Food Industry

Allergens: no room for mistakes

Weekly Comment

Allergens: no room for mistakes

It would be a mistake for governments and industry to misinterpret
the recent progress in food allergen labeling as a final solution:
there is much that yet remains to be done, for the well-being of
both consumers and manufacturers.

Food science for all

Weekly comment

Food science for all

Food scientists are becoming a rare species in Britain, and things
won't change unless schools and food firms start telling young
people there is more to food than a supermarket depot.

The obesity blame game

Weekly Comment

The obesity blame game

Laying the blame for a fatter world at the feet of the food
industry has become a convenient mistake, and until this is
recognized there is little chance of controlling the growing
obesity epidemic.

Claims, claims, claims

Monday comment

Claims, claims, claims

As lawyers circle the food and drink industry like a fatted calf,
the first lesson for those preparing for defence is that it is not
so much what you sell that matters, as how you sell it.

Time for a fair trade

Monday comment

Time for a fair trade

The UK government must introduce a compulsory new supermarket code
ofconduct if it is to make up for past mistakes and save the food
industryfrom a spiral into anti-competitive practices.

Sugar bail-out less than sweet

Sugar bail-out less than sweet

A federal government bail-out of the Australian sugar industry was
under threat on Tuesday after business and opposition groups, in
particular food manufacturers, objected to a three cent a kilogram
levy to fund the $120 million plan...

Acrylamide update

Acrylamide update

In May 2002 Swedish scientists released information that
acrylamide, a potential carcinogen, had been found in a range of
foods. Food agencies across the world are monitoring the situation
very closely. An upcoming conference in the...