Liam Fox, the UK trade secretary, declined to rule out allowing imports of chlorine-washed chicken or beef raised using growth hormones into the UK after Brexit, insisting the issue is not one of food safety.
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.