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Obesity advisor citicised over food industry funding

The British Medical Journal has attacked the government’s leading obesity advisor for compromising independence by accepting funding from food industries for research projects.

Dietary debate questions sat fat advice

Debate has sprung from claims that official guidance on saturated fats lacked solid evidence.

Groceries Adjudicator gets new fine powers

The Groceries Code Adjudicator has been handed the power to fine large supermarkets up to 1% of their UK turnover.

Cereal sugar levels up on 2012

Sugar lobbyists have found that some cereals contain more sugar than they did in 2012.

Dr Zaks high protein bagel
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Consumers clued up on protein health benefits

A new report has found that half of UK consumers are now aware of the health benefits protein can offer.

Objections raised to new Coffee#1 shop proposal

Plans for a new Coffee #1 shop in the Bedminster district of Bristol have been knocked by local traders, who submitted over 60 objections to the planning application.

David Cameron cuts out bread

Prime Minister David Cameron has said that he is ‘giving up bread’ in a bid to shed the pounds - a move that has been criticised by a nutritionist. 

Shadow Health Secretary Andy Burnham would cap sugar fat and salt in products for kids
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Labour makes fats, salts and sugar pledge

Shadow Health Secretary Andy Burnham will announce that Labour would set a limit on fats, salt and sugar in food marketed to children, should they be elected.

Greggs reviews decision on Glasgow store pay

Greggs has changed its mind on a decision to dock the pay of those who didn’t work their shift, after the Glasgow lorry tragedy.

Cornish Pasty claims dismissed

The European Commission and Defra have dismissed reports that protection for EU products such as Cornish pasties could be weakened under the proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) agreement.

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