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Graphic labels on treat foods a silly idea, says FGC

Putting graphic labels on so-called unhealthy or treat foods is a silly idea that’s based on no evidence, says FGC Chief Executive Katherine Rich. She is commenting on a university study that theorises a brief exposure to graphic food product health warnings on food such as chips chocolate bars may enhance 'dietary self-control.'

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Food industry Heath Star products pass 2000 mark

The food industry is now producing 2003 products with Health Star Rating logos. The milestone was reached during the first quarter of the year, and is a sharp jump from the 1891 products at 31 December last year, and 1744 at 30 September.

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Early-bird registrations for conference close on Friday

Early-bird registrations for the FGC 2018 annual conference,to be held in Brisbane on 7-9 November, close this Friday. Registration cut-off is 27 July, and the workshop and social networking programme selection opens on 13 August.

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Entries open for 2018 NZ Food Awards

Entries are open for the 2018 NZ Food Awards. This year the awards are looking to highlight products that are focused on sustainability, market relevance, and have strong health and nutritional attributes. Entries close on 30 June, judging is from 10-13 July, and the awards Gala Dinner is on 17 October.

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