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CAC joins BEUC and targets improvement for consumers in Croatia

By Joseph James Whitworth

The head of the Croatian Alliance of Consumers (CAC) said it is looking forward to “being part of the big family” after it became the latest group to join the European Consumer Organisation (BEUC).

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What was 2015's most misleading product? Consumers cast their votes....

By Niamh Michail

It’s that time of year where the food industry eagerly looks to market analysts’ predictions for 2016’s upcoming trends. But consumer rights group FoodWatch is asking Dutch consumers to take a look back at 2015 and vote for the most misleading product....

Confusing food labels are named and shamed on Twitter

By Niamh Michail

A Spanish consumer rights group has launched a naming and shaming Twitter campaign after it found one third of consumers surveyed has bought the wrong product due to confusing food labels.

It’s legal but dishonest to use non-organic aromas in organic products, says consumer group Foodwatch

Organic aroma loophole leaves bad taste

By Annie Harrison-Dunn

The organic French yoghurt brand Vrai has been forced to pull one of its yoghurts after consumer pressure weighed in on its (legal) decision to use a non-organic aroma.

Discussion has moved from 'naturalness' toward wider issues, including E numbers, functionality and sustainability

Bright ideas: The evolution of natural colours

By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS

Use of natural colours has increased rapidly in recent years, as food companies have looked to switch out artificial alternatives – but precisely what they are looking for is changing over time.

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