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Kraft Heinz drops Unilever bid but are other UK firms 'sitting ducks' for post-Brexit takeovers?

Unilever shares have plummeted as Kraft Heinz drops its multi-billion dollar merger bid -  but with the sterling weakened by Brexit, smaller firms are "sitting ducks" for foreign takeovers, UK politicians have warned.

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Healthy reformulation, high protein foods and NPD strategies get €1.2m research boost

Pre-competitive industry research into fat reduction, high protein foods and new product development (NPD) strategies has been given a £1 million (€1.2m) boost in funding through the UK's research councils.

Study says stevia on par with sugar in drinks satisfaction, but finds fibre fouls feelings

Drinks sweetened with high-Reb A stevia may have similar or higher satisfaction ratings than sucrose drinks, but added fibre lowers scores, according to a new sensory and sensation-focused study.

Will acacia gum finally get the clean-label recognition it wants?

Acacia gum is 100% natural, non-GMO, organic, gluten-free and applicable in almost every area of the food industry. Why does it have a chequered past, and how can it obtain the clean-label credentials it wants?

Excess fructose in kids linked to rise in liver disease

High fructose intake could increase the incidence of liver disease in adolescents and children, a new study suggests.

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The Brexit effect on food safety regulations

The implications of the Brexit referendum have left many in the food industry uncertain of how future food safety assurance will be influenced. Simon Weaver, red24’s Product Risks Commercial Manager, examines the issues.

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