Nestle has become the first food company to allow the Fair Labor Association (FLA) to investigate whether children are working on cocoa farms supplying its factories as the company said that it would almost certainly be the case.
The entrepreneur behind ‘blast caps’ – a dosing technology enabling consumers to add vitamins, probiotics and other bioactives to beverages at the point of consumption – says major players in the industry have finally warmed to the technology and are...
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Chile has achieved record snack sales in 2010 leading a pro-Chile group and a market analyst to say there could be potential for food manufacturers to tap into high domestic demand for functional foods.
While the uptake of certified sustainable palm oil (CSPO) has not been as fast as many stakeholders had hoped, a “breakthrough is near” according to Unilever’s director of sustainable sourcing development Jan Kees Vis.
The American Beverage Association (ABA) has savaged a US government-affiliated report linking energy drinks to a rising number of hospital emergency department (ED) visits in the country, as well as associations with sexual risk, fighting and drug misuse.
Local and organic certification labels may increase the likelihood that women will purchase a product, as well as their willingness to pay a premium – but men are less likely to be influenced by logos, according to a study published in HortScience.