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EU scrutinises Mondelez-Douwe Egberts Master Blenders coffee deal

The European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation of Mondelez International’s proposed $5bn joint venture with competitor coffee firm Douwe Egberts Master Blenders 1753.

1 pizza could equal 7 Big Macs’ worth of salt, says CASH

Supermarket, restaurant and takeaway pizzas contain ‘shockingly high’ levels of salt, according to a product survey by pressure groups CASH (Consensus Action on Salt & Health) and WASH (World Action on Salt & Health).

FDF guide aims to boost sustainable palm oil use

The UK’s Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has published a guide to help food companies switch to sustainably sourced palm oil.

Un-savoury contest? Pork pies merger brings UK competition concerns

The UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has rules that Pork Farms’ acquisition of Kerry Foods’ chilled savoury pastry (CSP) business may substantially lessen compedition in the sector.

Studies raise questions over sugar, caffeine, and children's intake of energy drinks

Two new studies have suggested that many children and adolescents consuming energy drinks get too much caffeine, while suggesting the level of sugar and caffeinated drinks can lead to different metabolic effects.

From industry to authority: Abbott Nutrition regulation director new FSAI chief

Dr Pamela Byrne, currently director of regulatory policy and intelligence for firm Abbott Nutrition, is to become the new chief executive for the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI).

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EU deal would allow member states to ban GM crops

EU deal would allow member states to ban GM crops

The European Parliament and member states have agreed rules to allow member states to ban or restrict...

Carrageenan supply shake up as Indonesia eyes domestic processing

'Dramatic' carrageenan supply chain shake up as Indonesia eyes domestic processing

Indonesia plans to process half of its seaweed domestically by 2020, meaning the carrageenan supply chain could...

EU labelling law adds impetus to the sustainable palm drive

EU labelling law adds impetus to the sustainable palm drive

Changes to European labelling laws meaning the specific source of vegetable oil must be declared on pack...

Naturally opposed? Balancing new technologies with consumer perceptions
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Naturally opposed? Balancing new technologies with consumer perceptions

New technologies are vital to the future growth of the food and nutrition industry, but their future...

Big data: ‘Exhaustive review’ pulls together evidence on food groups and diet-related disease

Big data: ‘Exhaustive review’ pulls together evidence on food groups and diet-related disease

A new and extensive review of the associations between food and drink groups and major diet-related diseases...

Dietitians ‘ambivalent’ about recommending low-calorie sweeteners

Dietitians ‘ambivalent’ about recommending low-calorie sweeteners

Not all dietitians recommend the use of low-calorie sweeteners in weight management, a study published in The European...

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