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NPD category busters: From ‘Teagurt’ to coffee fruit energy to Milo expansion

From tea yoghurt to coffee fruit energy, portable water enhancement  to Milo’s brand expansions, Mintel shared category-busting innovation at Food Ingredients-Asia in Jakarta, Indonesia, this week.

Show us proof there aren’t slaves in your supply chain, UK gov tells big firms

The UK government wants big businesses to present annual evidence of the actions they have taken to ensure their supply chains are slavery free.

United Biscuits hungry for impulse channel growth

United Biscuits will take its core savory snack lines on a UK depot tour to engage with retailers on how best to stock and display products in impulse channels.

Hands off our legendary brand – Godiva takes legal aim at pub

Belgian chocolate maker Godiva has challenged a Swiss pub over its use of a “confusingly similar” image and name to its own, but says other references to the legend of Lady Godiva are safe.

EFSA backs non-digestible carbs for sugar reduction

EFSA (European Food Safety Authority) has delivered positive opinions for two non-digestible carbohydrate ingredients based on their ability to improve blood glucose response.

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Kellogg drops Optivita cereal

Kellogg UK drops cholesterol-management cereal Optivita

The Kellogg Company has delisted its oat-based Optivita brand in the UK following a decline in consumer...

Papaya liar? Italy issues €250,000 fine over ‘distorted’ health claims

Papaya liar? Italy issues €250,000 fine over ‘distorted’ health claims

An Italian botanical supplements manufacturer has been given 30 days to pay a €250,000 fine after local...

World’s biggest food companies to tighten marketing rules

World’s biggest food companies to tighten marketing rules

Eleven of the world’s biggest food and beverage companies have signed a commitment to harmonise nutrition labelling,...

Nestlé files patent for kids’ ‘protein balance’

Nestlé files patent for kids’ ‘protein balance’

Nestlé has filed for a worldwide patent for a protein balancing product aimed at children aged 5-15.

Chocolate consumption by country 2014
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The chocolate league tables 2014: Top 20 consuming nations

Which nations ate the most chocolate in 2014?