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20 teaspoons of sugar in an energy drink: Campaign group calls for ban of sales to U16s

Thought soft drinks were sugary? Look at energy drinks! says Action on Sugar

Energy drinks contain up to 20 teaspoons of sugar per 500ml serving – more than three times the maximum adult daily intake of free sugars a day, according to research released by Action on Sugar. 

Confectionery marketing to kids taboo under WHO’s European Region Nutrient Profile model

The World Health Organization (WHO) has proposed a nutrient profiling tool to help European member states that wish to restrict marketing of certain foods to children. Applying the nutrient profile model to confectionery would not allow its marketing to kids.

Breaking the taste taboo

Taste preferences are firmly rooted in a society’s culture - but they can be changed if manufacturers succeed in creating a new ‘cultural context.’

Ice Cream Inspired yogurt combines indulgence and goodness: Muller Quaker

PepsiCo's US yogurt venture, Muller Quaker Dairy, has launched a new range that combines the "indulgence of ice cream with the goodness of yogurt." 

Special Edition: Powered up and packing nutritional punch

Fortification future? Fiber will rise, protein will fall...

High-protein foods have evolved into a mainstream category with snacks standing strong, but the trend will start to lose its muscle to high-fiber so industry will have to be clever, says Datamonitor Consumer.

ASA rejects LighterLife Fast complaint: It's hard to get 100% of RDAs with 600 kcal of ‘ordinary' food

It would be extremely difficult for consumers to devise a 600 calorie diet with all the vitamin and mineral RDAs themselves, the UK’s Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) said in its rejection of a complaint against LighterLife Fast.

VIP Nuts: We’ve cracked it with beer collaboration

Collaborating with major beer brands like Carlsberg and Cobra has stretched our reach even further, says the co-founder of VIP Nuts.

Food choices not mother’s diet main driver of obesity, says research

A wider choice of foods available to children may be a key driver of obesity, according to new research in mice.

ESSNA membership: Medix Laboratoires and Smart Nutrition in, HFMA out

The European Specialist Sports Nutrition Alliance (ESSNA) sees two new members – Medix Laboratoires and Smart Nutrition – join its ranks after its associate member Health Food Manufacturers Association (HFMA) bows out. 

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Beckham ‘no longer likely to hold such appeal to children’: ASA

Diageo escapes red card: ASA clears David Beckham Haig Club whisky advert

Diageo’s Haig Club whisky advert featuring footballing icon David Beckham has been cleared by UK media regulator...

Brands could do more for product launch success

Must try harder: Brands could do more for product launch success

Grocery brands could do much more to ensure successful product launches, according to a new survey.

Mondelēz 2014 results: Earnings hit by chocolate price hikes

Mondelēz to exit retailers that rejected price hikes

Mondelēz International will withdraw from certain retail customers in Europe that have refused chocolate price hikes. ...

Snack like an Egyptian: Kellogg's keen to drive Pringles growth via BiscoMisr buy

Snack like an Egyptian: Kellogg's keen to drive Pringles growth via BiscoMisr buy

Kellogg’s Europe president Chris Hood says the company is ‘excited’ by the growth potential of new Egyptian...

6 years of hurt: Probiotic heavyweights debate the EU’s health claim blockade
Yakult at Probiota 2015: “We want to be clear that before we invest we need to have some dialogue with EFSA...”

6 years of hurt: Probiotic heavyweights debate the EU’s health claim blockade

Yakult and leading academics expressed frustration at what they see as unfair and opaque scientific requirements around...

Intersnack NPD: Flavors, shapes, limited editions
Dispatches: ISM/ProSweets 2015

Bull’s heads and traffic light men: Intersnack unveils 2015 NPD

Intersnack Germany has added bull-shaped hollow snacks and traffic light men chips to add a playful twist...

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