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Focus: The impact of Heinz's stevia ketchup

In a move to win over the health-conscious, Heinz has launched a stevia-based variant of its flagship ketchup in the UK - which has half the...

Comment: Competition to rise on whey investments

Arla Foods is wise to invest in its whey protein production capacity. However, the company is far from alone in pursuing this strategy, with...

Consuming issues: The hunger-obesity paradox

It may seem cruelly ironic the UK faces what is frequently dubbed an "obesity epidemic" while hospital admissions for malnutrition have rise...

On the money: Hormel still looking for M&A

US group Hormel Foods has been busy looking for acquisitions in recent quarters, succeeding in some places and apparently being thwarted els...

Latest Interviews

The bitesize interview: Fria CEO Jeanine Holmgren 28 Aug 2014

Hannah Abdulla

Scandinavian free-from firm Fria entered Ireland last month, its 11th European market since it launched in 1996, another example of the growth in demand for gluten-, lactose- and dairy-free products. just-food's Hannah Abdulla caught up with Fria CEO Jeanine Holmgren about the latest trends in the sector and how innovation is a key factor to staying ahead in this sector


Briefing: Tokyo plans to double food exports 13 Aug 2014

Katy Askew

The Japanese government has set out an ambitious programme to increase food exports. With a focus on high-quality, high-value, products the authorities hope that increasing Japanese food sales internationally will help revitalise the country's lacklustre economy and offset declining domestic consumption. just-food spoke to Japan's Parliamentary Vice-Minister Yasuhiro Ozato to find out more.

Latest News

Taiwan ups punishment for food safety breaches 18 Sep 14

Katy Askew

The Taiwanese government has unveiled plans to increase fines for food safety violations in the wake of this month's "gutter oil" scandal.


Quote, unquote: just-food's week in words 15 Sep 14

Hannah Abdulla

In this week's big acquisition, General Mills moved to boost its domestic business with a deal to buy natural and organic firm Annie's. Elsewhere Arla Foods announced it had entered the race to take over Egypt's Arab Dairy Products Co. Indian dairy firm Amul hinted at plans to start exports to Russia while local conglomerate ITC announced it would grow its presence in the Indian dairy sector. Things also continued to heat up in the battle for Chiquita Brands International, with the produce giant announcing it had been granted a waiver from Fyffes to enter into discussions with Cutrale Group and Safra Group.


Editor's choice: highlights on just-food last week 15 Sep 14

Katy Askew

M&A was once more a focus on just-food as consolidation of the food sector continued. US natural and organic food group Annie's was snapped up by General Mills.


Glanbia to buy US sports nutrition firm Isopure 12 Sep 14

Dean Best

Irish food group Glanbia is to add to its growing sports nutrition business with the acquisition of privately-owned US firm The Isopure Co.


Chang Guann fined TWD50m in tainted oil scandal 12 Sep 14

Hannah Abdulla

Taiwan's Chang Guann Co. - the firm accused of supplying 243 tonnes of tainted oil products to food companies - has been fined TWD50m (US$1.7m).


Dare Foods launches peanut-free kids snack range 11 Sep 14

Hannah Abdulla

Canadian group Dare Foods has launched a range of peanut-free snacks aimed at children in its domestic market.

Latest blogs

How ABF is fighting back on sugar 17 Sep 14

Dean Best

The health story of 2014 has been the debate over the impact sugar has on obesity. The issue hit the headlines in January and has stayed there, with only yesterday a study published in the UK calling for consumption guidelines to be cut. Industry has faced a tide of criticism and is battling growing consumer concern. The owners of British Sugar is taking matters into its own hands.


Asda goes all in on gluten-free pledge 16 Sep 14

Hannah Abdulla

With demand for gluten-free on the rise, retailers in a number of countries have been building ranges of products to capitalise on a significant growth spot in challenging trading conditions. In the UK, Asda has looked to steal a march on its rivals with a notable product pledge.

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