Consumer Protection

Foodwatch claims Danone's packaging for its Danonino children's product is misleading.

foodwatch tackles ‘misleading’ Danonino packaging

By Jim Cornall

Danone’s Danonino fromage blanc product is coming under fire in France from foodwatch, which says that its packaging is misleading as it shows an image of fruit when the product doesn’t contain any.

It’s legal but dishonest to use non-organic aromas in organic products, says consumer group Foodwatch

Organic aroma loophole leaves bad taste

By Annie Harrison-Dunn

The organic French yoghurt brand Vrai has been forced to pull one of its yoghurts after consumer pressure weighed in on its (legal) decision to use a non-organic aroma.

Does 'natural' amount to more than just a list of acceptable or unacceptable ingredients on a food label? What other cues are consumers looking for when deciding if a product is natural and wholesome? Find out on June 26 at Natural & Clean Label Trends 2013

Natural & Clean Label Trends 2013

Where do your products sit in the clean label hierarchy?

By Elaine WATSON

If it sounds like a ‘chemical’, or isn’t in the kitchen cupboard, shoppers may regard it with suspicion. But which ingredients are 'acceptable' to today's consumers, which are to be avoided, and who decides? 

Fonterra recalls cheese products

Fonterra recalls cheese products

By Ankush Chibber

The New Zealand-based dairy giant Fonterra has announced a recall of its cheese products that are being sold in the Australian market, it said in a statement issued this week.

The truth behind food labels

The truth behind food labels

With food scares, health concerns and sustainability issues playing
heavily on consumers' minds - and influencing their shopping habits
- the humble food label has never played a more important role. But
how can consumers be...