Bakery Snacks with Protein and Fibre Help to Keep Hunger on Hold

Bakes for Longer Lasting Fullness DuPont Nutrition & Health is putting bakery on the weight management map with new opportunities to keep consumers fuller longer and help them reduce their overall calorie intake. Five new concept ideas, each enriched with Litesse® polydextrose dietary fibre and SUPRO® soy protein, target weight

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Brazilian Company doubles Shelf Life of Pasteurised Fresh Milk

Agrindus, an agribusiness company located in São Paulo, Brazil, has increased the shelf life of grade A pasteurised fresh whole milk from seven to 15 days. This feat was achieved by incorporating silver-based microparticles with bactericidal, antimicrobial and self-sterilising properties into the rigid plastic bottles used as packaging for the

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Testing Fruit and Vegetable Ripeness becomes Hi-tech

How do you check the ripeness of a bunch of bananas or avocados before putting them into your shopping basket? Most of us either sniff the fruit or push it with our thumb to check for ripeness. However, a new scanner has been introduced that can sense whether fruits and

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Robot Automates Bacteria Screening in Wine Samples

The Australian Wine Research Institute has developed a new robotic liquid handling system which, it claims takes malolactic fermentation research to the ‘high-throughput’ era. According to a press release issued by the institute, the robotic system (Tecan Evo 150) automates the screening of large numbers of malolactic bacteria strains using

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Novel Low-calorie Fats Synthesised

Scientists at the Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (IICT), Hyderabad, have developed novel low-calorie fats based on edible oils like sunflower that provide 5.2 K cals/g as against 9 K cals/g by the vegetable oils; they have shown promising health benefits in studies conducted in rats and rabbits. The nutritionally

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Chemical-free Food Preservation Technology with Blue LEDs

A team of scientists from the National University of Singapore (NUS) has found that blue light emitting diodes (LEDs) have strong antibacterial effect on major food borne pathogens, and are most effective when in cold temperatures (between 4°C and 15°C) and mildly acidic conditions of around pH 4.5. This opens

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Dabur enters Ready-to-Drink Segment

Dabur has announced its entry into ready-to-drink beverage segment with the launch of its latest product Hajmola Yoodley. “Dabur India Ltd is extending its most trusted digestive brand Hajmola into the ready-to-drink beverage market with the launch of Hajmola Yoodley, a new range of drinks offering the uniqueness of ‘chatpata’

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DuPont Stresses Gluten Free Probiotic Range

DuPont Nutrition & Health has announced that its entire probiotic range is produced from raw materials that do not contain gluten. The announcement follows publication of a new study at Columbia University, which found that in a test of 22 best-selling probiotic supplements, more than half contained detectable levels of

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Britannia Sponsors Spelling Bee

Leading food company Britannia has signed up as the presenting sponsor for the 2015 MetLife South Asian Spelling Bee. The brand confirmed its commitment in New Jersey. Plans are afoot to now integrate Britannia into the Bee and provide participants with healthy and delicious foods products. Britannia will be giving

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Mahindra forays into Branded Edible Oils Segment with NuPro

The agri business vertical of Mahindra & Mahindra, part of the $16.9 billion Mahindra Group, announced the launch of its branded edible oil, NuPro for the health conscious Indian consumer. The company, under the NuPro brand, will offer a bouquet of edible oils, the first of which is the NuPro

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