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There’s no room for jade eggs or pseudoscience in Goop’s Netflix show Subscription

11 Feb 2019 | By Emma Weinbren

Netflix has reportedly signed a deal to create a Goop documentary series

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‘Natasha’s Law’ can ensure some good comes of our daughter’s death

07 Feb 2019 | By Tanya & Nadim Ednan-Laperouse

We believe the time has come for full information and transparency about what is in our food, say Tanya & Nadim Ednan-Laperouse

Morrisons warns of EU rules leading to crowded labelling

Defra promises 'pragmatic' approach to food labelling in event of no-deal Brexit

05 Feb 2019 | By Carina Perkins

New guidance issued today confirmed some technical changes would be required “from day one” after exit day.


Nestlé joins Swiss research programme into sustainable foods

05 Feb 2019 | By Carina Perkins

Future Foods Initiative’s first research projects will focus on plant-based nutrition and ancient plant varieties

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M&S launches free fruit for children scheme in 20 stores

05 Feb 2019 | By Marianne Calnan

The upmarket grocer launched its Free Fruit for Children scheme last month


Change the focus of promotions to healthier choices

01 Feb 2019

”Why not increase promotions on healthier food and drink, shifting the focus away from junk food and empowering consumers to make healthier choices?”

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Pret to introduce full ingredient labelling at all UK stores Subscription

01 Feb 2019 | By Carina Perkins

The sandwich chain has been piloting full ingredient labelling at a shop in Victoria, London since November

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Food allergen labelling consultation: what are the options? Subscription

31 Jan 2019 | By Carina Perkins

Smaller businesses fear they could struggle to meet new requirements

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Livestock farmers slash antibiotic use by 40%

31 Jan 2019 | By Rachel Graham

It comes as the FSA published the third year of results from its study on AMR campylobacter

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How can the food industry help solve the allergen problem?

30 Jan 2019 | By Chris Elliott

Clearer labels, better training and a traffic light system would improve matters, says Professor Chris Elliott

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Waitrose promotes its 365 Steps to a healthier year Subscription

29 Jan 2019 | By Marianne Calnan

The latest issue of the Waitrose Health magazine is themed around the campaign


FDF slams Lancet report on industry-government tie-ups Subscription

29 Jan 2019 | By Daniel Selwood

A new paper claims ‘partnerships between the corporate food sector and the government are a risk to public health’

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Defra unveils plans to tighten allergen labelling laws

25 Jan 2019 | By Kevin White

The proposals could go as far as seeing full ingredient labelling required by law on food-to-go products

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Food Foundation vegetable campaign hits ITV Video

25 Jan 2019 | By Rachel Graham

The ‘Eat them to defeat them’ concept will air on ITV tonight (25 January)


We must educate to solve the planetary health puzzle

24 Jan 2019

There are broader issues to address in the UK in order to successfully implement the ‘planetary health diet’ guidelines

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Promotions consultation: a burden that won't make an impact on obesity

24 Jan 2019 | By Tim Rycroft

Government should take a more holistic approach to the obesity battle, says Tim Rycroft, chief operating officer of the Food & Drink Federation

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Campaigners urge better out-of-home nutritional information Subscription

22 Jan 2019 | By Ian Quinn

Diabetes UK also wants restaurants to introduce information on carb content on menus and use a traffic light system

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Genie claims UK first with 'living' soft drinks duo Subscription

22 Jan 2019 | By Daniel Woolfson

They contain active cultures billed as promoting gut health, similar to kombucha

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Deliveroo to add takeaway food calorie counts Subscription

21 Jan 2019 | By Steve Farrell

A poll commissioned by Deliveroo found the majority of customers wanted menus to include dish calorie counts


Skinny Coffee Club acquires fellow ‘detox’ brand Bootea Subscription

18 Jan 2019 | By Alec Mattinson

Two controversial weight loss brands have merged, with Skinny Coffee Club acquiring Bootea.



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