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‘There's no other tea to beat PG’: ASA backs Unilever’s PG Tips pyramid bag brag

The UK’s Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has rejected Tetley’s complaint over competitor PG Tips’ advert claim that its pyramid tea bag was more effective in diffusing tea than the round bags used by its rivals.

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Lab grown meat Q&A: FoodNavigator twitter chat with 'test-tube burger' creator is today

FoodNavigator will host an interactive twitter Q&A session with the man behind the €250,000 lab grown burger, Professor Mark Post, today at 1pm BST / 2pm CET. What will you #AskProfPost.

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 said they would try insects, of which 127 said they would be interested in eating them regularly.

Patent Watch

Wrigley discovers ‘pectin surprise’ for gelatin-free chewy candies

Wrigley has filed a patent to develop chewy confectionery products without animal-derived texturizing agents such as gelatin.

Diageo's Captain Morgan rum rapped for implying alcohol can overcome boredom

Diageo rum brand Captain Morgan has again been censured by UK advertising regulator the ASA – this time for implying that alcohol can overcome boredom and is capable of changing mood.

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Latest round of horsemeat tests negative – FSA

Tests for horse DNA on nearly 6,000 meat products carried out by UK local authorities were negative, according to a new report from the Food Standards Agency (FSA).

Global Industry News

Which? expresses ‘grave concerns’ over possible FSA U-turn from FoodQualityNews.com

A consumer watchdog has expressed grave concerns on the possible reversal of a plan to name and shame supermarkets selling chicken contaminated with Campylobacter.    

Monster Energy 'truly sorry' for teen’s heart attack injury but denies responsibility from BeverageDaily.com

Monster Beverage Corporation has moved to quell investor disquiet as a jury trial starts to decide if it is liable for injury suffered by a teen whose mother claims its drinks caused his heart attack.

China

Five arrested as meat scandal spreads to more international chains from FoodNavigator-Asia.com

As more American companies are embroiled in China’s latest food safety scandal, five people have been detained following a probe into a company that allegedly supplied stale meat to fast-food outlets.

PRINTING AND LABELING SPECIAL EDITION

Avery Dennison: Food firms are hungry for sustainable labels from FoodProductionDaily.com

The label specialists are spreading the word on sustainable packaging to food brands, beverage makers, and other companies at Labelexpo and other events.

Southeast Asia

Young Malaysian scientists honoured for probiotics research from FoodNavigator-Asia.com

Probiotics research is now entering the Malaysian mainstream, according to two female Universiti Sains Malaysia students who recently received international recognition for their work.

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Taste genetics: A new way to look at policy and segment consumers?
Dispatches from IFT 2014

Taste genetics: A new way to look at policy and segment consumers?

Can new research in to the genetic basis of taste could help manufacturers and policy makers better...

UK political party rules out sugar or fat tax, but takes aim at advergames

UK political party rules out sugar or fat tax, but takes aim at advergames

The UK Labour party will has ruled out the possibility of taxes on sugar or fat, but...

Delicious disasters: Marketing expert warns manufacturers on 'disruptive innovation' and learning from mistakes
Dispatches from IFT

Delicious disasters: Marketing expert warns manufacturers on 'disruptive innovation' and learning from mistakes

Everybody is chasing innovation and the next big idea, but when it comes to developing a succesful...

Palm oil plantations threaten water quality, warn researchers

Palm oil plantations threaten water quality, warn researchers

The expansion of oil palm plantations may also pose a threat to water quality in fresh water...

Merging industries: Top chefs and the food companies can learn a lot from each other, says chef
Dispatches from IFT 2014

Merging industries: Top chefs and the food companies can learn a lot from each other, says chef

While there are some differences between high end catering and the large scale manufacturing of food, there...

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