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FIC regulation: Lost in translation?

Accuracy is particularly important for allergens and nutritional information

Pan-European food companies could be prone to major translation blunders as they look to implement new food labelling rules, says translation expert Richard Brooks.

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The long road to salt reduction: Where we are and where we can go

Despite huge success stories from salt reduction efforts in some regions, public health experts and campaigners still suggest that much more needs to be done to bring down intakes. Where do we go from here?

The new natural: How are clean label claims changing?

European consumers expect simple foods with no artificial ingredients – but food companies are finding it harder to differentiate their products by adding clean label claims, according to Mintel’s director of innovation and insight David Jago.

Morocco’s argan oil story: Feminism, food and encroaching deserts

The Moroccan government and export markets are finally sitting up and paying attention to the country's argan oil production, according to the founder of a network of all-female co-operatives.

Algal futures

VALORIE: TNO invests in high-value algae refining

Dutch research organisation TNO is working with industry partners on a pilot scale algae refining plant with potential in omega-3s, proteins and antioxidants.

Southeast Asia

How has RSPO responded to deforestation from palm oil plantations?

Having completed a review of RSPO, Gary Paoli of Daemeter Consulting outlines how the sustainable palm oil certifier has fared in addressing key market demands. 

Global Industry News

Premier Foods ceo welcomes £11M food chain fund from FoodManufacture.co.uk

Premier Foods’s ceo Gavin Darby has welcomed the creation of an £11M fund aimed at improving production efficiency and resource use in the food supply chain.

‘Buying a craft beer holding? That’ll never work!’ Heineken CEO talks up Affligem from BeverageDaily.com

Heineken boss Jean-Francois Van Boxmeer admits his company can’t simply buy up small breweries to tap the craft beer trend but says a global focus on historic brands like Belgium’s Affligem can help it do so.

Hepatitis A outbreak study reveals berries as source from FoodQualityNews.com

A case-control study to find the source of a Hepatitis A outbreak in Italy has revealed that berries were the main risk factor followed by raw seafood.

India

Indians getting sweet on chocolate thanks to Cadbury revolution from FoodNavigator-Asia.com

Largely due to Cadbury’s marketing nous, India’s chocolate market has changed dramatically since the ‘Nineties, with consumers eating more and different varieties, a new report has highlighted.

Whole new ball game: Double-ball lollipops to be a hit in Asia, says Baker Perkins from ConfectioneryNews.com

A novel lollipop shape featuring two hard candy balls allows confectioners to combine colors and flavors in a single product and could prove popular in Asia, says equipment supplier Baker Perkins.

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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