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BRC GS expands in gluten-free market

By Joseph James Whitworth

BRC Global Standards (BRC GS) has acquired Allergen Control Group, Inc. (ACG) for an undisclosed amount to expand into the North American gluten-free market.

According to Granarolo, the new Granarolo G+ is a

ENEA and Granarolo launch low-sugar lactose-free milk

By Jim Cornall

From a collaboration between ENEA and Gruppo Granarolo, one of the leading dairy brand in Italy, comes G+milk, which the company says is easily digestible, lactose free and with 30% less sugar than whole milk.

Stevia, listed as E 960 in Europe, is made by extracting the sweet-tasting molecules from the stevia plant. © iStock/zeleno

PureCircle plays down EU stevia stumbling block

By Niamh Michail

Malaysian supplier PureCircle must provide more data to prove the safety of both minor steviol glycosides and glucosylated stevia, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has said in two separate opinions.

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Nestlé invests €21.3m in Ukrainian Mivina factory

By Will Chu

Nestlé is to invest €21.3m (UAH 700m) in the upgrade and modernisation of its Ukrainian factory in Kharkiv, which produces noodle-based soups and mashed potato sold under the Mivina brand.

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GUEST ARTICLE: Looking for bold new partners to join the fight against malnutrition

By Kamel Chida, Deputy Director, Private Sector Partnership Development for Nutrition, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Despite significant progress in recent decades, malnutrition is still a huge barrier to children’s health and development around the world. The numbers speak for themselves: poor nutrition is an underlying cause of nearly half of all child deaths, and...

Ireland sugar tax pushed back to May

Ireland's sugar tax pushed back to May

By Rachel Arthur

The introduction of Ireland’s sugar tax has been pushed back to May 1 to ensure the levy does not infringe EU state aid law.

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Are some 'no added sugar' claims really illegal?

By Niamh Michail

Claims such as ‘no added sugar’ on foods containing sweeteners are commonplace and an important part of healthy branding - but are they technically illegal under EU law? We put the question to a food law expert.

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