All news articles for October 2018


EU to tighten rules to prevent misleading use of plant extracts

By Niamh Michail

The EU wants to tighten rules on the excessive use of antioxidants and labelling botanical preservatives, such as rosemary, as flavours – but it missed an opportunity to clarify the situation for food manufacturers, according to one expert.

Father-son team Dr Jurgen and Niels Hower

Editor's Spotlight: Startup Focus

A chocolate bar a day keeps the doctor away?

By Nikki Cutler

A father-son team have combined their expertise in health and retail to create a range of supplemented chocolate products that aim to ‘put the D in delicious’.

Five innovations The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation thinks will shake up food ©iStock / Creditphive2015

Guest Article: The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Five innovations you’ve never heard of that will make nutrition more affordable for millions

By Kamel Chida, deputy director of private sector partnerships & innovation for nutrition, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is launching a new effort to work directly with the private sector to address a fundamental driver of undernutrition globally: the lack of nutritious, affordable foods in marketplaces that serve the world’s poorest....


UK to introduce plastic packaging tax

By Rachel Arthur

The UK is planning to introduce a ‘world-leading’ tax on plastic packaging in 2022: applying to all single use plastic packaging that doesn’t include at least 30% recycled content.

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