Action on Salt bemoans a ‘shocking truth’ about the salt content and ‘dismal lack of nutritional information available’ in 290 plant-based and vegan meals collected from a total of 45 restaurant, takeaway, fast food and coffee chains.
Consumers should look closely at "hidden" salt levels in processed food and choose nearly identical products that are healthier, says French consumer group QueChoisir after comparing 132 foods for salt content.
A crackdown on food and drink crime by local councils has seen raids rise by 10% over the past three years, but fears remain that budget cuts compromise safety and authenticity, warns commercial law firm EMW.
People who increased the amount they spent on food made healthier choices, ate less energy-dense food and lost weight, which has implications for food taxes and consumer subsidies, say the authors of the long-term Spanish study.
Do you want a statin with that cheeseburger and milkshake? Touting pharmaceuticals as the neutralisers of fast food is not the answer to unhealthy diets and even the suggestion sends out the wrong message.
The obesity epidemic has reached a crisis point, experts warn at
this week's European congress, and governments and the food
industry must gear up efforts to deal with it and prevent further
impact quality of life and life expectancy.
The US food industry needs to be regulated by a single food-safety
agency with the authority to test widely for dangerous pathogens,
demand recalls and penalize companies that knowingly sell
contaminated food, according to the author...
Fast-food chain McDonald's, which this week celebrated 15 years in
Russia, plans to almost double its number of restaurants there over
the next three years - recognising the country as one of the
world's strongest emerging...
A new bakery capable of producing up to 70 million bread loaves per
year is set to be built in Moscow by Swedish firm Cerealia to serve
the growing convenience food industry with cosmopolitan products -
and by-pass customs duties,...
Traditional eating patterns in Continental Europe continue to
disappear, with a new report highlighting the expected growth in
Spain's fast food and takeaway market over the next few years.
Spanish consumers are becoming increasingly...
Nutritionists and health food campaigners have been saying it for
years, but now a new study from the US Department of Agriculture
has confirmed it: people who eat fast food have a greater calorie
intake than those who do not, and...
An industry expert claims that food safety in Europe is lagging
behind the US because supermarkets here don't care enough and
manufacturers don't have enough money to implement adequate
systems. As a result the European...
Location, location, location : the three most important factors
when opening up a fast food business. And one to learn from
competitors. With the fast food industry a major client for food
ingredients companies, a new study sheds...
The "French paradox" - the intriguing phenomenon that pitches
France's rich cuisine against a slender population - can be
explained in part by portions that are significantly smaller in
French restaurants and supermarkets...
Cerestar Food & Pharma Specialties Europe has developed
C*ClearCrisp, a new starch that the company claims allows catering
and fast food outlets to extend the lifespan of French fries
without altering their appearance.
Telepizza, the Spanish fast food pizza producer, has decided to
play to its strengths and focus on its takeaway business, the
company announced yesterday. Its plans to open a 120-strong chain
of La Piazza pizza restaurants have been...
Four senior officials from French fast food chain Buffalo Grill,
including chief executive Christian Picart, have been accused of
manslaughter and fraud amid allegations that the company illegally
imported British beef infected with...
The decision to focus on franchised outlets, and to close two
overseas operations, took its toll on nine month results at Spanish
fast food chain Telepizza. But the worst may now be over for the