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How does Nutri-Score impact shoppers’ purchase intentions?

By Flora Southey

A new study out of Belgium has sought to determine the effectiveness of the front-of-pack labelling scheme by asking two key questions: How does Nutri-Score impact the perceived healthiness of a product? And what is its effect on consumer purchase intentions?

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How safe is your sage? Study uncovers high levels of adulteration

By Katy Askew

A fresh study looking at the authenticity of popular herb sage finds that more than a quarter of products sampled in the UK are adulterated. The results, the researchers say, emphasise that global herb supply chains are susceptible to food fraud.

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Sugar reduction scheme a ‘Soviet-style diktat’

By Oliver Morrison

Critics have rounded on the UK government’s voluntary sugar reduction plan -- which calls for a 20% cut from the food industry in key products by the end of this year -- after a report revealed it is heading for failure.

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