CHOICE criticises Nestle over MILO fitness trackers

Consumer advocacy group, CHOICE, has struck out at Nestle Australia for offering fitness trackers alongside tins of Milo, which CHOICE says is 46 per cent sugar. CHOICE says offering the fitness trackers alongside Milo makes the beverage seem like a healthier option than it actually is. “With Christmas just weeks away and...

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Australian food experts, FoodLegal have launched training videos for Australia’s new Country of Origin labelling laws. For a number of years, Australia has had unique mandatory...

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China chocolate sales have more than doubled over the past decade, and are lined up to be the country’s fastest-growing confectionary sector through at least 2016. Between 2006...

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Bellamy’s Organic has been hit hard by recent changes to infant formula imports into China with its shares dropping by 40 per cent late last week. The Tasmanian-based infant...

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Aldi is still deciding whether it will join the Australian Voluntary Tax Transparency Code (TTC), despite the repeated urgings from the board of Wesfarmers, owner of Aldi’s competitor,...

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Nestle plans to cut sugar but not taste, new science breakthrough

It may seem almost too good to be true, but Nestle says it has found a way to significantly cut the sugar content in its chocolates without altering the taste. Responding to consumers’...

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Supermarket wholesaler, Metcash, is attempting to revive its food and grocery profits by appealing to ethically minded shoppers with a new community focused private label range. The...

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