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Tropicana’s Pure Premium returns to Florida oranges

Tropicana’s Pure Premium returns to Florida oranges

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

PepsiCo is returning to using only Florida oranges in its Tropicana Pure Premium orange juice, saying that its decision was based on more people becoming interested in where their food comes from, rather than recent concerns over fungicide traces.

Are weight loss efforts working?

US obesity fell (slightly) last year

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

The number of obese adults in the United States declined slightly in 2011, according to a new Gallup poll, from 26.6% of the population in 2010 to 26.1%.

Orange juice price spikes after carbendazim scare

Orange juice price spikes after carbendazim scare

By Mark Astley

The price of orange juice futures hit a 34-year high, after news that US food safety authorities would block imports of the fruit containing even low-levels of carbendazim – a fungicide commonly used in Brazil.

Brazilian citrus juice producers hope the current US carbendizem crisis won't leave them high and dry (Picture copyright: guigo.eu)

US juice trade association fights Brazilian fungicide fallout

By Ben Bouckley

The US Juice Products Association (JPA) has moved to allay consumer concerns that orange juice produced in the country is unsafe, after the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said it was blocking some Brazilian imports found to contain the substance.

Recession-induced comfort eating produces weight loss market boom

Recession-induced comfort eating produces weight loss market boom

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

The US weight loss products industry is expected to grow 4.5% in 2012 to $65bn, as an increasingly overweight population looks to shift some of the extra pounds gained through recession comfort eating, according to market research organization Marketdata...

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