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Coles banned from ‘fresh’ bread claims for 3 years

Coles must also issue a corrective notice in store and online stating it made 'false, misleading and deceptive representations'

Australian retail major Coles has been banned from making ‘freshly baked’ bread claims on its par-baked products in store following a lengthy court case with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC).

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Kellogg UK drops cholesterol-management cereal Optivita

The Kellogg Company has delisted its oat-based Optivita brand in the UK following a decline in consumer demand, but one analyst says the cereal could have suffered from health claim overload.

Glanbia to kick-start gluten-free oat production

Glanbia Nutritionals will start milling gluten-free oats in November at its Irish food grade mill - verifying the entire process with a closed-loop supply chain.

Flavonoids for acrylamide reduction: Study

Flavonoids can effectively reduce acrylamide formation and there are low-cost methods of measuring the antioxidant activity to optimize impact, claim researchers.

Dispatches from Euro Fed Lipid Congress, Montpellier

Global reducion of fats in bakery won't be a one-size-fits-all solution, says researcher

With a growing pressure to reduce fats in baking scientists look at novel means of structuring fats and cite waxes oleogels and emulsions as potential alternatives, but this will depend on the market.

UK consumers lack knowledge on salt in foods, says Sainsbury’s

Less than 10% of UK adults say they monitor salt intake ‘strictly’, with almost half revealing they do not monitor salt intake at all, according to new data.

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Get rid of nutrients and focus on foods in guidelines, says sat fat researcher from FoodNavigator.com

Science should look beyond LDL cholesterol and saturated fat, which have dominated cardiovascular research until now, towards other contributing factors and a food-group approach to guidelines, according to one researcher.

New Horizons

Untapped potential for chocolate makers in rural India, says ValueNotes from ConfectioneryNews.com

Chocolate makers are circling the rural Indian market as it is where the majority of consumers reside and infrastructure and incomes have improved drastically, says an analyst at ValueNotes.

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Chobani to power Team USA until 2020 after inking new deal with Olympic Committee from FoodNavigator-USA.com

Chobani will serve as the official yogurt provider to Team USA for the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Brazil, the 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in South Korea, and the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Japan after striking a new deal with the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC).

Recipe for success? Top companies link sustainability to business performance from FoodNavigator.com

Unilever, Nestlé and Diageo are the most sustainable companies in the food and beverage industry – but more needs to be done to link sustainability efforts with business performance, according to a new report from certification body DNV GL.

Reaction: Scotland’s NDNS results

Scotland’s diabetes ‘time bomb’ from FoodManufacture.co.uk

Scotland’s ageing and increasingly overweight population is facing a “diabetes time bomb”, which must be a focus of the Scottish government.

China

Chinese biscuit maker Jiashili in $48m IPO from ConfectioneryNews.com

China’s sixth largest biscuit firm Jiashili Group has successfully listed on Hong Kong stock exchange and aims to innovate to grow its market share.

Trade agreement has spirit of success, say Canadian and European industry bodies from BeverageDaily.com

A free trade agreement between the EU and Canada is tipped to boost transatlantic trade of spirits drinks, further opening each market to trade. 

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Frito-Lay supply chain, productivity focus drives profit

Frito-Lay president: 'We’re laser-focused on productivity’

Improved supply chain productivity using automation and better go-to-market delivery systems has driven core operating profit up...

Weetabix Alpen bars for Chinese market

Weetabix unveils Alpen bars for Chinese market

Alpen bars targeting busy professionals are the first Weetabix products to be formulated specifically for the Chinese...

Asda gluten-free: Pledges to Coeliac UK project nationwide

Asda commits to Coeliac UK’s gluten-free guarantee across all stores

Asda has pledged to stock eight staple gluten-free products across all of its UK stores; a commitment...

Ancient Harvest launches ancient grains hot cereal line

Ancient Harvest CEO: ‘Entry into the hot cereal category was an obvious choice’

Ancient Harvest’s hot cereal range plays to a consumer focus on protein, gluten-free and nutrition at breakfast,...

UK breakfast boom: Hot cereals up 17.9% in 2013

UK breakfast boom? Hot cereals up 17.9% in 2013

The demand for hot cereals like porridge has continued to experience a dramatic resurgence and will continue...

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