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Low-fat choices likelier with traffic light labels, finds study

Consumers are more likely to buy low-fat products when they have traffic light labels, but organic foods could suffer from the system, according to research.

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Nespresso concedes in anti-trust battle: We don’t accept but we will cooperate

Nestlé's brand Nespresso will allow greater use of competitor coffee capsules in its machines following a French anti-trust investigation.

UK FSA: "If you are interested in submitting a novel food dossier to the EU, we advise you to contact another EU member state..."

UK FSA closes door on novel food applications as austerity bites

The UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) is no longer accepting novel food applications, a development one public policy expert says is “alarming”.

Chocolatiers back project for world’s first certified sustainable hazelnuts

UTZ Certified has begun a three-year initiative to develop a certified sustainable hazelnut supply in Turkey, which accounts for 70% of global production.

High-protein bread could bake up a storm: Euromonitor

High-protein bread will be a functional niche of the future if manufacturers can play up the satiety angle and get the taste right, says a health and wellness expert.

PepsiCo CEO: 'Several of our brands virtually define their categories'

Power brands like Doritos, Lay’s and Quaker Oats are allowing PepsiCo to stay strong in volatile market conditions, CEO Indra Nooyi says.

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Front-of-pack labels nourish food consumers from FoodProductionDaily.com

Front-of-package food labelling greatly boosts a consumer’s ability to comprehend nutrition data and make informed choices, according to a recent study.

POM v Coca-Cola false advertising spat heads to Supreme Court, but what does this mean for your label? from FoodNavigator-USA.com

It’s not quite as dramatic as the Oscar Pistorius trial, but in the world of food law, a false advertising case brought by POM Wonderful against rival Coca-Cola is being followed just as closely. And all eyes will be on the Supreme Court on Monday, when both sides will present...

Lithuania bans 182 botanicals – or does it? from NutraIngredients.com

Lithuania has sent a list of 182 botanicals it intends to ban in food supplements to the European Commission in a move one major supplier called “a step back” for EU harmonisation and free trade.

Changes to Nutrition Facts panel may have limited impact on consumer perceptions, says Hartman Group from FoodNavigator-USA.com

Proposed changes to the Nutrition Facts panel  on food and beverage labels are well-intentioned, but may not have as much effect on how consumers perceive products as policymakers hope, according to Hartman Group.

Rice eaters’ diets more in line with Dietary Guidelines: study from FoodNavigator-USA.com

Consumers who eat white or brown rice every day tend to have better overall diet quality and nutrient intake, according to a study of five-year data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES).  

US cereal U-turn: 10% upswing over next four years, says Packaged Facts from BakeryAndSnacks.com

Cereal makers can expect a turnaround year thanks to favorable consumption patterns and a booming young Hispanic population, says Packaged Facts.

‘More can be done’ in reducing foodborne infections - CDC from FoodQualityNews.com

Campylobacter infections rose and Salmonella, E.coli O157 and Listeria stayed around the same, according to US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) data.

Foodborne illness strikes Food Safety Summit attendees from FoodProductionDaily.com

Four people who attended the recent Food Safety Summit conference and exhibition reportedly have been stricken with a foodborne pathogen.

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Eastern Europe and Asia lead the way in fresh food consumption
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Eastern Europe and Asia lead the way in fresh food consumption

Consumption of fresh food was strongest in the emerging markets of Eastern Europe and Asia Pacific in...

Waste date beans- from eco coffee alternative to beyond

Waste date beans- from eco coffee alternative to beyond

An Israeli company that has released a range of coffee alternatives made from roasted date kernel, says the...

NPD insights: You must know what existing product your new one will replace

NPD insights: You must know what existing product your new one will replace

In a world where retail shelves are already overflowing with options, food manufacturers must already know which...

Food labelling is 'confusing' and redundant without education

Food labelling is 'confusing' and redundant without education

Consumers are baffled by ambiguous messages about healthy eating and need help to unravel the labelling conundrum,...

Simplicity, not science, rules sweetener coverage
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Simplicity, not science, rules sweetener coverage

Professor Jason Halford

University of Liverpool

‘Strange’: Soil Association gives verdict on Cancer Research UK organic food study

‘Strange’: Soil Association gives verdict on Cancer Research UK organic food study

Pro-organic campaign group the Soil Association has criticised a study by Cancer Research UK and Oxford University...

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