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New labels should reduce food waste

Americans toss out $165 billion worth of food each year, often out of safety concerns fuelled by confusion about the meaning of the more than 10 different date labels used on packages.

U.K. guidelines seek to reduce sugar 20% by 2020

LONDON — The government’s Public Health England (PHE) on March 30 published “Sugar Reduction: Achieving the 20%,” which sets voluntary technical guidelines to cut sugar in nine major food categories by 5% by August 2017 and by 20% by 2020 in an effort to reduce obesity in children up to 18 years of age.

Health Canada proposes ban on partially hydrogenated oils

Health Canada has unveiled proposals to prohibit the use of partially hydrogenerated oils - a key source of harmful trans fats in foods - by summer 2018 (aligning with the US deadline) by adding them to the List of Contaminants and Other Adulterating Substances in Foods.

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Preparedness +

Dairy's role in clean label snacking

SAVANNAH, GA. — When it comes to clean label and consumer perception, the waters are muddy, said Carrie Schroeder, business development, Kerry.

Report: Clean labels and product innovation could revive the frozen department

As the U.S. moves from spring into early harvest seasons and fruit and vegetable supplies become more plentiful, the appeal of fresh produce items will increase.

Italy proposes €18,000 fine for firms failing to indicate Italian origin

New legislation could require manufacturers to give detailed origin labelling for all pre-packaged food on Italian shelves or face heavy fines — but does the move undermine EU law and would it be effective?

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Consumers are confused about food labeling, but are most concerned about growth hormones

There are so many labels and designations for food these days it’s tough to keep track of what they mean and how they can help you stay healthy. 

Food quality, not quantity, matters to label lovers

People who pay attention to nutrition labels are more concerned with the quality of the food they eat, choosing to eat more fruits, vegetables and beans, and shunning potatoes and refined grains.

Millennials are 'the most health-conscious generation ever,' says report by The Halo Group

From certification seals to romance text to website blog posts, many packaged food and beverage brands put a lot of thought (and resources) into creating convincing nutrition-related arguments to persuade buyers. But among millennials, only 26% of them actually pay attention to these. 

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