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Innovation in new categories can help lift fibre consumption

By Katy Askew

The health benefits of fibre are becoming more widely discussed and consumers say that they want to eat more of it. But while foods like fruits, vegetables and grains are fibre rich, most of us are still struggling to eat as much as we should. Fibre enriched...

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Few UK consumers recognise RSPO logo, but does it matter?

By Flora Southey

The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) says it is ‘not surprised’ by findings that just 5% of consumers in the UK recognise its logo, noting that as a voluntary label, “not all companies want to draw attention to an ingredient that is one of many”....

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Split pea start-up targets sustainable tempeh market

By Flora Southey

A Swedish start-up has developed an organic, vegan, gluten-free tempeh made entirely out of split peas, which founder Pia Qvarnström hopes will help consumers transition to a more sustainable diet.

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Roquette looks to plant milk category for future pea potential

By Niamh Michail

French pea protein supplier Roquette believes pea protein could make waves in the booming plant-based dairy alternative category. “It’s a big market, and there’s more innovation to come," says its head of pea protein.

Sucrose is sucrose, whether it takes the form of table sugar or apple juice concentrate, argues Foodwatch. GettyImages/CherriesJD

'Date paste, sugar beet juice... Using pseudonyms for sugar is not acceptable,' says complainant

Kellogg, Hipp and five others told to remove misleading 'no added sugar' claims

By Niamh Michail

The Dutch Advertising Authority has told seven manufacturers and retailers, including Kellogg, Albert Heijn and Hipp, to remove ‘no added sugar’ claims from products that are sweetened with date paste, apple juice concentrate and sugar beet syrup.