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Report reveals Nestlé as most, and Kraft Heinz as least, sustainable coffee brands

Report reveals Nestlé as most, and Kraft Heinz as least, sustainable coffee brands

19 Oct 2023

A Solidaridad report, which ranks the performance of well-known coffee producers regarding sustainability, has found that the industry is in a “state of crisis”.

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Wile Women embraces perimenopause ecosystem with support and education

Wile Women embraces perimenopause ecosystem with support and education

6 Oct 2023

Wile Women, a US-based direct-to-consumer supplement brand, offers “naturopathic” products designed to address women’s mental health and aims to break the stigma surrounding perimenopause.

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Lahori Zeera’s spiced soft drinks ‘resonate with the Indian taste palette’

Lahori Zeera’s spiced soft drinks ‘resonate with the Indian taste palette’

5 Oct 2023

Indian soda brand Lahori Zeera is on a mission to become the largest non-cola drinks brand in the country with its fruit-based soda drinks, available in flavours such as tamarind, lemon, and black pepper. “The ethnic beverages market in India is unders...

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Infant formula contamination: FDA issues warning letter to three US firms

Infant formula contamination: FDA issues warning letter to three US firms

18 Sep 2023

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued warning letters to three infant formula manufacturers – ByHeart, Mead Johnson Nutrition, and Perrigo – urging them to address manufacturing practices to prevent bacterial contamination.

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Microwave-safe plastic releases billions of toxic particles into food

Microwave-safe plastic releases billions of toxic particles into food

24 Aug 2023

Plastic packaging that is labelled as ‘microwave safe’ releases billions of micro- and nano-plastic particles into baby food after being microwaved – and these particles are toxic to human kidney cells, according to a recent study. What does this mean ...

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Unilever reduces plastic in Pot Noodle packaging

Unilever reduces plastic in Pot Noodle packaging

21 Aug 2023

Unilever is trialling new packaging for its Pot Noodle brand in the UK that is 90% paper and will reduce the use of virgin plastic, it says.

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Coffee innovation centres on value, flavour, and sustainability

Coffee innovation centres on value, flavour, and sustainability

18 Aug 2023

Innovation in the coffee category is exploding, with brands experimenting with flavour profiles in ready-to-drink (RTD) products, novel packaging formats, and unique brewing processes.

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Coca-Cola trials delivery of refillable glass bottles in London

Coca-Cola trials delivery of refillable glass bottles in London

1 Aug 2023

In an effort to make good on commitments to cut back its plastic pollution, Coca-Cola is testing out a new system of delivering, collecting and reusing glass bottles of Coke Zero directly with customers.

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How healthy are plant-based drinks in China?

How healthy are plant-based drinks in China?

28 Jul 2023

Researchers studying the nutritional content of plant-based protein drinks recommend consumers closely observe nutrition facts and ingredient information.

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Additives in US food products up 10% since 2001

Additives in US food products up 10% since 2001

18 Jul 2023

New research revealed that 60% of foods purchased by Americans contained technical food additives as of 2019, which was a 10% increase since 2001.

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One-fifth of Brazilian whey protein products mislabelled

One-fifth of Brazilian whey protein products mislabelled

12 Jul 2023

One fifth of whey protein products sold in Brazil are mislabelled, according to one small survey, as the Latin American trade association ALANUR calls on authorities to act against brands that inappropriately advertise the nutritional attributes of the...

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Manufacturers await groundbreaking aspartame safety review

Manufacturers await groundbreaking aspartame safety review

10 Jul 2023

The WHO’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) is preparing to release its findings on whether the sweetener aspartame is a possible carcinogen.

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