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Nutrient claims and cartoon characters will sway children

Front-of-pack nutritional information is largely ignored by children but combine a nutrient claim and a cartoon character and it can “significantly affect” the product choices they make, according to new research.

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In-house sustainability and third party certification: Do they complement or cannibalise each other?

From Fairtrade to UTZ, Rainforest Alliance to RSPO, the number of third party certification schemes is on the rise. But alongside this proliferation of consumer–facing logos is the growing numbers of companies developing their own sustainable sourcing programmes. Can the two go hand in hand?

Will Italy also debate a sugar and sat fat tax?

A small group of Italian politicians have presented a bill to the Senate proposing a tax on sugary and diet drinks as well as palm oil and industrial trans fats in a bid to stem rising obesity rates.

READERS' SURVEY: What does Brexit mean for you?

Take part in FoodNavigator’s survey on Brexit and tell us how you think the biggest shake-up in British politics in recent history will affect you and your business.

EU urged to recognise authenticity progress by food operators

Recommendations on how the public and private sector can promote integrity and authenticity in the food chain have been made at a conference.

UK dairy recovering after ‘dreadful’ two years: minister

The UK dairy industry may be turning a corner after a “dreadful” couple of years – but Brexit has created nervousness about the future of the market – the food and farming minister has claimed.

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