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Fat is shedding its unhealthy image, according to a report from New Nutrition Business / Pic: GettyImages-jenifoto

Fats in fashion: ‘Fat is the product developers’ friend’

By Katy Askew

For decades fat has been the dieter’s demon. But new analysis suggests that younger consumers are shedding their fear of fat – a shift that opens ‘huge new opportunities’ for product developers across multiple categories.

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KP Snacks under fire for cricket tournament sponsorship

By Oliver Morrison

The owner of a host of iconic snack brands says its partnership with a new cricket tournament will help grow the sport and encourage families to get active. But campaigners reckon the promotion of HFSS food through sport sends the wrong message in light...

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Scientists create butter-like spread with 80% water

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Cornell University food scientists have created a low-calorie butter-like spread that consists of 80% water and minuscule drops of vegetable oil and milk fat, mimicking the look and texture of dairy butter without the use of artificial stabilizers.

Processed palm oil contains particularly high levels of 3-MCPD. © iStock/scanrail

EFSA increases safe levels for contaminant 3-MCPD

By Niamh Michail

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has more than doubled the tolerable daily intake (TDI) for the contaminant 3-MCPD, linked to reduced male fertility and kidney damage.

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Orkla cuts palm oil from 98% of its Nordic sweets and snack brands

By Niamh Michail

Orkla Confectionery & Snacks Sweden has removed palm oil from 98% of its products, meaning 1,500 fewer tons of saturated fat in consumers' food. But what were the technical challenges and how was it received by fellow members of the Roundtable...

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