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Italian court quashes €0.5m Lidl olive oil fine after appeal

By Niamh Michail

An Italian appeal court has quashed Lidl's €0.5 million fine over its extra virgin olive oil that sensory panels flagged as virgin oil, in a case that highlights the importance of control checks throughout the supply chain, a food law expert says.

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Food firms pledge more inclusive advertising in France

By Niamh Michail

Nespresso, Unilever, Danone and Avril are among the companies that have pledged to advertise responsibly with fewer stereotypes, signing a 15-point voluntary chart launched by the Union of Advertisers (UDA).

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Are fragmenting attitudes to health a threat to food brands?

By Katy Askew

New research finds that consumers are increasingly confused by the numerous – and sometimes contradictory – messages about food and health. A loss of trust in traditional sources of information adds to the chaos and stands as a barrier to the development...

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