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Food companies should help people eat less, says food policy expert

The onus should not be on consumers to choose healthy foods but on companies to help reduce consumption, says Food Policy professor at City University London, Tim Lang.

Insights from the 13th Global Food Technology & Innovation Summit

Nutrition and sustainability are key to good innovation, says Nestlé R&D chief

Food and beverage manufacturers must focus research and development activities on creating more nutritious and sustainable food solutions, says Nestlé’s head of global R&D.

EFSA backs erythritol for use in soft drinks

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has said erythritol is safe for use in soft drinks at a maximum level of 1.6%, bringing the zero-calorie sweetener a step closer to EU approval for beverages.

Mintel highlights own-brand innovation gap for ‘better for you’ foods

Just 6.6% of new private label food and drink products carried a low, no, or reduced fat claim in the UK last year – while 45% of consumers said they sought foods that were low in saturated fat.

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Ulrick & Short unveils starch ingredient for pizza sauce

UK-based starch specialist Ulrick & Short has introduced a wheat-based starch intended to improve the texture of pizza sauce.

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French colour-coded nutrition labels hailed as ‘antidote to food marketing’

French colour-coded nutrition labels hailed as ‘antidote to food marketing’

Consumer watchdog Que Choisir has urged the French government to adopt colour-coded front-of-pack nutrition labelling as “an...

Will WHO nutrient profiles spur reformulation?

Will WHO nutrient profiles spur reformulation?

Public health advocates have welcomed the WHO’s recently unveiled nutrient profiling model, while the food industry has...

Dutch supermarkets delist major brands after pricing row

Dutch supermarkets delist major brands after pricing row

Dutch supermarkets Jumbo and C1000 have boycotted Bertolli olive oil and products from Ferrero and Douwe Egberts...

WHO releases final sugar advice for children and adults

Academics and industry clash over WHO sugar advice

Academics have welcomed the WHO’s recommendation to slash added sugar intake to 5-10% of calories – but...

Scientists create natural grapefruit flavour from oranges

Scientists create natural grapefruit flavour from oranges

The grapefruit flavour and fragrance compound nootkatone is one of the most expensive and challenging ingredients to...

Should liquorice come with a warning label?

Should liquorice come with a warning label?

Researchers in Italy have urged liquorice manufacturers to warn consumers about the dangers of overconsumption after a...

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