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Call for UK Eatwell Guide overhaul sparks 'real food' debate

A call for the new UK healthy eating guidelines to be completely overhauled has reignited debate among nutrition experts.

‘Make Europe's food healthier by 2017,’ Council tells member states

The Council of Health Ministers has called on member states to draw up national plans to improve Europe's food composition by the end of 2017.

Clean, clear, connected and imperfect: Ingredion's food trend predictions

What will food look like in 2020? Clean and clearly-labelled but also 'imperfect' to seem more authentic and closely connected to technology, according to a recent report by Ingredion. 

IOI damage raises questions about RSPO standards

The damage caused by IOI’s deforestation and peatland drainage is “far greater” than that detailed in the complaint that led to the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil suspending the supplier back in...

Retailers failing to comply with French allergen law: Watchdog

One quarter of French supermarkets are failing to inform consumers of potential allergens in food from their fresh counters - an "unacceptable" result, says France's consumer watchdog Que Choisir....

New sugar labeling a boon for alternative sweeteners

The added sugars portion of the newly revamped nutrition facts labels for food products will provide a significant opportunity for purveyors of alternative sweeteners, an industry expert says.

Manufacturers want ‘whole package’ from suppliers

Food and drink manufacturers are increasingly asking for “the whole package” from their ingredients suppliers, a leading flavour producer has claimed.

NUTRITION LABELLING IN THE US AND EUROPE

Should Europeans be told how much sugar is added to their food?

Nutrition labels in the US will now have to tell consumers how much sugar has been added by manufacturers and how much is naturally occurring. Is it time Europe introduced...

Obesity: Blame game holds no weight as collective efforts are favoured

Obesity cannot be solved by pointing fingers at consumers, industry or governments, but all parties must demonstrate accountability and responsibility in solving this public health crisis.

Czech Republic moves to set nutrient profiles for food sold in schools

In the wake of the European Parliament's no vote last month, the Czech Republic has drawn up a draft decree to apply nutrient profiles on food sold and advertised in...

Make potassium labelling mandatory for processed food: UK petition

As new nutrition guidelines make labelling potassium on packaged foods mandatory in the US, a UK petition is urging the government to do the same but for different reasons - it would...

Serving suggestions play important role in consumer expectations and willingness to buy

Pack images that depict serving suggestions play a vital role in driving consumer expectations and ‘willingness to buy’, say researchers.

Food and beverage giants pledge to cut trans fats to below 1g per 100g by 2018

Global food and drinks businesses including General Mills, Kellogg, Mars, Nestlé and Unilever have pledged to reduce trans fatty acids to “nutritionally insignificant levels” by the end of 2018.

Low-fat or 'light' foods encourage over-eating in the long-term

Low-fat, light and diet versions of products may actually contribute to rising obesity rates by encouraging over consumption compared to regular products both in the short- and long-term, Dutch scientists have...

Spotlight on Turkish regulation: 'It's an easy market to enter'

Harmonisation of Turkish and EU food law make it an easy and attractive market for foreign companies, but on issues that affect public health - such as nutrient profiles, health...

Vast majority of MEPs demand legislation on origin labelling

EU politicians have upped pressure - once again - on the European Commission to bring in mandatory country of origin labelling (COOL) for lightly processed meat and dairy products in...

The big issue: How can industry be part of the obesity solution?

Obesity and overweight rates continue to rise across the globe and although no country has managed to reverse the trend to date, all agree action is required. Join us for...

Super growth for superfoods, but is the halo starting to slip?

Rates of ‘superfood’ new product development have tripled in the past five years, according to Mintel, but a nutrition expert warns that with no clear definition in existence, the allure...

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Portion distortion: The EU must define realistic portion sizes, says MEP

With obesity levels on the rise, MEP Mairead McGuinness has called on the Commission to set realistic portion sizes to stop consumers being misled over nutrition values. People don't calculate how...

Nestlé prioritises low salt products and calls for reduction targets

Nestlé is preparing to adjust its global portfolio in a bid to help consumers eat significantly less salt – as well stay one step ahead of any forthcoming regulatory measures.

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Vitafoods Europe: Geneva pulls nutrition levers

The NutraIngredients team will be at Vitafoods Europe in Geneva this week scouring the showfloor and conference halls for hot stories, engaging the industry and scrutinising the latest nutrition innovations.

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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.

Healthy agers: To market older, you’d better get wiser

Europe’s seniors see functional foods as a 'dated' concept, are uncomfortable with products that expressly mention age, and want sustainable, naturally nutritious products, finds a consumer study led by the...

UK obesity soars as government inaction 'disappoints' campaigners and industry

Levels of obesity in the UK have almost doubled since the early 1990s, with 58% of women and 65% of men overweight or obese. Obesity-related hospital admissions for children have...

German court rules against 'vegan cheese' - but what should plant-based alternatives be called?

If it's not made from animal milk it can't be called cheese, a German court has ruled in a case against a 'vegan cheese' manufacturer. But when consumers' point of reference for a...

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