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Sugar - Articles and news items

Hard to beet: Tetra Pak talk us through the unstoppable 100% juice trend

Blogs, Z Homepage Promo  •  25 October 2016  •  Roy Manuell

Exclusive with Tetra Pak about the latest juice trends, issues and how the industry might shift in light of the great sugar intake debate…

A closer look at… GBBO Week #8: Life on Marzipan

Blogs, Great British Bake Off, Z Homepage Promo  •  13 October 2016  •  Roy Manuell, Digital Content Producer

In the latest of our Great British Bake Off feature we talk you through the process of making marzipan…

WHO urges global action to curtail consumption and health impacts of sugary drinks

Featured news, Industry news  •  12 October 2016  •  New Food

Taxing sugary drinks can lower consumption and reduce obesity, type 2 diabetes and tooth decay, says a new World Health Organisation report…

A closer look at… GBBO Week #7: Stevia

Blogs, Great British Bake Off  •  10 October 2016  •  Roy Manuell, Digital Content Producer

In light of the recent polemic surrounding child obesity, New Food decided to explore a renowned alternative to sugar: the natural sweetener, stevia…

Capaste, an ambassador for Paraguay’s stevia industry joins International Stevia Council

Industry news  •  5 October 2016  •  New Food

The Paraguayan Stevia Chamber (Capaste) joins the International Stevia Council (ISC) as a member…

Fonterra moves to reduce sugar content in children’s yoghurt

Industry news  •  4 October 2016  •  New Food

Fonterra’s Anchor Uno now contains the lowest levels of sugar in any kids’ yoghurt in New Zealand, with 40% less sugar than the original Uno formulation…

A closer look at… GBBO Week #5: What thinking outside the box could do for food

Blogs, Great British Bake Off  •  22 September 2016  •  Roy Manuell, Digital Content Producer

In light of GBBO’s Candice’s innovative use of a pasta roller to make filo pastry, we decided to apply her thinking-outside-the-box attitude more generally to the industry…

Food Standards Scotland launches first healthy eating campaign

Industry news  •  5 September 2016  •  Roy Manuell, Digital Content Producer

Food Standards Scotland (FSS) has launched a thought-provoking healthy eating campaign aimed at encouraging people in Scotland to reduce obesity and the number of unhealthy snacks we eat…

Brexit permits new dissuasive sugar and salt packaging labelling

Industry news  •  19 August 2016  •  Roy Manuell

Britain’s exit from the European Union has allowed for a new way to dissuade the public from purchasing products with excessive levels of sugar and salt…

Dairy UK statement on child obesity strategy

Industry news  •  19 August 2016  •  Dairy UK

The Chief Executive of Dairy UK, Dr Judith Bryans, has responded with disappointment at the UK government’s widely criticised new plans to tackle child obesity, voicing her belief in the unfair victimisation of dairy as a principal cause of child obesity…

Dried fruit: dispelling the sugar myth

Blogs, Z Homepage Promo  •  16 August 2016  •  Jennette Higgs, Consultant Dietitian, California Prune Board

Jennette Higgs, International Dietitian and Consultant discusses and dispels the false myth of dried fruit as a sugar-filled dentist’s nightmare…

Oxford Economics: 4,000 jobs at risk from UK sugar tax

Industry news  •  11 August 2016  •  Roy Manuell

Macroeconomic and industrial forecasting experts Oxford Economics predict that the UK may put 4,000 jobs at risk in the introduction of a new sugar tax.

Whitworths launch new “no-added-sugar” snack packs

Industry news  •  2 August 2016  •  Stephanie Anthony, Editor New Food

Whitworths, the UK’s leading supplier of dried fruits, nuts and seeds has today announced the launch of its new, naturally sweet snack packs…

Nonessential, energy-dense food consumption declines after Mexico’s tax

Industry news  •  5 July 2016  •  Victoria White, Digital Content Producer

Purchases of taxed foods declined beyond pre-tax trends following Mexico’s 2014 tax on nonessential, energy-dense foods, according to a survey-based study…

Not sweet enough

Blogs, Z Homepage Promo  •  28 June 2016  •  Barbara Mason, Partnership Manager, Food Advanced Training Partnership

In this blog piece, Barbara Mason of the Food Advanced Training Partnership discusses the sugar vs sweetener debate…


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