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24 April, 2018

Sugar – what’s the evidence?

By |2018-04-30T09:48:55+00:00April 24, 2018|Food Trends, Nutrition and Dietetics|

Sugar has been a key focus in our diets for several years now. Everywhere you look are articles on sugar, celebrities claiming to have quit sugar, media reporting on the health risks of sugar and new government legalisation around sugar. With the recent tax on sugary drinks coming into force, the focus has intensified. But what are the nutritional facts? How does sugar fit into a healthy diet? And are the many recently reformulated sugary drinks now healthy? What is sugar? Sugar is the [...]

19 March, 2018

March bulletin

By |2018-03-21T16:49:18+00:00March 19, 2018|Food Trends, Nutrition and Dietetics, Nutrition Bulletin|

ConsumerBites Welcome to the avisso column - an update on nutrition-related subjects that have an impact on public health; be it legislation, innovations in the food industry or trends on the high street. Anything that may shape or influence consumer eating habits will be discussed.  Public Health England announce calorie reduction programme On 6 March 2018, Public Health England (PHE) released the 'Calorie reduction: the scope and ambition for action' report as part of the government’s strategy to cut childhood and [...]

22 January, 2018

A rash of allergies forces a change in the law…

By |2018-01-23T10:00:08+00:00January 22, 2018|Compliance, Nutrition and Dietetics|

Since 1990 the UK has seen a 500% increase in the number of reported allergies which lead to hospitalisation. A food allergy occurs when the body produces an inappropriate response to a usually harmless substance. Symptoms can include a rash, a tingling sensation in the mouth, swelling of the lips, tongue, face and throat. The chemicals released by the immune system spread throughout the whole body. This reaction is called anaphylaxis. Severe allergy is always an emergency situation requiring a dose of adrenaline administered [...]

22 January, 2018

Food trends 2018

By |2018-01-23T10:01:07+00:00January 22, 2018|Food Trends, Nutrition and Dietetics|

2017 saw a large change in people’s attitudes towards food in terms of health and the environmental impact of food. Trends seen include reduced meat consumption, the ‘avocado craze’, cereal and yogurts fortified with plant protein, turmeric as a superfood and a move away from the recent low-carb trend in favour of healthy grains such as quinoa and bulgur wheat. What can we expect for 2018? Below are avisso’s predictions for the hottest food trends to look out for in 2018. Veganism/Flexitarianism 2018 [...]

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