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CSPI report: We're not making progress on junk food advertising to kids

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Junk food advertising on kids’ television channels has not decreased since 2012 despite uniform nutrition criteria introduced by the Children’s Food and Beverage Advertising Initiative (CFBAI) in 2013, according to CSPI’s analysis of 72 hours of kids...

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Kerry report: How are consumers’ perceptions of clean label evolving?

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Many consumers subscribe to a basic understanding of ‘clean label’ – for most, it loosely means products with fewer, recognizable ingredients free from preservatives and artificial additives – however, new research from Kerry shows that this definition...

Kellogg: 'The products’ sugar content is clearly listed on the Nutrition Facts panel'

Kellogg agrees to settle sugary cereal class action with $20m fund

By Elaine Watson

Kellogg has agreed to allocate $20m to a fund to settle a class action lawsuit alleging it falsely advertises some cereals as healthy and nutritious when they are also high in sugar, highlighting the risks facing manufacturers as the Plaintiff’s Bar homes...

VMG Partners acquires popchips to anchor new branded snacking platform

VMG Partners acquires popchips to anchor new branded snacking platform

By Elaine Watson

Private equity firm VMG Partners is betting big on the snacks category with the formation of a new division – Velocity Snack Brands (VSB) – set up to buy, incubate and grow snack brands, beginning with the acquisition of the popchips* brand from majority...

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