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Can industry eliminate trans fats by 2023?

The World Health Organization's REPLACE initiative aims to eliminate industrially-produced trans fats from the global food supply by 2023. M...

Plastic pledges: positive or time to panic?

The way plastic is used to package food and drinks has shot up the consumer agenda in recent months and, in response, there has been a flurr...

Trending now - hot NPD topics in UK food

Andy Coyne reports from the Food & Drink Trends & Innovations Conference in London, where the shock of the new was not such a great shock....

What are the prospects for insect-based food?

Two major European retailers have started to stock edible, insect-based food, a sign a growing number of consumers are starting to accept th...

Latest Interviews

Building supply chain resilience at heart of McCormick’s 2025 vision - interview 4 Dec 2017

Ben Cooper

US flavourings firm McCormick puts supply chain goals front and centre in its new sustainability strategy. Michael Okoroafor, the company’s vice president of global sustainability and packaging innovation, told Ben Cooper why.


Sustainability at heart of Ajinomoto's global ambitions 13 Oct 2017

Ben Cooper

Ben Cooper looks at how Japan food and ingredients group Ajinomoto’s approach to sustainability ties in with its broader ambitions to become a leading force on the world food stage.

Latest News

Sustainable palm oil body reinstates Nestle 16 Jul 18

Andy Coyne

Nestlé has had its membership of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) reinstated.


Food giants unite in US to launch sustainability action group 12 Jul 18

Andy Coyne

Four heavyweights from the food world - Nestle, Unilever, Mars and Danone - have come together in the US to launch the Sustainable Food Policy Alliance.


US trade body wants refined ingredients included on GM labels 11 Jul 18

Dean Best

The Grocery Manufacturers Association, the trade body for many of the largest food companies operating in the US, has called on the country's government to order the disclosure of refined ingredients from bio-engineered crops on food labelling.


Nestle makes chicken welfare pledge in Europe 28 Jun 18

Dean Best

Nestlé has pledged to improve the welfare of the chickens used for products sold in Europe under brands including Herta, Buitoni and Maggi.


Nestle suspended by sustainable palm oil body for not submitting progress plan 28 Jun 18

Andy Coyne

Food giant Nestlé has had its membership of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) suspended.


UK industry's "disquiet" at latest obesity push 25 Jun 18

Dean Best

UK food manufacturers have expressed "deep disquiet" at the latest plans from the country's government to tackle childhood obesity.

Latest blogs

just-food closed on Monday 28 May 25 May 18

Dean Best

This coming Monday (28 May) is the second of the UK's two public holidays in May and just-food will be downing tools to dodge the rain showers and - hopefully - enjoy some sunshine.


Ethical Trading Initiative's suspension of Fyffes rumbles on 11 Dec 17

Dean Best

Fyffes' suspension from The Ethical Trading Initiative, sparked over disquiet about conditions for the produce giant's workers in Honduras, continues after the UK-based organisation said the fruit and vegetable supplier had not done enough to assuage the concerns.



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