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Heather Hancock
FSA welcomes new deputy chair

Heather Hancock has been appointed deputy chair of the Food Standards Agency (FSA). 

So Organic
Opportunities in organic foods identified

The steady growth in organic foods presents new opportunities for brands and retailers, research from market data company Nielsen has revealed. 

Trans fats
Trans fat ban could lower death rate, finds study

A total of 7,200 deaths could be prevented in the next five years if trans fats were removed from processed food in the UK, the British Medical Journal (BMJ) has reported. 

Real Bread
Real Bread urges legal ‘sourdough’ definition

The Real Bread Campaign is calling for a legal definition of the word ‘sourdough’ as part of an Honest Crust Tax. 

Top five
Top 5 stories this week

Been a bit busy? Read our round-up of the five biggest stories this week. 

Liverpool New Britain Oils
New Britain Oils expands production capacity

New Britain Oils, the producer of sustainable palm oil products, has increased its bakery fats production capability by 30%. 

Sugar
FDF urges industry to unite on sugar attack

The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) boss has warned the industry that no sector is safe from the attack on sugar. 

Applaud Coffee
Family company changes name after trademark mix-up

A two-year-old family company has been forced to change its name after finding a similar name had already been taken just weeks before it set up. 

Celebrity chef attacks sugar in new documentary

A new documentary by Jamie Oliver in which he urges the government to reduce the nation’s sugar intake is aired tonight.

New salt link to obesity

Obesity could be linked to a high salt intake – regardless of overall calorific consumption, a new study has found.

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