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Two Mexican states ban junk food sales to children: A taste of things to come?

Two Mexican states ban junk food sales to children: A taste of things to come?

28 Sep 2020

Two Mexican states have moved to ban the sale of junk food to children and a national ban may be on the cards, according to one expert. Could this be a taste of future food policy around the world?

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African Swine Fever confirmed in Germany

African Swine Fever confirmed in Germany

25 Sep 2020

Earlier this month, German officials confirmed African Swine Fever (ASF) has arrived in Germany. As Europe’s largest pork producer, analysts anticipate that the spread of this disease within the country's pork populations will lead to depressed pork pr...

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Olam Cocoa research reveals UK consumption habits are changing for the healthier

Olam Cocoa research reveals UK consumption habits are changing for the healthier

24 Sep 2020

In the UK, consumers are snacking with gusto as continued lockdown measures drag on. However, instead of indulging in snacks that are better for the soul than one's health, the British are reaching for healthier options and plant-based foods, according...

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Hard kombucha continues to push the standards of the beverage

Hard kombucha continues to push the standards of the beverage

23 Sep 2020

Aqua ViTea, one of the largest distributors of kombucha in the U.S., is adding two more, alcoholic flavors to its profile: Cherry Sour and Apricot Dream. Each flavor contains 5% ABV and is a gluten-free, non-GMO, low-sugar libation with better-for-you ...

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Jelly Belly sweetens the deal with premium chocolate

Jelly Belly sweetens the deal with premium chocolate

22 Sep 2020

When it comes to candy, Jelly Belly has been there done that. To keep things fresh, this brand, which is known for its flavorful jelly beans, is branching out of its niche and introducing gourmet chocolate truffles and chocolate bars.

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China’s self-heating trend heats up ready meal category

China’s self-heating trend heats up ready meal category

21 Sep 2020

Self-heating ready meals are experiencing a boom in China, catering to the country’s ‘lazy economy’, and Mintel estimates its market value will double in coming years.

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Tastewise, the AI-powered food intelligence solution, launches in the UK

Tastewise, the AI-powered food intelligence solution, launches in the UK

21 Sep 2020

AI-powered platform Tastewise predicts the way consumers order, cook and eat through analyzing restaurant menus, social media interactions and online home recipes. After debuting in the U.S. last year, the insights company is now launching in the UK.

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PepsiCo trials digital watermark to facilitate recycling in EU

PepsiCo trials digital watermark to facilitate recycling in EU

18 Sep 2020

To help tackle the looming issue of waste management in the European Union, PepsiCo is partnering with a consortium of 85 industry stakeholders and the European Brands Association (AIM) to pilot a digital watermark technology aimed at making recycling ...

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Plant-based food maker Laird Superfood files for $40M IPO

Plant-based food maker Laird Superfood files for $40M IPO

17 Sep 2020

Laird Superfood, a company founded by the surfer Laird Hamilton, is riding the IPO wave and filed for a $40 million fundraise from investors to appear on the New York Stock Exchange. The company indicated it will use the symbol “LSF.”

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French meat producers found to not abide by labeling requirements

French meat producers found to not abide by labeling requirements

15 Sep 2020

More than one-third of French meat producers are not complying with meat labeling and traceability requirements, according to an investigation by the country’s Directorate-General for Competition, Consumer Affairs and Fraud Control (DGCCRF).

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Canadian non-alcoholic beer brand raises $4 Million

Canadian non-alcoholic beer brand raises $4 Million

15 Sep 2020

Canadian non-alcoholic beer brand Partake Brewing raised $4 million in a Series A funding round led by San Francisco-based equity firm CircleUp Growth Partners. Additional participation in the round came from Export Development Canada (EDC), Natural Pr...

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Spike in counterfeit goods could damage ‘Make in India’ initiative, warns report

Spike in counterfeit goods could damage ‘Make in India’ initiative, warns report

14 Sep 2020

Counterfeit products are rising in India and fast-moving consumer goods, including food, is in the top three worst-hit sectors. Greater traceability is needed to safeguard the national ‘Make in India’ initiative, says an industry report.

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