Reformulation

Belgian firm gears-up for first ever UK stevia chocolate launch

Belgian firm gears-up for first ever UK stevia chocolate launch

By Ben Bouckley

Belgian chocolate firm Cavalier has confirmed that it is planning to launch the UK's first chocolate range containing stevia from January next year, while other launches across the EU will also follow initial listings in Belgium from November.

CASH recognises bread industry efforts on salt reduction

CASH recognises bread industry efforts on salt reduction

By Jane Byrne

New UK research has found supermarkets’ unlabelled in-store bakery bread is generally higher in salt than the supermarkets’ packaged bread, with differences of more than half a gram between similar products.

Low-sat fat ice cream gets formulation boost: Study

Low-sat fat ice cream gets formulation boost: Study

By Stephen Daniells

Ice cream formulated with an emulsion containing unsaturated oil showed no differences in melting properties as ice cream made with saturated fat, says a new study offering solutions for ‘healthy’ ice cream.

Reducing salt intake can lead to 'a significant reduction in cardiovascular events' according to the re-analysis of the Cochrane data.

Lancet paper blasts Cochrane salt study

By Nathan Gray

Commentary in The Lancet, along with a new analysis of the data, has slammed the recent Cochrane review that claimed salt reduction had no effect on strokes or heart attacks.

PepsiCo UK admits missing reformulation targets

PepsiCo UK admits missing reformulation targets

By Graham Holter and Ben Bouckley

PepsiCo UK admits it has not hit all its self-imposed targets to make products healthier, but says the economy and technical challenges are partly to blame.

Low-cal sweeteners can help reverse obesity epidemic, says expert

Dispatches from the ISA conference

Low-cal sweeteners can help reverse obesity epidemic, says expert

By Nathan Gray

The modern consumer environment makes it too easy to consume too much, but by replacing calorie dense sugars with low calorie sweeteners, industry has a powerful tool in the fight against obesity, says Dr Tommy Visscher.

Tesco admits a shorter shelf life could be the trade-off, when reformulating or developing foods with less salt

BREAKING NEWS FROM THE BCCC CONFERENCE

Salt cuts mean shelf life may suffer, Tesco nutritionist

By Rod Addy

Tesco may have to reduce the shelf-life of some of its products to meet 2012 targets on salt reduction set by the Food Standards Agency (FSA), according to a nutritionist who works for the retail giant.

Responsibility Deal: signatories have pledged to meet the FSA's 2012 salt targets

Salt campaign group welcomes responsibility deal

By Rick Pendrous

Consensus Action on Salt & Health (CASH), a leading UK health group which campaigns for reduced levels of salt in processed foods has welcomed the targets announced in the Public Health Responsibility Deal for food, published by health secretary Andrew...

The EU Health Platform is meeting its many commitments, stakeholders say

EUFIC: EU Health Platform actions being felt across bloc

By Shane Starling

A major stakeholder in the European Union Platform on Diet, Physical Activity and Health that has established 297 individual commitments to improve the health of Europeans in the six years of its existence, has highlighted its effectiveness.

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