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Bühler's East London HQ

Bühler invests in optical sorting at new centre

By Rod Addy

Bühler Sortex has invested in the latest optical sorting technology as part of the facilities at the customer service centre it plans to open on February 25 in East London.

UK shadow health secretary believes sugary cereals have led British kids to be the third fattest in Europe

Kellogg shuns "silver bullet" 30% UK cereals sugar cap

By Oliver Nieburg

Cereal giant Kellogg has said that parents should make cereal choices for children and not government in rejecting what it calls a "silver bullet" proposal for a 30% sugar limit on cereals in the UK.

Acrylamide is formed in starchy foods during heating

Acrylamide: A scandal in the making

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

Acrylamide is a recognised carcinogen that we’ve known is in our food at dangerous levels for a decade. Today, the food industry has tools to mitigate it, but uptake is slow.Industry, beware.  This is how scandals are made.

Firms working to up nutrients and reduce sugar and sodium, says CFBAI boss

CFBAI kids’ cereals: Out with the bad, in with the good

By Kacey Culliney

Cereal firms with products targeted at children have invested in sodium and sugar reductions and nutrient fortification in balance, according to the vice president of the Children’s Food and Beverage Advertising Initiative (CFBAI).

US sugar prices are kept artificially high, claims the ABA

Bakers: US sugar prices are still 50-75% higher than world prices

By Elaine WATSON

The American Bakers Association (ABA) says it is only a matter of time before “some form of a [sugar] reform amendment passes in the House”, although sugar producers say the US should learn some lessons from Europe and stop trying to fix something that...

Nestlé's Battle of the Breakfasts ad campaign has stirred up controversy

Nestlé hits back at cereal ad critics

By Rod Addy

Nestlé UK has responded to critics of its cereal advertising that are claiming it contravenes Advertising Standards Authority rules, claiming the ASA has given the campaign the thumbs up.

Brazil orders Nestlé to label GM products

Brazil orders Nestlé to label GM products

By Rod Addy

A court in Brazil has ordered Nestlé to impose mandatory labelling for all its products in the country highlighting more than 1% genetically modified (GM) ingredients.

OSHA proposes fines for safety violations at DeIorio Foods Inc

Food processor 'surprised' by OSHA citation

By Joe Whitworth

DeIorio Foods Inc. has said it is ‘very surprised’ to receive 14 alleged serious violations citations from the US Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

Filipino legislator seeks trans fats law rewrite

Filipino legislator seeks trans fats law rewrite

By Ankush Chibber

A Philippines lawmaker has introduced a new bill in the country’s Congress that would make it mandatory for food makers to label food products containing industrial trans-fatty acids (TFAs).

Kellogg settlement on attention cereal claims rejected

Kellogg settlement on attention cereal claims rejected

By Oliver Nieburg

Kellogg will need to negotiate a new deal in a class action dispute over advertising claims for its Frosted Mini-Wheats cereal after a US federal appeals court rejected a $10.7m settlement.

Nutrient profiling debate reignites

Nutrient profiling debate reignites

By Rod Addy

DG Sanco has reignited the nutrient profiling debate by initiating a consultation with other parts of the European Commission to test support for it to set nutrient profiles under health claims legislation.

Canadian government invests in controls for gluten-free foods

Canadian government invests in controls for gluten-free foods

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

The Canadian Celiac Association has received a C$245,000 investment from the Canadian government to help enhance food safety systems and develop specific controls for gluten-free foods, in an effort to boost supply of gluten-free foods.

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