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Make prices clearer for consumers, UK competition watchdog tells supermarkets

Make prices clearer for consumers, UK competition watchdog tells supermarkets

10 Aug 2023

The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has told UK supermarkets to make their prices more transparent to aid shoppers during the cost-of-living crisis.

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Gourmet or imitation? Portable food fraud tool reveals products’ country-of-origin

Gourmet or imitation? Portable food fraud tool reveals products’ country-of-origin

9 Aug 2023

US researchers have developed a portable food fraud detection method that can identify a product’s country-of-origin, differentiating a genuine Gruyère cheese made in Switzerland from a gruyere-style cheese made in the US.

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EPR fee delay spurs concerns over UK’s sustainability commitment

EPR fee delay spurs concerns over UK’s sustainability commitment

8 Aug 2023

The UK government’s decision to push back the introduction of fees for the Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) due to inflation has raised doubts about whether this sustainability commitment will ever be realised.

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Well-known brands win over US consumers with unique and nostalgic flavours

Well-known brands win over US consumers with unique and nostalgic flavours

7 Aug 2023

Consumers in the US are increasingly being drawn to unique and nostalgic flavours, introduced by leading national brands like Oreo and Jell-O, says Mintel.

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Breakthrough in allergen testing and tracing could help food manufacturers

Breakthrough in allergen testing and tracing could help food manufacturers

4 Aug 2023

Scientists have detailed an efficient method to detect six common allergenic foods as part of a project led by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).

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Lack of legal definition for vegan food could be dangerous, group warns

Lack of legal definition for vegan food could be dangerous, group warns

3 Aug 2023

With little oversight and enforcement from government agencies, “vegan” food products are being mislabelled and posing a risk to people with allergies, the Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI) has warned.

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Healthy acquisition: Mars buys keto and paleo brand

Healthy acquisition: Mars buys keto and paleo brand

2 Aug 2023

US-based global manufacturer Mars has acquired healthy keto and paleo meal brand Kevin’s Natural Foods, whose products include healthy sous-vide meals, sides, and sauces.

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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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Food safety body strongly against EU glyphosate reapproval

Food safety body strongly against EU glyphosate reapproval

31 Jul 2023

As the European Union (EU) considers the potential reapproval of the common pesticide glyphosate in the food manufacturing space, Safe Food Advocacy Europe (SAFE) confirms its opposition to the move.

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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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Paper-based packaging gaining popularity as solution to waste reduction

Paper-based packaging gaining popularity as solution to waste reduction

27 Jul 2023

With efforts being made to offer alternatives to plastic-based packaging, the food industry has renewed efforts to introduce paper- and even plant-based options to complement the sustainably produced food products they serve to protect.

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USDA progresses project to assess ‘raised with antibiotics’ market

USDA progresses project to assess ‘raised with antibiotics’ market

26 Jul 2023

Consumers and the wider food industry are asking for greater transparency and accountability in placing antibiotics claims on animal-based products.

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