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Secret salt: CASH slams salt levels in ‘healthy’ salads

More than three quarters of salads on sale in the UK would recieve a red or amber warning for salt content, says CASH.

Huge amounts of salt continue to be added to many restaurant, café and supermarket salads in the UK, according to a new survey by Consensus Action on Salt & Health (CASH).

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FSA study shows country of origin labelling is accurate

An investigation in to the origin of foods claiming to be from the UK and Ireland has found that such claims on labels are accurate, says the UK Food Standards Agency (FSA).

Future of food: Climate change and air pollution will combine to curb food supplies

The effects of air pollution on the ozone, coupled with higher global temperatures could combine to reduce crop yields. However effects will vary by region, say researchers.

Nutrition Facts Panel could help bakers with sodium-nutrient ‘balancing act’

The Nutrition Facts Panel overhaul could fuel more micronutrient fortification in baked goods, helping the balancing act between sodium and nutrients, says the American Bakers Association (ABA).

Protein: the bridge to fitness for the rest of us

We have become a nation of fitness and nutrition go-getters, as evidenced by the skyrocketing number of fitness and nutrition apps and the mainstreaming of the sports nutrition market. 

Russian all-natural snack start-up: 'We’re catching the wave, not chasing it'

The Marc Bakery aims to transform its $1m Russian snack business into $45m in just three years – a possible goal in a country where all-natural remains nascent, its founder says.

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Added sugars account for 14.1% of total energy intakes for Americans

What are the biggest contributors of added sugars to the US diet? from FoodNavigator-USA.com

While we tend to assume that fast food outlets (the bottomless soda cup) contribute a disproportionate amount of added sugar to the US diet compared with store-bought groceries, new data shows that the reverse is actually true.

New Zealand

Taura claims its fruit pieces are the world's smallest from FoodNavigator-Asia.com

Kiwi fruit products company Taura Natural Ingredients has introduced what it claims is possibly the world’s smallest real fruit pieces.

Greencore to earn millions through disposals from FoodManufacture.co.uk

Greencore is slashing its debt levels by completing deals that will net it more than £24M in the current financial year.

China

'Health food' too broad for effective supplements regulation from FoodNavigator-Asia.com

The US-China Health Products Association has once again urged regulators to replace the term “health food” with “dietary supplement” in a submission to food authorities concerning the recent draft reform of China’s food safety law.

DSM reads 'fini' in green tea and leaves it to Japanese from NutraIngredients.com

Dutch-Swiss ingredients giant DSM Nutritional Products (DNP) has called ‘time’ on Teavigo, a decade after launching the proprietary, weight management-focused green tea extract.

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Insects: 40% of UK consumers are willing to try them, says Canadean

40% of Brits ready to try insects: Canadean report

Canadean asked 2000 UK consumers whether they would be willing to eat on bugs. 803 of them...

Strong Scottish food drink brands referendum confidence: Food minister

Strong Scottish food & drink brands will install referendum confidence, says Scot food minister

Retail sales of Scottish food and drink brands in the UK rose by £513m from 2007 –...

Fat replacement: Researchers modify protein to mimic and replace fat in a wider range of food

Fat replacement: Researchers modify protein to mimic and replace fat in a wider range of food

Researchers claim they have developed proteins that could help bring a wider variety of low-fat foods to...

Insecticides are a bigger threat to the natural food chain than thought, warns study

Insecticides are a bigger threat to the natural food chain than thought, warns study

Legislation needs to take into account the harmful effects some insecticides have on insect-eating birds as the...

New sustainable palm oil manifesto accused of greenwashing

New sustainable palm oil manifesto accused of greenwashing

A new sustainable palm oil scheme has met with criticism from environmentalists claiming that it actually allows...

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