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Work on sugar could stir more clean-label concerns

Manufacturers are facing mounting pressure to reduce the level of sugar in processed foods but could that challenge be made even harder by i...

How ambitious are Mars' health plans?

Last week, Mars launched a broad-ranging strategy aimed at helping to improve diets, including plans to reformulate products and classify th...

What could UK drinks sugar tax mean for food?

The UK government yesterday announced a surprise move to tax sweetened soft drinks. Ben Cooper examines the implications this latest move ma...

The outlook for UK food policy under Tories

The UK's Conservative Party may only have a working majority in the House of Commons of 17 but, with the Labour Party struggling to convince...

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

Quotes of the week - McCormick, PepsiCo, BFree 22 Apr 16

Hannah Abdulla

After dropping its pursuit of Premier Foods, McCormick & Co. this week swooped to buy Australia's Botanical Food Co. and its Gourmet Garden brand. Elsewhere, PepsiCo said its focus on premium innovation is leading to "good price points". And just-food interviewed Irish free-from food maker BFree Foods general manager Alex Murphy who discussed how consumers view free-from foods is changing.


News of week - Premier, Mars, Raisio 15 Apr 16

Dean Best

McCormick & Co. this week walked away from the negotiating table, ending its interest in UK group Premier Foods plc. Raisio, the Finnish food maker, after feeling the pressure in the UK breakfast cereal sector, handed the licence to Honey Monster and Good Grain to local firm Brecks. And Mars surprised the sector by revealing it would advise consumers to only meet some of its food occasionally as part of a series of health-focused initiatives.


South Korea sets out changes to nutrition labels 14 Apr 16

Jens Kastner

South Korea’s food industry will have to follow new government labelling guidelines – part of Seoul’s strategy to encourage healthier eating by consumers.


MEPs call for end of nutrient profiles in EU 14 Apr 16

Liz Newmark

The European Parliament has called on the European Commission to scrap its mandated use of nutrient profiles for types of food, which help Brussels decide whether health claims can be made by manufacturers.


Hormel Foods unveils clean-label drive 13 Apr 16

Katy Askew

Hormel Foods has announced a company-wide "clean label initiative" that will see it simplify the ingredient statements on "many" of its retail products. 


General Mills pulls Progresso ads in Campbell spat 7 Apr 16

Katy Askew

General Mills is pulling certain television adverts for its Progresso soup brand after an independent watchdog issued a split decision in its arbitration of a complaint brought forward by Campbell Soup Co. 

Latest blogs

While just-food is closed over Easter... 24 Mar 16

Dean Best

just-food is closed tomorrow and on Monday for the Easter holidays but there's plenty of key news and insight from this week for you to digest.


What does McDonald's think about sugar taxes? 22 Mar 16

Dean Best

In the UK food and drinks sector, there is one story on everybody’s lips – the country’s decision to tax sugar. And, during the first day of the Consumer Analyst Group Europe investment conference in London yesterday, McDonald’s was asked for its thoughts.

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