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Coeliacs are paying more than a third more for their weekly shop, according to Coeliac UK.

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Coeliacs unable to afford gluten-free food, report claims

By Gwen Ridler

People suffering from coeliac disease are paying up to 35% more for their weekly food shop, with a growing number of consumers unable to find gluten-free products on shelves, according to Coeliac UK.

Are you prepared for next stage of HFSS? Credit: Getty/Nadezhda Kozhedub

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Navigating the next stage of HFSS

By Lewis Wallis

Lewis Wallis of Campden BRI examines the UK's new HFFS restrictions coming into force next year and what food businesses need to do to prepare.

Pictured centre: Pedro Sancha, president & CEO at NSF, surrounded by Belgium’s Mastercooks

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The importance of independent sensory labs in NPD

By Bethan Grylls

In the competitive landscape of the food industry, developing new products and refining existing ones is not just a matter of taste but a complex and often high-stakes endeavour.

Could sweaty cows solve global food security issues? Image: Getty

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Sweaty cows offer solution to food security woes

By Gwen Ridler

Sweaty cows could help solve a number of global warming related food security issues, according to new research by the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS).

June 2024 has seen an influx of new product development, including Kallø stocks, Asda-own wine, and a new comer to the UK.

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NPD launches: June 2024

By Bethan Grylls

From bright blue cola, to own-label budget canned wine, to cinnamon flavoured butter, we offer you a detailed summary of the UK's latest product launches.

Almost half of British claim they wouldn't be able to identify ultra-processed foods. Image: Getty, LauriPatterson

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Brits unable to identify ultra-processed foods

By Gwen Ridler

Almost half of Brits (45%) say they wouldn’t be able to identify an ultra-processed food or beverage, or know the difference between them and minimally processed foods, according to new research consultancy Savanta ComRes,

“The World Foods category is becoming strategically more important as the UK’s population becomes more diverse and the product ranges become open to a wider audience,

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World Foods domination

By Bethan Grylls

The world cuisine market is becoming an important and lucrative market for the UK, growing by 7.7% in 2022.

One in six UK consumers admit to being addicted to ultra-processed foods, according to Lifesum. Image: Getty, Petrochenko

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Brits admit to ultra-processed food addiction

By Gwen Ridler

UK consumers admit to being addicted to ultra-processed foods (UPFs), with a vast majority consuming them at least once a week, according to new research by healthy eating platform Lifesum.

THIS Isn't Chicken Thighs will be available later this month

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A first for plant-based chicken thighs

By Bethan Grylls

THIS introduces plant-based chicken thigh alternative which it says is the first product of its kind to be distributed nationally.

Among the new product launches is a new range of Pieminister on-the-go pies and Strawberry & Cream flavoured Squashies

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May 2024: New product launches

By Bethan Grylls

Food Manufacture rounds up the latest raft of new product launches to hit UK shelves, from Cathedral City's first venture into chilled meals, to new Kettle crisps varieties, and a Thai Green Cod Curry oven ready SKU from New England Seafood.

Credit: Getty - L-R: Andrew Brookes, ollo & Firn

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UK red tape has ‘killed our innovation’

By Bethan Grylls

In a Westminster session that explored the next steps for novel foods in the UK, founder and CEO of Naturecan UK, explained how his business had been stifled by UK regulation.

Affordability and environmental impact are key factors driving demand for ready-to-eat meat products. Credit: Getty / gldburger

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Driving demand for the ready-to-eat meat market

By Gwen Ridler

As ready-to-eat meat products experience a period of growth, Food Manufacture explores the major factors driving new product development (NPD), advances in packaging and how manufacturers are addressing environmental concerns over their products.

DuelFuel's founder warns functional food innovators of alleged inconsistences in VAT rules, which has 'crippled' his business

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What makes a cake a cake?

By Bethan Grylls

Food Manufacture speaks with DuelFuel's founder Tim Davies after his business has been forced to shut up shop, following what he calls 'an incorrect' decision and a potentially 'dangerous precedent' from HMRC around his product's...

Among the new launches are Quorn's new recipe for its cocktail sausages and Graze's themed boxes

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New investments and new innovations

By Bethan Grylls

Food Manufacture rounds up the latest new product launches which includes a £10m investment from Highland Spring, pea protein peanut butter from Whole Earth, themed boxes from Graze, and more…

Food Manufacture unwraps the Easter 2024 market. Credit: Getty/Bruno Netto

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Easter 2024: Trends, new product launches and cocoa prices

By Bethan Grylls

Food Manufacture cracks open Easter NPD, relaying the key trends for 2024 – from experimental flavours, to flat eggs, and free-from innovation – and looks at how unique weather events are impacting Brits’ pockets.

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