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World’s biggest food companies to tighten marketing rules

The companies said they would detail reformulation goals by the end of the year

Eleven of the world’s biggest food and beverage companies have signed a commitment to harmonise nutrition labelling, and approaches to reformulation and marketing to children on a global basis.

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Industry reformulation is the only route to better nutrition, says expert

Food producers should look at the current obesity crisis as an opportunity to do good business and do good for public health through the reformulation of mass-market products, says one nutrition policy expert.

Bright ideas: The evolution of natural colours

Use of natural colours has increased rapidly in recent years, as food companies have looked to switch out artificial alternatives – but precisely what they are looking for is changing over time.

Sugar prices to edge upwards for 2014/15, says Rabobank

Raw sugar prices are forecast to rise as much as 7% by Q2 2015, but recent trading suggests prices will come down in the longer term, according to an analyst at Rabobank.

Barentz opens South African office to tap 1bn-strong sub-Sahara

Dutch supplier Barentz has opened an office in Johannesburg, South Africa, as it builds its presence in the 1bn populated sub-Sahara in food and nutrition, pharmaceuticals, personal care and animal nutrition.

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Food exports rise in first half but Scotch whisky falls from FoodManufacture.co.uk

Food and non-alcoholic drink exports climbed by 4.8% to reach £6.5bn in the first half of this year but Scotch exports sank by 11% to £1.77bn over the same period.

We want you: Scientific committee calls for cutting edge science at Probiota 2015 from NutraIngredients.com

A newly established scientific committee are set to assess cutting edge research for the Probiota 2015 Scientific Frontiers poster session. Don’t miss your chance to present.

Supply and demand at centre of unpredictable food safety notifications from FoodQualityNews.com

Changing supply and demand is reflected in food recalls and notifications showing how unpredictable the industry is, according to the Stericycle European Recall and Notification Index.

Nestlé Mexico makes strategic $53m investment to ensure milk supply from DairyReporter.com

Nestlé Mexico will invest 700m pesos ($53m) over the next six years to increase milk production in the country. 

General Mills targets further supply chain savings after net profit plunge from FoodProductionDaily.com

General Mills says the need to offset inflation is as strong as ever as it broadens the scope of cost saving measures across the value chain.

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Food addiction not possible, but eating addiction is: Review

Eating can be addictive - but sugar and fat are not like drugs: Review

People can become addicted to the process of eating but not to consuming specific foods like those...

Organic logo overload? Consumers are not confused, suggests study

Organic logo overload? Consumers are not confused, suggests study

There is room for several organic logos within one market – as long as shoppers perceive advantages...

Researchers call for ‘radical rethink’ of free sugars targets

Researchers call for ‘radical rethink’ of free sugars targets

Intakes of free dietary sugars should make up no more than 3% of total energy intake in...

Malaysia to double palm oil production by 2020
Dispatches from Euro Fed Lipid Congress, Montpellier

Malaysia hopes to double palm oil production by 2020

Kalanithi Nesaretnam

Minister, Embassy of Malaysia in Brussels

WHO targets a trans fat-free Europe

WHO targets a trans fat-free Europe

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has called for a complete ban on trans fats throughout Europe as...

Saturated fats may not cause heart disease: Researcher
Dispatches from Euro Fed Lipid Congress, Montpellier.

Saturated fats may not cause heart disease: Researcher

Prof. Philippe Legrand

Director of the biochemistry laboratory, Agrocampus Ouest