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'Products must shrink to hit targets' says PHE's Tedstone Subscription

24 Feb 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Public Health England has vowed to defend the industry amid criticism of shrinkage

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Ten portions of fruit & veg a day offers 'maximum protection'

23 Feb 2017 | By Beth Gault

A study found that as little as two-and-a-half portions of fruit & veg a day could reduce risk of diseases

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Honey Monster Puffs gets new look and 25% less sugar Subscription

16 Feb 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

The reformulation was mooted 13 months ago by previous owner Raisio

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Choc giants ‘considering all options’ to hit sugar targets Subscription

09 Feb 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

Suppliers set record straight on Sunday Times shrinkage claims


Sugar in breakfast cereals still 'shocking' says report Subscription

08 Feb 2017 | By Carina Perkins

Some breakfast cereals contain up to 35% sugar, which is of “major concern”, it said

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Sugar levy 'unlikely to influence consumer behaviour' Subscription

26 Jan 2017 | By Ian Quinn

PHE said it was down to industry reformulation to succeed in cutting sugar consumption

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More sandwiches to be redistributed following guidance change

25 Jan 2017 | By Megan Tatum

Changes mean retailers and manufacturers to relabel and redistribute sandwiches past their use-by date where they are still safe to eat

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Healthy Foods Online to open store on Liverpool's Bold Street Subscription

25 Jan 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

Due to open in March, LIV will target young professionals keen to lead a healthy lifestyle…

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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


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

Morrisons Price Crunch

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


Going green: Juices & Smoothies Category Report 2017 Video Subscription

24 Feb 2017 | By Carina Perkins

Smoothies are shrugging off their sugar woes with souped-up blends packed with virtuous greens and added vitamins

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Ten portions of fruit & veg a day? It’s not going to happen Subscription

23 Feb 2017 | By Beth Gault

New research suggests we should double the recommended daily amount of fresh fruit and vegetables in our diet, but is it a case of easier said than done?

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Tesco eyes click & collect and e-commerce with Booker move

02 Feb 2017

Sir, Tesco’s mega-merger move is just part of its evolution as in today’s grocery market

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The art of product reformulation

27 Jan 2017 | By Peter Hall

Obesity is clearly the nation’s number one long-term health issue. Are we taking it seriously enough?

Special Brew

Who should carry the can for super-strength ruling? Subscription

20 Jan 2017 | By Ian Quinn

The Portman Group blames gaps in the CMO’s recommendations

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Go low sugar. Even jam

19 Jan 2017

Sir, So, kids consume half their daily sugar quota at breakfast

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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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