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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.

Is chewing gum a 'single-use plastic'? ©GettyImages/mettus

UK plastics review may consider chewing gum tax

By Oliver Nieburg

The UK government is exploring the environmental impact of ‘single-use plastics’ and potentially considering taxes, but is yet to determine if chewing gum will be included.

Milka maker names new Board members as Peltz concentrates on Procter & Gamble. ©GettyImages-zoliky

Activist investor Nelson Peltz to leave Mondelēz Board

By Oliver Nieburg

Trian Fund Management CEO Nelson Peltz, who pushed for a merger between Mondelēz and PepsiCo five years ago, will stand down from Mondelez’s Board of Directors as the Cadbury maker names two new members.

Europe represents 66.6% of Brazil’s confectionery exports. Pic: ©GettyImages/Waldemarus

Europe sees Brazilian confections bonanza in 2017

By Douglas Yu

Vegan, sugar free and exotic flavors are among the contributors that made Brazilian confections popular in Europe last year, as Brazilian exports of sweets, snacks and ingredients to the EU grew by over 73% in value, according to trade body ABICAB.

Ohlson makes packaging for gummies. Picture: Ohlson youtube.

Duravant acquires Ohlson Packaging

By Jenny Eagle

Duravant has acquired Ohlson Packaging, a weighing, counting and filling machine manufacturer, whose clients include Frito-Lay, Hershey’s, Kraft Foods, Tyson Foods and Maple Leaf Foods.

Hershey Ice Breakers Ice Cubes a standout player in declining market. ©GettyImages/ludypro1

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Spit out: Gum declines continue in the US

By Oliver Nieburg

Chewing gum sales in the US have continued to fall in the first half of 2017, according to data from IRI, but Hershey is bucking the trend.