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Formulation

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?

Pork DNA found in two halal Cadbury Malaysia chocolate batches

Cadbury Malaysia, part of Mondelez International Inc, has recalled two batches of halal chocolate which tested positive for traces of pork DNA.

New Zealand

Study finding water fluoridation does not lower IQ sparks fierce row

Adding fluoride to water does not lower one’s IQ, according to controversial new research from Otago University in New Zealand.

BASF makes big operational changes as flavour demand continues to grow

BASF’s Nutrition & Health division is carrying out a number of changes aimed to strengthen its competitiveness in Asia-Pacific’s fast-growing flavours and fragrances market.

Key Insights from Food Vision

Insect economics: Insect production could utilise global food waste to produce nutritionally better protein

The huge amounts of food and agricultural produce that end up as waste could be used to feed insects and produce high-quality animal protein that is better for environment, according...

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Pollution control and market demand prompts China price rise of CoQ10

The increasing cost of pollution control in China is one of the reasons behind the decision by Shenzhou Biology and Technology to increase the price of its CoenzymeQ10 by 10%,...

Hard and crunchy = fewer calories?

Consumers perceive foods that are either hard or have a rough texture as having fewer calories, says a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research.

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Viagra ice cream, flavoured with Champagne

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

Special edition: Healthy beverage trends

Xumma cofounder: Soda isn’t dying; traditional versions are just too sweet

The creators of a semisweet cola believe that their healthier approach to indulgence is just the type of disruptive jolt the soda industry needs to get out of its so-called...

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. ...

Interview with High Brew founder David Smith

High Brew boss: ‘We’re the antithesis of RTD coffee drinks’

The manufacturer of a ready-to-drink coffee beverage line looks to snag some market share from category-leading Starbucks with a cold brewed line that’s more about the flavor of coffee than...

The FoodNavigator Forum

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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