Diet and health

The better for you (BFY) category has been a victim of the clean label and reformulation trends, says Euromonitor

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The state of the health and wellness market in 2015

By Ewa Hudson, head of health and wellness research at Euromonitor International

Is organic still selling? Does the 'natural' trend mean fortified/functional food is now passé? And why are consumers turning their noses up at better for you (BFY) offerings? Ewa Hudson, head of health and wellness research at Euromonitor International,...

Junk food dominates marketing landscape in Scotland: study

Junk food dominates marketing landscape in Scotland: study

By David Burrows

Nearly three quarters of the food and drink marketing seen by children in Scotland is for junk food, according to new research that the Scottish Government will use to push for stricter UK-wide advertising rules.

Spanish watchdog upholds 'questionable' sugar claim

By Niamh Michail

A Spanish advertising watchdog has upheld a ‘no added sugar’ claim for a dessert containing sweetened chocolate – a questionable interpretation and clear breach of EU law, warn food lawyers.

Newly appointed CEO, Antoine de Saint-Affrique, praised the company's

FULL-YEAR RESULTS

Barry Callebaut sees profits fall despite sales growth

By Niamh Michail

Barry Callebaut lowers its growth outlook and predicts a challenging year ahead as high cocoa prices and high finance requirements hit 2014/2015 profits - despite solid sales growth.

Retail group FCD says its label is

French retailers unveil alternative nutrition label

By Niamh Michail

French retailers have unveiled an alternative 'simplified' nutrition label which rivals the five-coloured label and banishes the red traffic light that they cast as discriminatory against certain foods.

EU sugar reform will damage public health, warn researchers

EU sugar reform will damage public health, warn researchers

By Niamh Michail

The EU sugar reform will harm public health by flooding the market with cheap sugar and tempting manufacturers to reformulate – an agricultural policy that takes into account public health is needed, say researchers.

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