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Do we need a better global approach on whole grains?

The lack of a harmonised message on whole grain intake in many countries may be leading to confusion and creating barriers for industry, warn researchers.

Specific recommendations relating to whole grain intake is less frequently set out, say researchers writing in the British Journal of Nutrition. (© iStock.com)

EFSA highlights high levels of suspected carcinogen in baby formula

Babies are exposed to almost ten times the acceptable levels of a potential carcinogen that has been found in infant formula, according to the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).

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Salt levels in Irish bacon higher than nutrition labels suggest

The salt levels in bacon and ham products may be up to 50% higher than what the nutrition label suggests, according to research.

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European market lagging behind US and Brazil in coconut beverage consumption and growth

Ready-to-drink (RTD) coconut beverages have rapidly gained popularity with consumers in recent years, with sales of packaged coconut water now estimated to be worth more than $1bn worldwide.

Premium chocolate brand Elizabeth Shaw sold to Colian Holding SA

British chocolate brand Elizabeth Shaw has been acquired by Polish confectionery producer and distributor Colian Holding SA.

Leicester football win celebrated in crisps and rum

Snack food manufacturer Walkers has released Winners crisps to mark Leicester City Football Club’s shock Premier League win, while Morgan Rum is to pay tribute to team captain Wes Morgan.