The global ingredients specialist has created an online platform to provide its clients with access to the authoritative science behind its ingredients, which it hopes will go a long way to address public health challenges.
Pressure group Action on Sugar is urging the UK government to expand a sugar tax on soft drinks to chocolate and sweet confectionery – a move seen as “punitive” and "discriminatory” by industry bodies.
Four board members of the National Obesity Forum (NOF) have resigned because they were not consulted before the publication of a controversial report which slammed public health advice for fuelling the obesity crisis.
The British Medical Association (BMA) is pushing for a tax on sugary drinks rather than confectionery, but has urged voluntary added sugar reduction targets for confectioners and a crackdown on confectionery marketing to children.
Confectionary giant Mars has lauded recently published research as
further evidence of the benefits of flavanols from cocoa for a wide
range of health conditions, and looks set to lead to a new wave of
cocoa flavanol-enriched products...