New searchable UK composition of foods website
Food Databanks, in collaboration with Public Health England, has launched a new UK Composition of Foods Integrated Dataset (CoFID) searchable website.
Sleaford Quality Foods extend sugar and salt renovation
Sleaford Quality Foods, cross-category supplier of multiple packaged foods, has pledged to further renovate sugar and salt from their range.
Tayto Group partners with Bite UK
UK snack manufacturer, Tayto Group has joined forces with Yorkshire’s Bite UK in a new joint venture.
Big nutrient knowledge gap uncovered by new research
The demand to live a healthier lifestyle is increasing, yet 4 in 5 people across Northern Europe do not know about the essential nutrients they have in their diet, according to new research published by Arla Foods.
UK consumers call for better labelling as half consume food excluded from their diets
With news of tougher food labelling laws being proposed to prevent further deaths of people with allergies, new research has found that a staggering 55% of UK consumers have unintentionally consumed food restricted from their diet.
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Fresh thinking served, by Micvac
Micvac has created a method for producing chilled ready meals with a long shelf life using a microwave tunnel. The process cooks the product in the pack and pasteurises it using a vacuum process.
Children ‘exceed recommended sugar limit by age 10’
The average 10-year-old has consumed as much sugar in their lifetime as the recommended limit for an 18-year-old, according to Public Health England (PHE).
Qualvis helps wrap-up Christmas for Maldon Salt
Qualvis has designed festive packaging for Maldon Salt packs, exclusively available at Tesco
Fat chance of ad ban working
So this week we learn that London mayor Sadiq Khan has confirmed that ‘junk’ food advertising will be banned on public transport in the capital from next February, following a consultation earlier this year.
Those of you who are already getting into the festive spirit might need to put that glass of egg nog down, as a new government policy is this week urging us to take more responsibility for our own health.
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.
New snack launch for Levi
Aimia Foods has announced the launch of Levi Roots Caribbean Snack Pots, and says it’s in response to consumer demand for ethnic foods.
Simpler solution to heavyweight problem?
Another day, another childhood obesity initiative and, it seems, another chance to bash the food and drink industry.
PHE reveals overconsumption of sugar by English youth
According to figures from Public Health England (PHE), children in England have consumed more than a year’s worth of sugar in less than six months.