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Online Community of Experts helps tackle food waste in Europe A new digital network has been launched to encourage collaboration and bring together expertise from across Europe and beyond in a focussed response to the global issue of food waste. The REFRESH Community of Experts (CoE) aims to help drive action at every level of […]

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Traffic light label colours, (portion) size matters!

This nice piece in Cosmopolitan shows that buyers are getting more savvy on understanding labels and are beginning to spot when producers may manipulate traffic light colours by choosing to use a non-standard portion size. We double checked the orange juice information using our labelling calculator, and agree with the conclusions in the article, […]

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Paul Finglas, Head of Food Databanks at QIB and Damian O’Kelly, Nutritics’ Founder and Chief Executive Officer

The Science & Software behind the label

Nutritics and Nutritional Information Solutions join forces in driving greater efficiency and transparency in the food industry Nutritional Information Solutions has joined forces with global food service software provider Nutritics to further enhance standards in recipe management and food labelling across the UK. Nutritics and NIS have joined forces to launch a one-stop solution called […]

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Can coffee make you live longer?

A couple of recent scientific publications looking at coffee drinking and mortality led to a few interesting conversations in the office. We particularly like the press release that states “People who consumed one cup of coffee a day were 12 percent less likely to die compared to those who didn’t drink coffee”, now I am […]

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Multi-disciplined science approach improves diet and health

The Food Databanks National Capability, which is hosted by the Quadram Institute, has contributed an article to a special Issue of Nutrition Bulletin, published today by the British Nutrition Foundation (BNF) to celebrate its 50th Anniversary. ‘Nutrition science past and future: Celebrating a multi-disciplined approach’ describes how the work of researchers in inter-connected nutrition science […]

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Seaweed, get by with a little kelp from your friends

I was going to write a blog about the health benefits and nutritional composition of seaweed, but the tide turned and I see that BBC rocked up first: Sea la vie. There are thought to be over 10,000 species of seaweed, reflecting its immense diversity, both in flavour and nutritional properties. So, I thought […]

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Q: What can you serve but not eat? A: A tennis ball   Give me a break, I am having some trouble with my server, so I have made a food and nutrition related blog using words I can make out of the letters in WIMBLEDON. Fifteen of them. “How many?” “Fifteen: love” BOILED; there will […]

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FDNC staff contribute to new Nutrition Society Text book

  Mark, Jenny and Paul together with Ruth Charrondiere from FAO have authored a chapter entitled “Food Composition” for the newly published Nutrition Society Textbook “Public Health Nutrition”. This, second edition of the bestselling title from the acclaimed Nutrition Society Textbook series, has been extensively revised to ensure that it reflects the latest evidence-based knowledge […]

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The nutritional content of an average tomato

A very Happy British Tomato week to you! Looking at your supermarket and farm shop shelves this summer you will see a huge and colourful array of tomatoes: from the little cherry, via the cute plum to the giant beefsteak. Some organic, some on vine and many of the classic varieties. Between each there will […]

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