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EFSA rejects Cargill’s health claim on erythritol and dental health

Cargill cannot prove a cause-and-effect relationship between eating sugar-free candy sweetened with at least 90% erythritol and a reduced risk of dental caries, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has said.

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ONS recognises “shrinkflation” as reason for smaller (but not cheaper) chocolates

Servings of confectionery, fruit juice and biscuits are getting smaller without getting any cheaper, the UK government confirm as findings appear to strengthen what many consumers have long suspected.

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EU agri-food exports on the rise

The total value of EU agri-food exports increased by 9% in May this year compared to 2016, according to trade figures from the European Commission.

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Fake food poisoning claims subject to UK clampdown

The UK Government is to crackdown on fake sickness claims that it says could increase holiday costs.

New Codex standard for dairy permeate powder will help dairy industry

The final approval of a Codex Alimentarius international standard for dairy permeate powder has been welcomed by permeate producer Arla Foods Ingredients.

SIGNATURE: SIG launches aseptic pack 100% linked to plant-based renewable material

SIG has developed what it said is the world’s first aseptic carton pack with a link to 100% plant-based renewable materials.

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