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One-fifth of shoppers ‘rarely or never read food labels’

Just nine per cent of UK shoppers always read the ingredients label on their food shopping. That’s the finding of new research by Canadean Consumer, which also reveals that while 32 per cent of consumers ‘often’ read the ingredients list, 21 per cent ‘rarely’ or ‘never’ read the ingredients. This, says the market research company, …

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Health claims regulation ‘a new dawn’ says FAIA boss

Today’s publication of Commission Regulation EU 432/2012 establishing a list of permitted health claims on food (other than those referring to the reduction of disease risk and to children’s development and health) has been declared ‘a new dawn for the functional food industry’ by Nigel Baldwin, Chairman of the Food Additives & Ingredients Association (FAIA.) …

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Soft drinks giants change manufacturing process to avoid ‘unfounded health warning’

Coca-Cola and Pepsi are changing how they make an ingredient in their drinks to avoid being legally obliged to put a cancer warning label on the bottle which they say is ‘scientifically unfounded’. The new recipe for caramel colouring in the drinks has less 4-methylimidazole (4-MEI) – a chemical that California has added to its …

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