All news articles for October 2013

A selection of some of the latest Mondelēz chocolate products

Mondelēz outlines trends to boost sales

By Rod Addy

Mondelēz International aims to capture market share and grow sales through strategies such as combining brands and targeting trends, including the increasing demand for snacking.

Food and drink industry people on the move – in October

Food and drink industry people on the move – in October

By Laurence Gibbons

A government reshuffle, which saw food and farming minister David Heath and fisheries minister Richard Benyon both lose their jobs, leads our selection of people on the move in the food and drink industry this month.

Three to five servings of broccoli a week could help protect the body against cancer, said professor Jeffery

Frozen broccoli’s cancer-fighting properties restored

By Gary Scattergood

Researchers who discovered frozen broccoli lacks the ability to form sulphoraphane, the cancer-fighting phytochemical in fresh broccoli, have shown how the food industry can restore the frozen vegetable’s health benefits.

Researchers are exploring Botox as a tool for weight reduction

Botox bid to target obesity epidemic

By Gary Scattergood

Researchers have had promising experimental results from using Botox as a weight loss tool in rats and are now hoping to win approval for human testing.

The need for GM crops will be hotly contested as MPs investigate food security

Food security to be investigated by MPs

By Rick Pendrous

The need for genetic modification (GM) is set to be hotly contested, as the House of Commons (HoC) Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (EFRA) Select Committee begins a new inquiry into food security.

Volac's new protein drink is helping the dairy sector to feel upbeat about its pledge to tackle health issues

Volac’s upbeat way to battle obesity

By Laurence Gibbons

Ingredients supplier Volac’s first foray into the retail market with high protein juice drink Upbeat has helped the dairy sector deliver on its voluntary pledge to tackle health issues – such as obesity.

Tags Tasty Crisps plans to take flavours such as salt & vinegar into more supermarket chains next year

Tags Tasty Crisps on target for growth

By Rod Addy

Family firm Tags Tasty Crisps has clinched a supply deal with Tesco and is close to securing deals with two other major grocery multiples.

Wales employs 230,000 people in the food and drink industry

First Welsh food industry skills ambassador named

By Rod Addy

The Welsh food industry’s first skills ambassador, who will spearhead a campaign to recruit and up-skill more workers for the sector, has been named as butcher Tomi Jones, from Llangollen.

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