All news articles for January 2019

PASS urged manufacturers to provide correct cooking instructions on their products

Get cooking instructions right: PASS

By Noli Dinkovski

Food manufacturers have been urged to ensure they are providing correct cooking instructions on products after a testing services company revealed many were falling short of food safety guidelines.

Premier Foods reported a drop in sales in its third-quarter trading results

Sales drop for Premier Foods

By James Ridler

Premier Foods saw sales drop despite continued growth of its key brands in its third-quarter (Q3) trading statement for the 13 weeks to 29 December 2018.

Without a deal, businesses will need to prepare for a hard Brexit

Eversheds: start planning for hard Brexit

By James Ridler

Food and drink manufacturers need to start implementing their no-deal Brexit contingency plans, legal firm Eversheds has warned, as the threat of a hard exit from the EU draws closer.

Finnebrogue’s current meat-free range includes vegan burgers Beet & Quinoa and Spicy Bean

Finnebrogue to open £3m meat-free factory

By Noli Dinkovski

A Northern Ireland bacon and sausage processor is to capitalise on the growing demand for non-meat alternatives by opening a £3m vegan and vegetarian factory.

The continuing Brexit debacle has led to representatives from the food industry to call for more time to agree a deal

Food industry demands more time for Brexit deal

By Aidan Fortune

The food industry has called for an extension to Britain’s impending exit from the EU following Parliament’s rejection of the Government’s Brexit Withdrawal Agreement.

The ASA has banned a Red Bull ad for making unsolicited health claims

Red Bull ad banned by advertising watchdog

By James Ridler

An advert for Red Bull energy drinks has been banned by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA), after it was deemed to be making unsolicited health claims.

The UK imported more than £4bn of food from Ireland last year

UK imports £4bn of food from Ireland

By James Ridler

The UK imported more than £4bn-worth of food and drink products from Ireland last year, despite global volatility, extreme weather conditions and uncertainty surrounding Brexit.

Concerns over food allergens have reached a new high following two Pret-linked fatalities

In depth: clean-label

The Pret effect takes hold

By Lynda Searby

With allergens increasingly in the spotlight, the Government is to review allergen labelling policy, leaving manufacturers under pressure to comply with more stringent legislation and meet the demands of an increasingly cautious public.

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