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21st Jun 2018

Salt levels in salads increase by 13%

Ready-to-eat salads could be damaging our health, according to a new nationwide product survey by Action on Salt. The expert group found that the salt content of salads bought from restaurants, sandwich/coffee shops and fast food outlets has worryingly increased by 13% since they were last surveyed in 2014, highlighting a distinct lack of commitment from the food industry to reduce salt.

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14th Jun 2018

Better beverages: the future is nutrition

Would you like to learn about up and coming nutrition ingredients, their health benefits and functionality in beverages? Join Kerry for a webinar on the 27th of June, looking to unwrap the future of nutrition for beverages.

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7th Jun 2018

Discover the latest food tech innovations

Today, more than ever, our food system is undergoing rapid transformation. New technologies, business models and infrastructures have formed an interconnection of systems that creates a highly efficient, global food value chain.

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7th Jun 2018

How to get the most out of B2B events

Trade shows are an essential part of the fine food calendar, but how do you get the most out of your visits? Speciality Food Magazine has pulled together some pro tips on networking, data and more to ensure you spend your time effectively.

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10th May 2018

Watch Kerry's Webinar – Sugar Reduction: Formulating for Success

In a world that loves sugar’s familiar qualities…where do you start for its successful reduction? Hear from nutrition and applications experts on how to succeed with sugar reduction. Find out what makes healthier products likeable while fitting into labelling and tax legislation across the world. Listen to Kerry’s recent webinar on forward-thinking sugar reduction success!

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3rd May 2018

Are your marketing channels working for you?

The food and drink industry is a hotbed when it comes to marketing. However, things have evolved past brands simply relying on print or TV, with food and drink companies now looking to utilise social media, YouTube, podcasts and other platforms to reach customers old and new. From recruiting social media influencers to devising an ingenious campaign, Speciality Food Magazine navigates the world of advertising and marketing.

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3rd May 2018

New trends in healthy snacking

Today’s consumers are aware that snacking and drinking can be a danger zone when it comes to unnecessary calories and are looking for products that offer added value in terms of improved nutritional content. So which companies are spearheading new food trends? Claire Phoenix has been out spotting the latest in healthy drinks and snacks.

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19th Apr 2018

Brexit and food – standards could get even worse

In the midst of low consumer trust and uncertainties arising from Brexit, the UK’s food regulator, the FSA, is planning a major reorganisation. The new programme – known as Regulating Our Future – will do little or nothing to improve food safety or nutritional public health. But it will do a lot to weaken official oversight of food businesses and undermine public health.

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12th Apr 2018

The sugar tax: what you need to know

The UK sugar tax aims to incentivise sugar reduction in drinks. Because it is imposed on drinks over a certain sugar threshold, manufacturers have the option of lowering sugar levels to avoid the tax. This way, the government is sending a clear message to the industry: get your act together and get sugar down.

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12th Apr 2018

It’s time to take even more action on salt

In a survey carried out for Salt Awareness Week, Action on Salt found that Chinese takeaways can contain as much salt as five Big Macs. Supermarket versions were not much better; one rice dish contained 4.4g of salt in one portion. The campaign group is now calling for action from the Government and the food industry to reduce the nation’s salt intake.

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