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UK energy bar sales triple and set to rise

UK energy bar sales triple and set to rise

By Niamh Michail

Sales in the energy bar and nutrition market in the UK have been growing at a faster rate than the US tripling in the past five years to reach €137m, while the US market doubled in the same period to €2314m.

Loading fatty foods with vitamins is misleading consumers, says BEUC

Industry creating 'health halos' by adding vitamins, says BEUC

By Annie Harrison-Dunn

Adding in vitamins and minerals is one way the industry is getting around current health and nutrition regulation and creating a 'health halo' around otherwise unhealthy products, according to the European Consumer Organisation (BEUC).  

Data crunched: The UK breakdown...

54 countries, 57,000 food brands. “No one else is doing this research.”

Euromonitor debuts nation-based nutrition data cruncher

By Shane STARLING

Market analyst Euromonitor International has debuted a tool that for the first time breaks down  a country’s total nutritional inputs into eight categories from calories to proteins to fibres.

Olygose:

French oligosaccharide specialist wins €5m VC funding

By Shane STARLING

French pea starch player Olygose has won a €5m cash injection from three venture capitalists (VC) as the firm seeks to build markets outside western Europe, with the US and Asia key targets.

While current estimates for the burden of pre-diabetes suggest more people will suffer in the future, there is huge potential to reverse this trend by providing foods that help to better manage blood sugar and prevent pre-diabetes progression.

Special edition: Blood Sugar Management

Pre-diabetes: Public health time bomb … and industry opportunity

By Nathan Gray

By 2035 it is estimated that 8% of the global population will be classed as ‘pre-diabetic' – putting them at significantly higher risk of developing full type 2 diabetes. Such startling statistics are ticking bomb for healthcare costs, but could...

Typical EU-approved claims: “Consumption of [X] contributes to the reduction of the blood glucose rise after that meal [post-prandial].”

Special edition: Blood sugar management

Glycaemic (GI) foods remain in obesity-diabetes niche but claims are changing game

By Shane STARLING

Foods that help moderate blood sugar activity are gaining more traction with diabetics, the overweight and the obese – with new EU claims backing their promise to control hunger impulses. With 2bn people overweight or obese in the world, and type-2 diabetes...

SNE: “We urge European decision makers to now translate this updated scientific evidence into legislation...

“This signals a new dawn for weight loss products.”

Industry backs EFSA report on low-calorie diet regimes

By Shane STARLING

EFSA’s full low-calorie diet regime report – published this week – can help “tackle the societal challenge of obesity”, the EU’s specialist food trade group has said.

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