Natural & Organic Products Europe is one of those annual trade events many in the food, cosmetic and health business mark down as a must-attend event on their calendar. I regularly cover it, as there’s always a terrific selection of… Read more
It’s almost a year since I wrote a blog on why a ‘vegan’ declaration on a food or drink may not necessarily mean in practice that the product was safe for those with milk (or egg, or fish) allergy. Following… Read more
Hotel Chocolat have some ‘milk-free ‘milk’ chocolate’ products – flavoured with almond not milk – which many milk allergic or intolerant consumers, and parents of, took to mean ‘milk allergy safe’ – and bought them. For reasons which aren’t yet… Read more
A story that may have passed under the radar of many of us in the UK last month was that of multinational giant Unilever – owner of Hellman’s – issuing legal proceedings against a small US company of egg-free ‘mayo’… Read more
It started with a tweet from Carly (@GfreeB) about a Montezuma’s label reading ‘free from … gluten’, an expression not permitted under labelling law. The words have to be ‘gluten free’, although many companies slip up, most recently Saclá, with… Read more
One of the best things I get to do in the course of my work is go to food and health trade shows, which are normally reserved for industry professionals, but for which press passes are generally available to interested… Read more
Every now and then someone tweets some stuff that stays with me. Twitter user Lykara Ryder did that last month in a series of seven 140-character messages that were provocative, controversial and thought-provoking – and therefore excellent, because strong opinions… Read more
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