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EU lowers maximum levels for dioxins and dioxin-like PCBs in food

EU lowers maximum levels for dioxins and dioxin-like PCBs in food

21 Nov 2022

The European Commission (EC) has moved to lower maximum levels for dioxins and dioxin-like polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) found in foodstuffs produced in or imported into the EU.

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FDA in ‘critical milestone’ for cell-cultured meat in US

FDA in ‘critical milestone’ for cell-cultured meat in US

18 Nov 2022

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has completed its first pre-market consultation of a cell-cultured chicken product made by UPSIDE Foods, a development that has been hailed a “critical and inspiring milestone in the history of cultivated meat”...

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Food warning labels are inconsistent in discouraging unhealthy foods

Food warning labels are inconsistent in discouraging unhealthy foods

25 Oct 2022

A front-of-pack nutrition warning label is more of a deterrent on breakfast cereals than indulgent products, such as chocolate and cookies, according to findings from a recent Chilean study.

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UK baby food brand unveils recyclable pouch in sector sustainability drive

UK baby food brand unveils recyclable pouch in sector sustainability drive

16 Sep 2022

Baby food maker Little Freddie has launched a fully recyclable baby food pouch and is calling for other baby food manufacturers to follow by adopting more sustainable forms of packaging.

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How investing in sustainability drives value for brands

How investing in sustainability drives value for brands

15 Sep 2022

Consumers are increasingly conscious of the environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) credentials of companies and products they invest in. How can certifications such as B Corp drive value for food and beverage manufacturers?

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PFAS breakdown process sheds light on “forever chemical” use in food industry

PFAS breakdown process sheds light on “forever chemical” use in food industry

9 Sep 2022

PFAS, or per and polyfluoroalkyl substances, are once again in the spotlight after new research details a method for decomposing these “forever chemicals” that have been detected in certain foods.

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NutriScore algorithm update a ‘step in right direction’

NutriScore algorithm update a ‘step in right direction’

7 Sep 2022

Campaigning organisation Foodwatch International is hailing the update to the NutriScore algorithm as a “step in the right direction” but says there is still space for further improvement.

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Voluntary actions by industry ‘ineffective’ for public health, warns ‘realist review’

Voluntary actions by industry ‘ineffective’ for public health, warns ‘realist review’

19 Aug 2022

Reliance on voluntary actions to control the composition and marketing of unhealthy foods and drinks by industry is not effective and results in weaker regulations in low- and middle- income countries, warn researchers.

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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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