Sugar, salt and fat reduction

Could Salt of the Earth's Mediterranean Umami help cut sugar and salt? ©iStock

Salt of the Earth on expanding reformulation potential of umami

By Katy Askew

Israel-based Salt of the Earth expanding distribution of its Mediterranean Umami flavouring, a product that the company says can help companies in their reformulation efforts by “heightening” taste perceptions of salt – and possibly even sugar.

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Showcase showdown: Peek at products presenting at FiE

By Will Chu

Food Ingredients Europe (FiE) returns this November showcasing a plethora of produce in the event’s New Product Zone.

This feature has proved popular with show attendees in the past and it’s easy to see why. With food manufacturers always...

Slovenia wants to limit trans fat levels in packaged foods ©iStock

Slovenia plans action on trans fats

By Katy Askew

Slovenia became the latest European country to move against trans fats in processed foods when it introduced a decree that aims to provide maximum levels for trans fatty acids (TFAs).

France plans sliding scale for sugar tax ©piotr_malczyk/iStock

Industry hits out at ‘scapegoating’ as France amends sugar tax

By Katy Askew

Sugar industry body CEDUS Le Sucre has attacked what it described as “unacceptable” and “damaging” moves from the French government to “scapegoat” the sugar industry as legislators put in place moves to amend the country’s sugar tax.

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