All news articles for March 2018

UK government could introduce tax on single use plastics ©iStock

UK mulls single-use plastic tax

By Katy Askew

The UK government has launched a consultation on approaches to reducing plastic waste, with fiscal measures including a tax on single-use plastics on the agenda.

Nestlé details reformulation progress

Nestlé will do ‘more than ever’ to accelerate reformulation

By Katy Askew

Nestlé is “working tirelessly” to make sure its products are “the best they can be” and “will be doing more than ever” to help tackle public health challenges through reformulation efforts, the company’s UK and Ireland chief says.

Vanilla pods drying in the sun. © GettyImages/guezmer

How to ensure stable supplies in a volatile vanilla market?

By Niamh Michail

Demand for natural, origin vanilla is on the rise. But how to ensure supplies from cyclone-prone Madagascar are stable and sustainable? FoodNavigator spoke to Symrise about food credits for farmers, diversified sourcing and quality bonuses.

UK launches inquiry into energy drinks

UK launches inquiry into energy drinks

By Rachel Arthur

A government committee has launched an inquiry into the consumption of energy drinks, after a study found that young people in the UK consume more energy drinks than any other European country.

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