All news articles for September 2020

Alpro has unveiled its green pledges

Alpro invests in Kettering site and unveils green pledges

By Michelle Perrett

Plant-based food and drink manufacturer Alpro has unveiled plans to invest €30m in its factories as it publishes a five-year health and sustainability action plan, entitled ‘Feeding the Future With Plants’.

Beef exports from UK head to US

UK beef heads to US for first time in 20 years

By Michelle Perrett

Kepak Group Limited (Merthyr) in Wales, Foyle Food Group (Foyle Campsie), WD Meats and Granville Food Care have been cleared to export beef to the US – a first for any UK business in 20 years.

Action on Sugar calls for action over fruit snacks

Honest labelling’ called for on children’s fruit snacks

By Michelle Perrett

A campaign group is calling for honest labelling on fruit snacks for children, arguing they are displaying misleading claims such as ‘1 of your 5 a day’, ‘Naturally occurring sugars’ or ‘Made from real fruit’.

Whitby Gin is expanding

Whitby Gin in £1.5m distillery expansion

By Michelle Perrett

A Yorkshire gin-maker is expanding its operation after being granted permission to move into new premises in the shadow of Whitby Abbey.

Lockdown sauces launched by businesswoman Maria Stella.

Home cooking prompts Borneo sauces launch

By Michelle Perrett

The home cooking boom prompted by the coronavirus pandemic lockdown has inspired businesswoman Maria Stella, boss of Sorai, to launch a range of Borneo sauces.

Princes sees the labelling move as part of a wider response to shoppers demanding more transparency from processors

Princes pursues transparency with Napolina QR codes

By Rod Addy

Princes has launched on-pack quick response (QR) codes on its Napolina canned tomatoes, enabling smartphone users to view their quality and sustainability credentials as part of a broader blockchain-enabled transparency drive.

Scottish wholesalers are concerned about Brexit impact

Scots meat exports face ‘substantial market turbulence’

By Michelle Perrett

Scotland’s meat wholesalers have written to secretary of state for Scotland Alister Jack, warning that the red meat sector is heading for ‘substantial market turbulence’ during the UK’s exit from the EU.

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