All news articles for May 16, 2014

“Attempts to promote healthy diets will only work if the food systems underpinning them are put right,” warns UN Special Rapporteur Olivier De Schutter.

Unhealthy diets now rank above tobacco global as cause of preventable diseases

Battling unhealthy food requires tobacco-style response

By Nathan Gray

The international community must develop a global convention similar to the legal framework for tobacco control to fight diet-related ill health, warn Consumers International and the World Obesity Federation.

Professor Ambroise Martin: “My personal opinion would be that I have no problem with the word ‘probiotic’.”

Dispatches from the IPA World Congress in Athens, Greece

EFSA commits to fresh gut and immune health claim guidance

By Shane STARLING

The EU’s central food science agency will next month open a consultation on immune and gut health that will inform a revised guidance that could come before year’s end and may appease sector anxiety.

Tetra Pak Vinamilk Vietnam milk factory

INSIDE...THE VIETNAM MILK FACTORY

Inside the 'mega factory': take a tour of Vinamilk's plant

By Rachel Arthur

Tetra Pak and Vinamilk recently invited DairyReporter.com inside the Vietnam Milk Factory near Ho Chi Minh City – which it describes as a 'state-of-the-art' liquid dairy plant.

Dr Url: “I commit myself to working with staff, scientific experts, European institutions, member states and stakeholders to uphold EFSA’s core values and to work towards more open risk assessment and further building trust.”

EFSA MGMT BOARD: "Bernhard will ...provide Europe with the best scientific advice to protect consumers from food-related risks..."

EFSA confirms Bernard Url as new chief

By Shane STARLING

Doctor Bernhard Url is the new chief of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) after its management board confirmed the acting-chief as its next executive director this week.

What does it take to be a food & beverage CEO?

Road to the top: What does it take to be a food & beverage CEO?

By Elaine Watson

What does it take to get to the top of a leading food and beverage company? Can you still make it from the shop-floor to the boardroom? Is an MBA essential? And do operations managers or R&D directors ever get to lead Fortune 500 companies, or do...

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