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Coles must also issue a corrective notice in store and online stating it made 'false, misleading and deceptive representations'

Coles banned from ‘fresh’ bread claims for 3 years

By Kacey Culliney

Australian retail major Coles has been banned from making ‘freshly baked’ bread claims on its par-baked products in store following a lengthy court case with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC).

Weetabix's Alpen lineup for China includes a green tea & dark chocolate bar

Weetabix unveils Alpen bars for Chinese market

By Lynda Searby

Alpen bars targeting busy professionals are the first Weetabix products to be formulated specifically for the Chinese market, following the UK company’s majority buy-out by Chinese conglomerate Bright Foods in 2012.

Pecan Innovation Center: 'We’re trying to get manufacturers and ingredient folks to think about them as something other than a sweet pie filling'

Pecans: America's forgotten nut?

By Kacey Culliney

Pecans are not top of mind for US manufacturers and ingredient players but the antioxidant-rich nuts can move way beyond the famous pie, says the head of Georgia’s Center for Pecan Innovation.

Malaysian media accuses UK economic policy think tank of a conflict of interest given contact with the Malaysian Palm Oil Council and the country’s government.

“The IEA does not accept state money, and all of our research is independent of corporate funding.”

UK think tank denies Malaysian palm oil conflict of interest accusations

By Annie Harrison-Dunn

The Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) has said categorically it does not accept state money, following accusations by a Malaysian media outlet that the UK think tank is in bed with the Malaysian Palm Oil Council and the country’s government.

General Mills opens Shanghai development centre to boost China market

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General Mills spends big on Asian product development

By RJ Whitehead

In a move to channel more investment into its growing Chinese market, food major General Mills has opened its first major technical centre outside of its Minneapolis headquarters. 

Hard and crunchy = fewer calories?

Hard and crunchy = fewer calories?

By Maggie Hennessy

Consumers perceive foods that are either hard or have a rough texture as having fewer calories, says a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research.

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