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The Government has pushed back restrictions on HFSS promotions in stores

Government delays restrictions on HFSS promotions

By Gwen Ridler

The Government’s delay in the implementation of restrictions on advertising and volume promotions for high fat, salt and sugar (HFSS) foods has been criticised for contradicting its levelling up ambitions and escalating the cost of treating obesity.

Dalton Philips will take up the role of Greencore chief executive

Greencore reveals Coveney replacement

By Gwen Ridler

Convenience food manufacturer Greencore has appointed Dalton Philips as chief executive and executive director to replace Patrick Coveney.

Ensuring compliance across a complex supply chain is tough at the best of times

Experts from Tesco and McCormick tackle compliance

By Rod Addy

Experts from Tesco and global herbs and spices supplier McCormick & Company will form part of a panel tackling traceability and compliance in a volatile market in our free webinar on 25 May.

The market has received a boost with the reopening of gyms and leisure centres

Digital feature: long read

Sports Nutrition trends

By Michelle Perrett

Consumer interest in health and wellness has grown since the pandemic struck, with a focus on protection and immunity and a corresponding need for exercise fuelling growth in sports nutrition.

Two Yorkshire universities have helped digitalise Rakusen's with the help of a £618k grant

Rakusen’s digitalises business with £618k grant

By Gwen Ridler

Sheffield Hallam’s National Centre of Excellence for Food Engineering (NCEFE) and the University of Bradford’s Faculty of Engineering have secured a £618k grant to support biscuit and wafer manufacturer Rakusen’s growth and sustainability plans.

NFU Scotland met with the DEFRA minister

NFU Scotland raises funding concerns with Government

By Michelle Perrett

Future funding, the food security crisis and soaring costs were top of the agenda when NFU Scotland met with Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs George Eustice in Westminster this week.

The Portman Group has updated its best practice Alcohol Labelling Guidelines for producers

New guidelines launched for alcohol labelling

By Michelle Perrett

Drinks watchdog The Portman Group has updated its best practice Alcohol Labelling Guidelines for producers, which gives information how to communicate alcohol and health-related information to consumers, across multiple channels.

Scotland accounted for the largest share of UK food and drink exports, according to the FDF

Scotland accounts for the largest share of UK food and drink exports

By Michelle Perrett

Scotland, alongside Wales and the North East of England, had the strongest recovery in response to the supply chain problems caused by Covid-19 and the new UK-EU trading relationship, according to research by the Food and Drink Federation (FDF).

The number of adults skipping meals grew in the past three months, according to The Food Foundation

Calls for Government action over food security

By Michelle Perrett

There has been a rapid rise (57%) in the proportion of households cutting back on food or missing meals altogether in just three months, new data from The Food Foundation has revealed.

The Plastics Packaging Tax has already affected packaging costs for businesses

Packaging costs rise in wake of plastics tax

By Gwen Ridler

Packaging costs have risen for six out of 10 businesses since the launch of the Plastics Packaging Tax in April, according to new research by Lindum Packaging.

The dairy sector is focused heavily on measuring Scope 3 on-farm emissions

Digital feature: long read

Dairy processing: cows, costs and carbon

By Lynda Searby

Richard Clothier, managing director of Wyke Farms, might be a big cheese in the dairy industry, but that doesn’t mean he is impervious to the cost pressures facing his third-generation cheese-making business.

Acrylamide can be found in products such as crisps, chips and cakes. iStock credit piotr_malczyk

Be aware of EU acrylamide changes

By Mark Hughes

The EU recently added many more products to its acrylamide monitoring system, broadening the list of baked goods and including pita and specialty breads, pancakes, tortillas, churros, doughnuts and croissants.

The UK has cut tariffs on good imported from Ukraine

UK cuts tariffs on Ukraine foods to zero

By Michelle Perrett

The UK has cut tariffs to zero on all goods from Ukraine including barley, honey, tinned tomatoes and poultry, to help Ukrainian businesses and producers.

The deal will see Tate & Lyle in the chickpea flour market

Tate & Lyle buys plant-based ingredients company

By Michelle Perrett

Food and drink ingredients producer Tate & Lyle has revealed that is has “acquired substantially” all of the assets of Nutriati, an ingredient technology company developing and producing chickpea protein and flour.

Seven Bro7hers has secured funding to help supply larger customer contracts and purchase orders

New funding to back family-owned brewery expansion

By Michelle Perrett

A family-owned brewery in Salford, Manchester has secured a quarter of million pounds funding through Cynergy Business Finance, which will assist in fulfilling increased orders and invest in new plant and machinery.

Johan Westman ceo: 'The war has also affected the global economy'

AAK to exit Russia permanently

By Michelle Perrett

AAK, the global fats and oils business, is the latest company to announce it is to exit from its operations and investments in Russia, following the Ukraine war.

The Government has U-turned on its decision to implement further restriction on EU imports

Government U-turn on border strategy: Industry reaction

By Gwen Ridler

The UK government’s U-turn on border strategy will help clear up red tape surrounding imports, but could endanger parts of the industry to potentially devastating disease risks, warned members of the food and drink industry.

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