All news articles for January 2020

Lynch: 'Unless we... start believing in 100% rPET, we won’t get the investment we need in improving the quality of waste recycling'

Belu makes the case for 100% rPET

By Paul Gander

Sustainability-conscious water brand Belu has justified moving its bottles from 50% recycled polyethylene terephthalate (rPET) to 100% rPET, while avoiding options such as aluminium.

Claims into packaging with ‘enhanced biodegradability’ are underway

Biodegradable packaging additive claims spark debate

By Paul Gander

Numerous commercial trials of a packaging additive said to “enhance biodegradability” in landfill and the ocean, while not interfering with recycling, and which can be added to standard fossil-derived plastics, are under way.

The industry has had a mixed response to the Government's Agriculture Bill

Industry response to Government’s Agriculture Bill

By James Ridler

Industry reactions to the newly published Agriculture Bill were mixed, but questions have been raised about the Government's commitment to food security and the impact of future trade deals in a post-Brexit landscape.

VR headsets for cows and sugar reduction are key trends in the dairy industry

Opinion

Dairy trends in 2020: VR headsets for cows and sugar reduction

By Azhar Zouq

As news emerges that Russian cows are being given virtual reality headsets in a bid to boost milk yields, Azhar Zouq, managing director at Lancashire Farm Dairies, looks at the trends set to affect the UK dairy industry and gives his predictions for the...

Tariff increases on Scotch whisky threaten any future trade deals with the US

Whisky tariffs threaten future trade with US

By James Ridler

Further tariffs on Scotch whisky by the US could threaten future trade negotiations with the superpower after the UK’s split with the EU, workers union GMB has warned.

Lord Charles Allen will step down as Boparan Holdings chairman

2 Sisters chairman retires from business

By James Ridler

The chairman of 2 Sisters Food Group’s parent company Boparan Holdings is to retire from his role after nine years with the business.

A new ruling on balsamic vinegar eschews need for designation of origin

ECJ decision on balsamic vinegar

By Rod Addy

Balsamic vinegar does not have to originate from Modena, according to a 4 December ruling by the European Court of Justice (ECJ).

New research from Campden BRI suggests consumer fridges are running at too high temperatures

New shelf-life guidance from Campden BRI

By Rod Addy

Campden BRI is researching the shelf-life of meal kits and home-delivered chilled foods, plus how opening products at different times in the run-up to use-by dates can impact shelf-life.

Trade deals, dairy worries and stockpiling are hot topics in this Brexit round-up

The Brexit effect: the latest food industry news

By James Ridler

Calls to fast-track deals with China and the US, concerns for the future of dairy trade with the EU and the impact of the UK’s exit from the EU on cold storage stockpiling all feature in this round-up of food industry Brexit news.

The project aims to establish the biggest challenges of using plant-based proteins in products

New project to boost plant-based knowledge

By Noli Dinkovski

A two-year research project that aims to help food and drink manufacturers use protein-rich plant-based ingredients more effectively has been launched by Campden BRI.

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