Reformulating products to reduce sugar can be a costly process. While the impact of sugar taxes on consumer behaviour is a moot point, they do provide the food sector with a financial incentive to trigger change.
The International Food & Beverage Alliance (IFBA), which includes Nestlé and Unilever as well as fast-food giant McDonald's, have set a goal of phasing out industrially produced trans fats (iTFAs) from the global food supply by 2023.
One year on from the launch of its ‘Nestlé for Healthier Kids’ initiative, the food giant continues to expand its portfolio with focus on personalised nutrition for specific geographies, according to Nestlé's Henri-Pierre Lenoble.
Acacia gum, or food additive E414, is used by food and beverage manufacturers as a natural texturizing agent. FoodNavigator travels to Senegal to find out how the plant exudate is ‘tapped’ from African acacia trees, before being exported and processed...