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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

"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.


Interview: Ben & Jerry's backs GMO labelling in US 24 Jun 2014

Katy Askew

Ben & Jerry's is supporting the campaign to introduce GMO labelling in the US. Unlike the majority of conventional US food manufacturers, the Unilever-owned ice cream maker is also throwing its weight behind the introduction of such legislation on a state-by-state basis. Katy Askew spoke to Ben & Jerry's social mission activism manager Chris Miller to find out more.

Latest News

Ireland issues stricter rules on food marketing 22 May 15

Hannah Abdulla

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland has published new guidance to ensure consumers are not "misled" by the use of some marketing terms on foods.


Brussels rejects mandatory origin labels for dairy 21 May 15

Katy Askew

The European Commission has rejected mandatory country-of-origin labels for dairy products in recommendations that will be passed to the European Council and Parliament.


American Licorice Co. joins US industry ad pledge 20 May 15

Dean Best

American Licorice Co. has become the latest company to sign up to the Children's Food and Beverage Advertising Initiative, an industry self-regulatory programme on marketing to kids.


WTO rejects US appeal of meat COOL ruling 19 May 15

Hannah Abdulla

The World Trade Organization has rejected a US appeal of its decision that country-of-origin labelling (COOL) on meat unfairly discriminates against imports into the country.


SunOpta confirms USDA GMO-free verification 18 May 15

Katy Askew

Canada-based natural and organic food group SunOpta has confirmed one of its US facilities has become the first manufacturing site in the country to receive Department of Agriculture GMO-free verification.


USDA developing GMO-free verification scheme 18 May 15

Katy Askew

The US Department of Agriculture is developing a non-GMO certification and labelling scheme under its Process Verified Program.

Latest blogs

PepsiCo secures NBA sponsorship deal 14 Apr 15

Katy Askew

PepsiCo has honed in on a sponsorship deal with the National Basketball Association, replacing current sponsor and chief soft drinks rival The Coca Cola Co.


Labour manifesto has sugar in its sights 13 Apr 15

Dean Best

The UK Labour Party today (13 April) issued its manifesto for the country's upcoming general election - and has pledged to take aim at sugar.

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