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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
Patents relating to Coconut Water and other Coconut Products

Coconut is the fruit of the Cocos nucifera palm, which grows in tropical climates and provides a staple food to many populations. The white meat of a coconut may be eaten at different stages of ripeness, or it may be used in the production of coconut milk or flour. Coconut milk has been shown to be a good source of calcium and dietary fibre, and has been recommended for promoting weight loss and reducing blood pressure. Coconut contains high levels of saturated fat, more than 50% of which is lauric acid, a fatty acid associated with increased HDL (good) cholesterol and reduced risk of cardiovascular diseases. Based on this, coconut has been described as a superfood. However, the FDA has recently issued a letter to food manufacturers to avoid using claims suggesting that coconut ingredients can be used to treat or prevent diseases, owing to their high levels of saturated fat. This warning does not apply to coconut water, which does not contain saturated fat.

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Scientific literature and patent reviews
Taste Trends - Ideas and Inspiration for NPD

3 December 2014

Leatherhead's hallmark Taste Trends Conference exploring the upcoming trends in the food and drink industry is once again set to feed you with ideas and inspiration to develop new products or reinvigorate existing ones.

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Breaking Food Industry News

Recall of bottled water in Ireland.

FDA reassures Americans that turkeys are not infected with avian flu or Ebola.

New strategies for fighting bacterial infections.

Leatherhead Food Research News : 27/11/2014

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