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What is attracting rich Brits to hard discounters?

By Niamh Michail

High income households in the UK are just as likely to shop at hard discounters as lower income ones. But what is luring well-off consumers to the neon-lit aisles of Lidl and Aldi, and what does it mean for branded products?

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NHS England bans ‘super-sized’ chocolate bars

By Oliver Nieburg

England’s National Health Service (NHS England) has set a 250 calorie limit on confectionery sold in hospital canteens, stores, vending machines and its other outlets.

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EFSA: Modified starches pose no safety concerns

By Will Chu

A dozen modified food starches used to make sauces and pie fillings have received regulatory backing after a re-evaluation found no safety concerns with levels currently used in food products.

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