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Mintel: Natural and clean-label trend still driving NPD

Mintel: Natural and clean-label trend still driving NPD

By Elaine Watson

While shoppers’ enthusiasm for low-fat, low-sugar or low-calorie claims (‘minus’ claims) or added functional ingredients claims (‘plus’ claims) has waned; their interest in natural claims has continued to grow, according to Mintel.

100% natural (and absolutely no 'hairy chemicals'...)

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100% natural (and absolutely no 'hairy chemicals'...)

Consumers, observed Mintel’s David Jago at a Leatherhead Food Research conference on natural trends last week, want foods that are ‘wholesome’, ‘authentic’, and above all ‘natural’, although few of them can articulate what this actually means.

Spirulina faces legal questions

Spirulina faces legal questions

By Elaine Watson

Spirulina, the blue colour from algae used in Nestlé’s Smarties, is one of 10 substances used to colour food that faces an uncertain future as its legal status is scrutinised.

Health Canada proposes stricter color labeling

Health Canada proposes stricter color labeling

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

Health Canada is seeking comments on a proposal to change Canadian regulations on how food colorings are listed on ingredient labels, the agency said on Thursday.

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