Nutrition

Time to look for alternative sugar reduction ingredients. Picture: © iStock/BogdanReava.

BRC & FDF call for submissions for sugar alternative ingredients

By Jenny Eagle

The British Retail Consortium (BRC) and the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) are calling on ingredient manufacturers, product specialists and researchers to submit details of sugar alternative ingredients to help companies reformulate their products.

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Row over UK front-of-pack labelling intensifies

By Katy Askew

The row over whether front-of-pack labeling in the UK should conform to unified standards intensified today when campaign group Action on Sugar accused cereal manufacturers of “deliberately deceiving” shoppers with “poor nutritional labelling”.

Heinz is in court over the alleged misleading marketing of its toddler snacks, Shedz. Pic: ©iStock/StockPlanets

Heinz accused of falsely marketing ‘healthy’ toddler snack

By Gill Hyslop

HJ Heinz Australia has been taken to court by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), which alleges the food manufacturer engaged in misleading representations on the packs of its Little Kids Shredz products.

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‘We have a tremendous opportunity to use our global scale to influence positive change’

PepsiCo launches Nutrition Greenhouse incubator: ‘The latest food innovation is coming from both big & small players’

By Rachel Arthur

PepsiCo has launched an incubator programme to help nurture the ‘best and brightest’ entrepreneurs in the nutrition, health and wellness sectors. Eight ‘breakthrough brands’ will benefit from a €25,000 ($26,500) grant each, and access to experts from...

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A 20% sugar cut by 2020? ‘It won’t be possible,’ says FDF

By Niamh Michail

A 20% sugar cut across all food categories by 2020 – as per voluntary targets set by the UK government – is not technically possible, nor would it be acceptable to consumers, industry lobby the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has said.

Smartphone app FoodSwitch shows UK industry is lagging on salt targets

Smartphone app FoodSwitch shows UK industry is lagging on salt targets

By Niamh Michail

A smartphone app that allows consumers to scan products and suggests healthier alternatives they should buy instead has shown industry is falling behind on national  salt reduction targets, according to pressure group Consensus Action on Salt (CASH).