Sugar and health

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Sweden to investigate low uptake of Keyhole logo

By Niamh Michail

Sweden's National Food Agency will investigate why many manufacturers choose not to add the free-to-use, healthy eating Keyhole logo to their products despite being eligible.

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OptiBiotix files three new patents for SweetBiotix

By Nathan Gray

Three new patent filings relating to sweet fibres and natural high intensity sweeteners – with improved flavour and microbiome modulating functions – will add further protection to OptiBiotix’s intellectual property, says the firm.

Stevia, listed as E 960 in Europe, is made by extracting the sweet-tasting molecules from the stevia plant. © iStock/zeleno

PureCircle plays down EU stevia stumbling block

By Niamh Michail

Malaysian supplier PureCircle must provide more data to prove the safety of both minor steviol glycosides and glucosylated stevia, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has said in two separate opinions.

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Are some 'no added sugar' claims really illegal?

By Niamh Michail

Claims such as ‘no added sugar’ on foods containing sweeteners are commonplace and an important part of healthy branding - but are they technically illegal under EU law? We put the question to a food law expert.

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'New ritual' snacking emerges in France

By Niamh Michail

Snacking is emerging as 'a new eating ritual' in France but is not breaking down traditional meals, according to a survey by snack manufacturer Mondelez.

Nestlé details reformulation progress

Nestlé will do ‘more than ever’ to accelerate reformulation

By Katy Askew

Nestlé is “working tirelessly” to make sure its products are “the best they can be” and “will be doing more than ever” to help tackle public health challenges through reformulation efforts, the company’s UK and Ireland chief says.

UK launches inquiry into energy drinks

UK launches inquiry into energy drinks

By Rachel Arthur

A government committee has launched an inquiry into the consumption of energy drinks, after a study found that young people in the UK consume more energy drinks than any other European country.

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