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Nutrition warning labels prompt reformulation – but this could counteract the policy’s health purpose, warn researchers

Nutrition warning labels prompt reformulation – but this could counteract the policy’s health purpose, warn researchers

19 May 2022

Consumers avoid products with nutrition warning labels, a new Chilean study has found, in turn prompting manufacturers to "bunch" calorie and sugar levels just below health-minded thresholds – counteracting the good intentions of health...

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Food companies weather the ‘perfect storm’ of supply chain disruptions

Food companies weather the ‘perfect storm’ of supply chain disruptions

17 May 2022

From inflation and rising costs to shipping delays and raw material shortages, food manufacturers and suppliers are battling a perfect storm of supply chain disruptions.

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Plants and microalgae spur new omega-3 formulations

Plants and microalgae spur new omega-3 formulations

13 May 2022

With health and environmental awareness high among consumers, omega-3 producers are exploring the use of plant-based and microalgae ingredients to appeal to consumers’ nutritional needs.

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How massive parallel sequencing amplifies ingredient transparency

How massive parallel sequencing amplifies ingredient transparency

11 May 2022

Food manufacturers are using massive parallel sequencing techniques to build transparency and trust with consumers by confirming the authenticity of ingredients and the absence of harmful bacteria.

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Opportunities in organic as UK consumers buy local, online & ‘box schemes’

Opportunities in organic as UK consumers buy local, online & ‘box schemes’

10 May 2022

Despite its challenges, the Covid-19 pandemic has driven opportunity in UK organic food and drink, prompting more local and online purchases, including of ‘box schemes’ which often incorporate organic produce, according to UK organic certif...

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France allows labelling flexibility as food brands find sunflower oil substitutes

France allows labelling flexibility as food brands find sunflower oil substitutes

5 May 2022

French authorities have temporarily allowed food manufacturers to use alternatives to sunflower oil without changing their products labelling, following shortages caused by the war in Ukraine.

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‘Taste-adjusting’ chopsticks use electricity to give sensation of enhanced salt

‘Taste-adjusting’ chopsticks use electricity to give sensation of enhanced salt

2 May 2022

Japanese food company Kirin Holdings and researchers have created chopsticks that use an electrical current to give the perception of added saltiness in food by approximately 1.5 times its actual salt content. They are now working to roll out the techn...

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The Grain Drain: Ukraine war disrupts US grain and oilseed market

The Grain Drain: Ukraine war disrupts US grain and oilseed market

29 Apr 2022

“The war in Ukraine has seemingly changed everything,” says RaboResearch in a report that explores the grain and oilseed outlook in the US over the next ten years and the expected impact on fertilisers, production, exports and pricing.

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Food prices hit all time high as cost of cereal and vegetable oils spike

Food prices hit all time high as cost of cereal and vegetable oils spike

28 Apr 2022

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Food Price Index rocketed to an all-time high in March, as Russia’s invasion of Ukraine spurs supply shortages and drives-up cereal and vegetable oil prices.

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Country-specific snack boxes deliver regional flavours direct to consumers

Country-specific snack boxes deliver regional flavours direct to consumers

26 Apr 2022

Country-specific snack boxes with regional flavours are captivating food and drink consumers by taking adventurous eaters around the globe with monthly subscription boxes.

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How widespread are pesticide residues on fresh fruit & vegetables?

How widespread are pesticide residues on fresh fruit & vegetables?

22 Apr 2022

Following the release of the Environmental Working Group’s (EWG) annual “Dirty Dozen” list of pesticides in produce for 2022, The Alliance for Food and Farming (AFF) responds with their own research on the safety of everyday consumer ...

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EFSA publishes nutrient profiling advice for front-of-pack labelling

EFSA publishes nutrient profiling advice for front-of-pack labelling

20 Apr 2022

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has published its scientific advice intended to inform how nutrition information is presented on the front of food packaging, including potential restrictions on health claims.

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