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Should companies use social media to deal with a food scandal?

Social media can be a company’s best friend for communicating to consumers - but the tables can quickly turn when the consumers talk back. So should food companies get hashtag-happy when dealing with sensitive issues such as food scandals?

The psychology of the adventurous - and unadventurous - eater

Neophiles, foodies or adventurous eaters? There may not be one catch-all term but adventurous eaters share common personality and lifestyle traits – allowing researchers to identify ways to get the less adventurous to try new foods.

Cartoons and kid-friendly brands could encourage healthy eating

Food companies have long understood that cartoon characters and kid-friendly brand names encourage children to choose certain products – but their efficacy is not limited to junk foods, say researchers.

EFSA triples approved stevia limit for hot drinks

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has approved the use of stevia-derived sweeteners at up to 29 mg per litre in hot drinks, following a request from Tata Global Beverages GB Ltd.

European food industry calls for ‘urgent agreement’ on climate change

European industry association FoodDrinkEurope has called for an ambitious global climate deal to help justify investment in low carbon technologies, it said in a report released at Expo Milano last week.

Asda loses £500,000 a week as bread sales fall

Asda is losing £500,000 a week in plant bread sales, as consumers continue to turn away from the traditional sliced loaf, according to the retailer’s senior category buying manager Emily Peck.

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