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Comment: No candy-coated arguments at sugar summit

Last week, medical professionals, industry representatives, policy advisors and others gathered in London to discuss the health impacts of s...

Sugar reduction, not tax, could tempt politicians

A tax on sugar has again hit the headlines in recent days, with a call from campaign group Action on Sugar and, significantly, after a key e...

Quote, unquote: Westminster Forum on UK challenges

just-food was at the Westminster Food & Nutrition Forum Keynote Seminar on priorities for growth in the UK food and drink industry. Challeng...

Food sector failing to attract next generation

There is a lot to be said about a career in the food industry. But, as the Westminster Food & Nutrition Forum heard yesterday (29 April), th...

Latest Interviews

Interview: UK Food Secretary Owen Paterson 13 Sep 2013

Dean Best

The UK government often emphasises how it supports food exporters push overseas but competition is fierce, especially for access in key emerging markets. Ahead of a trip to a trade show in Moscow, just-food spoke to Owen Paterson, the UK's Secretary for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, about how the Government can help industry - and how exporters then need to exploit the opportunity.


INTERVIEW: Responsibility Deal food chair Dr Jebb 23 Jan 2013

Chris Mercer

UK ministers and food industry leaders are keen to expand the reach of the Responsibility Deal in 2013 to show its many doubters that voluntary pledges can help to deliver healthier diets for consumers. Step forward Dr Susan Jebb, who, as chair of food portion of the deal, has the dubious honour of trying to keep everybody happy, at least some of the time.

Latest News

UK food, soft drink exports rise amid EU recovery 24 Mar 2014

Dean Best

UK exports of food and soft drinks rose 5% in 2013 as sales in the EU bounced back amid signs of economic recovery in the region.


Household waste target missed, admits WRAP 28 Nov 2013

Michelle Russell

A target to reduce household food and drink waste in the UK, drawn up as part of industry attempts to tackle the issue, has been missed, it emerged today (28 November).


Nestle, Mondelez, Unilever make sat fat pledge 28 Oct 2013

Dean Best

Nestle, Mondelez International and Unilever have said they will make changes to their products to try to cut the amount of saturated fat consumed in the UK.


Selling pork to China boosts UK food exports 23 Sep 2013

Dean Best

UK food and soft drink export revenues increased in the first half of the year, helped by the country's pork sales to China.


Quote, unquote: just-food's week in words 5 Aug 2013

Michelle Russell

The results continued to roll in this week as the likes of Kellogg and Kraft Foods Group revealed their sales and profits in the first six months of the year. The CEOs of both Kellogg and Kraft explained plans to boost volumes in the second half. Elsewhere, UK crisp firm Tyrrells got a new private-equity owner in the shape of Bahrain-based Investcorp.

Latest blogs

UK health leaders say obesity threat "severe", call for "emergency task force" 1 Sep 2014

Hannah Abdulla

UK health leaders have called for an "emergency task force" to tackle the childhood obesity crisis in the country as, for the first time, they are faced with a generation of patients "who may predecease their parents".


Sugar on everyone's lips at ISM 28 Jan 2014

Dean Best

It's January so, for the global confectionery industry, that means ISM, the annual trade fair in Cologne that pulls in visitors and exhibitors from around the world. However, the heightened scrutiny on sugar in recent weeks is giving everyone here plenty to think about.

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