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Opinion divided on Polish court’s ‘landmark’ reversal of non-stun slaughter ban

A secular organisation has called the Polish Constitutional Court’s decision to overturn a ban on non-stun slaughter ‘regrettable’, while a UK halal group says ‘common sense prevailed’.

‘We have some good customers, but sweetener price is an issue’: Stevia Natura

The CEO of Stevia Natura tells us why the French company is winning with customers including one high-profile dairy-based drinks brand, but admits high ingredient quality carries a cost.

How much pesticide residue is in our food?

98.3% of foods in the EU contain pesticide residues within legal limits, but there were “significantly higher” maximum limit exceedance rates for products from outside of Europe, according to a report from the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).

FoodDrinkEurope: FIC rules ‘a step in the right direction’ for consumers

Industry trade body FoodDrinkEurope has called FIC labelling changes a step in the right direction and has established a website to explain reference intakes, which will replace GDAs (guideline daily amounts).

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Raisio brings cholesterol-lowering Benecol home for €90m
“This is a good move for Raisio. They are the correct parent of this niche brand.”

Raisio brings cholesterol-lowering Benecol home for €90m

“J&J should have sold it 10 years ago,” is one analyst’s appraisal of Finnish agro-food giant Raisio’s buy-back...

Companies cannot expect consumers to pay for sustainability

Companies cannot expect consumers to pay for sustainability

Companies cannot expect consumers to pay for sustainable food supply chains, a report has found.

What's driving functional food and beverage growth? Snacking, convenience, and consumer behavior
Special edition: Functional Foods

What's driving functional food and beverage growth? Snacking, convenience, and consumer behavior

With sales of $176.7 billion this year functional foods are a hot growth sector. But which ingredients,...

European food industry leads calls for Lima progress on climate change

European food industry leads calls for Lima progress on climate change

With the UN-led climate change negotiations now underway in Lima, Peru, industry organisation FoodDrinkEurope is urging delegates...

Easter eggs of the future: Barry Callebaut predictions

The Easter egg of 2015: ‘Like a Picasso, it will be more an art piece’

Confectionery manufacturers are expected to put twists on classic Easter eggs in 2015 as consumers start to...

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