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Titanium dioxide – there is still a need for research

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Titanium dioxide (TiO2) is authorised as the food additive E 171 and can be used as a white colour pigment in sweets and coatings, e.g. in dragees and chewing gum. The substance is also contained in cosmetic products such as toothpaste or as nanoparticles in sunscreen under the name CI 77891. The majority of titanium dioxide is used in technical applications,… Read more »

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Dr. Oetker slammed over E171: ‘Stop using titanium dioxide’

Foodwatch has launched a petition urging the food maker to cut titanium dioxide from its ingredients list. Although it is considered safe by European regulators, the contentious ingredient has been linked to negative health consequences, including damage to the intestinal flora and – in the form of very small nanoparticles – the development of cancer. E171 is a colouring used… Read more »

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Report Predicts Food Enzymes Market May Reach USD 3.6 billion by 2024

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Numerous food processing units are extensively using these additives to attain environment-friendly processes, as these extracts are used as biocatalysts to increase the production rate. This leads to a considerable reduction in raw material wastage, resulting in shifting preference of the end-users. Several applications such as bakery, dairy, and confectionary are witnessing high adoption of protease, lactase, and carbohydrase owing… Read more »

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World first: Dutch start-up launches zero-chemical additives and sweeteners

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Rotterdam-based start-up, 7th Circle BV, has launched their new range of natural, healthy additives called Fooditive. The launch heralds the introduction of the world’s first zero-chemical additives to the food and beverage market. The new Fooditives are derived from wholly food waste and include emulsifiers, sweeteners, thickening agents and preserving agents. “The products help companies in the food and beverage… Read more »

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Pizza Hut and Taco Bell eliminate artificial flavors

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Following Panera Bread and Chipotle’s example, Yum! Brands announced plans to eliminate artificial flavors and food coloring in its restaurants Taco Bell and Pizza Hut. Taco Bell reported they will be replacing artificial ingredients with natural alternatives at the end of the year and seek to eliminate all artificial additives and preservatives by late 2017. In the case of Pizza… Read more »

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Clean Label

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Natural, authentic, free from preservatives, additive free…so many terms refer to this notion of returning to less processed ingredients – which are more authentic and functional – and to a reduction, or even elimination, of widely used additives. Encouraged by media coverage, the suspicion surrounding additives is further increasing this phenomenon, which is already well under way.

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