Low calorie smoothie

Cut sugar in dairy and fruit juice, PHE urges suppliers

21 Jul 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Public Health England this week urged dairy and fruit juice companies to agree to slash levels of sugar

fruit & veg

Brits buying just a third of recommended veg amount Subscription

20 Jul 2017 | By Elinor Zuke

Think tank the Food Foundation has launched a new online toolkit to help retailers sell more veg

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'Poor will be hardest hit' by any post-Brexit supply disarray Subscription

20 Jul 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

Food available to poorer consumers would become “significantly scarcer”

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Holland & Barrett to open stores in Glasgow and Northants Subscription

20 Jul 2017 | By Helen Gilbert

Both the Glasgow and Rushden stores will feature a bespoke tea bar

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Scrap 'display until' labels say Wrap/FSA

07 Jul 2017 | By Megan Tatum

The report suggests use-by date marks should only be used where necessary for food safety

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Teens still being sold alcohol and tobacco despite Think 25 Subscription

07 Jul 2017 | By Benedict Cooper

Retailers are still regularly selling alcohol and tobacco products to teenage shoppers without ID checks

Own label snacks

Food labelled 'healthy' can put off shoppers, claims report Subscription

06 Jul 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Low-fat and low-calorie claims are also not as powerful as they once were

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Nestlé commits to 10% cut in average sugar content of UK cereals Subscription

04 Jul 2017 | By Ian Quinn

The move by Nestlé Breakfast Cereals would remove 225 million teaspoons of sugar from the nation’s diet, it said

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Greggs sheds unhealthy image with summer diet plan

03 Jul 2017 | By Benedict Cooper

The 30-day ‘Minimise Me’ plan is formed entirely from Greggs menu and promises to help dieters lose up to 2lb per week…

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Unhealthy food ads banned from children's online content Subscription

30 Jun 2017 | By Ian Quinn

From tomorrow, non-broadcast media will face the same restrictions as TV in advertising HFSS products to children

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Coffee giants vow to act on faecal bacteria in ice

28 Jun 2017 | By Michelle Perrett

A BBC investigation found ice from Costa Coffee, Starbucks and Caffè Nero contained bacteria from faeces

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Sainsbury's opens Crussh 'fit food' concession in Pimlico

22 Jun 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

This is the first time Crussh has partnered with another retailer

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FSA readies major survey on antimicrobial resistance in meat Subscription

21 Jun 2017 | By Kevin White

Research project will start later this summer and will seek to fill evidence and knowledge gap in FSA’s understanding of the threat of AMR, says CEO

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Three UK brands chosen for PepsiCo Nutrition Greenhouse Subscription

19 Jun 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

Fit Kitchen and Tapped Birch Water are among eight European businesses


Consumers call for supermarket help with eating healthily Subscription

19 Jun 2017 | By Michelle Perrett

Consumers want their supermarket to help them be healthier with more special offers on healthy foods

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New EU label rules result in 62% more recalls over allergens Subscription

19 Jun 2017 | By Beth Gault

There were 144 allergen-related recalls in 2015/16, up from 89 in 2014/15, according to research by law firm RPC


LoSalt launches healthier eating campaign Subscription

16 Jun 2017 | By Michelle Perrett

GP and media commentator Dr Sarah Jarvis has been appointed as brand ambassador


Low-sugar energy drink NPD behind £37.4m sales growth Subscription

15 Jun 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

A flurry of NPD ahead of next April’s tax was the main driver of a rise in value sales in the energy category

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Dairy alternatives brands warned over labels after EU case Subscription

15 Jun 2017 | By Carina Perkins

However, Brexit could present an opportunity for the UK to take a different stance in the future, lawyer suggests

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Kids believe cheese comes from plants in BNF survey

12 Jun 2017 | By Michelle Perrett

Tomatoes grow underground, pasta comes from animals and cheese is from plants were some statements made by children

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Spoilt Pig rolls out first 'Raised Without Antibiotics' bacon Subscription

10 Jun 2017 | By Carina Perkins

The range will roll out in major retailers including Tesco and Morrisons later this month

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High fat, sugar and salt foods set for 'healthier' labelling Subscription

08 Jun 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Six of the world’s biggest food and drink companies have unveiled their initial plans to change the UK’s traffic lights/GD

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Vitamin D supplement sales boosted by medical reports

08 Jun 2017 | By Rob Brown

As well as bone and muscle health, new research suggests vitamin D also prevents common cold


General Election: what's in it for food and drink - video Video

05 Jun 2017

This is what Labour, the Conservatives and the Liberal Democrats have promised for the food and drink industry

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Coeliac UK urges DH not to end gluten-free prescriptions Subscription

05 Jun 2017 | By Ian Quinn

DH launched a consultation in March on whether to make changes to availability of gluten-free foods on prescription

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What the Health: pseudo-science, half-truths, risible film

13 Jul 2017 | By James Halliwell

The moment Kip Andersen introduces himself as a “recovering” hypochondriac, What the Health starts to unravel

DNA Diet

Should DNA dictate our diet? Subscription

03 Jul 2017 | By Megan Tatum

Genetics tests are taking off, with companies offering ‘bespoke’ nutritional advice based on a swab of our DNA

organic produce

Producers must have a new mindset to children's health

22 Jun 2017

Sir, Reading Anna Rosier’s Saturday Essay ‘The organic revolution forges ahead’, I found myself nodding in agreement

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Cutting down on meat? It’s easier if the judgement is cut out too Subscription

22 Jun 2017 | By Amy North

Everyone agrees we needed to eat more veggies, but the occasional good quality steak is fine too

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Something for the ladies? Sports & energy drinks category report 2017 Video Subscription

16 Jun 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

A new generation wants to widen energy drinks’ appeal with low-sugar, natural lines. Will it work? 

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Protein can be a powerhouse for the food industry as well as the supplements trade Subscription

13 Jun 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

The British Dietetic Association has today warned ads for protein supplements are misleading young adults, so what’s the alternatives?

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Wonka wellness: healthcare & supplements category report 2017 Video Subscription

09 Jun 2017 | By Lucy McDonald

The spirit of Wonka is alive in supplements as gummy bears with an extra vit hit, sprays and chews hit shelves

Burger obesity

What's in the manifestos for food?

01 Jun 2017

Sir, Childhood obesity has finally become a cross-party issue – about time

Candy Kittens

Candy Kittens plans to make its portfolio vegan-friendly Subscription

26 May 2017 | By Beth Gault

The adult confectionery brand has changed manufacturer to take out the beef gelatine in its high-end sweets

Tesco's Marmite shelf grab

Finding the right balance

18 May 2017

Sir, Retailers like Tesco are now acknowledging the pressure suppliers are under due to Brexit

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Confectioners next in line for the levy treatment Subscription

12 May 2017 | By Ian Quinn

It was only a matter of time before health campaigners came after other sectors in the war on sugar

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It’s too late to talk TV ad watersheds. Social media is the regulatory battleground Subscription

09 May 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Whoever is in No 10 after 8 June, it is clear that the food and drink industry will face a raft of new advertising restrictions, both in broadcast and other media, after the election dust settles

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