Less salt, low sugar, lower saturated fat – great aspirations, but it takes a lot of work to make a product that still tastes good. Although the industry has been making strides towards achieving reformulation targets, the big technical question remains: How low can you go?
Stop talking about food taxes like they are some sort of panacea that will alter consumer behaviours overnight, and magically eliminate obesity and diabetes. They won’t.
The European Commission should stop dragging its feet over its awaited trans fat report – and explain why it is already over six months overdue, says Socialist MEP.
The amount of sugar in food is the top food concern for UK consumers, according to a Food Standards Agency survey.
Experts from both sides of the sugar tax debate have set out their arguments in a ‘head to head’ article in the British Medical Journal (BMJ). Where do you stand on the sugar...
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Policy makers and industry must work together to develop and achieve salt reduction targets in countries with developing economies, say researchers.
Research demonstrating that fatty acids have a taste sensation that is distinct from other basic tastes ‘confirms’ that fat is the sixth basic taste, say researchers.
Fourteen leading UK food and drink companies have united to help fund six research projects that aim to tackle diet-related health problems.
Consumers and industry have embraced the mid-calorie concept in drinks and are starting to look at its relevance in other product categories, according to stevia supplier PureCircle.
Sugary drinks may cause type 2 diabetes regardless of obesity – and artificially-sweetened drinks or fruit juice are not necessarily healthier alternatives, according to new research.
Mars plans to expand capacity at its Veghel plant over the next 10 years to produce miniature versions of its brands as Western Europeans limit their calorie intake.
Some people may perceive sweet tastes as weaker than others – perhaps leading them to add more sugar or sweetener to gain the same level of sweetness, new research suggests.
The UK government’s Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN) has ditched a 10% upper limit on sugar intake instead recommending that less than 5% of daily energy should come from...
Manufacturers must do more to help consumers halve their overall energy intake from free-sugars to less than 5%, commentators on Twitter have urged after the release of the Scientific Advisory...
Ongoing consumer concern about sugar consumption means some consumers are turning away from sweet tastes altogether, according to market research organisation Mintel.
The British Medical Association (BMA) is calling for a soft drink tax in the UK, but an industry body says targeting a single category is ‘misguided and unlikely to prove...
Lack of media differentiation between different study designs has helped warp public perception of low- and no-calorie sweeteners, according to registered dietitian and diabetes educator Hope Warshaw.
The European Cardiology Society (ECS) has urged European policymakers to follow the United States’ lead and ban the use of artificial trans fats in the EU.
Germany is a leading market for stevia-derived sweeteners in Europe – but more education is needed to further boost its usage, according to Mintel.
EFSA has rejected a German health claim submission that a table salt replacer could significantly lower blood pressure even though a clinical trial showed significant results.
Neophiles, foodies or adventurous eaters? There may not be one catch-all term but adventurous eaters share common personality and lifestyle traits – allowing researchers to identify ways to get the...
Mandatory salt reduction is the most effective way to reduce health inequalities and could save up to 4,500 lives in England each year, say scientists.
Increases in the food energy supply in many countries of the world, leading to a higher availability of cheap energy-dense foods, is more than enough to explain a concurrent increase...
Consumption of sugary drinks may lead to an estimated 184,000 adult deaths each year worldwide, according to research, which warns of an urgent need for strong global prevention programs.
A 20% duty on sugary drinks in England could result in 2,400 fewer cases of type 2 diabetes and 1,700 fewer cases of stroke and coronary heart disease, according to...