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Artificial Sweetener Dumped From Diet Soft Drinks

Soft drink giants Coca-Cola and Pepsi have both made the move towards making healthier products by removing the artificial sweetener aspartame from their diet drinks, in favour of a more natural alternative. But how does the new sweetener stack up?

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We’re Lovin’ It – McDonalds Aim for antibiotic-free chicken within two years

After a bad rap of late, McDonalds have announced that they will begin phasing out the use of antibiotics in their chicken products over the next two years.

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Would Plain Packaging Help Fight the Childhood Obesity Crisis in Australia?

A global approach is being taken to restrict marketing of junk foods to children. Would plain packaging of these foods, similar to that which has been implemented for tobacco here in Australia, help to combat the childhood obesity problem?

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Junk Food Brands Target Kids on Social Media

Popular junk food brands have begun to find new ways of avoiding television advertising restrictions in Australia by promoting unhealthy foods through social media networks.

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Smaller Portion Sizes Becoming a Trend Among Junk Food Manufacturers

Australia was outraged when Nestle announced plans to cut the legendary Killer Python in half, but it seems they are not alone, with other sweet treats also set to be shrunk.

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Tick Off For The National Heart Foundation

After 25 years, The National Heart Foundation is set to review the Healthy Tick trademark, according to CEO Mary Barry.

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Consumer Groups: Sports Drinks Don’t Belong in Health Food Aisle

Consumer group CHOICE have warned that allowing electrolyte drinks to make health claims without passing the consumer protection test will mislead consumers into believing that they are making healthier purchases.

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Celebrity Chef Pete Evans A ‘Warrior’ For Controversial Paleo Diet

My Kitchen Rules chef Pete Evans’ impassioned campaign promoting the virtues of the controversial Paleo Diet has recently met with opposition from the Heart Foundation and the Dieticians Association of Australia (DAA).

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FSANZ Call for Submissions on Food Irradiation Application

FSANZ have called for submissions regarding a permit application to expand the irradiation of a various vegetables and fruits.

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FSANZ suggests new food labelling proposal in reaction to FoodLegal health claim criticisms

FSANZ has suggested a proposal to change food labelling codes, expanding the range of claims that can be put forth about sports foods & electrolyte drinks

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