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Promoting flexitarianism is misleading - dietician

A leading dietician has rubbished claims backing consumers ditching meat from their diets for health and environmental reasons and becoming flexitarians.

Salty food accusations: food industry responds

Restaurants and retailers have hit back at Consensus Action on Salt & Health’s (CASH’s) name and shame campaign attacking the salt content of salads, targeting firms including Morrisons and Nando’s....

Dairy Crest sells ingredients firm for £1.2M

Dairy Crest has sold ingredients firm FoodTec UK to Adams Foods Ingredients (AFI) for £1.2M.

Drug link would increase fruit and veg consumption

Millions of pounds could be made if the benefits of fruit and vegetables were marketed more like pharmaceutical drugs, one of the country’s leading dieticians has claimed in response to...

Insects could be superfood – but don’t picture them

Edible insects could be the next superfood, capable of delivering tasty, healthy and sustainable food – just don’t show consumers photos of the bugs, according to a study of 2,000...

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Doves Farm Foods announces major investment

Doves Farm Foods will invest millions of pounds in a new packing and processing operation, co-founder Michael Marriage has revealed.

Sports nutrition has a wider role

Supplements and other sports nutrition could play a role in helping to prevent bone injuries and infections common in high-intensity training programmes, specialists have been told.

New free-from trend set to storm the UK, says expert

Functional food manufacturers should prepare to take advantage of a popular free-from diet developed in Australia and already emerging in the UK, experts have said.


Greek yogurts dominating sector

Focus on high-protein products is dominating the dairy sector, says Michelle Knott

Warning: don't rely on one message

Rely on health messages too much and fail, functional food businesses have been warned.

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Cheese blasted by fat reduction campaigner

Cheese came under fire from anti-obesity campaigner Professor Graham MacGregor at a recent conference for its high fat content.

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Obesity webinar your questions answered – in pics

The Food Manufacture Group assembled an expert team of webinar speakers to help separate the facts from the fictions and the myths from hard scientific realities surrounding Britain’s obesity crisis....


Experts call for sugar tax, but doubt official support

Sugar tax is a good idea, but the government may be unwilling to implement it, according to expert panellists taking part in Food Manufacture’s webinar on obesity.

Poor western diets need multivitamins

Multivitamin supplements are a safe and effective way to fortify western diets, which are low in vitamins and minerals, ingredients firm DSM has argued.

Health claims scupper two nutrition ads

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and Minerva Research Labs Ltd have fallen foul of the Advertising Standards Agency (ASA), as well as European health claims legislation, with adverts for nutritional supplements.

Obesity quotes chart wide ranging webinar

Nearly 1,300 people registered for the Food Manufacture Group’s free, one-hour, independent webinar on the roots of Britain’s obesity crisis and its remedies. Here, we capture a flavour in quotes...

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Obesity crisis demands more food science research

More research is needed to counter Britain’s burgeoning obesity crisis, according to the Institute of Food Science & Technology (IFST), which helped the Food Manufacture Group stage an independent, free,...

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Anti-sugar campaigners flag up satiety message

Unhealthy foods don’t satisfy consumers’ appetites in the same way as other foods, meaning they end up eating more, fuelling the obesity “pandemic”, according to campaigners.

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Obesity webinar speakers sum up key messages

Calls to base Britain’s obesity debate on a more scientific footing and the urgent need to reformulate food and drink products were just two of the key messages speakers took...

Over 700 diabetes cases/day is 'health emergency'

A new study revealing that more than 700 Britons a day are diagnosed with obesity-related diabetes constitutes a “national health emergency”, warns the boss of Diabetes UK.

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Give food science a chance: obesity webinar experts

Give food science a greater role in the debate about the roots and remedies of Britain’s obesity crisis, urged nutrition experts in their opening remarks at the Food Manufacture Group’s...

Still time to register for free obesity webinar tomorrow

There’s still time to register for the Food Manufacture Group’s free, one-hour, independent webinar on the roots and remedies to Britain’s obesity crisis, taking place tomorrow at 1100 GMT tomorrow...

FDF sets out its wishlist for the next government

Food and drink manufacturers have called for a stronger partnership between industry and government, as part of a three-point wishlist for the next government.

Europe's largest algae refinery opened

Roquette has built a microalgae production unit at its Lestrem site near Calais in France, with the capability to produce 5,000t a year.

Power proteins see growth

Rising health concerns are driving European consumers to more high-protein food and drinks, despite most Europeans already having enough in their diets, according to Innova Market Insights.