Health & Safety

‘Aspartame is safe’, ISA says following damning new research

The International Sweeteners Association (ISA) has said that “aspartame is safe” after a report from UK academics questioned the safety of the artificial sweetener. The...

Relaxed salt regulation linked to spike in illness, study shows

Relaxed salt regulation in the UK food industry has led to a spike in cardiovascular disease and cancer cases, according to a newly published...

Official Food Hygiene Ratings now listed on Just Eat

Just Eat has begun displaying official Food Hygiene Ratings of every restaurant listed on its platform in what it claims is a first for...

Baby foods high in sugar and marketed ‘inappropriately’, studies find

A high proportion of baby foods are being incorrectly marketed as suitable for infants under six months with many of those foods containing “inappropriately”...

Reversing UK’s sugar tax would be ‘public health disaster’, academics say

Reversing the sugar tax would be a disaster for public health in the UK, according to the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh. The College's...

Mycoprotein builds muscle better than milk protein, study finds

Mycoprotein, the protein-dense food source found in Quorn products, stimulates post-workout muscle building better than milk protein, scientists have found. The study from the University...

Scientists develop simple, sensitive test for salmonella & listeria

A new ultrasensitive chemiluminescence-based method has been developed by scientists for the direct detection of salmonella and listeria monocytogenes. Because of the simplicity and sensitivity,...

Protecting your business with smart compliance management

When choosing a compliance service provider, you have two choices. Firstly, you can either rely on a traditional approach whereby you create a policy,...

Review calls for clearer labelling, less sugar in baby food

The baby food industry has been urged to clean up its act after a government review uncovered high sugar levels, misleading labelling and the...

Tax on sugary drinks reduces consumption, research shows

The purchase and consumption of sugary drinks has been slashed by 10% in places where a 10% sugary drinks tax has been introduced, a...

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