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Xylitol’s efficacy in fighting tooth decay ‘unproven’

There is little evidence to prove natural sweetener xylitol prevents tooth decay in children and adults despite an EFSA-backed health claim, says a Cochrane review.

Heinz Kraft merger: Synergies and cost cutting

The super-merger of Heinz and Kraft is less about synergies and more about cutting costs, analysts have said.

‘Normal but better’ is the key to driving innovation and development: Waitrose

Aiming to source and develop foods that have subtle points of difference from the competition in terms of quality or product offering is the key to innovation and new product development at UK retail chain Waitrose.

Study: UK dietary food guidelines could cut heart attack risk

Following the UK dietary guidelines could reduce the risk of heart attacks in middle-aged and older men and women by up to 30%=, say researchers.

EU fish discards ‘difficult for industry to comply with’

European fishing industries will have great difficulty complying with new EU rules that ban the throwing away of unwanted fish, say researchers.

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DDW announces new production site in Ireland

Colours company DD Williamson (DDW) has announced expansion plans with the opening of a new production site in Cork, Ireland.

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Health or ethics? Reason for vegan diet may affect health outcomes

Health or ethics? Reason for vegan diet may affect health outcomes

The reason why people choose a vegan diet could have important implications for their health, according to...

Should liquorice come with a warning label?

Should liquorice come with a warning label?

Researchers in Italy have urged liquorice manufacturers to warn consumers about the dangers of overconsumption after a...

Academic says onus of eating less should be on companies

Food companies should help people eat less, says food policy expert

The onus should not be on consumers to choose healthy foods but on companies to help reduce...

EU proposes TTIP amendments following backlash

EU proposes TTIP amendments following backlash

As MEPs prepare to discuss proposed amendments to TTIP’s investor principle in Riga next week, the European...

From soda bans to nutrient labelling: What really helps reduce obesity?

From soda bans to nutrient labelling: What really helps reduce obesity?

Trans-fat bans, and limiting the availability of sugary and fatty foods are the best ways to battle...

Kraft Foods agrees super-merger with Heinz
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Kraft Foods agrees super-merger with Heinz

Heinz and Kraft Foods will merge to create the world’s fifth largest food and drink company, after...