All news articles for June 2016

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Will Italy also debate a sugar and sat fat tax?

By Niamh Michail

A small group of Italian politicians have presented a bill to the Senate proposing a tax on sugary and diet drinks as well as palm oil and industrial trans fats in a bid to stem rising obesity rates.

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Nutrient claims and cartoon characters will sway children

By David Burrows

Front-of-pack nutritional information is largely ignored by children but combine a nutrient claim and a cartoon character and it can “significantly affect” the product choices they make, according to new research.

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READERS' SURVEY: What does Brexit mean for you?

By Niamh Michail

Take part in FoodNavigator’s survey on Brexit and tell us how you think the biggest shake-up in British politics in recent history will affect you and your business.

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Middle East drives hope for Brazil sweet producers

By Eliot Beer

The Middle East is a bright spot for Brazil’s confectionery industry as the only global market seeing growth, with Brazilian producers hoping to capitalise further on synergies with the region.  

Americana sale back on, NFPC sale off

Americana sale back on, NFPC sale off

By Eliot Beer

The sale of Americana finally went ahead this month, with Adeptio paying US$2.4bn, while NFPC abandoned its sale attempt, with potential buyers’ scepticism over expansion plans blamed. 

Mezzan buys into KSA’s Al Safi for $25m

Mezzan buys into KSA’s Al Safi for $25m

By Eliot Beer

Kuwaiti food conglomerate Mezzan Holding will buy into Saudi Arabia’s Al Safi Food for up to US$25m, while EIP, one of the buyers of Diamond Meat Processing, eyes further purchases.

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