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Sell fresh uncut produce loose, says WRAP report

By Oliver Morrison

New research from the food waste campaigner claims to challenge the status quo of the way retailers sell fresh uncut fruit and vegetables, highlighting that it should change significantly in the future.

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Onboarding SMEs is ‘critical step’ on the path to net zero food

By Katy Askew

A significant proportion of the food and beverage sector is served by SMEs and local producers. If the industry is to transition towards net zero, these businesses need to be part of that journey. FoodNavigator catches up with Growing Green, a UK project...

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French nitrates bill: An ‘historic’ moment or delaying the ban?

By Katy Askew

France’s National Assembly backed the principle to ‘lower the trajectory’ of maximum levels of nitrates that can be added to charcuterie meats yesterday in an almost unanimous vote in flavour of the proposal. But are amendments that require a further...

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Can mandatory labelling drive food system change?

By Katy Askew

Would improved food labelling requirements empower consumers to ‘fix’ the food system? Labelling is a ‘weak’ lever but it is also ‘the lowest common denominator’ to drive change, FoodNavigator hears.

EFSA submission suggests CBD position statement imminent

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EFSA submission suggests CBD position statement imminent

By Will Chu

The European Food and Safety Authority (EFSA) is expected to outline its position on the safety of cannabidiol (CBD) as a novel food in a move expected to aid in future novel food applications.

EU food producers have six months to phase out the use of titanium dioxide. Pic: GettyImages/UltimaSperanza

The countdown to phase out E171 in EU foods has begun

By Gill Hyslop

Titanium dioxide (E171) - a popular additive that confers a bright white shade to frosting and cake decorations - has been banned as a food additive in the EU, with a six-month phasing out period coming into force this month (January 2022) after which...

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