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Will WHO nutrient profiles spur reformulation?

Public health advocates have welcomed the WHO’s recently unveiled nutrient profiling model, while the food industry has said blocking some categories from marketing was unlikely to encourage reformulation.

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Biased by industry? Do academic and business collaborations work?

Like many areas of nutrition research, probiotic and prebiotic science relies on strong collaboration between academic experts and businesses. But there are some who say such links create biased science.

Sweden to make keyhole “cooler” for consumers

Sweden’s National Food Agency (NFA) said that it is set to undergo an image makeover to make keyhole nutrition labelling “cooler” for its citizens.

Why are private labels successful in some markets but not in others?

Private label food and drink products have encroached on brands’ market share – but what are the factors that lead to own-brand success, and why do they only apply in some regions?

Norway warns companies against improper halal labelling

The Norwegian Food Safety Authority (FSA) said some companies risked losing their credibility after an annual audit found 12 of 40 businesses had “dishonestly” labelled their products as halal.

‘Mood balancing beverages’: Sensient Flavors eyes growth market with new concepts

Sensient Flavors has developed new beverage concepts that it says respond to rising demand for food and drink that affects and balances our emotional states in a ‘gentle and natural’ way.

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Tapping into the flavour pairing trend

Tapping into the flavour pairing trend

The concept of flavour pairing matches up weird and wonderful combinations – pork liver and jasmine for...

Don’t believe the hype: Target wider food trends for flavour success

Don’t believe the hype: Target wider food trends for flavour success

Harmonising flavours with general food trends may be a better approach to flavour innovation than trying to...

WHO unveils nutrient profiling to restrict marketing to kids

WHO unveils nutrient profiling to restrict marketing to kids

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has unveiled its nutrient profiling tool to restrict the marketing of unhealthy...

Taste taboos: From sushi to cheese to insects

Breaking the taste taboo

Taste preferences are firmly rooted in a society’s culture - but they can be changed if manufacturers...

New technologies to shape the future of food supply

Eco-friendly innovation will shape the future of the food industry

New technologies and innovative ingredients are likely to structurally change the food supply chain in the near...

French colour-coded nutrition labels hailed as ‘antidote to food marketing’

French colour-coded nutrition labels hailed as ‘antidote to food marketing’

Consumer watchdog Que Choisir has urged the French government to adopt colour-coded front-of-pack nutrition labelling as “an...

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