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Ground-breaking trial gives new hope for peanut allergies

By Oliver Morrison

A trial suggests that oral immunotherapy treatment, which involves repeated exposure over time to gradually increase doses of the allergen, could allow sufferers to increase their tolerance to peanuts. They would not be able to eat nuts at will, but their...

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Anti-E171 group claims small battle in long war

By Oliver Morrison

Food safety campaigners are hopeful the European Commission will rethink its stance on titanium dioxide (or E171) after a committee voted down new specifications for E171 and instead passed a resolution calling on the EC to remove E171 from the list of...

Children with food allergies face ‘staggering’ lack of choice

Children with food allergies face ‘staggering’ lack of choice

By Oliver Morrison

With one in 40 kids suffering from cow’s milk allergy alone, and with food allergies more prevalent in children than adults, food companies are way behind in servicing the demand for healthy free-from children's products, says the founder of UK dairy-free...

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Italy ups ante in NutriScore battle

By Oliver Morrison

Italy has again raised its opposition to the NutriScore food labelling scheme, which it says unfairly discriminates against traditional Italian delicacies.

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Germany mulls introduction of mandatory climate and NutriScore labels

By Oliver Morrison

An influential advisory group in Germany has urged the government to introduce mandatory climate labels on foodstuffs to display the greenhouse gas emissions of products, as well as for a mandatory roll out of the as yet voluntary NutriScore labelling...

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Italian recycling app tackles ‘confused’ waste sorting in Europe

By Flora Southey

Marketed as a virtual assistant for waste sorting, the Junker app helps consumers solve the everyday dilemma: ‘Can I recycle this?’ FoodNavigator asks co-founder Noemi De Santis how the start-up is helping prevent food and food packaging waste from ending...

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HelloFresh sweeps away supermarket competition in meal-kit space

By Oliver Morrison

HelloFresh raised its guidance for the year for the third time, illustrating strong demand for meal-kit among consumers amid the coronavirus pandemic. The recipe box company also hinted at plans to expand in the ready-meal category, and said it was unconcerned...

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