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Sugary drinks linked to high death tolls worldwide: Global prevention plans needed, say researchers

Consumption of sugary drinks may lead to an estimated 184,000 adult deaths each year worldwide, according to research, which warns of an urgent need for strong global prevention programs.

“This is not complicated. There are no health benefits from sugar-sweetened beverages, and the potential impact of reducing consumption is saving tens of thousands of deaths each year,

El Niño set to disrupt key commodities in 2015

El Niño 2015 is underway and set to hit wheat, coffee and sugar cane production leading to volatile prices, warns a Rabobank report.

“The criminal networks behind many of the illicit websites are passing themselves off as legitimate pharmacies.”

Irish police seize DNP products

Irish police have seized products containing the toxic fat burner dinitrophenol (DNP), the Irish Health Products Regulatory Authority (HPRA) has said.

Cumin recall withdrawn after testing shows mahaleb not almond presence

The UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) has backtracked on a recall of ground cumin because of almond after additional testing.

Grupo Bimbo to sweeten Spanish hold with Panrico acquisition

Grupo Bimbo is clearly looking to stretch into sweet bakery with the acquisition of local bakery Panrico SAU in Spain and Portugal, says Mintel.

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FDE elects new president

Gilles Morel, regional president for Europe and Eurasia of Mars Chocolate, has been elected president of FoodDrinkEurope for a three-year mandate.

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