ATNF has serious concerns about the healthiness of the world’s largest global F&B manufacturers’ product portfolios

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Based on the new ACCESS TO NUTRITION INDEX (ATNI) GLOBAL INDEX 2018 which was produced by the Access to Nutrition Foundation (ATNF) team, consisting of Inge Kauer, Marije Boomsma, Paul Vos, Simona Kramer, Ellen Poolman, Fiona Kirk, Magdalis Mercillia and Rachel Crossley. The ATNF team drew on the expertise and advice of the ATNI Expert Group. Their close engagement throughout the ATNI development process has been a source of invaluable guidance, and this report benefited greatly from their input. Continue reading “ATNF has serious concerns about the healthiness of the world’s largest global F&B manufacturers’ product portfolios”

Laboratorium tour during Healthy Nutrition Conference

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The Centre for Healthy Eating and Food Innovation (HEFI) opened its new research facilities in 2018. In this new scientific research centre from Maastricht University campus Venlo, which is conveniently located in the conference venue (Villa Flora), the health aspects of food and nutrition are being studied. In the Food Innovation and Health laboratories, the effects of food on health, and more specifically on the prevention and treatment of a variety of health concerns are investigated in healthy subjects as well as in patients. The psychology of eating, including sensory analysis of food, is under investigation in the Behavioural Gastronomy facilities. Continue reading “Laboratorium tour during Healthy Nutrition Conference”

“Electronic nose” system to identify genuine – and fake – Italian olive

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Coop Italia has started using an anti-fraud electronic nose system to identify genuine – and fake – Italian olive oil through its aromatic digital print.

Since 2013, Coop Italia’s Laboratory in Casalecchio di Reno has been using techniques able to read the DNA of at-risk products (such as meat and fish) and then determining if ingredients correspond to those declared by the supplier.

The ‘Heracles’ system can best be described as an advanced gas chromatograph combined with a powerful statistical analysis software. Continue reading ““Electronic nose” system to identify genuine – and fake – Italian olive”

EIT selects winning innovation partnership in Food

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EIT Food will help the European Commission to attract the best entrepreneurs, students and researchers.

The European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) announced the winning team selected to set up EIT Food, a new pan-European partnership bringing together leading businesses, universities and research organisations.
Its mission: to boost innovation, growth and job creation and put Europe at the centre of a global revolution in food. Continue reading “EIT selects winning innovation partnership in Food”