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Don’t tax my soda! Study shows consumers put choice first

First Lady Michelle Obama has called it “liquid sugar” and the World Health Organization warns that much of our sugar intake is “hidden” in processed food and beverages such as...

New investment club aims to grow UK SMEs

A new investment club has launched in the UK aimed at small to medium sized businesses in the food and drink industry looking to raise capital to grow their business.

Diet drinks may be linked to heart trouble in older women

Postmenopausal women who drink two or more diet drinks a day may be more likely to have a heart attack, stroke or other cardiovascular problems, according to new research.

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Food firms fail to deliver supply chain goals, says research

Businesses are failing to deliver their goals because they have too many supply chain priorities.

Political conflict impacts Russian ingredients event

Political instability in the wake of Russia’s annexation of Crimea  from strife-torn Ukraine negatively impacted an ingredients event in Moscow in March, according to leading supplier BASF.

Waste date beans- from eco coffee alternative to beyond

An Israeli company that has released a range of coffee alternatives made from roasted date kernel, says the waste material has potential as a sustainable food and drink ingredient stretching far...

Insights from IFT Wellness 2014

How should the industry tackle sugar reduction?

Attending a series of sessions on sugar reduction during the Institute of Food Technologists’ (IFT) 2014 Wellness conference, a few common themes kept resurfacing: that obesity remains a big problem,...

Overweight people eat fewer pretzels…in single-serve packs

Single-serve packages may help overweight people cut food consumption, says a researcher who claims limited research has been done on its relation to pack size.

Dutch data suggests soda taxes can reduce consumption without side effects

Increasing taxes on sugar sweetened beverages such as carbonated sodas even modestly could decrease consumption, without driving shoppers to other unhealthy foods, according to new RCT data.

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Eastern Europe and Asia lead the way in fresh food consumption

Consumption of fresh food was strongest in the emerging markets of Eastern Europe and Asia Pacific in 2013, while the market for fresh food in Western Europe declined slightly, according...

Cargill and Copersucar to form world's largest sugar trader

Copersucar and Cargill have announced an agreement to combine their global sugar trading activities into a new joint venture that will produce, commercialise and trade raw and white sugar.

Food Vision 2014

Final preparations underway for Food Vision 2014

Final preparations are underway for Food Vision 2014, the event that brings together global food and drink industry leaders at Cannes in the south of France to discuss key topics...

FOODEX 2014

Beware due diligence issues post-horsegate – lawyer

Due diligence has weaknesses and isn’t a perfect defence against food fraud, despite offering firms legal protection, Dominic Watkins, partner and head of food at law firm DWF has warned....

Diabetes expert: 'Juices are the worst, you might as well drink Coke...'

Rates of type two diabetes have rocketed in recent years, with poor diet and a lack of exercise largely to blame. But as dietary guidelines for people with diabetes are the...

Special edition: Nuts, pulses and legumes

Doubling of pistachio harvest will increase nut’s use as an ingredient

Pistachios – most associated with snacking in the consumer’s mind – could be finding their way into many a food product as an ingredient over the next few years, says...

LIVE FROM ZENITH INFANT NUTRITION CONFERENCE

Infant formula sector can 'communicate...sufficiently' under WHO Code

It is not in the interests of major infant manufacturers, such as Nestlé or Danone, to purposely violate breast-milk substitute marketing regulations, last week's Zenith International Infant Nutrition Conference heard.

Private label growth: UK consumer data suggests private label trend is here to stay

Private label products have continued to grow in market share despite the UK economic recovery, according to new data from Kantar Worldpanel that suggests the trend for own-brand goods may...

Special edition: Nuts, pulses and legumes

Omega-3 content sets walnuts apart from other tree nuts

Now that the mania about fat in the diet is mostly over the story has become that some fats are good. And as far as fat-rich tree nuts go, the...

Soy formula linked to seizures in children with autism

Consumption of soy-based infant formula may be associated with a higher rate of seizures in children with autism, according to new data.

Pricier Swiss chocolate ‘holds its own’ in export markets

Switzerland’s chocolate industry grew sales in 2013 by increasing experts, in spite of the strength of the Swiss Franc against foreign currencies.

FOODEX 2014: LIVE FROM THE SHOW FLOOR

‘America sneezes - we catch a cold!’: Serving sizes and the UK war on sugar

A food industry panel chaired by former UK cabinet minister Michael Portillo has warned that the UK drive to cut sugar and salt levels in food and drink risks being...

Dispatches from EU food manufacturing and safety summit

Food industry needs to build public trust again

The food industry needs to focus on building public trust back and supply chain integrity after recent incidents, according to the group head of manufacturing excellence at Premier Foods.

Call for UK-wide folic acid fortification

The government at Westminster is being urged to press ahead with mandatory fortification of bread and flour with folic acid across the UK in a bid to reduce neural tube...

Fria hungry for free-from expansion in UK

Scandinavian frozen free-from major Fria will ramp up its UK presence over 2014, focusing on major retailers in particular, its export manager says.

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