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Red and processed meat linked to higher mortality risk, study finds

Consumption of red and processed meat has been linked with slightly higher risk of heart disease and death, a major new study has found. The...

‘Sustainability charge’ on meat to be debated by MEPs

A plan to increase the price of meat across the EU to reflect its environmental costs will be debated by MEPs next week. The fair-meat...

Govs ‘failing to protect’ children from junk food marketing, warns WCRF

Governments around the globe are “failing to protect” children from the effects of junk food marketing, a new report warns. The World Cancer Research Fund...

Give inefficiencies the boot with Teknomek’s new lockable boot racks

Hygiene Standard Operating Procedures dictate that food factory staff must always wear hygienic footwear within high risk areas, notably on the production floor. Managing...

Massive hidden sugars uncovered in pre-mixed spirits

Ready-to-drink pre-mixed spirits sold in major UK retailers are “unnecessarily high” in hidden sugar and calories, a new product survey has discovered. According to Action...

Industry group tacking food fraud grows members and data pool

Since its inception, industry group, the Food Industry Intelligence Network (fiin), has doubled its membership and data pool as it tackles food fraud using...

Sugar in UK soft drinks declines by 29%

The total amount of sugar sold in soft drinks in the UK between 2015-18 has reduced by 29%, researchers from the University of Oxford...

Lack of progress in voluntary salt reduction targets, survey finds

Food manufacturers have been accused of “pathetic progress” on salt reduction efforts after a new survey found that two rashers of bacon were saltier...

Industry takes aim at documentary proposing vegan fix to earth’s ills

A documentary purporting that switching to a vegan diet to mitigate climate change and provide healthy nutrition to a growing population has been derided...

Proposals to ban energy drinks ‘unscientific’, report claims

Plans to ban the sale of energy drinks to teenagers have been lambasted as “unscientific” and “discriminatory” by a new report from the Institute...

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