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Blended whisky losing out with the Brits

British spirits drinkers are abandoning blended whisky in favour of foreign products such as vodka. A new report from market analysts Datamonitor reveals that although whisky remains the most popular...

New pact may raise Czech organic consumption

A new deal between organic food retailers and farmers may help to bridge the gulf between low organic food consumption and rising levels of organic farming in the Czech Republic...

Consumers baffled by GI labels

Approximately one third of consumers are now aware of the glycaemic index but most do not understand the concept sufficiently to be able to interpret on-pack labelling, finds a new...

Low-carb legacy hitting US pasta sales

Falling pasta sales at leading US company American Italian Pasta reflect an industry-wide problem and demonstrate how a low-carb legacy may still undermine foods with a higher carbohydrate content, as...

Food industry rejects traffic light labels

Traffic light labelling would be a primitive, unworkable and pointless way of highlighting unhealthy foods according to the UK food industry, speaking in reaction to the newly published government policy...

UK launches public health drive

The British government has released its long-awaited policy paper on public health today with plans to tackle obesity, curb public smoking and address the way food companies target children through...

Convenience trend impacts girls eating behaviour

Convenience foods eaten on the run continue to experience strong growth as individuals skip the union meal for a solitary event but new findings from the US suggest that the...

Scottish drinks trade vows to fight smoking ban

Scottish politicians are expected to vote later today to ban smoking in public places - a move which could have a devastating effect on the drinks trade there. But pub...

Healthy eating: United Biscuits leads by example

Staff at one of the UK's leading biscuit and snack manufacturers have been challenged to walk 10,000 steps every day as the company highlights a link between healthy bodies and...

Flexibility from food makers key to growth in light meal market

Food makers are encouraged to target the light meal market as new figures show that by 2008 consumers will be eating more than one a day of these full meal...

Dairy farmers signal growing confidence in UK milk sector

The Milk Development Council (MDC), the government-appointed marketing body for the milk industry, claims that confidence among British dairy farmers is on the increase, following months of unrest and speculation...

Health factor triggers fruity innovations at SIAL

Natural, plant-derived ingredients have been the source of inspiration for some of this year's most innovative new food products, often being used to boost the healthy image of traditional products.

Scotch whisky gets a boost from China

The Scotch Whisky Association says that China has helped contribute to a 2 per cent increase in exports for the first six months of this year. The news comes despite...

Functional food for a beautiful face

Foods offering consumers a quick-fix way to look fit and healthy are on the rise in the US market, with bakery and cereals set to remain at the heart of...

Future profits rest with functional foods

The most successful health foods of the future are likely to be functional, and particularly those targeted at children and seniors, predicts a new report.

Irish salt slashing campaign focuses on bread

Bread has been highlighted as the biggest single source of excess salt intake in Ireland, according to the country's Food Safety Authority, which is now stepping up the pressure on...

Functional soft drinks emerging as strong category

West Europe's functional soft drinks sector has become a force to be reckoned with, shows a new report, with nutraceuticals showing the fastest growth of all categories.

'Me-time' drives premium foods market

Food makers encouraged to position self-indulgent products as rewards rather than functional as premium foods in UK top billon euro mark showing hectic pace of life continues to drive growth...

European can makers fear knock-on effect of steel prices

EU fruit and vegetable canners are concerned that major European steel producing companies such as Arcelor, Corus, Rasselsein and US-steel could be about to increase steel prices by 20 to...

Healthy eating plans come under scrutiny of trade regulator

The UK's competition regulator has moved to calm a potential storm between the government and the food industry, after warning an industry association that new goals for healthier foods could...

Sugar reform radar issue for new EU farm chief

In her introductory speech before the European Parliament last week, farm chief designate Mariann Fischer Boel signalled that sugar reform and defending EU products at WTO talks were among the...

Brits not excited by low-carb diets says report

Low-carb diets are still on the fringe of British eating habits, with high drop-out rates and consumer cynicism over health benefits, according to a new report - confirming the UK...

Growth potential in organic dairy hampered by poor marketing

The organic food industry is reporting high levels of growth, even managing to edge in on conventional dairy market territory. But organic producers are worried that sales will stall, after...

UK dairy to set pace for packaging industry

The lagging UK packaging industry is vesting hopes in the dairy sector as the source of a next generation of innovative packaging, but individual companies view this opportunity as unlikely...

Public rejection of GM food mounts

Despite tough new rules on GM food labels, food makers will stick to non-GM alternatives as new evidence from the UK shows British consumers will continue to refuse to buy...

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