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Healthy foods

With the global obesity epidemic a number one priority, ‘wellness’ or ‘functional’ foods are in the spotlight as a means of weight and disease reduction. It’s a sector undergoing immense regulatory change and, whether you’re working in the field of dietary control, fortification or supplements, you will benefit from regular consultations with Dr Foodman.

Tate & Lyle faces £125M in costs for restructure

Tate & Lyle has announced a restructure of its international ingredients business, which focuses it on its Speciality Food Ingredients (SFI) division in Europe and will cost £125M.

Fat-burning pizza to sexy lollies: latest innovations

A fat-burning pizza, sexy lollipops, lemon cupcake popcorn and chorizo and pumpkin ravioli all feature in our list of the latest food and drink innovations.

Liberal Democrat manifesto to ‘finish the job’

Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg launched his party’s manifesto on Wednesday (April 15) claiming that it built on a record of policies delivered in national government.

Election 2015

Labour plans draw mixed reaction from business

Business leaders have given a mixed response to Labour’s manifesto published on Monday (April 13), with praise for its commitment to EU membership but criticism of its curb on zero-hours...

Healthy children's ready meals go global

A healthy children’s ready meal start-up is set to go global and has joined forces with the popular kid’s book The Gruffalo.

ELECTION 2015

What start-ups need from a new UK government

More financial support must be given to food and drink start-ups by the next UK government if they are to survive their first year in business, Miso Tasty founder Bonnie...

Too much fat in Danes's diet

The Danish have increased their intake of fish and vegetables and reduced their consumption of sugary soft drinks, but are still eating too much fat, according to findings from the...

Food Standards Scotland launched, as poll reveals concerns

Food Standards Scotland (FSS), the new public sector food body for Scotland, was launched yesterday (April 1), as a new poll identified Scotland’s top food concerns.

Saturated fat truth will be revealed: scientists

Leading scientists will explore the effects of saturated fat from dairy on the body in a bid to establish its true effects on health, following recent research.

Truss’s £50k grants to create 3,000 food jobs

Cash injections of up to £50,000 will be given to small food and drink firms, following the creation of six new Food Enterprise Zones by the environment secretary Elizabeth Truss.

‘Dull’ health claims lead many to miss £27bn market

Thousands of European food and drink firms are missing out on the £27bn global functional food market because of restrictive health claims wording, leading nutritionists have complained.

Food Vision 2015

Top social trends food firms must follow

Four top trends – sobriety, risk management, nutritional supplements and everyday indulgence should guide food and drink manufacturers when planning innovation.

Children help cut parents’ salt intake

Parents’ salt intake was slashed through the intervention of their children in a joint UK and China study funded by the Medical Research Council.

Nutrient profiling key to public health policies

The next UK government must do much more to tackle Britain’s poor dietary habits, according to the UK Coronary Prevention Group (UKCPG), a charity dedicated to preventing heart disease through...

‘Junk food’ can help you get your five-a-day

Consumers should look to ‘junk food’ to help provide their five portions of fruit and vegetables as recommended by the National Health Service (NHS), according to health website Desirablebody.co.uk....

Quorn Foods announces £40M investment

Quorn Foods plans to invest £40M to support its global expansion strategy.

Alpro’s £28.5M extension creates 50 jobs

Plant-based food manufacturer Alpro has invested £28.5M in a new production facility at its existing Burton Latimer site, creating 50 new jobs.

WhiteWave eyes Quorn’s European potential

Quorn’s European potential has enticed WhiteWave Foods to consider acquiring the business, rather than its US credentials, according to one industry expert.

Chaucer Foods to create 25 jobs in Hull

Chaucer Foods aims to create 25 jobs in Hull as the company adds a third production line there and looks to expand into gluten-free bakery items by 2016.

Community Foods nails national Lidl contract

Community Foods has secured a multi-million pound contract to supply Lidl.

Almond contamination

Spice supply chains called into question

Food firms must probe the security of their herb and spice supply chains following the discovery of almond contaminated products earlier this month.

North/south divide over purchases of sweets

Londoners buy fewer sweets than consumers in the north east of England, new data from a shopping and price comparison website has claimed.

Expert outlines five healthy snack bar trends

Healthier children’s formats, natural and raw ingredients and mid-morning options are among the 2015 healthy snack bar trends picked out by Lizzie Conlon, food developer and nutritionist at Food Innovation...

Consumers plan to buy less salty products

Sales of salty snacks could be hit as health-conscious consumers plan to remove them from their shopping baskets in the year ahead, according to information and insights company Nielsen.

Online ‘advergames’ link to child obesity studied

The debate about childhood obesity will intensify tomorrow (February 5) when a comprehensive review of digital and online food and drink marketing to children is published.