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Canada rolls out new front-of-pack ‘magnifying glass’ label for high salt, sugar and fat foods

Canada rolls out new front-of-pack ‘magnifying glass’ label for high salt, sugar and fat foods

26 Jul 2022

Canadian authorities have launched a new front-of-package nutrition label designed to help shoppers make more informed product selections as they purchase groceries by highlighting foods high in specific ‘unhealthy’ nutrients.

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Kids’ breakfast products in the US are more sugary than some popular desserts

Kids’ breakfast products in the US are more sugary than some popular desserts

18 Jul 2022

School meal breakfast programmes in the US are buying breakfast products with "as much or more" added sugars as some popular desserts, according to the non-profit Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI).

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Traffic light label may the best fit for front-of-pack labelling in China

Traffic light label may the best fit for front-of-pack labelling in China

13 Jul 2022

Front-of-pack labels that utilize multiple traffic lights for specific nutrients are best understood and preferred by a wide variety of Chinese shoppers, according to a recent study.

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Kellogg’s loses UK legal case against high-sugar cereal rules

Kellogg’s loses UK legal case against high-sugar cereal rules

11 Jul 2022

US cereal manufacturer Kellogg has lost a UK High Court case that challenged regulations intended to restrict the promotion of high-sugar breakfast cereals in supermarkets.

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Sustainable behaviours must begin to resonate with consumers too

Sustainable behaviours must begin to resonate with consumers too

7 Jul 2022

Food producers, brand owners, retailers and governments must work together to help drive consumers towards more sustainable behaviours, experts warn.

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Parmesan partnership to put ‘blockchain ready’ digital chip on all cheese wheels

Parmesan partnership to put ‘blockchain ready’ digital chip on all cheese wheels

29 Jun 2022

A new line of food-safe and secure digital labels on each Parmigiano Reggiano cheese wheel will deliver previously unseen levels of traceability, product control, and quality assurance, says the Consorzio del Parmigiano Reggiano (CFPR).

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New EU mineral oil limits an ‘important step for food safety’

New EU mineral oil limits an ‘important step for food safety’

23 Jun 2022

The EU’s decision to restrict aromatic mineral oils (MOAH) in food products has been hailed as an important step in food safety and consumer protection but consumer organisation, Foodwatch, is calling for binding regulation to go one step further.

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NutriScore logo could help young people make healthier food choices – but more awareness is needed

NutriScore logo could help young people make healthier food choices – but more awareness is needed

22 Jun 2022

The European Nutri-Score labelling system can help young people make healthier food choices, according to a Spanish study – but one third still do not know what the label indicates.

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Clear and accurate precautionary allergen labelling is vitally important, says regulatory expert

Clear and accurate precautionary allergen labelling is vitally important, says regulatory expert

17 Jun 2022

As the UK’s Food Standards Agency looks to standardise allergen label wording, it is “vitally important” that food businesses provide consumers with clear and accurate precautionary information about potential unintended allergens in ...

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Monterey Mushrooms gets EU approval for vitamin D-rich mushroom powder

Monterey Mushrooms gets EU approval for vitamin D-rich mushroom powder

16 Jun 2022

Monterey Mushrooms’ vitamin D-rich mushroom powder, produced using ultraviolet (UV) to boost the nutrient content, can be sold in the EU, following novel food approval from the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).

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Soil sequestration: An emerging opportunity for farmers and food producers

Soil sequestration: An emerging opportunity for farmers and food producers

15 Jun 2022

Sequestration of carbon into soil has almost the same potential to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions as the use of wind or solar power and provides farmers with an opportunity equal to that of reforestation strategies, according to Berry Marttin of...

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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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