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Let us eat cake

News this week is that France has adopted a bill declaring the use of titanium dioxide as a food colouring has been suspended.

Posted 23 October 2018

Flour power

This week it’s been announced that all flour is to be fortified with folic acid, after ministers acted on the advice of medical experts, who say mandatory fortification will reduce the number of babies born in the UK with serious birth defects.

Posted 16 October 2018

Going nuts for zero sugar cola

This week I’m going to talk Coca-Cola, and its amazing array of zero sugar flavours – all launched since the announcement of the UK sugar levy.

Posted 8 October 2018

Tragedy highlights need for transparency

This week, headlines have been dominated by an inquest into the tragic death of a teenage girl after she suffered a fatal allergic reaction to a Pret A Manger baguette.

Posted 2 October 2018

Who’s keeping count?

Government proposals to introduce calorie counts on menus are, it seems, going to be welcomed by the majority of diners, if the results of a recent survey are to be believed.

Posted 18 September 2018

Basket case

I’m still trying to get my head around a story this week that an Asda store in Cambridge has had to order more shopping baskets, as customers are waltzing off with them rather than pay 9p for a bag. You couldn’t make it up.

Posted 11 September 2018

Why loot matters more than labels

There’s been much hoo-ha this week over a study from consumer group Which? that revealed a number of brands of vanilla ice cream contain neither vanilla nor cream.

Posted 28 August 2018

Don’t play the blame game

This week, the Chair of Action on Sugar took a swipe at the food industry – blaming it for targeting the socially deprived with calorie-dense products.

Posted 21 August 2018

Cheers to a vintage summer!

While many have bemoaned this summer’s spectacular Europe-wide heatwave (I’m not one of them, I hasten to add) not everyone is struggling in the sun.

Posted 15 August 2018

No appetite for fussy-eaters app

It’s a perennial problem and one which causes teatime traumas at many a kitchen table. Just how do we get kids to eat their vegetables?

Posted 8 August 2018

Bemused by post-sugar tax pricing

I know I’ve banged on about sugar reduction on more than one occasion over the past few weeks, and the huge strides made by the soft drinks industry with regards to reformulation in a bid to avoid the so-called Soft Drinks Industry Levy.

Posted 31 July 2018

Fishing for answers

Less than a week ago, a review published in the Cochrane Library suggested that omega-3 supplements have no significant effect on the reduction of heart disease stroke and premature death.

Posted 24 July 2018