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The Rebel Whopper has launched in the UK, but it's not suitable for vegans

Rebel Burger launches in the UK

By James Ridler

Burger King’s plant-based Rebel Whopper has landed in the UK, offering consumers a meat-free alternative to one of its most popular products.

Veganuary new products

Veganuary 2020 new product launches

By James Ridler

Greggs’ new vegan steak bake and KFC’s first meat-free burger are just two of the latest plant-based launches in time for Veganuary 2020, featured in this photo gallery.

We cover some of the latest CBD developments in food and drink

FDA is tough on CBD food

By Rod Addy

UK suppliers of products containing cannabis-derived compound cannabidiol (CBD) are still reviewing the tough stance the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) took to the ingredient last month.

Each loaf contains around 336 crickets, which are dried, ground, mixed with wheat flour and grains and then baked

Roberts launches UK’s ‘first insect bread’

By Dan Colombini

Roberts Bakery has launched a new limited-edition brand of bread, manufactured using insects, in a nod to the return of jungle-based television programme I’m a Celebrity Get me Out of Here.

Tim Foster: 'Rather than factories making one specific product, they will have to adapt to making many'

Development hub

Solving NPD challenges through collaboration

By Noli Dinkovski

Professor Tim Foster explains how collaboration between industry and academia can solve some of food manufacturing’s trickier challenges.

Access tot talent is one of the leading factors in a business's decision to invest in R&D

Innovation impacted by access to talent

By James Ridler

Access to talent and the impact of Brexit were two of the biggest factors affecting investment in research and development (R&D), according to new findings from business performance consultancy Ayming.

The manual handling of raw meat can also create a potential contamination hotspot in the process.

Ilapak launches meat vacuum pack tech

By Dan Colombini

Packaging machinery firm Ilapak has developed the first fully integrated rotary vacuum packer for the protein industry, as firms seek to tackle contamination and labour shortages.

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