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Russia removes dietary supplements from import ban list

Dietary supplements excluded from Russia's food embargo - EHPM director-general says it's 'clearly good news' for industry

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

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Does snacking have a place in dietary guidelines?

Yes, 'snacking’ has its place in health promotion campaigns but there are communication barriers to overcome and recommendations must consider age and meal behavior, a review finds.

Embargo hit FrieslandCampina exploring alternative markets for cheese

Dutch dairy giant FrieslandCampina is "exploring" alternative markets for its cheese to offset the impact of the Russian embargo on European Union (EU) food products.

Half of hospital patients fail to disclose dietary supplement use

A study in Singapore has found that over half of hospital patients do not disclose they are taking dietary supplements, which the authors say could put them at risk of adverse drug reactions.

Global Industry News

Carlsberg CEO warns of possible Russian brewery closures as Ukraine standoff bites from BeverageDaily.com

Carlsberg’s CEO warned today that its Russian subsidiary Baltika Breweries is considering brewery closures due to a fragile consumer confidence affected by the ongoing Ukraine crisis.

Valio, Danone & Gropper already using 3DLE tech

Coveris Rigid partners with Dukat to offer DLE dry offset printing from FoodProductionDaily.com

Croatian milk and dairy company, Dukat, is one of the first companies to sign up to Coveris Rigid 3D Digital Laser Engraved (DLE) technology.

DVFA: Not all companies complied with Listeria recall from FoodQualityNews.com

Around 40 companies have not fully complied with the recall of products tainted by Listeria linked to the death of 13 people, according to the Danish Veterinary and Food Administration.

Barry Callebaut opens Chilean factory to source Arcor from ConfectioneryNews.com

Barry Callebaut has opened its first plant in Chile to source Latin American confectioners Arcor and other industry players.

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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...

Nestlé 100% sustainable cocoa for UK and Ireland by 2015

Nestlé to source 100% sustainable cocoa for UK and Ireland by 2015

Nestlé’s will use sustainable cocoa for 100% of its UK and Ireland portfolio by the end of...

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...