Unilever, the parent company of ice cream brand Ola, announced this week that it was shrinking its products as part of a healthier lifestyle initiative. From April, all adult single-serve ice creams will contain no more than 250 calories.
On Jan 7, the Obama administration released its much-anticipated 2015 update to the . Revised every five years, they are based on evolving nutrition science and serve as the government's official advice on what to eat. One concrete change: Americans are being told to drastically cut back on sugar, and limit it to no more than 10 percent of daily calories.
Concerned about the integrity of America's nutrition advice, the US Congress has called for a comprehensive review of the way the influential Dietary Guidelines for Americans is compiled. The latest iteration of the guidelines are due to be published finally in January 2016.
Fi Europe 2015 was held in Paris last week, the biennial gathering of the global food ingredients industry. The show brought visitors from over 119 countries and over 1 400 exhibitors - and has been described as a huge success despite some big names pulling out at the last minute due to security concerns in the French capital. Here is news of FiE 2015's Innovation Awards....
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