All news articles for April 2015

Heated exchange: “This draft opinion has not reviewed a single study that was submitted…it really should not be published in its current form,

BASF-Stepan CLA claim rejection fall-out

EFSA: Only national bodies can withdraw health claim applications

By Shane STARLING

The EU’s central science agency has clarified health claim procedures after a furore over a CLA weight management submission BASF and Stepan Lipid Nutrition unsuccessfully attempted to withdraw from the system earlier this year.

Frito-Lay harnesses Twitter’s video streaming platform for Doritos Roulette launch

Frito-Lay gambles on US market with Doritos Roulette

By Lynda Searby

PepsiCo owned Frito-Lay has launched its Doritos Roulette tortilla chips onto the US market and is using Twitter’s new video streaming platform Periscope to support its introduction.

“We’ve never seen consumers as confused” (about what is ‘good for you’), said PepsiCo Chairman and CEO Indra Nooyi.

"The consequence of this is a fundamental blow to the belief in health claims as a magic bullet."

Consumers are food confused...Are you helping?

By Peter Wennstrom

Consumers have never been more confused about food, argues Healthy Food Marketing chief Peter Wennstrom in this guest article. The food industry needs to step up...