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AB Sugar: Allegations of abuse in our supply chain are inaccurate and publicity-seeking

Publicity at the expense of accuracy - this is how AB Sugar has described a recently published report which makes claims of forced labour, health and safety violations and illegal...

Online tool shows global scale of obesity-related cancer

The impact of obesity on cancer rates across the world – and how many cases could have been prevented – is made clear with an online data tool, launched by...

Brexit and the food industry

Brexit: ‘dangerous step into unknown’, says union

Quitting the EU would be “a dangerous step into the unknown”, warned the Farmers Union of Wales (FUW), during a debate with Welsh first minister Carwyn Jones and the UK Independence Party...

Insect protein makes a jump to the gourmet aisle with Jimini's apéritif snacks

While most insect products focus on hiding the insect content by using flours, French start-up Entoma sells Jimini's whole, spiced insects as a gourmet apéritif snack – a gamble that has paid...

EFSA panel says UV-treated milk is safe

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) Panel on Dietetic Products, Nutrition and Allergies (NDA) has delivered its opinion on ultra-violet (UV)-treated milk, and it concludes that the dairy product is...

Processed foods eligible for EU funding under healthy eating scheme

Manufacturers of processed foods containing fruit and milk are eligible for EU funding under a healthy eating programme for schools, approved by the agriculture committee yesterday, but maximum levels for...

Outsourcing pollution: Food imports are displacing UK and EU carbon emissions

The UK is ‘outsourcing’ carbon emissions to its European neighbours and further afield as its food self-sufficiency decreases substantially, according to new research.

Food Crime Unit must move faster - incoming FSA chair

The incoming UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) chair has said she is ‘surprised’ the Food Crime Unit (FCU) is not moving faster and it reflects the need to inject a...

Oxford Farming Conference

Brexit could mean ‘heaven or hell’ for food industry

Quitting the EU could spell ‘heaven or hell’ for the UK food and farming industry, according to two sharply contrasting views presented by former environment secretary Owen Paterson and EU agriculture...

UK PM says a sugar tax could be on the cards

In a shock U-turn, the UK Prime Minister David Cameron says he will consider a sugar tax as a measure to fight obesity. 

Obesity will cause 700,000 new cancer cases by 2035: Report

It makes simple economic sense to reduce levels of obesity and overweight because if current rates continue it will cause 700,000 new cases of cancer in the next twenty years,...

Italian health ministry cracks down on use of activated charcoal in 'black bread'

Italian health chiefs have taken a tough stance on the use of activated charcoal in baked goods – banning bakers from describing such products as bread and clamping down on...

Manufacturers throw weight behind obesity app that displays food & drink sugar levels

A smartphone app that enables consumers to scan the bar code on products to determine their sugar content has been backed by some manufacturers and major UK retailers.

ASA ruling

Hare today, gone tomorrow: Nestlé boots Nesquik healthy bunny claims after UK challenge

Nesquik is no longer "a great start to the day" after the UK advertising authority ruled the product too high in sugar to bear health claims. ...

RSPO to publish members’ plantation maps in wake of Indonesia’s forest fires

The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) will publish maps of all its members’ palm oil plantations – with the exception of Malaysia – in the hope closer monitoring will...

Substitution found in turkey product testing

Chicken, beef and pork substitution were found in 7% of turkey products, according to an analysis by Clear Food.

What does COP21 mean for the food industry?

Et voilà – we have a global deal on carbon emissions. But what will be the impact of COP21 on food?

Special edition: Battling malnutrition. Exclusive with Nestlé head of public health nutrition

Nestlé: Profit is not a dirty word in the race against global malnutrition

Commercial and public health gain needn’t be opposed bedfellows in the battle against malnutrition among the world’s poorest people, says the chief of public health nutrition at the world’s biggest...

Will the UK have the guts to start a global campaign on obesity?

It’s a crisis that is costing the UK more than war, terrorism and armed violence according to a 2014 McKinsey & Company report, but if the UK has the opportunity...

Special edition: Food for kids

No thirst for water promotion among kids’ TV makers

TV is a ‘missed opportunity’ to promote healthy hydration messages to children, with fizzy drinks dominating screen time, according to new research.

Exclusive interview with FAO’s director for nutrition

The fat after the famine: Obesity the next challenge facing Africa, says FAO boss

After years of battling undernutrition, Africa is now facing an emerging threat of obesity and the two must be considered simultaneously, according to the director of nutrition at the UN’s Food...

1100 foods, 113 nutrient values

Danes launch vast food database

Denmark has debuted a vast food database covering energy, fat, carbohydrates and proteins, dietary fibres, alcohol, vitamins, minerals, amino acids and fatty acids.

UK publishes 1000 datasets

‘Open data’ release to boost food & farming

The UK government is ‘unleashing’ 1000 farming datasets in a bid to boost the productivity of its farmers and food industry – and help business and consumer decision-making.

Novel foods changes will speed launches

The EU’s decision to streamline the way it regulates novel foods and ingredients has received broad support from the food industry.

EFSA backs safety of new stevia form

Rebaudioside M is safe and can be added to the list of EU-approved steviol glycosides (E960), the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has concluded. The agency said this was the...

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