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The constant quest for innovation requires food technologists to be up-to-date with research. From hydrocolloids to oils and fats, flavours to flour what works well in which formulations, how does production method affect performance, and what are the sensory effects?

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Viagra ice cream, flavoured with Champagne

An ice cream which contains Viagra has been developed by a UK company. 

India’s natural vitamin E market set to triple by 2020

India’s natural vitamin E market is booming and set to almost triple in six years on the back of growing demand from across the world, a new report has revealed. ...

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How does sugar affect health? Find out at FoodNavigator’s Sugar Debate: Separating Fact from Fiction

Sugar – at least in excess – has been blamed for everything from heart disease to obesity and cancers in recent months. But is it as bad as all that?

High consumption of omega-3 fish oils may reduce artery calcification

An intake of omega-3 fatty acids comparable to those of people living in Japan may be linked to protection against artery calcification and heart disease, according to new research.

Concept of biomimicry could inform nutraceutical discovery, manufacture, expert says

Biomimicry, or the practice of taking cues from nature for design of products for human use, could transform the way dietary supplments manufacturers interact with their consumers, an expert says.

Indian researchers devise paste for world's most malnourished kids

Four Indian scientists have developed a ready-to-eat paste designed for children suffering from severe acute malnutrition (SAM)—the most dangerous level of hunger.

Nestlé collaborates with Singapore’s A*STAR to study biotransformation

Food giant Nestlé has found a new research partner in the form of a Singaporean government agency to study, with whom it will be studying a number of food and...

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Mountain Dew flavored Cheetos in Japan

PepsiCo has developed another beverage-inspired flavor for its Cheetos brand in Japan – this time, Mountain Dew.

Oz complementary healthcare body trains guns on authors of latest slur

The newly installed, tough-talking chief executive of the Complementary Healthcare Council of Australia has a new target in his sights after hitting out at the “misguided approach” by some academics...

Early study shows artificial sweeteners have no negative impact on gut

New research from the University of Adelaide has added to the debate about how our bodies respond to artificial sweeteners and whether they are good, bad or have no effect...

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Limited edition cream stew Cheetos in Japan

Frito-Lay has developed cream stew flavored Cheetos for the Japanese snack market.

NZ begins process to ferment place as leading lifestyle wine exporter

Winegrowers in New Zealand have embarked on their largest ever research and development project in a bid to capitalise on the world’s growing taste for so-called “lifestyle wines”, which are...

Report predicts impending boom in Indian additives market

Changing lifestyles in India have spawned a growing market for processed and packaged convenience foods that is driving the swift rise of additives, according to a new analysis by Frost...

‘The cocoa shell is a magnificent piece of material that hasn’t been exploited’ – Daintree Estates

Waste shells from cocoa processing are rich in fibre and antioxidants and carry great potential as food ingredients, according to Australian plantation-to-bar manufacturer Daintree Estates.

Complementary health body dismisses ‘incomplete’ multivitamin study

The chief executive of the Complementary Healthcare Council of Australia (CHC) has slammed a recently published study that found there is insufficient evidence that vitamin and mineral supplements prevent cardiovascular...

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Nutranomics trademark paves way for Asia expansion

US-based Nutranomics has received trademark approvals for the its brand in Japan, Malaysia, and Taiwan as a means to safeguard its brand in the countries as it prepares to launch...

Ceasefire declared in lycopene IP war as LycoRed and Parry settle patent infringement case

LycoRed and EID Parry have agreed to settle a patent dispute over tomato lycopene products and manufacturing processes after 18 months of legal wrangling.

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EID Parry settles with LycoRed following patent infringement suit

LycoRed has now reached a settlement with Indian firm EID Parry after the carotenoids supplier filed for patent infringement in March last year over its tomato lycopene products and related...

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Taste beyond flavour: How colour, texture and environment influence taste perception

The way we taste foods is actually far more complex than their flavour alone. Neuroscientist Professor Charles Spence discusses how the shape, smell and colour of a food, its packaging,...

Fonterra must show ‘willingness to learn’ from WPC botulism scare: Inquiry

Fonterra faces "serious global implications" unless it learns from the mistakes that led to the recent whey protein concentrate (WPC) botulism scare, the committee overseeing an independent investigation into the...

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S Korean police net ring smuggling diet pills containing human flesh

South Korean police have arrested two Chinese students for selling “diet” pills found to contain human flesh.

China concludes 'successful' tests on transgenic rice

Transgenic rice tests conducted by China’s Agricultural University have brought no abnormalities after 90 days of test according to researchers involved in the programme.

Australia and NZ add to OxyElite Pro’s global woes

Australia and New Zealand have jointly issued a warning against pre-workout sports supplement OxyElite Pro following its links to an outbreak of acute non-viral hepatitis in Hawaii that killed one...

Fearing Western bans, TCM industry now seeking to align standards

In the wake of some Western countries like Britain capping sales of traditional medicine imports from China, the country is now ramping up efforts to standardise production in the segment.

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Benecol arrives in the Philippines

Raisio’s Benecol partner, Kalbe International, has launched Benecol smoothies on the Philippine market. 

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