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FDF director advises industry to unite in war on sugar
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FDF urges industry to unite on sugar attack

The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) boss has warned the industry that no sector is safe from the attack on sugar. 

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Kingsmill has gained in sales but suffered from lower profitability
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Sales volumes up at Allied Bakeries, but market remains ‘challenging’

Associated British Foods (ABF) has revealed that Allied Bakeries saw increased sales volumes over the financial year, but overall profits across the group are expected to decline. 

Celebrity chef attacks sugar in new documentary

A new documentary by Jamie Oliver in which he urges the government to reduce the nation’s sugar intake is aired tonight.

Tate & Lyle launches website to help food manufacturers with fibre

Ingredients provider Tate & Lyle has launched a new website dedicated to fibre fortification.

UK shoppers cite sugar as major concern, finds study

Sugar content in food is the UK’s biggest concern, research has found.

High-GI diet found to contribute to depression

Research in America has suggested that the consumption of things like sugary foods and white bread are linked with an increased risk of depression in women. 

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Real Good Food company has shed Napier Brown
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Sugar hurts Real Good Food profit, but outlook good

The bakery group Real Good Food made an operating loss of £741,000 last year after it was hit hard following a dispute over sugar. 

Mike McDonough will leave in August
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Finance director departs Real Good Food

Real Good Food’s (RGF) finance director has left the company following a reshuffle of operations, after it sold Napier Brown Sugar.

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Action on Sugar says lower intake recommendations are not going low enough
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Action on Sugar: government has not gone far enough

Campaigners have called on the government to go further than its own recommendations – and have demanded a 40% reduction of sugar in food and drink by 2020. 

Sugar in the headlines

The war on sugar has been a strong media narrative throughout the past 12 months. Here British Baker looks at some of the headlines:

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