Obesity

WHO issued a strong recommendation for sugar to form less than 10% of an individual’s daily energy intake

Food firms ‘sow seeds of doubt’ in WHO

By Rod Addy

World Health Organisation (WHO) sugar guidance is “disappointing” and suggests food firms have persuaded it to take a softer line on consumption, claims pressure group Action on Sugar (AoS).

Monster Khaos Energy + Juice was cited as an energy drink containing less sugar

Trade body shuns attack on energy drinks

By Rod Addy

The British Soft Drinks Association (BSDA) has rejected calls to ban the sale of energy drinks to children under 16, claiming they are not promoted to this age group.

High-protein breakfast key for people with Type 2 diabetes

Breakfast is key for diabetics

By Nicholas Robinson

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day for people with type 2 diabetes, an international study has claimed.

It's health o'clock: innovation will help firms exploit three key trends

Innovation to shape food industry’s future

By Michael Stones

Innovation is likely to shape the future of the future industry in a market dominated by lack of growth, price pressure from food retailers and changing consumer behaviour, according to a new report from Rabobank.

Bruce-Gardyne: 'Gluten-free recipes are so difficult to change'

Business Leaders' Forum

Gluten-free sector would be hit hard by sugar and fat taxes

By Nicholas Robinson

Gluten-free (GF) food manufacturers would be hit hard by taxes on high fat, salt and sugar (HFSS) content, as calls to make food and drink healthier would leave the sector struggling to reformulate, bosses have warned.

It was 'madness' to undermine the credibility of food science with unsubstantiated allegations, said the IFST

Food industry slams BMJ sugar row ‘madness’

By Michael Stones

Food manufacturers and scientists have hit back at “the madness” of British Medical Journal (BMJ), in publishing a survey which claimed the government’s scientific advisers on obesity were swayed by industry funding.

Progress at hand: by 2020 wearables will become commonplace

Wearable devices to track personal nutrition by 2020

By Rick Pendrous

Technology that helps consumers tailor what they eat to their specific health requirements – so-called ‘personalised nutrition’ – will take off over the next five years, the head of intelligence and economics at the Future Foundation think tank has predicted.

Salty snack sales could be hit as health-conscious consumers plan to cut down consumption

Consumers plan to buy less salty products

By Laurence Gibbons

Sales of salty snacks could be hit as health-conscious consumers plan to remove them from their shopping baskets in the year ahead, according to information and insights company Nielsen.

Responsible innovation will be the focus of the Food Vision 2015 event in Cannes between March 18–20

Food Vision focuses on responsible innovation

By Michael Stones

Responsible innovation is the theme of the Food Vision 2015 event, connecting leaders in nutrition and food and drink development, to take place in Cannes, south of France between March 18–20.

Stevia use predicted to soar

Guilt free: stevia sales to rise by 18% annually

By Nicholas Robinson

Sales of the natural sweetener stevia are set to rocket beyond their £4M market value in the UK, as sweet-toothed consumers search for indulgent products with fewer calories, analysts have predicted.

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