Prepared Foods

Dr Oetker acquires Brazil's Mavalério

Dr Oetker acquires Brazil's Mavalério

By Niamh Michail

Brazilian confectionery and bakery decoration business Mavalério has been acquired by German food group Dr Oetker, a move they say will help drive sales in Brazil.

Paraguayan women sorting stevia leaves after the harvest. © GettyImages/Norberto Duarte,AFP

Paraguay cracks down on misleading stevia labels

By Niamh Michail

Six manufacturers that marketed blends of artificial sweeteners and stevia as 'stevia' only are misleading and must change their packaging, said Paraguayan regulatory authority, INAN.

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Clean label additive can replace sulfites in prawns

By Niamh Michail

Argentinian supplier DPAustral has developed an additive that prevents melanosis in prawns and other crustaceans, allowing manufacturers to tap into the global trend for sulfite-free products, it says.

 Peru: Nutrition warning labels become mandatory

Peru: Nutrition warning labels become mandatory

By Niamh Michail

As of today (June 17), all processed food and drink products sold in Peru must carry a 'stop sign' warning label if they are high in salt, sugar and saturated fat, or contain trans fat.

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'The future of food is unlocking the potential of proteins’ says CEO

Chilean biotech start-up enzymatically engineers healthier foods

By Niamh Michail

Protera Biosciences enzymatically engineers the proteins in food to make them healthier and more functional; turning saturated fats into healthier, unsaturated ones is just one possibility. We caught up with its CEO and founder to find out more.

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Brazilian politicians try to bring back CONSEA

By Niamh Michail

Brazilian politicians are trying to bring back the National Council of Food and Nutrition Security (CONSEA), suspending a provisional measure introduced by President Jair Bolsonaro that disbanded it.

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ConMéxico: 'This confirms the label is correct, truthful and transparent'

Mexican Supreme Court ruling backs SEFAB nutrition label

By Niamh Michail

Mexico’s Supreme Court of Justice has ruled the country’s nutrition label, SEFAB, is constitutional and respects the public’s right to food, health and information, a decision welcomed by the food industry but decried by civil society.

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