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Dentists urge businesses to combat ‘cake culture’

Dentists say ‘cake culture’ – celebrating success or special occasions with sweet treats – has made the workplace a main site of sugar consumption for many Brits.

Brits spending more on free-from products than sparkling wine

Free-from food and drink has been one of the fastest-growing categories in UK supermarkets this year, according to research by analysts Nielsen.

Health campaigners attack ‘shocking’ level of salt in crumpets

Crumpets have come under fire from health campaigners Consensus Action on Salt and Health (CASH), who found a single Warburtons’ Giant Crumpet contains more salt than three bags of ready salted crisps.

Campden BRI to hold gluten-free conference

Food and drink advisory service Campden BRI will hold a conference on 16-17 March 2017 for the food manufacturing sector on the development of gluten-free bakery products.

New gluten-free wheat?

Gluten-free might not have to mean wheat-free, according to a new report, with new wheat crops being developed as an alternative to a gluten-free diet. 

CAP bans high-fat, salt and sugar food ads targeting children

A ban on advertising food high in fat, salt or sugar in media targeted at kids has been announced by The Committee of Advertising Practice (CAP).

Have your say on gluten-free food labelling

Bakers are being given a chance to have their say on the introduction of new regulations in England to enforce EU rules on the labelling of gluten-free foods.

Patisserie Holdings fined £60k after mouse droppings found in bakery

Patisserie Holdings has been fined £60k after inspectors found mouse droppings at a bakery.

Udi’s owner Boulder Brands quits UK gluten-free market

Boulder Brands – owner of the Udi’s gluten-free brand – has pulled out of the UK market.

FDF seminar for SMEs announced

Small and medium-sized food and drink producers (SMEs) can receive guidance on sugar reduction, labelling and claims at an upcoming seminar run by the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) and Leatherhead Food Research (LFR).

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