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Sugar content of food is a growing concern for consumers in the UK ©iStock/karandaev

Sugar replaces price as consumers’ top food worry

By Katy Askew

The amount of sugar contained in food has risen up the consumer agenda and replaced price as consumers’ biggest food concern, research from the UK’s Food Standards Agency (FSA) reveals.

Vulnerable supply chains are under scrutiny ©iStock

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Keeping goods good: Managing risks from unethical work practices

By Andy Green, Certification Sales Manager at Exova BM TRADA

Customers can be quick to condemn a brand when it is associated with unethical labour, health and safety, environmental or business practices. Organisations have to guard their corporate social responsibility aspirations vigilantly, turning their gaze...

Cans might not be the answer to plastic problem ©iStock

Don’t get carried away by cans of water

By David Burrows

This week, Tesco became the first major supermarket to sell cans of water. There were gushing appraisals of the move to “forget plastic”. On-the-go drinking options “just got way more sustainable”, noted the Huffington Post, citing the fact that aluminium...

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