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Bakery & confectionery trends: good for shoppers and the planet

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Bakery & confectionery trends: good for shoppers and the planet

By Michelle Perrett

The advent of COVID-19 in the UK sparked a major shift in the outlook of consumers: home baking surged and issues such as health and sustainability assumed greater importance.

Buttriss: 'We need to change the way we produce and consume food'

Nutrition Opinion

National Food Strategy Part 2: positive but chances missed

By Judy Buttriss

Part 2 of Henry Dimbleby’s recommendations to Government for a National Food Strategy, published on 15 July are ambitious and positioned to address the major challenges facing the food system: climate change, biodiversity loss, land use, diet-related...

British entrepreneur Henry Dimbleby is the author of the National Food Strategy

National Food Strategy Part 2: reactions

By Rod Addy

The National Food Strategy Part 2 has provoked mixed reactions, with big grocery retailers backing calls for mandatory reporting of key information, while others have criticised sugar and salt tax proposals.

Small businesses will be exempt from the Government's junk food ad ban

Small businesses exempt from junk food ad ban

By James Ridler

Small business are to be exempt from the Government’s ban on junk food advertising, as sweeping bans on ads for foods high in fat, salt and sugar (HFSS) come into force next year.

Buttriss: 'More needs to be done to help people make decisions about processed food purchases'

Nutrition opinion

Processed food dilemma

By by Judy Buttriss

Even at home, few of the foods we prepare are unprocessed.

New rules of HFSS foods risk damaging the sports nutrition industry, claimed ESSNA

Sports nutrition at risk from HFSS guidelines

By James Ridler

Poorly defined restrictions on products high in fat, sugar and salt (HFSS) in the Government’s obesity regulation efforts could risk damaging the sport nutrition industry, the European Specialist Sport Nutrition Alliance (ESSNA) claims.

From 21 September half the plastic in CCEP's core portfolio comes from recycled sources

Coca-Cola eyes Costa Coffee, Topo Chico, energy NPD

By Rod Addy

Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) is gearing up for further growth and launches focused on ready-to-drink Costa Coffee products, Topo Chico Hard Seltzer and energy drinks among other areas in 2021.

Miles: 'It is time to refocus on how we can achieve a food system that maintains the robustness and resilience of the current system'

Food Standards Agency boss calls for collaboration

By James Ridler

Government and industry must collaborate more to create a food strategy fit for purpose and tackle the failings of the past, according to Food Standards Agency (FSA) chief executive Emily Miles.

Professor Judy Buttriss, director general of the British Nutrition Foundation, talks about the importance of reformulation.

OPINION

Reformulation and innovation support healthier, more sustainable diets

By Judy Buttriss

The importance of reformulation and, in particular, innovation to improve the nutrient profile of food has been reinforced recently by the challenges associated with the high prevalence of obesity, its association with symptom severity in COVID-19, the...

Action on Sugar calls for action over fruit snacks

Honest labelling’ called for on children’s fruit snacks

By Michelle Perrett

A campaign group is calling for honest labelling on fruit snacks for children, arguing they are displaying misleading claims such as ‘1 of your 5 a day’, ‘Naturally occurring sugars’ or ‘Made from real fruit’.

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