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Retailers must do more to promote healthy eating

Retailers must do more to promote healthy eating

12 Apr 2024

UK retailers could play an even bigger role in helping consumers to make healthier food choices, according to Nesta, an innovation agency targeting social good.

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Portugal officially adopts NutriScore

Portugal officially adopts NutriScore

10 Apr 2024

Portugal has adopted the NutriScore as its official – but voluntary – front-of-pack nutrition label to promote healthy eating, with researchers calling this “a great victory for science and public health”.

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KoRo’s limited edition pistachio-packed waffle delivers balanced indulgence

KoRo’s limited edition pistachio-packed waffle delivers balanced indulgence

26 Mar 2024

Natural food brand KoRo’s special edition vegan waffle crafted with 45% pistachios, stands as a healthy yet indulgent snack, embracing the nutritious appeal of nuts.

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Ultra-processed food intake in South Africa at concerning levels, study suggests

Ultra-processed food intake in South Africa at concerning levels, study suggests

19 Mar 2024

As South Africa considers introducing front-of-pack warning labels and strict marketing limits for unhealthy foods, research has found that low-income South Africans get around half of their calories from ultra-processed foods (UPFs) – “a cause for con...

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India’s mithai market develops new ingredient and flavour profiles

India’s mithai market develops new ingredient and flavour profiles

18 Mar 2024

Mithai is a hugely popular dessert and sweet snack in India and manufacturers are experimenting with unique ingredients, new flavour combinations, and healthier versions to capture new audiences.

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Brazilian manufacturers must comply with warning label regulation, says court

Brazilian manufacturers must comply with warning label regulation, says court

7 Mar 2024

The Federal Court of São Paulo has ruled that Brazilian manufacturers must comply with front-of-pack labelling regulation that requires unhealthy products to feature warning labels, scrapping a last-minute one-year extension.

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Macauba oil emerges as potential rainforest-friendly palm oil alternative

Macauba oil emerges as potential rainforest-friendly palm oil alternative

1 Mar 2024

Producers and researchers consider the rainforest-friendly credentials of Macauba palm oil and whether its sustainability credentials offer an opportunity to replace palm oil.

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Reviving childhood favourites: Healthier twists on classic snacks

Reviving childhood favourites: Healthier twists on classic snacks

20 Feb 2024

Consumers are increasingly leaning on brands for comfort and familiarity - a trend US-based brand Justin’s is tapping into. With its recent launch of Chocolate Candy Pieces, Justin’s is drawing on nostalgic marketing trends, while incorporating better-...

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Is it useful to classify foods as ultra-processed?

Is it useful to classify foods as ultra-processed?

26 Jan 2024

The term ‘ultra-processed’ is gaining traction – and notoriety. But does it help consumers make healthier food choices or encourage manufacturers to make their ultra-processed products healthier? Food industry stakeholders explored the term’s usefulnes...

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Chobani expands drink presence with La Colombe acquisition

Chobani expands drink presence with La Colombe acquisition

16 Jan 2024

Greek yoghurt giant Chobani has purchased US coffee brand La Colombe Coffee Roasters for $900 million, furthering its expansion into beverage categories like coffee, oat milk, creamer and ready-to-drink offerings.

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‘Healthy’ additives make ultra-processed foods more appealing

‘Healthy’ additives make ultra-processed foods more appealing

4 Jan 2024

Almost three-quarters (74%) of Americans would try an ultra-processed food if it provided a health benefit such as better sleep, better immunity, or increased energy, according to an industry survey.

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Fi Europe’s New Product Zone elevates the nutrition of everyday indulgences

Fi Europe’s New Product Zone elevates the nutrition of everyday indulgences

22 Dec 2023

At Fi Europe 2023's New Product Zone, eight health ingredients, each offering an enhanced nutritional profile of various products, were on display. These ingredients address the evolving needs of the food and beverage industry and cater to consumers se...

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