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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...

USDA's GMO move may block mandatory labels

The labelling of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in food products is a massive hot potato in the US. Not least because states like Ver...

Why Mars' sugar call should be welcomed

Campaigners would contend companies do not often make progressive moves on issues of public concern until pressure has been exerted on them...

Building value in liquid milk: a four-point plan

Liquid milk is not a category that benefits from significant added value. While milk is on the shopping list, generally speaking, it is not...

Latest Interviews

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.


"Transparency" vital in popcorn's growth 2 Dec 2014

Hannah Abdulla

Americans consume 16bn quarts of popcorn annually, with 70% of popcorn eaten at home. Capturing a share of this is all about keeping it simple and being honest with consumers, Angie Bastian, co-founder of popcorn firm Angie's Artisan Treats tells just-food's Hannah Abdulla.

Latest News

UK's first free range milk label launched 6 Jul 15

Katy Askew

The Free Range Dairy Pasture Promise label was launched in the UK last week in an effort to alert consumers to whether the milk they buy is free range and “support farmers” by paying a “fair price” for cows that are kept in fields for at least six months of the year.


Food industry quotes of week: McCormick, Valio 3 Jul 15

Hannah Abdulla

This week, McCormick & Co. highlighted China as a strength in its first half numbers. Valio made a commitment to halve sugar in its dairy snacks and the Consumer Goods Forum committed to halving global food waste by 2025. Elsewhere, Ebro Foods acquired French sandwich maker Roland Monterrat. Here is the week in quotes.


Freeza Meats hit with GBP114k fine 1 Jul 15

Hannah Abdulla

Meat processing firm Freeza Meats has been fined nearly GBP114,000 after it was found guilty for falsely labelling beef products and halal meats.


Food industry quotes of the week: Ferrero, CGF 26 Jun 15

Hannah Abdulla

This week, members of The Consumer Goods Forum committed to halving food waste by 2025. Elsewhere, Ferrero made a bid to acquire UK confectioner Thorntons. Nestle appointed a new CFO to replace Wan Ling Martello and First Milk chairman, Sir Jim Paice, resigned. Here is the week in quotes.


UK pushes for COOL on dairy products 18 Jun 15

Katy Askew

The UK is pushing for Brussels to adopt country of origin labelling (COOL) for dairy products.


EU MPs back retention of nutrient profiles 17 Jun 15

Andrew Burnyeat

A key European Parliament committee has rejected calls to scrap nutrient profiles on food labels.

Latest blogs

Canada gives oat processors access to gluten-free market 1 Jun 15

Hannah Abdulla

One bugbear of a coeliac sufferer or someone who has committed to a gluten-free diet is the lack of diversity when it comes to products. But the Canadian government has just announced what it hopes is a step forward by making it easier to shop for gluten-free, oat-based products.


Baby food recipes in spotlight in US 22 May 15

Dean Best

The make-up of the ingredients in baby food in the US is under some scrutiny, with Campbell Soup Co. and Nestle attracting criticism from consumer watchdogs.

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