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FSA publishes a new research revealing variations in nutritional content and portion sizes of scones in Northern Ireland

New research on the variations in nutritional content and portion sizes of scones in Northern Ireland

The Food Standards Agency[1] has published the findings of its latest research which reveals that scones produced in Northern Ireland can be in the region of 750 calories and contain the equivalent to ten sugar cubes.

Fri, 15/02/2019 - 11:06
Internet of Things

The Internet of Things Network Plus launches 2019 pilot projects funding call

The Internet of Things Network Plus has launched the 2019 pilot projects funding call.

The Internet of Food Things Network Plus was set up by EPSRC to stimulate and coordinate inter-disciplinary research into the digital transformation of the food production and supply chain through the application of new technologies such as IoT, AI, smart packaging, blockchain, new business models, and other forms of innovation. The pilot projects funding calls play a key role in achieving this.

Tue, 15/01/2019 - 12:04
Find your balance - BNF

British Nutrition Foundation launches a handy guide to get portion wise

The British Nutrition Foundation (BNF) has launched a practical guide to portion sizes entitled ‘Find Your Balance’ which aims to help people understand not just which foods to eat, but how often and in what quantities, in order to maintain a healthy weight and have a balanced diet.

The guide uses simple hand and spoon measurements to help us estimate appropriate portions, when cooking and serving food. It is designed to complement the Government’s Eatwell Guide, which provides guidance on the proportions of the main food groups that make up a healthy diet.

Tue, 15/01/2019 - 11:57

AMR E. coli in UK retail meat

The FSA has published the Year 3 (2017) results of an EU survey commissioned to assess the frequency of certain types of antimicrobial resistant (AMR) E. coli in raw UK retail pork and beef[8]. These findings have been collected on behalf of the European Commission as part of an EU-wide seven-year surveillance study. The data is fed back to the European Commission on a yearly basis and reported in the EU Summary Report on Antimicrobial Resistance.

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