon be able to use their iPhone to scan a food’s bar code at the supermarket to determine whether it’s safe to eat.


Flaws in Duke University statement about high fructose corn syrup

22 March, 2010

Duke University incorrectly singled out high fructose corn syrup as being responsible for scarring in the liver and other liver diseases when the underlying study for the release reviewed dietary intake of fructose containing beverages - not high fructose corn syrup.


World demand for salt increasing

11 March, 2010

By 2013, world demand for salt is expected to reach 301.5 million tonnes, with China and India fuelling the growth.


Effect of saturated fats on cardiovascular disease questioned

11 March, 2010

A meta-analysis involving nearly 350,000 people has not found that saturated fat consumption is associated with cardiovascular disease.


Studying genetics could lead to tailored diets for better disease prevention

09 March, 2010

Personal health recommendations and diets tailored to better prevent diseases may be in our future, just by focusing on genetics.


Cut the salt, keep the taste

04 March, 2010

The salt reduction trend is set to continue as some of the biggest international food processors launch salt reduction strategies.


Disruptive technologies impact on packaging

04 February, 2010

The packaging landscape is set to change as new, disruptive technologies displace and replace current packaging options and solutions.


Add calcium for better taste perception

04 February, 2010

Kokumi taste foods contain various compounds that have no taste themselves, but can enhance the basic sweet, salty and umami taste sensation they co-exist with. Kokumi compounds, such as calcium, protamine (found in milk), L-histidine (an amino acid) and glutathione (found in yeast extract) have now been shown to activate calcium-sensing channels in humans.


Detecting poultry contamination

02 January, 2010 by US Agricultural Research Service

Technology developed by US Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists that automatically scans poultry carcasses for contamination has been successfully tested in a commercial poultry plant.


Detecting poultry contamination

02 January, 2010 by US Agricultural Research Service

Technology developed by US Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists that automatically scans poultry carcasses for contamination has been successfully tested in a commercial poultry plant.


The FDA’s list of the ten riskiest foods in the US

01 January, 2010

In the US, ten foods alone have accounted for nearly 40% of all foodborne-illness outbreaks linked to FDA-regulated foods since 1990.


Tasting bubbles

01 January, 2010

Sip a bottle of sparkling water and your enjoyment comes not just from the bubbly fizz, but also from the slightly sour taste of carbonation. Now, a research team has learned just how the taste of carbonation is perceived.


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.


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