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Sugar tax study: compelling evidence to carry out 'fascinating experiment in public health policy'

Overweight and obese children tend to drink more sugar-sweetened drinks than those of normal weight, making a “compelling case” for taxing the beverages, according to researchers in Ireland.

Europol: False organic certification continues to be major problem for food industry

Counterfeit certification labels, such as fake organic or protected designation of origin (PDO) labels, continues to be a major problem for the European food industry, according to a report by Europol....

Supply chain performance not profitability at heart of food firms’ voluntary sign-up

Motivations for voluntarily implementing food traceability schemes stem not from the need to maximise profits but enhance information, safety and quality management within the supply chain.

French study links 'Med diet' pattern to lower risk of frailty

Consumption of a Mediterranean style diet is rising in Europe and the US because they 'easy to follow', says author of paper linking Med diet with reduced frailty.

Foreign Trade Association announces name change for 2018

To coincide with its new strategy for the future, the Foreign Trade Association (FTA) announces it will change its corporate name to Amfori in January 2018.

Green banana flour... the most versatile new ingredient in the clean label toolkit?

‘Functional fruit flours’ from starchy unripe bananas – which are low in sugar and in some cases high in RS2 resistant starch – could open new doors for formulators looking...

FDE: ‘Products may be different but there’s no East-West divide’

No evidence of lower quality foods in Eastern Europe, says Commission

For the moment, there is no evidence to suggest manufacturers are using lower quality or less nutritious ingredients in food and drink products in Eastern Europe, the Commission has said,...

US withdrawal a ‘benefit in disguise’ as sustainability efforts remain defiant

The US’ recent withdrawal from the Paris climate agreement has inevitable repercussions worldwide for meeting agreed environmental targets, addressing climate change and curbing emission levels.

Industry giants unite to eradicate forced labour in global supply chains

Brands such as The Cola-Cola Company, Unilever and Tesco have shared their stories on how they eradicated forced labour in their global supply chains in a recently published report.

Eat plants to stay slim, say Spanish researchers

People with diets that favour plants over meat can cut their risk of developing obesity by almost half, according to research being conducted in Spain.

Yoplait stresses importance of bees for food

Yoplait participated in the first Day of Flowers for Bees, which was celebrated June 20, in partnership with the French Observatory of Apidology (OFA).

Guest article

Is the IoT ever going to bring a breakthrough in the beverage sector?

There have been countless articles, discussions, exhibitions and presentations about the Internet of Things, and yet I think it is fair to say that it really hasn’t had any significant...

More child labor prevention needed as cocoa prices fall, warn UTZ and ICI

 A sharp decline in cocoa prices could put children at increased risk of child labor unless more is done, say the heads of UTZ and ICI.

Mars to scrap Orkla’s Wrigley contract in Norway

Mars Norge will take charge of Norwegian Wrigley sales next year after terminating a distribution contract with Orkla Confectionery & Snacks Norge.

Gastro2025: Industry giants to advise Danish government on boosting food industry potential

Arla, Organic Denmark, Meyers Food and other industry players will become advisers to the Danish government in a bid to cement the country's reputation as a food and gastronomy powerhouse, cut...

'We will react and respond to any discriminatory measures against Malaysian palm oil,' warns minister

With a recent European resolution calling for tariffs and trade barriers against any palm oil linked to deforestation, Malaysia's minister for plantations and commodities warns: "We will react and respond accordingly...

Demand for annatto colouring provides work for women in Latin America

Local women farmers in Latin America are being offered a secure income due to the increased demand for natural annatto colouring.

New €7 m project aims to ensure all European aquaculture businesses are sustainable and competitive

A new research project, funded by the European Commission, is hoping to create a more innovative, sustainable and competitive space for aquaculture businesses.

DuPont launches stabilizer for plant-based beverages

DuPont Nutrition & Health (DuPont) has launched a new ingredient in its Danisco range for manufacturers to produce stable clean-label soy, almond and other plant-based drinks.

Sugar-free quinoa breakfast cereal finds success as creative consumers blur categories

A breakfast cereal made from French popped quinoa with a one-word ingredient list (quinoa - and that's it) is finding success as consumers use it for croutons and salad toppings thanks...

Project TRUE gets bean counting to boost EU pulse cultivation

A €500,000 project aims to expand the cultivation of pulses in Europe to use less fertilisers, promote sustainability and rely less on imports, whilst promoting the health benefits of the...

Child weight gain linked to diet beverage intake during pregnancy, study claims

Children born to women who drank at least one artificially sweetened beverage per day during pregnancy, were more likely to be overweight or obese in later life, a study claims.

Not only America: Nestlé urged to consider $17bn sale of global confectionery arm

Nestlé could go further than offloading its struggling US confectionery business and could find a willing buyer for its entire global confectionery division, says an analyst.

EU and China collaborate to combat food fraud

More than 30 partners are part of a project to tackle food safety and authenticity across Europe and China.

SURVEY: Win an iPad

DairyReporter second annual survey – win an iPad

Last year, more than 600 people responded to DairyReporter’s first ‘state-of-the-industry’ online survey, and we’re again asking for input into what our readers see as the biggest challenges and opportunities...

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