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Monthly Patent Editorial
Recent Patent activity in Gluten-free Foods

Coeliac disease is a form of autoimmune disease in which the body's immune system produces antibodies in response to gluten in the diet. The process leads to inflammation of the lining of the intestinal wall and, for people who have been diagnosed with the disease, the main treatment is complete avoidance of foods containing gluten. This protein is found in wheat and some other grains (including barley and rye), and contributes to the texture and taste products, such as bread and pastry. Wheat flour is also used as an ingredient in many everyday foods (including biscuits, sausages, sauces and beer). The number of people in the UK who have been diagnosed with coeliac disease has increased at least four-fold over the last 2 decades and the Food Standards Agency (FSA) has compiled guidance on labelling for gluten-free foods. For some non-coeliac individuals, following a gluten-free diet may be a lifestyle choice; for the food industry, there is a challenge to offer gluten-free products that provide the same taste and texture as their gluten-containing counterparts. The demand for such products, and the development of processes and ingredients to meet this demand, is reflected in recent patent activity.



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Food Additives, Enzymes & Flavourings - A Guide to Implementing the Food Improvement Agents Package

26-27 February 2015

Provides a complete overview of the European Food Improvement Agents Package (FIAP) on Day 1, and on Day 2 it will cover food additives, enzymes and flavourings legislation in major international markets.

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Breaking Food Industry News

First lawsuit filed for peanut allergens in cumin-based spices (US).

Ebola update.

The Responsibility Deal is not working.


Leatherhead Food Research News : 29/01/2015

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