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Europe’s farmers, food makers call for action on ‘unfair trading’

Farmers and food manufacturers are renewing calls for the European Commission to tackle alleged unfair trading practices and address the imbalance of power in the food supply chain.


Stealth reformulation of private label food can cut calories, study finds

‘Silent' product reformulation, where own-brand food products are modified without explicitly making the consumer aware, may be effective in reducing calorie consumption, say Danish researchers.

Frutarom acquires Swiss savoury flavour group Mühlehof

Israel-based flavours and ingredients giant Frutarom has acquired Swiss savoury flavour specialist Mühlehof.

Nestlé, Unilever, Walmart and others look at blockchain with IBM

Dole, Nestlé, Tyson Foods, Unilever and Walmart are part of a consortium with IBM which will identify areas where the food supply chain can benefit from blockchain.

JAMA study highlights need for more sodium reduction, consumer education about salt

New research showing that 98% of homes have packaged food that exceeds the recommended amount of sodium, despite drastic reductions in the last 15 years, should be a wake-up call for manufacturers to cut back on the mineral even more and for consumers to read labels more closely, according to...

Heart failure 12 times more likely in people with vitamin D deficiency

More trials are needed to test vitamin D supplementation for the prevention of heart disease, say researchers behind a new study showing heart failure among the elderly is strongly associated with vitamin D deficiency.

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