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Czech Republic confiscates 110kg of Indian botanicals

Czech Customs authorities recently seized a shipment of Indian botanicals and have initiated proceedings against the importer, Haveli Foods.

10,000 new food and drink jobs on cards, says Bank of Scotland

Investment and growth in Scotland’s food and drink sector will see around 10,000 new jobs created in the region, according to a Bank of Scotland report just a month before the region is set to vote on independence from Britain.  

UK chocolate sales rocked as consumers balk at price hikes

Chocolate confectionery sales are falling in the UK as consumers move to lower priced products and take advantage of promotions following price hikes, says an analyst at IRI.

Consumers want clarity in food labelling, says survey

Consumers demand simpler labels and fewer additives, according to a new survey commissioned by a British-owned clean label ingredient specialist Ulrick & Short. 

From the Vitafoods Live! vault

Can the rise of medical foods tackle ‘unsustainable’ public healthcare costs?

Pharmaceutical-reliant public healthcare systems are unsustainably expensive and governments around the world know it, but can medical foods go part way to breaching the gap and delivering real savings? Panellists at a recent NutraIngredients-hosted debate concluded that yes they can…

Global Industry News

Mondelēz picks Poland over Botswana for African gum from ConfectioneryNews.com

Mondelēz International will close its chewing gum plant in Botswana and move production to Poland as African consumers ditch pellet gum for slab gum.

BROWN-FORMAN TAKES FIGHT TO MARKET LEADER FIREBALL

Cinnamon toast: Jack Daniel’s takes Tennessee Fire whiskey to further five US states from BeverageDaily.com

Brown-Forman will launch cinnamon-flavored whiskey Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Fire in a further five US states this October after successful trials this spring.

Listeria cases rise sharply in Sweden as 94 sickened from FoodQualityNews.com

The Public Health Agency in Sweden is investigating two outbreaks of Listeria that have sickened at least 60 people.

Will Russian embargo impact whey and lactose prices? from DairyReporter.com

While the impact of the Russian embargo on whey and lactose exports is “limited”, the price of these ingredients will likely be affected, says 3A Business Consulting. 

CSB-System partners with German meat processor from FoodProductionDaily.com

CSB-System International has partnered with meat processing factory, Edeka Südwest Fleisch in Rheinstetten, Germany, to install its Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software that maps material and information flows.

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Honey Nut Shredded Wheat no added sugar complaint

ASA upholds Honey Nut Shredded Wheat 'no added sugar' complaint

Cereal Partner UK's advert for Honey Nut Shredded Wheat is misleading in its use of a 'no...

Russian sanctions could cost EU industry more than €5 billion in exports
Data Blog: The figures behind Russia’s food ban

Russian sanctions could cost EU industry more than €5 billion in exports

In this data blog FoodNavigator takes a look at the trade figures behind the recent Russian trade...

Bacillus strain found in Mars Chocolate drink

Consumer complaint prompted Mars drinks recall

A consumer complaint prompted Mars Chocolate Drinks to recall a variety of its products because of fears they...

Russia food ban amended: Dietary supplements excluded

Russia removes dietary supplements from import ban list

Russia has amended its ‘total embargo’ on western food imports to exclude dietary supplements, vitamin and mineral mixes,...

More vitamin D in UK foods than previously: Study

More vitamin D in UK foods than previously: Study

The UK should update vitamin D food and supplement content estimations that have the knock-on effect of...