Sugar, salt and fat reduction

Givaudan targets SMEs with IMCD tie-up

Givaudan targets SMEs with IMCD tie-up

By Katy Askew

Ingredients group Givaudan aims to make its flavour technology more accessible to small- and medium-sized food and drink businesses in Western Europe through a strategic tie-up with distributor IMCD.

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Row over UK front-of-pack labelling intensifies

By Katy Askew

The row over whether front-of-pack labeling in the UK should conform to unified standards intensified today when campaign group Action on Sugar accused cereal manufacturers of “deliberately deceiving” shoppers with “poor nutritional labelling”.

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Chinese supplier Layn to bring monk fruit to Europe

By Niamh Michail

Chinese supplier Guilin Layn Natural Ingredients wants to be the first firm to sell monk fruit in Europe, and has submitted a request for a scientific opinion to the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).

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French people eat too much salt and not enough fibre: ANSES

By Niamh Michail

The French population is consuming more processed foods, too much salt, and - “most importantly” - not enough fibre compared to ten years ago, according to a survey by the country’s food safety agency ANSES.

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Lithuania moves to cap industrial trans fats

By Niamh Michail

Lithuania has drawn up a draft law that will limit the amount of industrially produced trans fatty acids (TFAs) to a maximum limit of 2 g per 100 g of total fat content.

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