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Why industry should engage after UK sugar report

With suspicion of so-called Big Food at an all-time high, the food industry needs to be proactive in its response to Public Health England's...

Soda draws fire from food in Mexico obesity battle

Much attention has been focused on the impact Mexico's tax on soda tax introduced in January 2014 has had on consumption. Ben Cooper looks a...

Why UK must act in wake of SACN report

A panel advising the UK government on nutrition has recommended halving the official guidance on the consumption of free sugars. Attention n...

UK Responsibility Deal must solve credibility gap

A report has criticised the UK's Public Health Responsibility Deal, a set of voluntary programmes that has seen industry work with governmen...

Latest Interviews

Interview: How American Halal rides ethical wave 12 Nov 2015

Hannah Abdulla

US frozen entree-to-broth maker American Halal Co. recently made its first acquisition, snapping up local lentil snacks business Mediterranean Snacks. The firm is hoping to deliver around US$$30m in sales for fiscal '15, and in the next three-to-five years, CEO Adnan Durrani is eyeing sales of between $70-100m. Here he talks to Hannah Abdulla about how the company's focus on antibiotic-free, non-GMO and organic foods will win points with the millennial consumer and help achieve that goal.

How the CGF plans to halve global food waste 29 Jun 2015

Hannah Abdulla

The Consumer Goods Forum, with its 400 retail and manufacturing members including the likes of Nestle and Unilever, has announced an ambitious commitment to halve global food waste by 2025. In an interview with just-food's Hannah Abdulla, director of sustainability at the CGF, Ignacio Gavilan, explains what the promise means for its members and why it is so important to set a goal like this in motion.

Latest News

WTO throws out US appeal over Mexican tuna ruling 23 Nov 15

Dean Best

The appeals body of the World Trade Organization has dismissed an appeal from Washington over a dispute the US has with Mexico over tuna labelling.

Danish cookie row escalates for distributor Takari 20 Nov 15

Katy Askew

The US National Advertising Division has referred advertisements for Danisa cookies, which are imported to the US by Takari International, to the Food and Drug Administration and Federal Trade Commission after the distributor failed to comply with an earlier ruling from the watchdog.

Food industry quotes: Orkla; American Halal 13 Nov 15

Hannah Abdulla

This week, Orkla pledged zero-deforestation by 2020. Elsewhere, United Biscuits opened its first e-commerce store in China. just-food spoke to CEO of American Halal Co., Adnan Durrani following the firm's recent acquisition in the plant-protein space and Givesco Bakery acquired cake maker Almondy. Here is the week in quotes.

Quotes of the week: TreeHouse, Kellogg 6 Nov 15

Hannah Abdulla

This week, TreeHouse Foods announced the acquisition of ConAgra Foods' troubled private-label arm for US$2.7bn. Kellogg posted yet another quarter of falling cereal sales, although CEO John Bryant insisted the category was improving. Kraft Heinz Co. announced a fresh swathe of job cuts across the US and Canada And just-food interviewed UK cheese maker Wyke Farms MD Richard Clothier who highlighted the challenges in the UK market for an independent dairy operator.

Australian watchdog backs infant formula code 4 Nov 15

Katy Askew

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has called for the country's voluntary infant formula marketing code to be re-authorised in a move that has drawn criticism from breast feeding campaigners. 

Defra pushing UK food exports 4 Nov 15

Katy Askew

The UK Department of Environment Food and Rural Affairs has launched the Great British Food Unit in a bid to increase government support for UK food exporting companies. 

Latest blogs

Experts blame growing portion sizes for obesity 15 Sep 15

Hannah Abdulla

A team of researchers from the University of Cambridge have blamed increasing portion sizes in the UK for obesity.

Nestle starts advertising push for Maggi in India 1 Sep 15

Dean Best

Maggi noodles are yet to return to shelves in India but Nestle has started to pave the way for the brand's comeback with a series of social media ads.

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