All news articles for July 2016

Sales of processed meat in the Middle East and North Africa more than doubled

Meat processor BRF posts drop in profits

By Oscar Rousseau

Brazilian food processor BRF posted a near-quarter drop in pre-tax profits as the soaring price of corn dented pork and poultry operations.

Bad Science author Dr Ben Goldacre at the IFT show

Is food marketing awash with bad science? If so, who is to blame?

Dr Ben Goldacre: ‘Does this food cause or prevent cancer? Honestly, there's no need for any more stories like that, they have almost no value’

By Elaine WATSON

There was plenty of handwringing at the IFT show this year about the lack of scientific literacy characterizing the debate around food and farming, backed up by scores of press clippings about ‘franken-foods.’ But is the media solely to blame, and what’s...

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'Healthy' dips are salt and fat traps: CASH survey

By Niamh Michail

British public health charity, Consensus Action on Salt, has blasted so-called ‘healthy’ dips such as hummus as being salt and fat traps, as its survey reveals 74% of hummus dips have a red front of pack label for fat.

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Mazola signs UAE distribution deal as GCC consumption grows

By RJ Whitehead

Global cooking oil major Mazola is placing its focus on expanding even further into the Middle East’s growing non-retail sector by appointing Farm Fresh as its new distributor for food-service business in the UAE.

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