Advertising & labelling: Latest news and analysis articles
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...
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...
A panel advising the UK government on nutrition has recommended halving the official guidance on the consumption of free sugars. Attention n...
A report has criticised the UK's Public Health Responsibility Deal, a set of voluntary programmes that has seen industry work with governmen...
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.
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.
Mondelez International this week announced its annual results, while setting forecasts for 2016 and a new target for 2018 margins. The snacks giant's shares subsequently tumbled. Arla Foods, meanwhile, set out plans to cut 500 jobs as part of a drive to double its organic sales growth. And Unilever made a if-you-can't-beat-'em-join-'em move with the launch of an egg-free mayo in the US.
The Irish government has enacted a grocery goods regulation in a bid, the lawmakers said, to "rebalance relationships" between suppliers and retailers in the grocery sector.
Chobani has been ordered to suspend a marketing campaign highlighting the artificial ingredients in Danone's low-fat yoghurt line.
General Mills has been awarded a preliminary injunction that will halt Chobani's adverts contrasting the "natural" ingredients in its Simply 100 yoghurt against the "artificial" additives contained in Yoplait Greek 100 line.
Restrictions on the marketing of "unhealthy food", a tax on sugar-sweetened drinks and government support for physical activity are needed to tackle rising international rates of child obesity, a report commissioned by the World Health Organization has said.
Food Standards Scotland has backed "wide-ranging" proposals to curb obesity, opening up the possibility of a sugar tax in the country.
Last autumn, a US trade group said it would look to develop a voluntary regulatory compliance and certification programme for the term 'natural', with an eye on releasing the standard in the first half of next year. However, the plan has hit the buffers, another sign of how problematic the term - an attractive one for a growing number of shoppers - is in the country.
In a surprise agreement, the US Food and Drug Administration has said egg-free mayonnaise maker Hampton Creek can continue to use the Just Mayo brand.
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