All news articles for January 2024

Almost a third of UK adults don’t want plant-based food that looks like an animal product. Credit: Getty/ArtMarie


Time to ditch the plant-based copycats?

By Bethan Grylls

Almost a third of UK adults don’t want plant-based food that resembles their animal counterparts, finds research commissioned by law firm Browne Jacobson.

One area to watch closely over the coming year is green claims, says Leatherhead Food Research's Mariko Kubo. Credit: Getty/Ian Nolan

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Manufacturers fret over Green Claims regulation

By Bethan Grylls

Last year’s October Business Leaders revealed that many in the food and beverage processing sector are feeling overwhelmed by regulation. Among the new raft of guidance and laws coming into effect are the proposals around green claims.

David Collard (left) and Adam Sims (right). Credit: Bart Ingredients


Bart Ingredients to appoint new CEO

By Bethan Grylls

Effective 1 April, current chief commercial officer, Adam Sims, will be taking on the role of CEO at the Bristol-based herbs, spices and ingredients manufacturer.

The big Food Manufacture trends report 2024


The biggest food and drink trends of 2024

By Bethan Grylls

From flavours of the moment, to the importance of health and functionality, to the impact of an unstable world – Food Manufacture unpicks the major trends and drivers for food and beverage producers in 2024.

Legal expert Katrina Anderson highlights UK regulation to be aware of this year. Credit: Getty/Jonathan Knowles

Legal Brief

Four laws to keep an eye on in 2024

By Katrina Anderson

Katrina Anderson, commercial and regulatory lawyer and associate director at international legal practice, Osborne Clarke, highlights several regulations to be mindful of this new year.

Manufacturers have unveiled a range of new products in time for 'Veganuary'

Round up

Veganuary NPD round up

By William Dodds

Several food manufacturers have launched new vegan products to mark ‘Veganuary’ 2024.

Kranghand: 'The food industry must prioritise transparency, ensure it is collecting the right data, and focus on creating a food safety culture.' Image: Getty, Amorn Suriyan


AI tech not ‘magic bullet’ for food safety issues

By Gwen Ridler

Artificial intelligence (AI) technology is no ‘magic bullet’ to ensure food safety and developing the right culture must be the first step, warned global assurance partner LRQA.

Image: Getty, Svittlana


Exports for British festive treats on the rise

By Gwen Ridler

Demand for luxury British staples such as Scotch whisky, chocolate and sparkling wine soared this Christmas from consumers in Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) countries.

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