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Coconut oil: superfood or not?

The nutrition science community is becoming increasingly concerned about the health halo around coconut oil and the risk to health if consumption becomes a regular occurrence.

Usual suspects: Confectionery may be next victim of national sugar taxes

Confectionery could be the next target for national sugar taxes after the UK’s levy on sugared soft drinks, but the industry still has time to act to thwart levies, writes ConfectioneryNews editor Oliver Nieburg.

On the spike: The curious case of a contaminated sports supplement

‘Don’t take sports supplements, they can’t be trusted’ was the takeaway message from Welsh track stars Rhys Williams and Gareth Warburton after the recent UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) tribunal agreed steroids got into their blood streams via contaminated sports drink powders. But is the sector really to blame?

Traffic light labels: 'not the answer to obesity'

Now that common sense has been confirmed by a consumer survey that traffic light labelling is confusing and misleading, maybe the Department of Health (DH) should sit up, take stock and review its strategy on healthy eating

World Cup fever: time to expand into Brazil?

Latino spirit is taking hold and the Brazilian packaging industry is expected to improve thanks to the 2014 FIFA World Cup and 2016 Olympic Games. 

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