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Tackling infant formula fraud in China

A fresh scandal has brought the sale of fraudulent infant formula in China to the fore once again in recent weeks. Mark Godfrey examines wha...

UK ad review credibility test for self-regulation

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Work on sugar could stir more clean-label concerns

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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...

Latest Interviews

Kind CEO on FDA's labelling U-turn - interview 31 May 2016

Dean Best

US snacks maker Kind LLC has been one of the country's most successful challenger brands in recent years, with its products eating into the sales of larger, more-established competitors amid growing demand for simpler, less processed foods. Last year, the US Food and Drug Administration claimed Kind was breaching rules on content claims by putting the word 'healthy' on its bars, as the products contained higher-than-permitted levels of saturated fat, principally due to the nuts in the recipes. Kind changed its packaging but started work on challenging the FDA's decision. Earlier this month, after discussions with Kind, the FDA relented. Dean Best spoke to Kind CEO Lubetzky about the episode.


Danone's global push for Danonino – interview  25 May 2016

Katy Askew

For French dairy group Danone, improving the performance of its global dairy business and transforming it to a growth platform is a priority. As part of this drive, the company has launched an international marketing campaign for its Danonino yoghurt brand. Patricia Oliva, the global marketing director for Danonino, spoke to just-food about how the brand hopes to strike a unique chord with consumers.

Latest News

Brussels looks to take TV ad restrictions online 31 May 16

Keith Nuthall

The European Commission has proposed to extend to the Internet commitments on EU governments to restrict junk food advertising targeted at children.


WHO calls for action on food marketed to infants  31 May 16

Katy Askew

The World Health Organization has called for the tightening of regulations that govern the marketing of food to infants and young children, including the marketing of follow-on formula. 


Quotes of week - Wilmar India JV, Danonino, Tiger 31 May 16

Hannah Abdulla

Singapore-based agri-food group Wilmar International and two Indian businesses - Adani Enterprises and Ruchi Soya - this week set out plans for a venture to "create one of India's leading FMCG companies". Tiger Brands, the South African consumer goods business, was cautious about consumer sentiment in its domestic market. And Danish Crown, the Denmark-based meat co-op, reflected on lower half-year profits. We also spoke to the global marketing director for Danone kids yoghurt brand Danonino and with the Round Table on Responsible Soy, the body driving the cultivation and sourcing of more sustainable soy.


News of week - Nestle, Wilmar, Danone 31 May 16

Dean Best

Nestle this week set out plans for savings beyond the company's annual programme to monitor costs in a bid to fund efforts to meet its sales target, a goal missed since 2013. Wilmar International launched another venture in India, UK group Premier Foods took control of a powdered foods business and ConAgra Foods sold a flavourings unit. On our interview pages, we spoke to Danone about its marketing of kids yoghurt brand Danonino and to the Round Table on Responsible Soy's on its plans to grow the sourcing of certified soy.


US food labels to include "added sugars" info 23 May 16

Dean Best

Labels on food sold in the US will include information showing how much sugar has been added by manufacturers.


Quotes of week - Justin's, Baxters, Premier 21 May 16

Hannah Abdulla

This week's top stores included Hormel Foods' deal to buy US nut-butter business Justin's, Premier Foods' plans to make its products healthier and Vinamilk's decision to remove the cap on the shares foreign investors could own in Vietnam's largest dairy company.

Latest blogs

A spring break for just-food 29 May 16

Dean Best

The UK is enjoying its annual spring bank holiday on Monday (30 May).


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.

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