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Analysis: Future of food labelling post-Brexit

Once it leaves the EU, the UK will be able to frame its own food labelling legislation but what is likely to change? Ben Cooper attended a W...

Opinion: Marketeers, fret not when markets go dark

The UK has recently further tightened restrictions on the advertising of foods high in fat, salt or sugar (HFSS). Neil Davidson, the managin...

Long read: Does sustainability sell in the UK?

Consumer concern has long been an important reason for food companies to take sustainability seriously, not only for reasons of reputational...

Opinion: Brands must avoid being egotists

Look at the top-line data on the UK grocery market and it shows a sector in rude health. However, at present, inflation has become central t...

Latest Interviews

"I couldn't let that issue go" - Kind CEO Daniel Lubetzky reflects 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 looks to "reconnect" Danonino and consumers – 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

Global action plan agreed to standardise food date labels by 2020 20 Sep 17

Simon Harvey

The Consumer Goods Forum, a network of 400 of the world's biggest consumer goods companies including Nestle, Kelloggs and Campbell Soup Co., have agreed on a so-called `call to action' plan to standardise food date labels by 2020.  


Italy approves labelling decree on processed food sourcing 19 Sep 17

Liz Newmark

Italy's council of ministers approved a decree on 15 September requiring labels on processed food to show the location of production or packaging - and companies will have a 180-day transitional period to comply.


Spain next EU member to trial milk origin labels 15 Sep 17

Dean Best

Spain is to trial putting labels on certain foods indicating the origin of milk, following moves made by other EU member states that have sparked criticism in parts of the industry.


Greece's mandatory milk labelling plan creates industry opposition 13 Sep 17

Liz Newmark

Greece's plan to make country-of-origin labelling on milk mandatory from 2018 has led to a backlash from some industry bodies.


UK to target calories in next part of England obesity drive 18 Aug 17

Dean Best

Calories in foods like burgers, pizza and ready meals are to be targeted in the UK government's next push to tackle childhood obesity in England.


Brexit - UK proposes "no hard border" for trade with Ireland 16 Aug 17

Dean Best

The UK today (16 August) announced it wants to see "no hard border in the movement of goods" between the country and Ireland, setting out its position on one of the thorniest Brexit issues.

Latest blogs

Do you get just-food's newsletters? You need to do something 17 Aug 17

Dean Best

If you receive just-food's newsletters, we have a message.


A bad fortnight for self-regulation 23 Jun 17

Ben Cooper

Recent events in Canada, Brussels and the UK suggest the task of defending self-regulation as the best way to prevent the commercial activities by food companies from exacerbating childhood obesity is not getting any easier.

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