How to Cut Down Sugar and Fat in Your Diet?

Healthy nutrition is on everyone’s mind. Perhaps there’s even more attention being paid to what we eat than ever before. After decades of stocking our kitchens with meat, noodles and sweets and simultaneous diets to reverse the effects of all those fatty, starchy and sweet foods ingredients, we may be

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Ingredients: Choosing the Right Fibre Ingredient: The Five C’s

By Heidi Cullip   In today’s food and beverage market place, manufacturers are wading through an ever-changing tide of consumer demand for better-for-you options. Digestive health, less sugar, fewer calories, cleaner labels, low cholesterol – the list goes on and on. So how can we meet these demands for health

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Ingredients: Obesity – Why is our Diet Too Rich in Calories?

Obesity (BMI > 30 kg/m2) is associated with a high risk of chronic illnesses such as diabetes, cardiovascular diseases as well as various types of cancer and has become an immense health problem of the population. With at least 2.8 million people dying every year as a consequence of being

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Tech Update – March 2016

‘Smartest Food Scientist on Earth’ Researchers at the Not Company (NotCo), a food-tech startup based in Chile, have developed food products that are made completely of plants but tastes like animal food. They used machine learning technology to develop tasty, nutritious and affordable plant-based food. However, the food looks and

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Industry Spotlight – March 2016

No Link between Egg Consumption and Cholesterol? A new study from the University of Eastern Finland shows that a relatively high intake of dietary cholesterol, or eating one egg every day, are not associated with an elevated risk of incident coronary heart disease. The findings were published in the American

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Food News – March 2016

Bosch receives WorldStar 2016 Award Bosch Packaging Technology’s Two-in-One biscuit packaging system will be awarded with the WorldStar 2016 packaging award. The award is presented annually by the World Packaging Organisation (WPO). Essential to the assessment is for a product to combine innovation with outstanding execution. The jurors evaluated a

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Make in India

FDI in Food Processing may increase by 25% Foreign direct investment in the food processing sector is likely to go up by at least 25 percent as FSSAI streamlines regulations to ease product approvals, Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal has said. The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI)

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Seafood Packaging System delivers Major Benefits

Food Packaging Systems (formally Promens Kristiansand) has introduced a new seafood packing system that provides important logistical and sustainability benefits compared to more traditional packs. Comprising lightweight trays, sealing film and tray lidding machines, the system is able to pack a range of seafood products from fish fillets to shellfish,

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Contamination in Chocolates

By Dr Saurabh Arora Chocolates are regarded as the world’s most popular snack food. An average American consumes over 4kg of chocolate annually, while in Switzerland, the world’s leading chocolate producer, a Swiss consumes over double this amount. Indians also have a sweet tooth, and consume considerable amount of sweets,

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Pulse Processing Pioneering Purpose-Designed Huller for Major Pulse Varieties

The Bühler Group, a global leader in pulse processing solutions, has launched its PULSROLL™ huller to support processors in their quest to produce innovative pulse products and tap into the burgeoning market for tasty and nutritious food alternatives in which nutrient-rich pulses play a leading role. With its new fully

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