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Coca-Cola HBC tracks shifts in consumer preferences

Health and wellness continues to be a priority for consumers, while evolving market dynamics are changing the way people shop, says Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company.   

Pictures of big portions lead to overeating, study warns

Images featured on food packaging can influence portion sizes that cause consumers to overestimate appropriate serving sizes, a study has discovered. 

AG Barr focuses on lower sugar drinks after tax plan

Scottish soft drinks company AG Barr says it will focus on lower sugar products to adapt to changing consumer tastes and the chancellor’s proposed sugar tax.

Voice-controlled calorie counter may aid people in losing weight

A spoken-language app that makes calorie counting easier has been developed by researchers, who believe the technology could prove useful for those struggling to lose weight.

A.G. Barr shrugs off sugar tax worries

Soft drinks company A.G. Barr says a combination of brand strength and ongoing product reformulation will minimize the financial impact of the UK’s sugar tax on its business.

Larger serving sizes on food packs could reduce intake & fight obesity

Larger serving sizes on a food’s packaging encourage people to eat less, US researchers have found, as consumer groups in Europe put pressure on policymakers to help food manufacturers set...

special edition: food fraud

DNA testing reveals nothing fishy about MSC ecolabeled products

More than 99% of Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) ecolabeled products were found to be correctly labeled, according to DNA test results from the organisation.

Sugar tax

Sugar tax could spark industry legal action

Soft drinks companies are looking into options, including legal action, in the wake of the government plans to introduce a soft drinks tax.

FMI report says Greek yogurt still growing

A new report by Future Market Insights (FMI), Yoghurt Market: Global Industry Analysis and Opportunity Assessment 2015 – 2025 is being published in May 2016.

Corbion commits to innovation with new Dutch R&D lab

Food ingredients firm, Corbion has opened an R&D and applications laboratory, which the firm said would drive the business to new levels of innovation.

Healthy diet, healthy planet: UK dietary advice backs plant proteins over meat & dairy

The UK has put sustainability on the menu by backing plant proteins over meat and dairy for sustainability reasons in its updated dietary recommendation and healthy eating guide.

DISPATCHES FROM FOOD VISION 2016

Gene-diet insights key to personalised nutrition success

Separating fact from fiction will be one of the main challenges for the food industry when it assesses personalised nutrition from the wealth of research that looks into gene-diet interactions....

Sugar tax

Budget shock: sugar tax on soft drinks

A surprise tax on sugary soft drinks to tackle childhood obesity, unveiled in Chancellor George Osborne’s budget, has dismayed manufacturers but delighted campaigners, including celebrity chef Jamie Oliver.

Nestlé chief: Reduce sugar now before it’s mandatory

At the World Food Innovate conference in London, Stefan Catsicas, chief technical officer of Nestlé described how the food giant is meeting the challenge of making foods healthier without causing...

Italy raises red flag once more over UK's traffic light label

Italy has once again called on the European Commission to act against the UK’s traffic light nutrition label, which it says is unfairly hitting Italian trade whilst also failing to...

myfood24 – the online tool helping researchers get teenage kicks?

An online method of collecting diet data could help unlock intake information for teenagers, a group often neglected in government policy, say UK researchers.

Dispatches from Food Vision 2016

When Jorg met Jane: Nestlé talks PPP public health gain with an NGO insider

Private public partnerships (PPPs) are the best way to tackle the world’s public health issues with food and nutrition, but only if strict rules are in place to guard against...

Introduce allergic-inducing foods to infants to build up tolerance, study believes

Introducing a broader range of foods at an early age may help infants that were breast-fed to build up tolerance to common food allergens such as peanut or egg, a...

Could a novel UV technology help battle vitamin D deficiency?

With the spotlight on vitamin D in many European countries, one company says its recently approved novel UV milk treatment could be a way to tackle deficiency. 

EU authorises vinegar additives for acetic acid

The European Union's Additive Regulation has been amended to allow additives permitted in fermented vinegar to also be used for diluted acetic acid.

Demand for citrus flavour blends on the rise in Europe, says FMI

Demand for citrus flavour market is set to rise in Europe in the next ten years, says Future Market Insights (FMI) - but which are the most popular flavour blends,...

Europe’s first cocoa flavanol health claim chocolate to hit store shelves

Belgian firm Vandenbulcke has introduced ChoVita, the first chocolate brand in Europe that makes a cocoa flavanol health claim that it is 'good for your blood flow'.

Great expectations: Can industry meet consumer colour demands?

The news that food giant Mars will phase out all artificial colours from their global food and drink offerings in the next five years, follows similar actions carried out by...

News in brief

Updated food safety training survey sent to industry

An update to a survey on food safety training practices has been launched.

Food industry backs roadmap for EU-wide reformulation

The food industry has agreed to work with EU member states to make Europe’s food supply healthier through a voluntary reformulation plan launched by the Dutch presidency.

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