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Academics and industry clash over WHO sugar advice

Academics have welcomed the WHO’s recommendation to slash added sugar intake to 5-10% of calories – but the food industry has said it is misleading and based on weak evidence.

Two-thirds of British parents back extended junk food ad ban

The Royal College of Paediatrics has found two-thirds of Britons support banning advertising of food high in fat, sugar and salt on TV before 9pm.

107 St John’s Wort products pulled from Amazon UK

107 unlicensed St John’s Wort products were removed from the UK Amazon website this week following a joint investigation by the MHRA and HFMA.

Strong franc fallout: Swiss chocolate consumption and domestic sales down

Swiss chocolate consumption has fallen in 2014 and domestic chocolate sales have been hit by rising competition from importers profiting from the strong Swiss Franc, says Chocosuisse.

UK supplement firm flaunts banned claims

UK supplement firm pH Health is flaunting a ruling that found its health claims for calcium, chlorophyll and other supplements were baseless.

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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...

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...

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

Confectionery marketing to kids under WHO Nutrient Profile model

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...

Blocked artery risk may be reduced by coffee consumption

3-5 cups of coffee a day may help keep artery blockages away

People who consume between three to five cups of coffee a day may have a lower risk...

PepsiCo and Coca-Cola Hellenic announce Russian beverage plant closures

PepsiCo and Coca-Cola Hellenic announce Russian beverage plant closures

PepsiCo Russia and Coca-Cola Hellenic have both announced plans to shut down beverage plants in Russia, with...

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