All news articles for January 2019

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.

Detection and inspection equipment is evolving to help with traceability as well as tracing contaminants

Equipment in-depth

Detection and inspection: a vision of the future

By Alyson Magee

The latest detection and inspection equipment can help manufacturers improve quality and traceability as well as reduce contamination and food waste, bringing cost savings too.

The FDF accused the Government of using its consultation on food promotions to distract industry from the real issues surrounding Brexit

FDF slams restrictions on food and drink promotions

By James Ridler

The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has deemed the launch of the Government’s consultation on plans to restrict promotions of food and drink products high in fat, sugar and salt (HFSS) as “grossly insensitive” and a “monumental distraction”.

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