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'Alibi products' taint Norway's salt reduction progress

By Niamh Michail

Norwegian manufacturers are using a few low-salt “alibi products” to boast about reformulation efforts while doing little to cut salt in large volume products, says a Consumer Council report.

Stevia, listed as E 960 in Europe, is made by extracting the sweet-tasting molecules from the stevia plant. © iStock/zeleno

PureCircle plays down EU stevia stumbling block

By Niamh Michail

Malaysian supplier PureCircle must provide more data to prove the safety of both minor steviol glycosides and glucosylated stevia, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has said in two separate opinions.

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Are some 'no added sugar' claims really illegal?

By Niamh Michail

Claims such as ‘no added sugar’ on foods containing sweeteners are commonplace and an important part of healthy branding - but are they technically illegal under EU law? We put the question to a food law expert.

A miniaturised sensor mounted on a tooth. ©SilkLab, Tufts University.

Tooth-mounted sensor capable of tracking food intake

By Will Chu

A miniaturised sensor that can be mounted on a tooth has been developed to transmit data on glucose and salt intake, in a development highlighting the progress made in health-monitoring wearable devices.

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Coding salty snacks: the challenges

Salty snacks market to reach $63bn by 2023

By James Wolff

'From the ubiquitous potato chip, to nuts, popcorn, pretzels and jerky, the salty snacks market is one of the most dynamic in the global snack food category,' says James Wolff, global marketing manager, Videojet Technologies.

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'New ritual' snacking emerges in France

By Niamh Michail

Snacking is emerging as 'a new eating ritual' in France but is not breaking down traditional meals, according to a survey by snack manufacturer Mondelez.

IRI says the entry of collagen-added products has surprised the snack industry.

Collagen

Collagen to make its mark in healthy snacks

By Douglas Yu

Collagen is set to compete with plant-based protein and probiotics in the US snacks category as manufacturers ride the growth momentum of bone broth, says IRI.

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