Regulation & Safety

Mars lobbying efforts back sugar reform

Sweet Politics

Mars pumps bucks into sugar reform

By Kacey Culliney

Mars Incorporated has focused much of its lobbying on driving reform of US sugar policy in this presidential election year.

Nestlé has campaigned on proposed legislation to give tax credits to firms using waste-to-energy technology

Sweet Politics

Nestlé campaigns on energy reforms and cocoa sourcing

By Oliver Nieburg

Nestlé has spent more than any other confectioner on lobbying in the US this year and has focused its efforts on waste-to-energy legislation and cocoa sourcing in West Africa.

Fire at Swiss Toberlone plant last Friday

Fire at Mondelez factory

By Oliver Nieburg

Firefighters were called to tackle a blaze at Mondelez’s Toblerone factory in Brünnen, Berne, Switzerland on Friday afternoon.

‘Fat tax‘ – why is Denmark such a quitter?

‘Fat tax' – why is Denmark such a quitter?

By Rod Addy

‘Fat tax’ is a neat thought, but like all simplistic ideas it falls down at the execution, as the progress of the policy in Denmark shows – it simply doesn’t work in practice.

Indian schools to ban junk food in 2013

Indian schools to ban junk food in 2013

By Ankush Chibber

Junk food will be banned from sale in and around Indian schools after India’s food agency indicated it would follow guidance from a local court to restrict their availability.

A selection of Swizzels Matlow products

Food industry advertising spat deepens

By Rod Addy

The Children’s Food Campaign (CFC) has stepped up its assault on food industry advertising, vowing to press on with complaints against Nestlé after winning a challenge against UK confectionery firm Swizzels Matlow.

Brazil orders Nestlé to label GM products

Brazil orders Nestlé to label GM products

By Rod Addy

A court in Brazil has ordered Nestlé to impose mandatory labelling for all its products in the country highlighting more than 1% genetically modified (GM) ingredients.

Health claim wins drive oral health NPD

Special edition: Oral health

Health claim wins drive oral health NPD

By Shane Starling

Functional gum is the obvious stand-out when it comes to nutrition-focused oral health solutions. Some of these products may be aimed at other health conditions like satiety, but the majority focus on battling dental diseases like periodontitis, caries...

Gold Plum candy from Taiwan contained 100 times more lead than permitted levels

Lead tainted candy sparks US Health watchdog to take legal action

By Oliver Nieburg

The Center for Environmental Health (CEH) has initiated legal proceedings against eight Californian retailers after fourteen varieties of Asian candies were found to contain dangerous levels of lead, which could be harmful to children.

Wrigley was previously instrumental in preventing an gum tax in Ireland in 2005

Wrigley rubbishes dental-health destroying tax

By Oliver Nieburg

Gum titan Wrigley has blasted proposals in Wales to introduce a 5p levy on chewing gum for cleaning up gum-littered streets that it argues would give consumers a license to litter and would harm oral health.

Nutrient profiling debate reignites

Nutrient profiling debate reignites

By Rod Addy

DG Sanco has reignited the nutrient profiling debate by initiating a consultation with other parts of the European Commission to test support for it to set nutrient profiles under health claims legislation.