Analysis

  • The Great BPA Debate

    Consumer concerns are mounting over the health issues surrounding bisphenol A (BOA) in food packaging. Chris Lo examines the differing opinions regulators and the industry hold on the matter.

  • Serving Up Alternative Sterilisation

    International trade in food continues to grow, presenting unique challenges. Changing consumer desires and the demands of public health have propelled sterilisation into the limelight as an exciting new alternative...

  • The Cloned Food Conundrum

    Food and animals of cloned origin could be secretly spread across supermarket shelves and farms within two years. This is according to the UK food watchdog, the Food Standards Agency...

  • The All-Natural Debate

    The natural food market is increasing in size as consumers become more interested in their daily intake. However, as Dr Gareth Evans discovers, there is little clarity on what "natural"...

  • Cracking It: The US Egg Recall Scandal

    A mass egg recall broke headlines in the US in August 2010. Sarah Blackman determines what technologies could be used to prevent more egg producers from landing in hot water.

  • Waste Disposal Goes Green

    The food waste produced by large catering operations usually ends up in landfills or clogging sewage systems. Chris Lo asks if a new eco-friendly waste disposal option called the GohBio...

  • Developing New Markets in Food Processing

    Food processing companies across the world are looking to maximise operational efficiencies. Dr Gareth Evans investigates how technology vendors are eyeing the opportunity to develop their own export markets.

  • The Lowdown on Nanofiltration

    According to the FSA, the number of companies currently applying nanotechnologies to food in the UK could be up to 400. Across the pond in the US, the market impact...

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