The National Obesity Forum's advice to shun processed foods such as low-fat yoghurts and cheeses for whole foods this week has provoked mixed reactions – but consumers are already turning away from foods labelled as low-fat, diet or light, according to Mintel data.
As new nutrition guidelines make labelling potassium on packaged foods mandatory in the US, a UK petition is urging the government to do the same but for different reasons - it would end the processed food "nightmare" for sufferers of Chronic Kidney Disease for whom potassium can mean heart failure and death,...
Local brands are growing at twice the pace of multinationals thanks to an ability to quickly respond to niche market demands and better cater to consumer needs, says a report from Kantar Worldpanel.
Swiss-headquartered biotech company Evolva has secured a European patent for its novel technique for producing fermentation-derived stevia.
The link between polydextrose consumption and maintenance or normal defecation is ‘weak’, EFSA has found in rejecting an article 13.5 submission from agrifood sugar giant Tate & Lyle.
Whilst sales data from market intelligence provider IRI shows that UK consumers can’t get enough of coconut products, a leading dietician brands coconut “an expensive con with no authorised health claims”.