In the health claims flurry the EU approved four associated with the consumption of eggs, meat and dairy products enriched with organic selenium via animal feed; a law Alltech says should drive consumer knowledge on this relatively unknown mineral.
Canadian plant protein specialist Burcon NutraScience says it remains confident of finding a new partner to commercialize its canola proteins after it emerged that ADM will not now be taking the proteins to market – after eight years of talks.
A food safety research project in the UK is to investigate ways of identifying E. coli and salmonella-contaminated meat, poultry and eggs by using fluorescent imaging to spot chlorophyll markers administered through animal feed.
Nizo Food Research has found that lactoferrin and thymol can work together to protect foods against E.coli, a promising result that could help food formulators reduce costs without having to resort to chemicals.
Wild varieties of lupin seeds could be tapped for their high quality protein content, report researchers in Spain, and could reduce the need to import soybean to Europe from places such as the US, Brazil and China.