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Dairy Dialog podcast 148: Action on Sugar, World Cheese Awards

Dairy Dialog podcast 148: Action on Sugar, World Cheese Awards

By Jim Cornall

This week, we have two interviews on the podcast. We have conversations with Dr Kawther Hashem, campaign lead at Action on Sugar, and John Farrand, managing director of the Guild of Fine Food, which organizes the World Cheese Awards.

Action on Sugar is calling for government restrictions on child-friendly packaging, and nutrition and health claims on yogurts (high or medium in sugar), to stop misleading parents. Pic: Getty Images/kzenon

UK Action on Sugar group slams majority of children’s yogurts

By Jim Cornall

The UK group Action on Sugar is calling for a complete ban on child-friendly yogurt packaging and on misleading nutrition and health claims following its new product survey, which it said shows only 5% of yogurts with child-friendly packaging contain...

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UK sugar tax has removed 45,000 tonnes of sugar from shelves, says government

Will UK sugar tax be extended to milk drinks?

By Rachel Arthur

The UK government is considering extending its sugar tax to milk drinks: with the announcement made just before the confirmation of Boris Johnson – who has pledged a review of ‘nanny state sin taxes’ – as the country's next Prime Minister.

SweetBiotix is composed of naturally sweet fibers with a taste similar to sucrose that are not digested in the gut, making it free from calories. Pic: ©Getty Images/puhhha

Global dairy company to evaluate SweetBiotix calorie-free product

By Jim Cornall

OptiBiotix Health plc, a UK-based life sciences business developing compounds to tackle obesity, high cholesterol and diabetes, has entered into an evaluation agreement with a global dairy company for its SweetBiotix calorie-free sweet fibers.

Milkshakes and fruit juices are exempt from the UK's sugar tax - but can still contain high amounts of sugar. Pic: getty/mindstyle

UK sets sugar reduction targets for juice and milk-based drinks

By Rachel Arthur

Juice and milk-based drinks are currently exempt from the UK’s sugar tax: but Public Health England has set out targets for sugar reduction in these categories – and says that progress will be taken into account when it reviews the milk-based drinks exemption...

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