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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 following a pricing row – although Douwe Egberts products returned to shelves last week after it reached an agreement with the retailers.

Stigmatising the obese may worsen consumption habits, say researchers

Attempting to tackle the obesity crisis through ‘negatively-focused’ tactics is ineffective and may in fact worsen the situation, according to various researchers.

Commission bins waste & recycling programme

The European Commission (EC) has dropped an environment programme on waste, incineration and recycling laws because it did not “complete the circle” of creating zero waste in Europe.

Fanta's 1940 birth in Germany had no association with Nazi Party, clarifies Coca-Cola, after ad backlash

Coca-Cola has apologised for any offence caused by an online Fanta video, after viewers suggested it referred to Nazi Germany as the ‘good old times.’

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Nestlé slashes sugar level by 30% in Fitness cereal revamp

Nestlé said today it will relaunch fortified adult cereal Fitness in Europe this month, after reformulating the brand to cut sugar levels by 30%.

Perfect storm thwarting small food and drink firms

There is a perfect storm holding back fast-growing small food and drink firms, according to entrepreneurs celebrated by the government.

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Müller Dairy appoints new boss

Müller UK & Ireland has appointed Bergen Merey as md of its Müller Dairy business.

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Don’t believe the hype: Target wider food trends for flavour success

Don’t believe the hype: Target wider food trends for flavour success

Harmonising flavours with general food trends may be a better approach to flavour innovation than trying to...

WHO unveils nutrient profiling to restrict marketing to kids

WHO unveils nutrient profiling to restrict marketing to kids

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has unveiled its nutrient profiling tool to restrict the marketing of unhealthy...

Taste taboos: From sushi to cheese to insects

Breaking the taste taboo

Taste preferences are firmly rooted in a society’s culture - but they can be changed if manufacturers...

New technologies to shape the future of food supply

Eco-friendly innovation will shape the future of the food industry

New technologies and innovative ingredients are likely to structurally change the food supply chain in the near...

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...

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