Processing and Packaging



Could low-sugar chocolate actually taste better?

Lowering the amount of sugar in chocolate results in a richer, more delicious flavour. That’s according to researchers at Penn State University who wanted to address the increasing concern consumers feel about their daily sugar…



What is required for halal certification?

Halal, which is translated as ‘permitted’ from Arabic, is food that is prepared, processed and consumed in a specific way outlined in the Qur’an, the central religious text of Islam. The market for halal products…


Are preservatives killing good gut bacteria?

A recent study on nisin, one of the most commonly used food preservatives and notable for its ability to destroy pathogens, has found that it also has a negative impact on the good bacteria in…