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Probiotic industry value set to reach £29bn

Sales of probiotic food, drink and supplements are set to reach £29bn by 2018, as consumers seek food-based answers to health issues, according to one expert commentator.

The effects of bacteria on the gut will be discussed at the conference

People on the move in the food and drink industry

Dalton Philips’ departure from Morrisons leads our latest selection of people on the move in the food and drink industry.

Chilled food helps Greencore beat chilly market

Chilled products and food-to-go drove Greencore’s global growth in its first financial quarter (Q1), the company has reported.

First EU edible insect food safety guide published

Food safety guidelines for insects destined for human consumption have been created for the first time in response to their likelihood of becoming widely consumed in Europe.

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UKIP jelly babies under fire on Amazon

Sweet manufacturer Choc-Kits has come under fire for releasing a “fun” can of UKIP jelly babies on Amazon.

Food manufacturers welcome BPA advice

UK food and drink manufacturers have welcomed a recommendation from the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) that exposure to the chemical bisphenol A (BPA) poses no risk to human health.

Merchant’s tale: Chaucer opens third plant

Chaucer Foods has launched its third plant in Oregon in the US, designed to process freeze-dried fruit and vegetable products.

Waitrose’s new 2,000 job plan to boost manufacturing

Waitrose’s plan to create 2,000 new jobs in stores and a new e-commerce grocery depot this year is expected to boost the retailer’s manufacturing businesses.

Food and drink manufacturers slash carbon dioxide by a third

Food and drink manufacturers’ achievement of slashing carbon dioxide emissions by 35%, has won praise from environment secretary Liz Truss.

Fine food firm Bennett Opie aims at doubling sales

Bennett Opie aims to double sales from £25M to £50M in five years and has opened a new warehouse facility as it seeks to boost UK and overseas business.

Business Leaders' Forum

Business Leaders’ Forum – in quotes

Obesity, skills and the changing retailer landscape were some of the key issues debated at last week’s Business Leaders’ Forum at the Walkie Talkie building in central London.

News in brief

Fraud webinar helps protect food businesses

Arming food and drink managers with the information they need to guard against fraud is the aim of a new commercial webinar from food safety specialist NSF International.

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Halal chicken and beef rashers launched

Halal food manufacturer KQF has launched halal macon rashers, bacon-style strips of smoked beef or chicken, which are the first such products to be certified by the Halal Monitoring Committee (HMC).

Business Leaders' Forum

Supermarket turmoil could benefit suppliers

Turmoil in the grocery sector may bring greater clarity for their suppliers, predicts Wyke Farms md Richard Clothier.

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Scotch beef to get BSE-related audit
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US food safety experts to audit Scottish beef

US food safety inspectors will audit Scottish beef production following the lifting of a BSE (bovine spongiform...

Morrisons recovery relies on food manufacturing

Morrisons’ revival relies on manufacturing: new boss

Morrisons’ food manufacturing links will play a key role in restoring the fortunes of the troubled retailer,...

Meat-free firm prepares massive new product drive

Quorn gears up for massive NPD push

Quorn has revealed plans for substantial new product development (NPD) activity this year, including gluten-free and vegan...

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