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Overweight people may be more sensitive to food ads

Overweight people may be more sensitive to food ads

It is no surprise that food advertising causes people to think about food – but new research suggests food ads may prompt overweight and obese people to overeat.

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Commission opens infraction proceedings against UK’s 'traffic light' label

The European Commission has formally opened infraction proceedings against the UK for its 'traffic light' food labelling system, giving the state two months to defend itself against business complaints.

ADM acquires Wild Flavors GmbH

Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) has completed its acquisition of Wild Flavors GmbH, the company said on Wednesday.

Russian food import ban: European farming group urges stronger action

European farming group Copa-Cogeca has said stronger action is needed to alleviate the impact of the Russian ban on EU food imports, although it has welcomed an aid package for fruits and vegetables.

Mondelēz plans $90m biscuit factory in Bahrain

Mondelēz International intends to construct a plant in Bahrain to keep pace with demand for key brands such as Oreo in the Middle East in Africa.

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Kellogg Russia goes to court over $2m tax rebate

Kellogg Russia has filed a complaint in a regional court against the Federal Tax Service’s decision to collect millions in tax arrears.

Joe & Seph’s popcorn: Cinema, airlines and duty free give explosive brand exposure

UK gourmet popcorn maker Joe & Seph’s has secured listings with World Duty Free and Cineworld, adding to its airline presence – channels its co-founder says spark unprecedented brand attention.

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Minimum unit pricing would save 624 lives a year - compared to 14 under current alcohol policy: Study from BeverageDaily.com

A policy of minimum unit pricing on alcohol sales in England would have up to 50 times greater effect than the current ban on below cost selling, according to researchers from the University of Sheffield.

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Young Australian women have become fatter, fitter over two decades from FoodNavigator-Asia.com

Young Australian women have now become fatter, fitter and more frazzled than they were nearly 20 years ago, according to long-term academic research.

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Sources: Amazon might enter India’s grocery market later this month from FoodNavigator-Asia.com

US online retail major Amazon could soon break into India’s packaged foods and beverages market to become the first international e-commerce site to enter this category.

Food Safety recall round-up 26 September - 2 October

Recalls: Pathogens, plastic and cadmium levels from FoodQualityNews.com

This week in the recall round-up gallery  the reasons behind food withdrawals takes us to Belgium, Greece,Sweden, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and Ireland.

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Deeper understanding of flavour complexity will provide richer tastes naturally, says Givaudan

Deeper understanding of flavour complexity will provide richer tastes naturally, says Givaudan

A new approach to flavour formulation, which focuses on reproducing the complex concoction of molecules generated through...

Fruit and vegetables may be good for mental health: Study

Higher fruit and veg consumption may increase odds of mental wellbeing: Study

Both high and low levels of mental wellbeing may be associated with an individual's fruit and vegetable...

Saturated fat guidelines out, food guidelines in?

Get rid of nutrients and focus on foods in guidelines, says sat fat researcher

Benoit Lamarche

Saturated fat researcher, Laval University

Ocean management is ‘crucial’ to food security: FAO

Ocean management is ‘crucial’ to food security: FAO

Demand for fish and seafood is growing – but better ocean management is needed to ensure global...

Swedish meat supplier fined for faking export papers
Board member: "We were stupid enough to accept. We should have said no.”

Swedish meat supplier fined for faking export papers: ‘We applied every year, but the agency was weak at negotiating’

Swedish meat supplier Sten Davidsson has been fined more than €45,000 after Taiwanese authorities discovered it had faked export...