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7 Artificial Flavours Banned in the European Commission.

I think I'm posting this story more for the beautiful webpage, copied below, than the technology story – who said food science was dreary? The beautiful colours alongside the clinical structures is appealing. Lets not worry that it's about flavours not colours!

click the image to visit the website

In seriousness, the [...]

Ever Wondered What Super Fruits Are?

Have you ever wondered if the was really a good defintion of super fruiots – this short article might help you make up your mind.

from: Food Product Design (click image for full story online)

For me these three quotes clarify a lot

..there is no regulatory or scientific definition of a superfruit..

..superfruit” [...]

Popcorners for Popcorn Eaters – Interesting Food Product

This new packaged snack product tries to come up with something new for the American popcorn market whioh it claims hasn’t seen development in years, although Americans eat an average of 80 litres a year.

from: Packaging Digest (click image for full story online)

The popcorner is promoted as a puff snack made [...]

One Million Tubs of Yoghurt

This story on the BBC website is a more popular version of the information I presented on WRAP’s The Food We Waste Report.. This is part of the public relations effort in Britain to address food waste.

from: BBC News (click image for full story online)


So one million tubs or bottles [...]

Free Food Science Info – Trans Fats

Trans Fats are one of the newer health threats that have arisen out of new technology introduced to the Food Processing Industry.

In the 60s we seemed to see that saturated fats were the cause of health problems – especially the emotive heart attach. There was therefore a move away from animal fats and in [...]

Omega 3 Chocolate

Yes they do really enrich dark chocolate with Omega 2 oil.

French Retail Food – Observation 7

I received many an amused smile at French and Italian breakfast tables, taking numerous close up photos of juice cartons. I was interested by the trends and approaches that were indicated by these products, present images of a selection of juices and elaborate on some of the obvious approaches.

Ethnic / Exotic – there seems [...]

Opportunity For Pectins

I have posted a few stories about different sources for pectin and the possibility of pectins with different functional properties. I have worried about the potential of these as the basis for sustainable businesses by still felt that the potential should be investigated. Recently there have also been stories highlighting health benefits and advantages of [...]

Growing Snack Market

The snack food market is predicted by Global Industry Analysis (GIA) to grow during the next few years, contradicting a feeling that consumers would eat less of these unhealthy food.

from: Food Navigator (click image for full story online)


The reasons for this appear to be the introduction of healthier snacks [...]