All news articles for January 03, 2014

Governments around the world should take stronger action to combat over eating and obesity, recommended the ODI report

Tackle over-eating like smoking: New report

By Michael Stones

Governments should take action to curb over eating in a similar way to measures taken to limit smoking, warns a new report from UK think tank the Overseas Development Institute (ODI).

Burgers such as those served at the Shake Shack in New York could be a big 2014 UK trend

Barbecue season in UK faces US burger revolution

By Rod Addy

New York-style burger trends look set to influence new product development for the UK 2014 barbecue season, according to Carlos Diaz, food director at Food Innovation Solutions.

Warburtons is seeing strong growth in sandwich alternatives

Bakery plant to create 60 jobs for Warburtons

By Rod Addy

Warburtons is planning to create 60 jobs by building a £20M bakery dedicated to its Sandwich Alternatives lines next to existing facilities at Billington Road, Burnley, Lancashire.

Political parties will strive to outdo each other to appear the ‘consumers’ champion’ in advance of the 2015 general election, predicted leading industry figures

Politicians to focus on food industry in 2014

By Rick Pendrous

Consumers will continue to feel squeezed during 2014, despite signs the UK economy is at last starting to improve, and this will lead political parties to try to outdo each other in their attempts to appear the ‘consumers’ champion’ in advance of the...

Key food manufacturers have not backed a system incorporating traffic light labelling

Food firms parry criticism as healthy promotions launch

By Rod Addy

Nestlé, Kellogg and Asda are among those criticised by consumer group Children’s Food Campaign (CFC) for not doing enough to promote healthy eating as a government-backed scheme designed to do that launches.