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Critics of UK's top doctor picking on wrong target

There's a lot to be said for the recommendations the UK's outgoing chief medical officer has made on how the Government can hit its 2030 tar...

Why plant-based firms should face questions

Consumer demand for plant-based alternatives to meat and dairy is rising rapidly – but so should scrutiny over companies' claims...

Safeguarding plant-based's positive health message

As the plant-based meat and dairy markets explode, Ben Cooper sets out why food companies must ensure products deliver on nutritional value....

Who might be in the race for Grenade?

We weigh up the possible runners and riders for Grenade, the UK sports-nutrition business that could be set for fresh ownership....

Latest Interviews

Fulfil CEO Brian O'Sullivan on Hershey's investment, Brexit and the Irish snack-bar firm's ambitions - interview 2 Sep 2019

Simon Harvey

Ireland-based healthy snack bar brand Fulfil has just secured investment from US confectioner Hershey. Simon Harvey talks with chief executive Brian O'Sullivan.

"I want us to be the Red Bull of sports nutrition" - Grenade founder Alan Barratt on UK firm's rise and ambitions for further growth 31 Jul 2019

Andy Coyne

Andy Coyne speaks to Alan Barratt, CEO of UK sports nutrition business Grenade, about how branding and distribution have aided its move into the mainstream.

Latest News

Post Holdings sets price for BellRing Brands IPO 17 Oct 19

Andy Coyne

US food manufacturer Post Holdings has set a price for an initial public offering of shares by its BellRing Brands business.

European Commission may push for further harmonisation of food-labelling rules 15 Oct 19

Keith Nuthall

A new team at the European Commission may seek to further harmonise food-labelling rules under a new president, according to a European Parliament questionnaire.

US better-for-you snacks brand Popchips snapped up by PE firm VMG 9 Oct 19

Andy Coyne

A US private-equity firm has bought local snacks brand Popchips for an undisclosed sum, it has been announced.

Warning labels on ‘junk food’ in Mexico move closer 7 Oct 19

Dean Best

Mexico's lower house has passed a bill that would see manufacturers operating in the country having to put warning labels on foods high in fat, salt and sugar.

New products - Strauss chocolate "first"; Saputo's Vitalite dairy-free cheese; Vegan pizza from Garden Gourmet; Goodbelly "gut-friendly" cereal 4 Oct 19

This week's batch of new products includes a "gut-friendly" breakfast cereal from Cereal Partners Worldwide and Strauss Group claiming a "first" in the chocolate market.

Germany to introduce Nutri-Score food labelling system 1 Oct 19

Andy Coyne

Germany has announced the front-of-pack food labelling system that it is planning to introduce within the next year.

Latest blogs

Bar brawl - US snack firms Clif and Kind joust over ingredients 11 Mar 19

Dean Best

Clif Bar & Co. and US snack peer Kind have become involved in a public spat over the ingredients the companies use in their snack bars.

Amazon button Dashed in Germany 11 Jan 19

Dean Best

In a bid to eat into sales of FMCG products, Amazon has developed and launched the Dash service, allowing consumers to re-order products at the touch of a button. A judge's pen in Germany has rendered those buttons illegal in that market.

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