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Portman Group clears drinks makers over 'down-in-one' lines Subscription

13 Jan 2017 Updated: 16 Jan 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Harmful drinking claims rejected in first major test case of Chief Medical Offer’s new recommendations

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Cut VAT on healthy food, urge health campaigners Subscription

12 Jan 2017 | By Ian Quinn

New research found nearly one in three Brits say they cannot afford to purchase healthy food

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Sandwich makers call for return to ‘use by end of’ labels post-Brexit

11 Jan 2017 | By Julia Glotz

‘Use by end of’ labels reduce confusion and prevent food waste, the BSA says

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Coke Christmas tour 'should be banned' say health experts Subscription

11 Jan 2017

Coca-Cola strongly defended the use of the truck in its marketing

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Exercise best way to beat kids obesity says new survey Subscription

09 Jan 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Poll by ComRes also shows support for clearer food labelling and extending the sugar tax

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Revolution Waves zero-sugar soft drinks land at Tesco Subscription

04 Jan 2017 | By Ian Quinn

The drinks have gone on to shelves at 32 Tesco stores across Yorkshire

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Asda takes on Slimming World with 50p cheaper Slimzone range Subscription

04 Jan 2017 | By Helen Gilbert

Slimzone comprises 13 frozen meals and meat products that can be incorporated by those following the weight loss organisation


Kids consume half daily sugar quota at breakfast says PHE Subscription

03 Jan 2017 | By Ian Quinn

PHE found children in England consumed more than 11g of sugar at breakfast alone, or nearly three sugar cubes

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Tesco cuts price of women's razors to match cost of men's

03 Jan 2017 | By Ian Quinn

A newspaper investigation last year showed women were paying an average of 37% more for gender-targeted items

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Healthy eating to fore in Morrisons price cuts Subscription

03 Jan 2017 | By Ronan Hegarty

Morrisons has cut the price of 800 lines including many healthy eating lines and ‘superfoods’

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Bacon sales slump: is that WHO cancer report to blame?

16 Dec 2016 | By Carina Perkins

Bacon has been the biggest casualty of the supermarket price war, with sales plummeting by £122.6m

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A third of men drink more than weekly booze guidelines Subscription

15 Dec 2016 | By Ian Quinn

Industry groups claim the figures mask a continued decline in the number of adults drinking at high levels

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Can the Tax is canned as soft drinks levy moves a step closer Subscription

12 Dec 2016 | By Ian Quinn

The food and drink industry has canned its campaign against the soft drinks sugar levy

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New HFSS ad rules to cover all children under 16 Subscription

08 Dec 2016 | By Ian Quinn

The self-regulatory rules cover online and social and bring all non-broadcast media closer to TV ad rules

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Government publishes plans for Soft Drinks Industry Levy Subscription

05 Dec 2016 | By Ian Quinn

Dairy drinks are excluded from the tax, but the government will talk to dairy companies about reducing sugar

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Soft drinks sugar levy stays - but legislation is postponed Subscription

02 Dec 2016 | By Ian Quinn

It has emerged the Treasury has put back a decision on the rates to be paid under the levy until at least next Spring’s Budget

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Soft drinks sugar levy 'divides industry', survey shows Subscription

02 Dec 2016 | By Ian Quinn

Split feelings are proof FDF was wrong to challenge the tax, claim health campaigners

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Nestlé claims a way to reduce sugar in its confectionery by 40% Subscription

01 Dec 2016 | By Beth Gault

Scientists used new technology to hollow out sugar crystals so less needs to be used while products taste “just as good”

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Jamie Oliver sugar tax impact studied for levy support evidence

01 Dec 2016 | By Ian Quinn

Scientists at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine have been measuring the effect on sales


Government rejects mandatory fortification of bread flour Subscription

30 Nov 2016 | By Ian Quinn

The FSA, SACN and Food Standards Scotland had called for a programme of fortification to reduce the risk of birth defects

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Food intolerance claims more prevalent in younger people Subscription

29 Nov 2016 | By Helen Gilbert

Almost two-thirds of 16-34 year olds believe they have a food intolerance…


Kellogg's and Nestlé under fire for sugar variations globally Subscription

29 Nov 2016 | By Beth Gault

A World Action on Salt & Health survey looked at 19 Nestlé and Kellogg’s products from 29 countries

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Yoplait slashes Petits Filous sugar by 17% Subscription

25 Nov 2016 | By Ian Quinn

Leading kids’ yoghurt Yoplait has become the first brand to announce major reductions in sugar

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'Bath of sugary drinks' claim challenged Subscription

22 Nov 2016 | By Ian Quinn

The BSDA says data shows teenagers’ sugar intake from soft drinks is down 8%

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Sweeteners overtake sugar as soft drink ingredient Subscription

17 Nov 2016 | By Ian Quinn

The major reformulation work means the dominance of sweeteners is likely to rapidly grow even stronger

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We need a united food and farming system

12 Jan 2017 | By Chris Elliott

We have a wealth of talent that could come up with an outline for a combined ‘national food and health system’

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What now for the soft drinks sugar levy? Subscription

12 Dec 2016 | By Ian Quinn

The government’s ‘sugar tax’ on soft drinks looks sure to come into force but questions remain over how much it will cost…


US and UK differ on dangers of vaping – so who’s right? Subscription

08 Dec 2016 | By Daniel Selwood

The US surgeon-general has warned vaping is a major public health concern - but UK health officials endorse e-cigarettes

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Treasury has offered soft drinks makers ‘wiggle room’ with levy detail delay Subscription

05 Dec 2016 | By Ian Quinn

The Treasury has paused for breath before it reveals the full extent of the sugar tax

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Philip Morris plans to quit cigarettes and switch to Iqos Subscription

02 Dec 2016 | By Ronan Hegarty, Beth Gault

New Iqos system produces 90% less toxins as tobacco is heated rather than burned, claims PMI

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In hot water? The detox tea phenomenon explored Subscription

29 Nov 2016 | By Megan Tatum

Behind Teatox’s claims of weight loss and wow-factor wellbeing lie growing health concerns

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The myth of 'eat less/move more' Subscription

17 Nov 2016 | By Joanna Blythman

Portion control is based on an erroneous idea that reducing pack sizes will lead to smaller waistlines

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Gut response knows best Subscription

17 Nov 2016 | By Claire Nuttall

I’m not trying to be a killjoy, but as the Christmas season starts and over-indulgence sets in on all levels of our lives

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Will yoghurt's health halo go to pot under 125g cap? Subscription

11 Nov 2016 | By Ian Quinn

Spectre of range reductions and public outrage won’t deter PHE’s new focus on portion control and not just on yoghurt

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Shoppers want choice as well as health in soft drinks Subscription

10 Nov 2016 | By Stefan Fageräng

Stefan Fageräng of Tetra Pak reflects on the drive to cut sugar in soft drinks

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Sweeteners are the elephant in the room in PHE sugar reduction talks Subscription

03 Nov 2016 | By Ian Quinn

There is far too little clarity on what role sweeteners should play in sugar reduction

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What people eat matters - who they eat with matters too Subscription

27 Oct 2016

At Mars we aspire to identify and maximise our role in helping families cook and enjoy great meals together more often

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