All news articles for March 23, 2017

Emmi's profits are up, driven by progress outside of Switzerland.

Emmi profit comes from international sales

By Jim Cornall

Swiss dairy company Emmi has released its year-end results, which showed earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) rose by 7.3 % to CHF 202.7m ($204.2m).

Food safety recall round-up

Food safety recall round-up 13-23 March 2017

Recalls: Aflatoxin, ciguatera and ink issue

By Joseph James Whitworth

Food recalls have been made by USA, England, Ireland, Wales, Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Germany, Austria, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Denmark.

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A 20% sugar cut by 2020? ‘It won’t be possible,’ says FDF

By Niamh Michail

A 20% sugar cut across all food categories by 2020 – as per voluntary targets set by the UK government – is not technically possible, nor would it be acceptable to consumers, industry lobby the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has said.

Facial expressions show Mars the adverts that will drive sales

'This is the largest emotional dataset linked to real business outcomes in existence'

Facial expressions show Mars the adverts that will drive sales

By David Burrows

It’s a claim that will raise a few eyebrows: researchers working for Mars can identify with 75% accuracy whether or not an advert will deliver a big sales uplift by studying facial expressions.

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