New blockchain technology – HalalChain – has been launched to enable consumers trace and track halal products, in an attempt to overcome difficulties posed by scores of accreditation schemes and regulatory uncertainty.
The Australian federal and state governments have recently set a target for all packaging in the country to be reusable, compostable or recyclable by 2025, but the question from various parties is, how exactly is that going to be realised?
Cochineal dye - which produces red colour in food, drinks and cosmetics - has been found to cause allergic actions such as redness, itching, swelling and anaphylaxis in a small number of cases, Japan researchers say.
Tetra Pak has launched an Extrusion Wheel that produces stick ice cream products with large-sized inclusions, such as whole nuts, real fruit segments, or cookie dough chunks at the highest capacity on the market.
Social media has made photogenic food a must – meaning that colour is becoming an increasingly important purchase driver. To meet this demand, food manufacturers need to deliver vibrant colours that are also perceived as natural.
Kemin has developed a “consumer-friendly” plant-based shelf life extension solution, NaturFORT RSGT, for ambient products such as salad dressings and sauces, using a blend of rosemary, spearmint, and green tea extracts.
From traces of trans-fatty acids found in spreads labelled as containing "zero" trans-fatty acids to margarine claiming to contain vitamins not evident on the nutrition label...the consumer council of Hong Kong has revealed rampant labelling...
Current alcohol advertising regulations in Australia are failing to protect the health and well-being of adolescents, with academics claiming that it is leading to an environment that is ‘not consistent with the responsible marketing spirit’.