Ingredients

Does folic acid fortification go far enough?

12 February, 2019

Organic wheat, rye, rice and corn flours do not have to be fortified with folic acid. Is this increasing the risks of birth defects in some babies?


Multi-syllable ingredients and chemophobia

04 February, 2019

In consumers' minds the terms 'clean label' and 'natural' mean 'safe', but this simply isn't correct.


Engineered rice plants increase yield 27%

15 January, 2019

A new bioengineering approach for boosting photosynthesis in rice plants could increase grain yield by up to 27%, according to a study.


Canary Butter Sheets

01 January, 2019 | Supplied by: Maxum Foods Pty Ltd

Maxum Foods provides Canary Butter Sheets which are made from New Zealand creamery butter.


Sensient Opalis range of natural extracts and concentrates

21 December, 2018 | Supplied by: Sensient Technologies

Opalis is Sensient's range of natural extracts and concentrates derived from edible vegetables, fruits and plants that deliver colour to enhance the user's products.


Sensient Technologies DairyBoost Plus

21 December, 2018 | Supplied by: Sensient Technologies

The DairyBoost range of natural extract flavouring systems delivers the rich mouthfeel and authentic characteristics associated with full-fat dairy products.


Avoid lead in your spices

11 December, 2018

Spices purchased abroad may contain high levels of lead and pose a risk for lead exposure, according to an American study.


Acrylamide-reducing yeast technology being commercialised

10 December, 2018

A non-GMO, clean-label, acrylamide-reducing yeast enzyme that is claimed to reduce acrylamide by 90% is becoming available.


Submissions invited on dairy processing aid

28 November, 2018

FSANZ is calling for submissions on an application made by food ingredient manufacturer DuPont Australia to permit a new dairy processing aid.


UK's sugar tax has raised over £150m so far

27 November, 2018

The UK's sugar tax has been applied to 660 million litres of soft drink in the first six months, raising £153.8 million. But is it working?


A different approach to sugar reduction

19 November, 2018 | Supplied by: Givaudan Australia

Formulating less sweet products that have the same appeal as fully sweet ones is a challenge that requires more than simply subtracting sugar.


Honey — adulteration and now botulism

19 November, 2018

Poor old honey — first involved in adulteration allegations and now implicated in four cases of infant botulism.


Prevent pastry dough discolouration naturally

12 November, 2018

Researchers have found a natural way to prevent pastry, cake and pie doughs discolouring during storage.


Getting cephalopods onto your plate

02 November, 2018

Squid, octopus and cuttlefish could become an important food source, but they need some good preparation and PR.


Red meat, Asians and colorectal cancer

01 November, 2018

Researchers have challenged the link between red and processed meat consumption and colorectal cancer in Asians.


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