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Researchers call for ‘radical rethink’ of free sugars targets

In order to address the issue of tooth decay, the team recommend a series of radical policy changes to reduce sugar consumption, including slashing sugar intakes to 3%.

Intakes of free dietary sugars should make up no more than 3% of total energy intake in order to battle the ‘significant’ financial and social burdens of tooth decay, warn researchers.

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Global hunger is falling, but malnutrition still a big issue, says UN report

The number of hungry people has fallen by more than 100 million over the last decade; however 805 million people around the world are still chronically undernourished, according to a new joint UN report.

Gluten-free packaged foods benefit newly diagnosed coeliacs: Study

Increased availability of gluten-free packaged foods is helping coeliac teenagers keep many of their old food habits as they embark on a gluten-free diet, according to a Swedish study.

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Opportunities in protein-enriched 'everyday food' for the elderly: Fonterra

The elderly needn't make significant dietary changes to boost their daily intake of protein and could instead rely on enriched "everyday food", research by Fonterra suggests.

Premier Foods launches three new business units

Premier Foods has launched three new ‘Strategic Business Units’ (SBU’s) in a bid to strengthen its focus on major growth opportunities and develop more agile ways of working.

UK breakfast boom? Hot cereals up 17.9% in 2013

The demand for hot cereals like porridge has continued to experience a dramatic resurgence and will continue an upward trajectory for the next four years, according to a Key Note report.

Global Industry News

Premier Foods’s rejig may alter little, says expert from FoodManufacture.co.uk

Premier Foods’s creation of three strategic business units (SBUs) may change little, as the company still faces major challenges if it is to progress, according to one industry expert.

Bootstrapping, brand-building & Fresh & Easy’s quest for what's ‘fresh, unique and new’: A day at the Food & Beverage University from FoodNavigator-USA.com

From how to keep control of your trade spending to presenting the perfect pitch to investors (spoiler alert: ‘Let me get back to you on those numbers’ will not inspire confidence), food & beverage industry veterans and financiers took to the podium at the BevNET’s food & beverage university event...

Asda commits to Coeliac UK’s gluten-free guarantee across all stores from BakeryAndSnacks.com

Asda has pledged to stock eight staple gluten-free products across all of its UK stores; a commitment that should spark innovation and encourage new players into the market, says Coeliac UK’s CEO.

Australia-China

Minister: Australia’s “food bowl of Asia” no threat to Chinese farmers from FoodNavigator-Asia.com

Agriculture minister Barnaby Joyce has assured Chinese farmers that Australia is “not a threat” to their livelihoods on a day when two Far East investment groups established a A$3bn (US$2.7bn) fund to invest in Australian agriculture.

Group forms to clarify roles of vitamins and minerals in diet from FoodNavigator-USA.com

A new group called the Global  Nutrition & Health Alliance has formed with the mission to clarify the role of food fortification and nutritional supplementation. The issue of the role of these nutrients in the diet is still a matter of some confusion, one of the group’s founders has said....

Southeast Asia

'Ambitious' Asean supplements harmonisation process nearing its goal from FoodNavigator-Asia.com

Ten years into the process to harmonise the regulatory framework for nutritional and health supplements among Southeast Asian nations, there is light at the end of the tunnel.

Australian cattle and sheep producers welcome reduction in export red tape from GlobalMeatNews.com

Cattle and sheep producers in Australia have welcomed an announcement made by the Minister for Agriculture, Hon Barnaby Joyce MP, to streamline the Exporter Supply Chain Assurance System (ESCAS) in order to increase its effectiveness.

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Oxfam: Greater controls on huge agri public–private partnerships

Oxfam calls for greater controls on huge agri public–private partnerships

The increasing trend towards government investment partnerships with large multinationals threatens land rights, equality and the environment...

Consumer group reacts to new European Commission

Better regulation shouldn’t mean ‘one-sided reduction’ for businesses, BEUC warns new Commission

The new European Commission’s ‘better regulation’ mission must keep consumer welfare in mind and not translate to...

Food industry flour exposure found to be the main cause of occupational asthma in France

Food industry flour exposure found to be the main cause of occupational asthma in France

Exposure of food industry workers to flour has been found to be main cause of occupational asthma...

Sweet perception: ‘High intensity’ sweeteners are not that sweet or intense, suggests study

Sweet perception: ‘High intensity’ sweeteners are not that sweet or intense, suggests study

The taste of common sweeteners is often described as being much more intense than sugar, however new...

FSA acrylamide and furan levels

No great change to acrylamide and furan levels, says FSA safety report

The UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) detects ‘no significant change or discernible trends’ across many food categories for process...

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