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Top 7 from 7: The key global food industry news of the past week

Top 7 from 7: The key global food industry news of the past week

By Stephen Daniells

From PepsiCo’s new innovation group (The Hive) to the success of the NutriScore food labeling system in France to drive healthy food choices, here’s a round-up of the top seven global food and beverage news items from the past seven days.

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Stevia: DSM introduces Avansya Reb M for Mexico, USA

By Stephen Daniells

Ingredients giant DSM has achieved registration for use in Mexico with COFEPRIS of its Avansya Reb M steviol glycoside, and will be introducing the ingredient at this year’s IFT in Chicago.

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Mexico: Soda sales may be down, but obesity rates are not, says ANPRAC

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Introduced in 2014, Mexico's sugar tax reduced sweetened beverage sales by 12% in its first year, according to the Ministry of Health, but daily caloric intake has decreased by negligible amounts, argues ANPRAC (the National Association of Producers...