All news articles for February 2020

The sugar reduction target reached by autumn 2018 was 2.9% against an overall target of 20% by 2020

A lighter touch: the future of sugar reduction?

By Linda Searby

With 2020 sugar reduction targets still beyond the food industry’s reach, is taxation becoming a reality and what is stopping manufacturers from reaching those elusive goals?

Strike action at Allied Bakeries in Belfast has been called off

Unions call off strike action at Allied Bakeries NI

By James Ridler

Members of the Bakers, Food and Allied Workers Union (BFAWU) and Unite have called off strike action at Allied Bakeries’ Northern Ireland factory, after agreeing to engage in discussions with management over pay.

the loss of frictionless trade with the EU could see prices rise and a loss of availability, claimed the BRC

Food prices to rise with Brexit border friction

By James Ridler

The UK will be at risk of higher food prices, reduced supply of short shelf-life goods and a lack of choice as a result of border friction with the EU, according to the British Retail Consortium (BRC).

Lucozade Ribena Suntory opened its new £13m line in Coleford last week

New £13m line opens at Coleford Lucozade factory

By James Ridler

Lucozade Ribena Suntory has opened a new £13m energy and water-efficient line at its Coleford, Gloucestershire factory in a bid to meet demand and cut down on its impact on the environment.

George Eustice takes top role at Defra

George Eustice takes top role at Defra

By Michelle Perrett

Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s controversial cabinet reshuffle saw some new changes affect the food and manufacturing sectors.

Experts across the industry look into the benefits of sensory science in product development

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Making sense of sensory

By Ellie Woollven

As competition and complexity in food and drink offers intensify, is sensory science vital to capturing elusive gaps in the market?

The growth of vegans and vegetarians is set to continue

Top 10 food trends for 2020

By Michelle Perrett

Stuart Kelly, global head of commercial at Lloyd’s Register, provides his 10 predictions for the food industry in 2020.

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