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Kellogg, Nestlé, Mondelēz et al. promise to stop certain kids' ads by 2018

Over 20 major food firms have signed up to health and wellness pledges on advertisement to children, consistent product information, open access to formulation policies and employee wellbeing as part...

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Nestlé files patent for bite-size sports snacks

Nestlé has filed a patent for high-carb and high-protein bite-size dough snacks for athletes and health-conscious consumers looking to manage nutritional intake before and during exercise.

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Dow to launch pacXpert across EMEA

Dow Packaging has launched pacXpert at Interpack with plans to roll the product out across Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) this month. 

Cereal Partners UK defends kids’ advertising complaint

Cereal Partners UK has defended its cinema advert for Nestlé Cookie Crisp breakfast cereal and the health values of the product, following a complaint claiming it encouraged an unhealthy lifestyle...

Dead insect findings prompt Nestlé recall

Nestlé said it was 'very concerned' to learn of a consumer complaint about a batch of its cereal in Greece containing dead insects.

Oxfam sustainability scorecard reveals ‘leaders and laggards’

Leading food and drink makers including Nestlé, Unilever and Coca-Cola have made good progress in the year since Oxfam released its first Behind the Brands sustainability scorecard – and only...

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Nestle sells PowerBar and Musashi to Post Holdings

Nestlé SA is selling its sports nutrition business under the Powerbar and Musashi brands to US group Post Holdings Inc. Financial terms were not immediately disclosed.

Super Bowl XLVIII: Battle of the brands! Watch all the teasers here

As the Seattle Seahawks and the Denver Broncos head into battle on Sunday at the MetLife Stadium in New Jersey, the nation’s biggest food and beverage brands will battle for...

Nestlé injects $60m into Mexican cereal expansion

Nestlé will invest $60m to upgrade and expand cereal operations in Mexico, doubling capacity at the plant.

Health crunch: Nestlé files patent for sweet potato cereal inclusions

Nestlé has developed a method to manufacture crunchy, extruded purple sweet potato puffs to use in breakfast cereal and cereal bars.

Adult fun: Nestlé extends Toffee Crisp chocolate bar into cereal

Nestlé has made another chocolate brand extension, this time into breakfast, with adult-targeted Toffee Crisp cereal – set to be a win with older consumers, says innovation director at Mintel.

Nestlé defends 'lunchbox friendly' claims after nut allergen rebuke

Nestlé has defended itself and its allergy charity consort against criticism of the marketing of its ''lunchbox friendly'' muesli bars to schools despite them being unsuitable for nut allergy sufferers. ...

Nestlé’s Asia chief admits errors in India

The head of Nestlé’s business in Asia has admitted the company has made mistakes in the way it has approached the India market by ignoring consumers in the country’s massive...

Food firms parry criticism as healthy promotions launch

Nestlé, Kellogg and Asda are among those criticised by consumer group Children’s Food Campaign (CFC) for not doing enough to promote healthy eating as a government-backed scheme designed to do...

Is Nestlé looking to divest its Powerbar sports nutrition brand?

Nestle has declined to comment on a report in Reuters  suggesting that it is looking to divest its PowerBar brand.

Nestlé files flax omega-3 cereal fortification patent

Nestlé claims to have overcome disadvantages in omega-3 fortification of breakfast cereals by using fatty acids derived from flaxseed and incorporating antioxidants for shelf-life.

Sustainable palm oil: GreenPalm, RSPO, Kellogg, PepsiCo, under fire as NGO takes aim at ‘Snack Food 20’

A new report from Rainforest Action Network says food giants supporting "weak" and "diluted" Round Table on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) standards or buying GreenPalm certificates are kidding themselves if...

Cereal Partners ordered to pull ads comparing Cheerios to croissants and Nesquik to jam on toast

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has ruled that Cereal Partners UK must remove two adverts that compared the nutritional value of Cheerios to croissants and Nesquik to jam on toast.

Cereal giants to ‘review’ UK nutrition labeling scheme, expert says they will never sign

Cereal majors Kellogg and Cereal Partners Worldwide (CPW) are reviewing the UK Department of Health’s (DoH) front-of-pack voluntary labeling scheme, but one nutrition policy expert says they will never sign....

Nestlé targets coconut water frenzy with new frozen snack

Nestlé says its newly launched coconut water-based frozen snacks will hold great appeal among US consumers.

Oxfam thanks food industry for ‘bland’ and ‘complacent’ response to damning CSR report

Oxfam will step up its campaign to improve the treatment of people and resources that form part of the supply chain of the world’s biggest food conglomerates, after it cast...

ABF calls Oxfam food ethics attack ‘ridiculous’

Associated British Foods – worst-in-class in an Oxfam report critical of 10 food giants for essentially operating under a corporate social responsibility (CSR) “veil of secrecy” – has hit back, slamming the...

Nestlé reports slower growth, expects challenging year ahead

Nestlé’s share price fell 2.3% on Thursday as the company announced its slowest growth in three years, with developing markets hit by natural disasters and continued market weakness in Europe...

Malaysia becomes Nestlé cereal exporter with new site

Malaysia will house production of Nestlé breakfast cereals for the first time and export brands to neighbouring Asian countries.

Emerging markets continue to drive Nestlé sales

Food and nutrition giant Nestlé has reported improved sales in its 9-month results driven by growth in emerging markets, but Q3 was a little slower than last year.

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