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Chobani request to appeal UK Greek yogurt injunction rejected

Chobani request to appeal UK Greek yogurt injunction rejected

Chobani's long-running legal battle with rival Fage over its use of the term 'Greek yogurt' in the UK is seemingly at an end, after it was refused permission to launch a second appeal against a 2013 High Court injunction.

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Plain packaging pay out to Mars would ‘certainly not be trivial’, says Institute of Economic Affairs

Mars in 2012 wrote to the UK’s Department of Health to express concern over the potential impact on branding and intellectual property rights should tobacco plain packaging policy be extended to food – something the Institute of Economic Affairs said could cost the government big bucks should a mega-confectionery brand take...

German choc firm shifts packaging to Poland in search of cheaper labor

Hachez, owned by the Danish Toms Group, will move part of its packaging production from Germany to Poland in an attempt to claw back some of its recent losses.

Secret salt: CASH slams salt levels in ‘healthy’ salads

Huge amounts of salt continue to be added to many restaurant, café and supermarket salads in the UK, according to a new survey by Consensus Action on Salt & Health (CASH).

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Not ‘normal’ enough, ASA tells ‘disappointed’ Danone Nutricia over infant formula claims

Danone’s Nutricia division has been rapped again for exaggerated infant follow-on formula claims, this time in conjunction with UK retailing giant Tesco.

DSM reads 'fini' in green tea and leaves it to Japanese

Dutch-Swiss ingredients giant DSM Nutritional Products (DNP) has called ‘time’ on Teavigo, a decade after launching the proprietary, weight management-focused green tea extract.

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'A MIXED YEAR AND A TOUGHER ONE THAN WE ANTICIPATED AT THE START': CFO DEIRDRE MAHLAN

Diageo’s top line takes a hammering: 2014 results show Chinese dragon bites from BeverageDaily.com

Diageo said today that foreign exchange movements ‘severely impacted’ its 2014 top line while Chinese anti-extravagance measures also hit hard – our slideshow dissects the Johnnie Walker distiller's performance.

Food Safety recall round-up 25-31 July

Recalls: E.coli O111, Listeria and iron filings from FoodQualityNews.com

This week in the recall round-up gallery the  reasons behind food withdrawals takes us to the UK, US, Canada, France, Belgium and Germany.

Mediterranean diet is associated with lower weight in children but has become less common, says study from FoodNavigator.com

A diet that is very similar to the traditional Mediterranean diet is associated with lower body weight and fat percentage in children; however such diets are not common among children in Mediterranean countries, say researchers.

Meat storage times could be increased - EFSA from FoodQualityNews.com

The time between slaughter and minced meat preparation could be extended without increasing the growth of potentially harmful bacteria, according to the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).

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Norway issues green tea extract warning

Norway issues green tea extract warning

The Norwegian Food Safety Authority (NFSA) is warning consumers about unspecified, high-dose green tea products (Camellia sinensis)...

Children’s TV promotes bad diets, says study

Children’s TV promotes bad diets, says study

Unhealthy foods are being promoted to children in everyday children’s television programmes, new research published in the...

France considers ‘traffic light’ labelling, UK EU court case

France considers ‘traffic light’ labelling as UK MEP hits back at EU threat of court case

France's health minister has put forward plans for the country’s own ‘traffic light’ nutrition labelling system; meanwhile...

Gluten-free kids food huge opportunity: Mintel

Brands should eye up children’s gluten-free: Mintel

The market for gluten-free children’s food will be a big area for growth, predicts market research firm...

Action on Sugar removes bread from ‘high sugar’ list

Action on Sugar removes bread from high-sugar hit list: 'We acknowledge it was not accurate'

Anti-sugar lobby group Action on Sugar has removed bread from its initial list of products containing ‘large...