Froghop’s Food and Food Science Blog

Using medical marijuana in food products - CBD

Update: EC ruling classes CBD as a Novel Food

Posted by Stephen Morris on 7 March 2019

A EC ruling may mean that hemp-derived foods and supplements will no longer be legal. What does classifying CBD as a Novel Food mean for producers?

Pure food claims

What you need to know about using the term ‘pure’

Posted by Froghop on 30 April 2018

Health-conscious consumers are scouring labels for pure and natural products. How can you successfully make pure food claims for your products?

Cut calories by 20 per cent says PHE - what can food producers do?

Cut calories by 20 per cent? What producers can do

Posted by Froghop on 31 March 2018

Public Health England has laid down the gauntlet to food producers: cut calories by 20 per cent by 2024. What does it mean and what can you do?

What you need to know about the forthcoming sugar tax

Posted by Melanie Loades on 13 November 2017

The UK Sugar Tax on drinks comes into force in April 2018. What it will mean for food producers and what are your options?

What does natural mean for food?

What does natural mean for food producers?

Posted by Froghop on 30 August 2017

A preference for ‘natural’ foods is a key recent trend in the food sector. But what does natural mean for when applied to food product development?

What does fresh mean in food product development?

Food Claims: What does fresh mean in food?

Posted by Melanie Loades on 30 June 2017

Presenting claims about your product can make a big difference to sales. However, it’s vital that the words you don’t mislead the consumer.

10 foods banned in other countries

10 surprising foods banned in other countries

Posted by Froghop on 30 November 2016

You need to be aware of prohibited ingredients when creating your recipes. Sometimes the list of foods banned in other countries can be quite surprising.

Food labelling: Are you ready for the changes to requirements?

Posted by Melanie Loades on 22 August 2016

From December 2016, comprehensive nutrition labelling will be mandatory for all pre-packed foods in the UK. What do you need to know about it?