Smartphone-enabled tech can detect foodborne illnesses

Researchers at Purdue University have developed detection technology that allows a typical smartphone to analyse produce for foodborne pathogens such as E. coli O157:H7...

FDF members slash sugar content by over 12%

Members of the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) have collectively slashed their sugar content by 12.1% according to the organisation’s new Feeding Change report. The...

WHO plans to strike trans-fats from global food supply

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has released a new step-by-step guide as it plans to eliminate industrially-produced trans-fatty acids from global food supply. WHO estimates...

Eurofins expands food testing business with $670m acquisition

Life science company, LabCorp, has sold Covance Food Solutions, its food testing business, to Eurofins for $670 million. Eurofins, the bioanalytical specialist, said the deal...

Tax on sweet snacks could be more beneficial than sugar tax

According to new research published in BMJ Open, taxing sweet snacks could lead to more significant reductions in the amount purchases than similar prices...

What’s in your fryer?

Later this year, the United States’ food watchdog will impose a complete ban on the inclusion of partially hydrogenated oils in food for human...

UK sugar tax comes into effect

The UK’s sugar tax, or soft drinks levy, comes into force today meaning manufacturers will be forced to reformulate or pay an extra levy...

Fonterra bolsters health & safety with VR technology

Fonterra, the New Zealand milk co-operative, has partnered with Beca to develop a breakthrough virtual reality (VR) health and safety training technology. The cutting-edge solution...

FSA praises retailers for campylobacter reduction

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has praised retailers across the UK for the reduction in levels of campylobacter in fresh whole chickens. The top nine...

2.6bn teaspoons of sugar cut from Nestlé UK & Ireland products

Nestlé UK and Irish has slashed more than 2.6 billion teaspoons of sugar in its products since 2015 as part of innovation and reformulation...

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