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The FoodlineWeb suite of databases are a unique source of information for the food and drinks industry. They include Market, Science and News, and are populated by our team of specialists who abstract 2,500 Science, 830 Market and 600 News records every month, taken from about 400 key industry journals, as well as books and patents. The abstracts are fully searchable and the full text of most articles can be ordered on-line through our electronic document delivery service - most articles will be supplied within one working day. In the case of patents, there is a link through to the original document.

  • FoodlineWeb Science provides a wealth of information on food science and technology
  • FoodlineWeb Market gives concise abstracts of published literature packed with useful market statistics as well as new retail products in the UK and novel products worldwide
  • FoodlineWeb News offers a summary of all the latest news relevant to the food and drinks industry
  • Fera HorizonScan provides information on food safety and risk issues at a global level across all food sectors, covering all of the contaminants, residues and other food-related hazards that may affect you
  • Fera Contaminants On-Line is designed for food industry professionals, it is an indispensable and comprehensive guide to European Union food contaminant legislation and residue limits

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Monthly Patent Editorial
Recent Patents on Fibre and High-Fibre Foods

Fibre is an important dietary component associated with reduced risk of heart disease, diabetes, gastrointestinal disorders and some types of cancer. The health benefits of fibre are mainly due to its lack of digestion and absorption in the stomach and small intestine. There are different types of dietary fibre, which are categorised according to their solubility. Soluble fibre turns to a gel in the digestive tract, which helps slow digestion; insoluble fibre is resistant to digestion, so aids the passage of foods through the gastrointestinal tract. Fibre in non-glycaemic because, despite being a carbohydrate, it does not result in the delivery of sugars to the bloodstream. The recommended daily intake of fibre is at least 18 g a day. This may be obtained from fruits and vegetables, wholegrain/wholemeal bread, wholegrain breakfast cereals, brown rice and beans. In addition, some foods are fortified with fibre in response to consumer demands for healthier products.

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Training Course  
Gels Thickeners and Stabilising Agents

14-16 May 2013

Collectively known as hydrocolloids, each gelling, thickening and stabilising agent will be given its own specific presentation. Industry experts will go into detail about their sources, processing, functions and applications.

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Gels and Thickeners

Breaking Food Industry News

Health benefits of white vegetables.

Defra approves testing of GM crop designed to produce cod liver oil.

Easter egg taste tests.

Leatherhead Food Research News : 17/04/2014

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