New legislation including ban on TV advertisements for HFSS food before 9pm – and a complete ban on online adverts - is being considered by ministers as study reveals fresh evidence between obesity and risk of catching COVID-19.
Protein-added treats are muscling into the confectionery category, but are these alternatives to traditional ice creams and chocolate bars ‘healthy’? FoodNavigator speaks with Mars Wrigley, Jim Buddy’s, and the British Nutrition Foundation.
Sally Lyons Watt is executive vice president and practice leader at IRI. She spoke exclusively to ConfectioneryNews on the new products on show at the Sweets & Snacks Expo and why innovation in the industry is crucial.
What’s driving the latest marketplace and consumer trends in flavor innovation in candy and snacks? Julie Laughter, confectionery market manager at Fona international, revealed all at the Sweets & Snacks Expo.
Far from being cocoa's poor cousin, carob powder is the ideal ingredient for healthy confectionery for kids, mimicking the "shine, snap and silky smooth texture" of milk chocolate without the stimulants caffeine and theobromine, says Supertreats...
A chocolate bar containing 33% pure refined turmeric has been launched into the global functional foods market, as a convenient and enjoyable way to increase daily dosage of curcumin, the active ingredient in turmeric.
Raisio chief executive officer Matti Rihko tells us he is moving onto a new venture later this year and was proud to have overseen Raisio’s transition from a challenged regional player into a “profitable international brandhouse” in his 10 years at the...
Amid cries of conflicts of interest and fierce industry lobbying, France will test out four different nutrition labels for a trial period to see which is the most efficient in encouraging healthier food choices.
The Irish government has launched an ambitious national obesity plan which proposes a sugary drinks tax, maximum portion sizes, marketing restrictions and reformulation targets - but the lack of funding to implement the policy has led to criticism from...
Belvita owner Mondelēz International has said a UK study claiming breakfast biscuits may be “no healthier for you than a bowl of Kellogg’s Coco Pops” has ignored the full nutritional profile of its products.
From 20th June, manufacturers will be able to claim a “lower blood glucose rise” when using non-digestible carbohydrates as sugar replacers, following the publication of a new article 13.5 claim in the EU Official Journal.
Obesity and overweight rates continue to rise across the globe and although no country has managed to reverse the trend to date, all agree action is required. Join us for a free online event on May 25 where key issues will be up for debate.
From snack bars to spreads, chocolate to cheese, the trend for raw ingredients in processed foods is spreading across Europe, says Mintel, as consumer attention goes beyond the ingredient list to look at clean-label processing methods.
The industry group behind the Dutch healthy eating label, known as the tick, has come under fire from a consumer watchdog which says it is confusing, biased and should be scrapped - but it has defended its label.
Switching from saturated fat to vegetable oils that are rich in linoleic acid reduces cholesterol but actually increases the incidence of heart attacks and heart disease, according to a recent review of a data collected nearly 50 years ago.