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More vitamin D in UK foods than previously: Study

“Our analysis suggests that nutrient databases require regular updating, especially for nutrients that are added to foods by manufacturers...

The UK should update vitamin D food and supplement content estimations that have the knock-on effect of distorting population intake levels of the sunshine vitamin by about 3%, a study has concluded.

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Salt reduction and social inequality? UK reduction policies 'have not reached those most in need'

Despite overall drops in salt intake over last 10 years, social inequalities in salt intake have hardly changed in the period, say researchers.

Tetra Pak to close packaging factory in Sweden axing 250 jobs

Tetra Pak will close a packaging factory in Lund, Sweden, due to come into effect in February 2015, axing 250 jobs.

TSI: We meet new UK glucosamine import standards

Montana-based glucosamine supplier TSI Group has affirmed its wholly-owned Chinese facility meets strict new importation laws of the joint health nutrient.

Kids’ cereal in New Zealand needs regulatory overhaul, say researchers

Policies governing nutrient and health claims, labeling and use of mascots on breakfast cereals in New Zealand need a serious re-think, researchers say.

Sports Nutrition 2014 delivers business ammunition

It’s free, jammed full of sports nutrition sector insights – and it’s just days away: Sports Nutrition 2014 .

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Food Safety recall round-up 22-28 August

Recalls: Allergy, glass and seal quality from FoodQualityNews.com

This week in the recall round-up gallery the reasons behind food withdrawals takes us to Germany, France, Greece, the UK, the US and Canada.

Sales up by 5.6% to €848.4m and EBITDA up by 9% to €123.5m

Constantia Flexibles: ‘In the long term Russia will be an attractive market for flexible packaging’ from FoodProductionDaily.com

Constantia Flexibles has released its first half results for 2014 but admits the market is still highly fragmented.

Contaminated eggs ‘no longer on market’ from FoodQualityNews.com

Eggs from Bavaria linked to a Salmonella outbreak that has sickened hundreds of people are believed to be no longer on the market, according to a joint EU report.

China

China's most prominent food scandals so far this year from FoodNavigator-Asia.com

There is absolutely no doubt that the Chinese authorities are doing everything they can to bring the country's food industry to order, but they are facing a daunting task. We take a look at best-known scandals that have rocked consumers so far this year

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Nestlé 100% sustainable cocoa for UK and Ireland by 2015

Nestlé to source 100% sustainable cocoa for UK and Ireland by 2015

Nestlé’s will use sustainable cocoa for 100% of its UK and Ireland portfolio by the end of...

Honey Nut Shredded Wheat no added sugar complaint

ASA upholds Honey Nut Shredded Wheat 'no added sugar' complaint

Cereal Partner UK's advert for Honey Nut Shredded Wheat is misleading in its use of a 'no...

Russian sanctions could cost EU industry more than €5 billion in exports
Data Blog: The figures behind Russia’s food ban

Russian sanctions could cost EU industry more than €5 billion in exports

In this data blog FoodNavigator takes a look at the trade figures behind the recent Russian trade...

Bacillus strain found in Mars Chocolate drink

Consumer complaint prompted Mars drinks recall

A consumer complaint prompted Mars Chocolate Drinks to recall a variety of its products because of fears they...

Russia food ban amended: Dietary supplements excluded

Russia removes dietary supplements from import ban list

Russia has amended its ‘total embargo’ on western food imports to exclude dietary supplements, vitamin and mineral mixes,...