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Portugal to bring in sugar tax

    Portugal to bring in sugar tax

Portugal has become the latest country to introduce a tax on sugary soft drinks, as its Government unveiled plans to bring in the levy next year. While plans for a

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PepsiCo sets sugar reduction targets

    PepsiCo sets sugar reduction targets

PepsiCo has announced ambitious plans to dramatically reduce the sugar content in its drinks as part of its sustainable growth strategy for 2025. These goals aim to continue “transforming PepsiCo’s

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Yoghurt brand reduces sugar content in kids’ products by 40%

    Yoghurt brand reduces sugar content in kids’ products by 40%

Anchor Uno, a New Zealand-based yoghurt brand owned by dairy giant Fonterra, has re-launched its children’s yoghurts with 40% less sugar than the original product. Brand manager Nicola Carroll said:

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Ohly unveils “powerful natural solution” to make Stevia less bitter

    Ohly unveils “powerful natural solution” to make Stevia less bitter

Ingredients company Ohly has announced the unveiling of a new product they say acts as an effective sugar replacement, but effectively masks the off-taste of Stevia. Sav-R-Sweet is described as

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EWG berates cereal manufacturers

According to a new analysis by EWG, children who eat a bowl a day of pre-sweetened cereals could consume five to nine pounds more sugar a year than parents might

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Plant Based Foods Association launches

23 food companies have announced the launch of the Plant Based Foods Association, which is said to be the first trade group to represent the fast-growing $3.5 billion plant-based foods

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IBC: Sugar tax is not an effective solution

The Irish Beverage Council (IBC) has hit out at plans for a proposed sugar-tax in Ireland calling the plans from various political parties as “ill-informed opinion” which will cost consumers

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Research: G3PP can detoxify excess sugar

Guilt-free sugary treats may be on the horizon. Scientists at the University of Montreal Hospital Research Centre (CRCHUM) have discovered an enzyme that can stop the toxic effects of sugar

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Tesco will push brands into cutting sugar

    Tesco will push brands into cutting sugar

Tesco announced that it will continue to “push” suppliers into stripping sugar from products and hinted that confectionery or fruit juice might be among the categories it looks to next. Speaking

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Lengthy legal dispute over high fructose corn syrup reaches an end

Since 2011, sugar producers and makers of high fructose corn syrup (HFCS), have been locked in a major dispute as the compete for market share. For the Sugar Association, Western

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Fairtrade Sales Reach Almost €5 Billion

    Fairtrade Sales Reach Almost €5 Billion

€4.9 billion ($6.6 billion) was spent globally on Fairtrade certified products last year, according to figures by Fairtrade International. Around the globe, retail sales of Fairtrade certified products increased by

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Sugar Drives Associated British Foods

    Sugar Drives Associated British Foods

Buoyed by strong performances from its sugar business and its Primark retail arm, Associated British Foods has reported a 3% rise in profit before tax to £329 million on group

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Double Digit UK Growth For Fairtrade Products

    Double Digit UK Growth For Fairtrade Products

Estimated retail sales of Fairtrade products in the UK reached £1.32 billion in 2011, a 12% increase on sales of £1.17 billion in 2010. Cocoa and sugar have all seen

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The Real Good Food Company Improves Financial Performance

    The Real Good Food Company Improves Financial Performance

Leading UK bakery, ingredient and sugar group The Real Good Food Company has reported a 62% increase in EBITDA to £9.1 million for 2011, driven by sales growth and a

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Sugar to Fuel Earnings Increase at Sudzucker

    Sugar to Fuel Earnings Increase at Sudzucker

Europe’s largest sugar group Sudzucker expects to increase annual revenue to around Eur6.5 billion in 2011/12, up from Eur6.2 billion in the previous year, and achieve an operating profit of

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Solid Interim Growth By Associated British Foods

    Solid Interim Growth By Associated British Foods

Associated British Foods has achieved a 5% rise in adjusted operating profit to £390m on group revenue ahead by 9% to £5.21b in the 24 weeks to March 5th 2011

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Tate & Lyle Completes Retreat From Sugar

    Tate & Lyle Completes Retreat From Sugar

Tate & Lyle is disposing of its sugar interests in Vietnam to TH Milk Food Joint Stock Company, a local Vietnamese company, for £33m. The transaction is expected to be completed

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Rusagro Seeks London Listing

    Rusagro Seeks London Listing

Moscow-based Rusagro, the Russian sugar, pork and agribusiness group, is seeking to raise $30m through an initial public offering of about 17% of its equity on the London Stock Exchange.

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Nordzucker and PureCircle Form European Steviasucrose Joint Venture

    Nordzucker and PureCircle Form European Steviasucrose Joint Venture

Nordzucker, Europe´s second biggest sugar producer, and PureCircle of Malaysia, have formed a joint venture, NP Sweet, for the development and marketing of products that combine the natural benefits of

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Astarta and Danone Form Joint Venture in Ukraine

Astarta, the biggest producer of sugar and industrial milk in Ukraine, has entered a joint venture for the production and processing of milk with Danone, the world leader in dairy

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Agrana to Invest €27.6m to Expand Russian Fruit Preparation Plant

    Agrana to Invest €27.6m to Expand Russian Fruit Preparation Plant

Austrian group Agrana is to invest Eur27.6m to expand its Russian fruit preparation plant at Serpuchov over the next five years. Agrana is one of the leading producers of fruit

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Britvic Cautions on Unprecedented Input Cost Inflation

    Britvic Cautions on Unprecedented Input Cost Inflation

Britvic, the second biggest soft drinks manufacturer in the UK and Ireland, has cautioned that escalating input cost inflation, particularly for sugar, PET and steel, will not permit any improvement

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Tate & Lyle Raises Price of Corn Sweeteners by 20%

  Tate & Lyle Raises Price of Corn Sweeteners by 20%

Escalating corn costs have forced Tate & Lyle to raise the price of its corn sweeteners, supplied to food and

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EU Sugar Shortage a Real Concern

  EU Sugar Shortage a Real Concern

Food and Drink Industry Ireland, the main trade association for the food and drink industry in Ireland, has voiced concern

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Record Results From Associated British Foods

  Record Results From Associated British Foods

Associated British Foods has reported a 10% increase in revenue to £10.2b and adjusted operating profit up by 26% to

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European Commission to Ban Addition of Sugar to Fruit Juices

  European Commission to Ban Addition of Sugar to Fruit Juices

The Commission has adopted a proposal to amend the Fruit Juice Directive, including a move to ban the addition of

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Interim Loss at The Real Good Food Company

The Real Good Food Company, the UK sugar, ingredients and bakery group, has reported a loss before tax of £1.298m,

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Sudzucker Projects Higher Sales and Profits

  Sudzucker Projects Higher Sales and Profits

German-based Sudzucker, which is Europe’s largest sugar group, has reported a 57% increase in operating profit to Eur282m on sales

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Lactalis Acquisition of Puleva Dairy Cleared

  Lactalis Acquisition of Puleva Dairy Cleared

The European Commission has cleared the proposed acquisition by the French group Lactalis of Spanish group Ebro Puleva’s dairy business.

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Tate & Lyle Disposes of EU Sugar Operations For £211m

  Tate & Lyle Disposes of EU Sugar Operations For £211m

Tate & Lyle is selling its EU sugar refining operations to American Sugar Refining, the largest cane sugar refiner in

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