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07-Mar-2014 - Salt targets for foodservice operators have been issued by the Department of Health (DH) for the first time, although the jury is out on how realistic they are.
07-Mar-2014 - Updated salt targets for packaged foodstuffs are too soft on meat and cheese, a leading expert claims, as the Department of Health (DH) posts foodservice targets for the first time.
07-Mar-2014 - The national media has seriously misreported consumers’ sugar intake and its apparent link to obesity following the World Health Organisation’s (WHO’s) latest intake update this week, leading nutritionists have claimed.
03-Mar-2014 - Food quality will suffer unless manufacturers put more effort into hazard analysis critical control point (HACCP) systems, a leading rice processor has warned.
26-Feb-2014 - Reduced-sodium alternatives to regular salt are being heavily promoted by this year’s Consensus Action on Salt & Health (CASH) Salt Awareness Week.
26-Feb-2014 - The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) is reviewing online food and drink marketing, especially to children, amid concerns about the rising incidence of obesity among young people.
26-Feb-2014 - UK-based sports nutrition firm Grenade, which sells products through Tesco, is primed for explosive growth following Grovepoint Capital’s multi-million pound acquisition of the business.
11-Feb-2014 - Jordans & Ryvita Company has splashed out on upgrading and refurbishing crispbread production at Poole in Dorset.
07-Feb-2014 - Consumers are confused by the complexity of the healthy eating advice they are bombarded with and need greater help to navigate the maze of apparently conflicting information, a leading nutritionist has advised.
04-Feb-2014 - LycoRed is entering the men’s health category with its science-based formulation Lyc-O-Pro, which targets prostate health. Lyc-O-Pro combines curcumin, omega-3 fatty acids, zinc, and a proprietary tomato extract.
04-Feb-2014 - Clinicians have embarked on a new four-year study to further understand how low-calorie diets could reverse Type 2 diabetes brought on by obesity.
04-Feb-2014 - I was going to write about sugar being the new salt for the healthy diet campaigners. But I changed my mind when I looked at the government’s Change4Life so-called Smart Swaps online. What a muddle!
03-Feb-2014 - Nestlé’s sports nutrition brands PowerBar and Musashi, have been snapped up by US firm Post Holdings in a deal first mooted in September last year.
31-Jan-2014 - The skills gap in the food and drink manufacturing sector has not shrunk, despite the latest government statistics showing that UK unemployment overall has fallen.
24-Jan-2014 - Breakfasts targeting satiety or indulgence will rise in popularity this year, according to Celia Holt, food director at product development consultancy Food Innovation Solutions (FIS).
22-Jan-2014 - Demonising food products is dangerous and focusing on the importance of positive nutrients is vital, according to Jon Poole, ceo of the Institute of Food Science & Technology.
16-Jan-2014 - The government’s new pledge aims to reduce saturated fats in food down to below 11%, reports Michelle Knott
13-Jan-2014 - Fines should be imposed on food and drink manufacturers that fail to reformulate their products quickly enough to reduce high levels of fat, sugar and salt (HFSS), a childhood obesity campaigner has urged.
13-Jan-2014 - Prominent nutritionists have provided their exclusive feedback on Action on Sugar’s sugar reduction campaign, designed to combat the rising incidence of obesity in the UK.
10-Jan-2014 - Food manufacturers should substitute sugar with other sweeteners more or face public shaming and risk missing significant commercial benefits, according to a prominent nutritionist.
06-Jan-2014 - Nutrition labels indicating low levels of fat and energy could paradoxically lead consumers to eat more, a new study has revealed.
03-Jan-2014 - Nestlé, Kellogg and Asda are among those criticised by consumer group Children’s Food Campaign (CFC) for not doing enough to promote healthy eating as a government-backed scheme designed to do that launches.
02-Jan-2014 - More than half of Britain – 29M people or 55% of the population – tried to lose weight in the 12 months to September 2013, while diet food sales showed only modest growth, reveals research from Mintel.
23-Dec-2013 - So-called ‘superfoods’ are no “magic wand” to improve health and consumers should wake up to the fact that such foods are over-hyped, according to the British Dietetic Association (BDA).
20-Dec-2013 - Eating one apple a day could prevent 8,500 deaths a year from heart attacks and strokes in the over 50s age group, according to a new report in the British Medical Journal (BMJ).