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‘Dangerously high’ salt levels found in picnic foods

The nation’s typical picnic basket contains “dangerously high” salt levels, according to a new survey by Action on Salt. The new research, which analysed 555...

Scientists can now detect gluten in rye grain

Scientists from CSIRO, the national science agency in Australia, can now detect gluten in any food and show which grain it comes from. This breakthrough,...

Sensor developed to improve bacteria detection in poultry

Researchers are developing portable sensors that can improve the detection of bacteria in poultry. Mahmoud Almasri from the University of Missouri, MU Veterinary Medicine and...

Be proactive to controlling ‘dust’ and steer clear of costly breaches,...

Dustcheck, a specialist in dust control and containment requirements, is urging more companies in the food and drink sector to take proactive measures to...

Calls for government to introduce calorie levy on processed foods

Pressure groups, Action on Sugar and Action on Salt, are calling on the government to introduce a calorie levy on all calorie dense processed...

Mondelēz bringing Cadbury chocolate products under 100 calories

Mondelēz International has pledged to bring all its Cadbury chocolate and wider biscuit products aimed at children under 100 calories. The move, aimed at offering...

New methodology developed for food analysis

A new methodology for the simultaneous analysis of odorants and tastants could simplify and accelerate the quality control of food in the future. So says...

Food safety and staffing top concerns for Irish food businesses

Food allergens and ingredients labelling is, from a food regulatory perspective, the number one concern for Irish food businesses, according to research from the...

Genomic tools could boost safety in food industry, research claims

A shift towards hi-res whole-genome sequencing will usher in greater safety levels in the food and drink industry by providing consistently reliable detection of...

Supermarket tactics contributing to obesity, report finds

The marketing tactics deployed by supermarkets to drive sales of unhealthy food and beverage products have been revealed in a new report. The ‘Health on...

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