All news articles for June 2016

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Will Italy also debate a sugar and sat fat tax?

By Niamh Michail

A small group of Italian politicians have presented a bill to the Senate proposing a tax on sugary and diet drinks as well as palm oil and industrial trans fats in a bid to stem rising obesity rates.

The food industry has for the most part remained on the sidelines of efforts to reduce emissions, said the NGO. Photo: iStock

Giant commodity carbon footprints show more action is needed

By David Burrows

Rice, soy, corn, wheat and palm oil are the “new frontier” of climate action, said Oxfam this week, as it published new data detailing the “massive” environmental impact of the world’s major commodities.

SunOpta to 'significantly enhance' quality assurance. Photo: iStock - BrianAJackson

SunOpta shakes up quality assurance and begins strategic review

By Vince Bamford

SunOpta – the business at the center of a sunflower kernel recall that affected snacks manufacturers including Treehouse Foods, General Mills, Clif and PepsiCo – has announced a change of management for its quality assurance.

Importer European Confections to bring raw chocolate from Netherlands and other candy & snacks to the US

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European invasion: The candy and snacks coming to the US in 2016

By Douglas Yu

European confections and snacks have become increasingly appealing to American consumers for their premium quality and health benefits. European Confections, a New York-based confectionery importer, will bring over 20 new sweets and snacks from continental...