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It would be nice to revise calorie values, but that's going to be very difficult, says Wickham.

Should we revise how calories are measured?

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

The current method of measuring the calorie content of foods could be flawed, says Professor Martin Wickham of Leatherhead Food Research.

Some calorie counts may be inaccurate

Experts reiterate call for calorie count reform

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

Caloric values – particularly for nuts and legumes – should be re-evaluated in light of recent studies suggesting commonly used calorie estimates may be flawed, according to a panel of experts at SIAL in Paris.

Front-of-pack labels aim to curb consumer confusion

UK aims to standardise front-of-pack nutrition labels

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

The UK government has said it will roll out a new voluntary front-of-pack nutrition labelling scheme by next summer to standardise labels across retailers and food manufacturers.

Nestlé's Battle of the Breakfasts ad campaign has stirred up controversy

Nestlé hits back at cereal ad critics

By Rod Addy

Nestlé UK has responded to critics of its cereal advertising that are claiming it contravenes Advertising Standards Authority rules, claiming the ASA has given the campaign the thumbs up.

Nutritionists, dietitians react to Tesco's traffic light labels

Experts react to Tesco traffic light move

By Rod Addy

Nutritionists and dietitians had mixed reactions to Tesco’s UK decision to move to nutrition labelling combining Guideline Daily Amounts (GDAs) with traffic light coding flagging up key nutrients.

Sugar and fat content in cereal bars on a par with coke and biscuits, study finds

Cereal bars: The sugary truth

By Kacey Culliney

Leading cereal bar brands are high in sugar, saturated fats and calories, with one product containing more sugar than a small can of Coke, finds new research.

Price, taste and brand overrule nutrition labelling

Price, taste and brand overrule nutrition labelling

By Rod Addy

Price, taste and brand overrule nutrition labelling when it comes to what makes consumers buy one food and drink product over another, according to fresh research from the European Food Information Council (EUFIC).

UK watchdog ‘O-Kays’ Unilever healthy oil campaign

UK watchdog ‘O-Kays’ Unilever healthy oil campaign

By Shane Starling

The voluntary UK watchdog has backed a TV campaign for Unilever Flora Cuisine that was challenged over claims the omega-3 imbued cooking oil contained, “45% less saturated fat than olive oil".

Focus on cognitive health claims intensifies

Focus on cognitive benefits builds

By Rod Addy

Interest in cognitive benefits and claims is building in the food industry, with continued work to strengthen the science behind them, according to a leading nutritionist.

Nutrient profiling debate reignites

Nutrient profiling debate reignites

By Rod Addy

DG Sanco has reignited the nutrient profiling debate by initiating a consultation with other parts of the European Commission to test support for it to set nutrient profiles under health claims legislation.

What kind of health claims will be made on the Vitafoods show floor this year?

Vitafoods: EU nutra space wriggles into new health claims clothes

By Shane Starling

Vitafoods celebrates its 15th birthday next week. It’ll be my 11th consecutive May visit to Geneva for the jamboree and promises to be one of the most intriguing chapters with the (partial and belated) resolution of years of ambiguity regarding health...

Reformulation drive risks dairy sector damage, Dairy UK warns

Reformulation drive risks dairy sector damage, Dairy UK warns

By Ben Bouckley

UK trade body Dairy UK has called on the nation’s government to do more to communicate the positive health benefits of dairy products, and warns that the current focus on reformulation risks ‘putting many consumers off eating dairy foods’.

Industry uncertain over labelling regs interpretation

Food industry warned against rushing into labelling changes under FIR

By Jane Byrne

The food industry should not rush into making labelling changes to ensure compliance with the new Regulation on Food Information (FIR) as there is a fundamental lack of clarity on how to implement some of the mandatory declarations, claims a regulatory...

Cooked food may provide more energy than raw: Study

Cooked food may provide more energy than raw: Study

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

Cooking may increase the energetic availability of food, meaning that energy assessment for food labeling could depend on how a product is prepared, according to new research published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).

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