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WHO calls on countries to reduce sugars intake

A new guideline from the World Health Organisation (WHO) recommends adults and children reduce their daily intake of free sugars to less than 10 per cent of their total energy intake. A further reduction to below 5 per cent or roughly 2

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Subdued sugar premiums 'hit refineries'

Sugar refineries around the world are feeling the pressure of a subdued whites-over-raws sugar premium, Jamal Al Ghurair, managing director of Dubai's Al Khaleej Refinery said on Sunday. "World sugar refineries cannot sus

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Sugar market outlook in focus at Dubai conference

Outlook, trader debates and refining updates will take centre stage at a renowned event in the world of sugar trading to be held in Dubai this month. The 11th annual Kingsman Dubai Sugar Conference will run from January 31 to Febr

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Al Khaleej Sugar receives largest sugar carrier at Jebel Ali Port

Al Khaleej Sugar, a leading sugar refinery in the Arab region, celebrated the arrival of MV UBC Ottawa, the world’s largest sugar carrying vessel to call at DP World’s flagship Jebel Ali Port.   Arriving from Sao

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Eat chocolate, not sugar

MycoTechnology, a food technology company has developed a new process using gourmet fungi (mushrooms) to reduce the bitterness in cocoa beans that it believes will cut sugar content in chocolate candy. "We use mushrooms that

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Egypt sugar project wins Islamic financing

Egypt's Al Nouran sugar production facility, a 2.5 billion Egyptian pound ($357 million) project, could begin operations in 2016 after securing a Sharia-compliant financing package, the project sponsors said. Al Nouran is expe

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Cut sugar intake drastically urges WHO

Adults should eat less than the equivalent of 6 teaspoons of sugar a day if they are to avoid health risks such as weight gain and tooth decay linked to sugary diets, the World Health Organisation said. Issuing draft guidelines ca

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New food labels to combat obesity

Packaged foods sold in the US would display calorie counts more prominently and include the amount of added sugar under a proposal to significantly update nutritional labels for the first time in 20 years as health officials seek to redu

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Moroccan royal firm sells stake in top sugar group

The investment arm of Morocco's royal family, SNI, sold a 24.5 per cent stake in Cosumar, its sole sugar supplier, to a group of local institutional investors, traders said, as it moves to divest some of its extensive holdings.

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Dubai refinery buys first Indian raw sugar in 2 years

Dubai's Al Khaleej sugar refinery, one of the world's largest, has bought the first cargoes of raw sugar from India in two years, rather than from its traditional supplier Brazil. Trade sources said Indian mills had incent

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