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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...

UK election raises food hopes of better Brexit

The result of the UK's General Election has stunned much of the country and many observers worldwide. The poll produced a hung parliament, w...

Column: All eyes on N Ireland after UK election

Cor Blimey! exclaimed one Labour-leaning UK tabloid this morning (9 June) as the country awoke to another election result that confounded po...

Opinion: Brexit tension to be expected

Over the Bank Holiday weekend in the UK, the country's headlines were dominated about last week's meeting between Theresa May and European C...

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

UK proposes end to free movement in Queen's Speech 21 Jun 17

Helen Arnold

A new UK law ending the free movement of people from the EU will come into force after Brexit in proposals unveiled in today’s Queen’s Speech, which details the country's planned programme of legislation.


EU Council adopts proposals on childhood obesity 20 Jun 17

Ben Cooper

The EU Council has adopted proposals aimed at addressing rising childhood overweight and obesity across the EU including advocating more controls on advertising and marketing.


Scotland "should extend soft drinks tax to food" 19 Jun 17

Ben Cooper

A new report looking at the grocery retail sector in Scotland has provided support for proposals by Food Standards Scotland (FSS) aimed at improving diets, including extending the soft drinks levy to food products.


Portugal 'considering junk food tax' 15 Jun 17

John Shepherd

Portugal is reportedly considering introducing a tax on foods containing high levels of fat and salt, in addition to raising an existing tax on sugary drinks, the country's health minister has said.


EU rules against dairy names for vegan products 14 Jun 17

John Shepherd

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled today (14 June) purely plant-based products cannot be labelled as "milk", "cream", "butter", "cheese" or "yogurt" – even if the label states the item does not contain animal products.


EU health chief backs curbs on "unhealthy food" 14 Jun 17

John Shepherd

The European Union should "reduce accessibility to unhealthy food" using measures such as reformulation, taxation and curbs on marketing and advertising, EU commissioner for health and food safety Vytenis Andriukaitis has said.

Latest blogs

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.


We wish you a merry Christmas 23 Dec 16

Dean Best

Today (23 December) is just-food's last day before closing for Christmas. We'll return, raring to go on Tuesday 3 January - but of course there's been plenty of top-notch content that has gone live in recent days for you to get you teeth into before then.

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