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Should sugar sweetened drinks carry obesity and health warnings?

Calls for the UK and other countries around the world to place tobacco style health warnings on sugary drinks are growing, warns Professor Simon Capewell.

‘Brands that rubbish other brands...I don’t get it!’: Vita Coco UK CEO Giles Brook

Vita Coco’s UK CEO Giles Brook tells BeverageDaily.com he doesn’t understand ‘brands that rubbish other brands’ following an attack by coconut water rival INVO on his product’s nutritional and health...

EFSA invites comments on draft allergy evaluation

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) is inviting comments on a draft scientific opinion for the evaluation of allergenic foods and food ingredients for labelling purposes.

‘No better than the average sports drink’: Rival INVO justifies Vita Coco coconut water attack

Premium coconut water brand INVO has justified its ‘slight attack’ on UK market leader Vita Coco and other rivals' nutritional and health benefits, insisting it needs to educate people on...

Have you considered inulin in your chocolate?

Leading Dutch supplier Sensus is pushing inulin as a sugar and sweetener replacer with minimal taste and texture tariffs.

Special edition: Closing the fiber gap

Bread still rules high-fiber realm; Latin America rising fast

When it comes to fiber, baked goods are king. That might sound obvious, but in a world where the nutrient, its source and end application are often separated, it is...

Opinion

Traffic light labels: 'not the answer to obesity'

Now that common sense has been confirmed by a consumer survey that traffic light labelling is confusing and misleading, maybe the Department of Health (DH) should sit up, take stock...

Special edition: Closing the fiber gap

Cereal gets to the heart of fiber deficiency, but is fortification the way to go?

High cereal fiber intake after a heart attack may improve long-term survival rates, research suggests, but these benefits could be achieved with a balanced, healthy diet, rather than through fortified...

Hidden-halal controversy is misleading and hateful, says Sharia Halal Board

Media controversy around the discovery that UK supermarkets and restaurants have been selling meat that could be classified as halal, but is not labelled as such, is deceptive and hateful,...

Fibre may increase post heart attack life expectancy by a quarter

Recommending a higher intake of cereal fibre after a heart attack may improve long-term survival rates, according to a nine-year research project.

A question of semantics: From ‘traffic light’ to ‘colour coded’ labelling

A move away from ‘traffic light’ to ‘colour coded’ nutrition labels leaves behind the danger of a “stop and go interpretation” of foods, according to the British Heart Foundation. 

Austerity bites in to consumers ability to purchase fresh fruit and vegetables

Five-a-day? We can’t afford one a week, say 25% of Brits

Austerity and rising food prices have hit healthy eating habits hard in the UK, with one in four Brits revealing they have not bought any fresh fruit or vegetables in...

Low-fat choices likelier with traffic light labels, finds study

Consumers are more likely to buy low-fat products when they have traffic light labels, but organic foods could suffer from the system, according to research.

Chewing the fat: Calorie perception of hard and soft food differs

People perceive foods that are hard to have fewer calories than soft equivalents, according to new research published in the Journal of Consumer Research.

Key Insights from Food Vision

Food Vision 2014: Bridge knowledge gaps, overcome change and work sustainably

What is the future of food? Simple communication of complex advances will be crucial, as well as picking up the pace amid a global population boom to feed the world...

dispatches from ISA conference 2014

Behavioural economist: Do the nutritional thinking for people if you want change

Consumers don’t really want more nutritional information, they want an easy life, according to a behavioural economist talking at a conference in Brussels.

Special edition: Nuts, pulses and legumes

No picnic: Is pea protein moving from the fringe to mainstream?

Pea protein may be moving in from the food and beverage fringes, however formulating with the fast-growing ingredient is 'no picnic' according to functional confectionery firm Carmit.

dispatches from isa conference, brussels

Voices from the International Sweeteners Association Conference in Brussels

What role could sweeteners play in weight and diabetes management? Should we be 'curing' obesity or preventing it? Who tells us what to eat and why do we listen to...

Live updates from Food Vision in Cannes

The key quotes: #FoodVision in tweets

Global food and drink industry leaders at the Food Vision event in Cannes are aiming to tackle the big issues and key topics directly affecting the future of the industry...

Further evidence questions fat intake guidelines and heart disease links

A review of more than 72 clinical studies has raised further questions over current guidelines relating to fat intake - which generally restrict the consumption of saturated fats and encourage...

Novel eye-tracking study holds promise for improving label designs

Utilising eye-tracking technologies to assess how health conscious consumers perceive food products could help manufacturers improve label designs and better promote healthy products, say researchers.

Rejected nano labelling law goes back to square one

The question of how to define and label nano-scale ingredients will return to the drawing board, after the European Parliament rejected the Commission’s proposed regulation on Wednesday.

Study identifies ‘quick and simple’ test for salt levels in food

A ‘novel method’ for measuring salt content in food is said to be more robust and easy to use than current techniques, according to a new study.

Spotlight on allergens in EU label regulations

NiceLabel has launched a labeling system for manufacturers to meet EU regulation changes.

EU eyes reformulation and marketing restrictions to cut childhood obesity

Restricting marketing to children and continuing to cut salt, fats and added sugar in processed foods are among initiatives put forward in a plan to tackle childhood obesity, agreed by...

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