All news articles for July 2022

AIMs won its challenge against the FSA, but is not seeking a remedy for 'illegal fees' gathered by the standards body

AIMS members seek reparations from ‘Illegal charges’

By Gwen Ridler

The Association of Independent Meat Suppliers (AIMS) is seeking reparations for ‘illegal charges’ levied against its members by the Food Standards Agency (FSA), after successfully challenging the body on the lack of transparency on the calculation of...

Cost of living increases impacted consumer buying habits over the past month

Adults buying less food as cost of living bites

By Michelle Perrett

Around half (49%) of adults are buying less food when food shopping while 48% of them have reported they had to spend more than usual to get what they normally buy, the latest statistics from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) has revealed.

The pet food acquisition was made for an undisclosed sum

Assisi Pet Care buys Pet Munchies

By Michelle Perrett

Assisi Pet Care, the Melton Mowbray based pet food company, has acquired natural dog and cat treats brand Pet Munchies Holdings for an undisclosed sum.

Danish Crown has just launched a solution to make materials handling safer for staff

Digital feature: long read

Efficient handling & storage trends

By Rod Addy

Materials handling and storage has faced pressures ranging from lack of labour and climate impact to soaring costs and supply chain volatility in the past year, but as always the food industry has proved inventive.

Plant-based tacos are taking off, says ingredients supplier Beneo. Image: Toos Vergote

Digital plant-based feature: long read

Plant-based food trends 2022

By Lynda Searby

Plant-based innovation has long since expanded beyond the world of meat analogue products and exploded into every retail category, supported behind the scenes by ingredients suppliers.

The new team will lead the ekaterra business after it was sold by Unilever

Ekaterra unveils new top team after divestment from Unilever

By Michelle Perrett

Ekaterra, the tea company that owns brands Lipton, PG tips and Pukka, has appointed Nathalie Roos as chief executive officer and Pierre Laubies as chair of the board following the completion of its divestment from Unilever.

Arla has highlighted the different consumers

Consumers seek out protein for sports nutrition

By Michelle Perrett

Consumers are increasingly seeking out protein for sports nutrition, but their needs and purchase motivations vary, a new study by Arla Foods Ingredients has revealed.

The kebab manufacturer has received a tax rebate

Kebab company gets £372K in R&D tax relief

By Michelle Perrett

Kismet Kebabs, the halal doner food manufacturer, has netted more than £370,000 in government tax breaks after developing lactose-free doners.

The GMB union has said strike action will go ahead in July.

Budweiser workers set for more strikes

By Michelle Perrett

Budweiser workers at Samlesbury, near Preston, are set for another round of strikes after failing to agree a pay offer with the brewery.

The FSA has added 6,000 items to its public list of CBD products

Nearly 12,000 products on the CBD public list

By Michelle Perrett

Almost 6,000 CBD products have been added to the Food Standards Agency (FSA) public list of Cannabidiol (CBD) products that can be marketed in England and Wales.

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