NPD

The finished frozen vegan range includes brownies, muffins and cookies

Dawn Foods expands vegan bakery range

By Rod Addy

Dawn Foods has significantly expanded its vegan portfolio, with the launch of easy-to-use vegan bakery mixes and fully baked frozen vegan sweet bakery products.

Bale: 'The whole five-a-day thing – that’s the bare minimum'

Scrum-my veg

By Rod Addy

Brendon Bale, founder of British vegan rugby club Green Gazelles, tells Food Manufacture how he pursued his other great passion while his sport was suspended during lockdown and muses on plant-based food trends.

The UK is responsible for 4% of global ice cream innovation

Vegan ice cream demand grows

By Michelle Perrett

Demand for plant-based foods has seen an increase in launches of vegan ice cream, new data from research company Mintel has revealed.

Nestle launches pea plant bar

Nestlé in pea protein bar launch

By Michelle Perrett

Nestlé is tapping into the emerging trend for pea protein with the launch of a new range of its YES! snack bars.

Smith: 'People are falling back in love with baking'

Fatherson Bakery launches vegan flour range

By Rod Addy

Fatherson Bakery, winner of the Small Bakery Manufacturing Company of The Year at this year's Food Manufacture Excellence Awards, has launched a range of flours for consumers.

Taylor: 'Over 80% of our ingredients are grown in the EU and the majority from right here in the UK'

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Keeping it real at Purition

By Ellie Woollven

Purition founder Edward Taylor explains how the company is taking a different tack to other protein powder companies and is not afraid to stand by its principles.

New product launches from Mars, McVitie's and Mondelēz

Sweet treats lead latest NPD round-up

By Gwen Ridler

New spread launches from Mars, a trio of new releases from biscuit brand McVitie’s and limited edition Dairy Milk chocolate bars from Cadbury head up this snapshot of the latest new product development from food and drink manufacturers this month.

The new innovation kitchen is based at its Liverpool site.

Princes invests £5m to encourage rapid growth

By Michelle Perrett

International food and drink group Princes, which boasts brands including Princes, Napolina, Batchelors and Branston Beans, has revealed it is to invest £5m in the next three-years to encourage “rapid growth”.

Waitrose has cut the amount of nitrate in its bacon and gammon

Waitrose cuts nitrites in bacon

By Gwen Ridler

Upmarket retailer Waitrose has reduced the levels of nitrite in its own-label fresh bacon and gammon ranges.

Anderson describes Betta Indulgence's 'reinvented banoffee pie'

Food Man Talks

Ecotrophelia UK finalist on healthy tart NPD concept

By Rod Addy & James Ridler

A healthy banoffee tart concept using waste Fairtrade bananas from local retailers, proposed by a team from Reading University, got its creators into the Ecotrophelia UK final.

Ghey: 'A vegan, chocolate orange brownie produced using brewers' spent grain'

Food Man Talks

Vegan brownie entry uses brewers' grains for Ecotrophelia UK

By Rod Addy & James Ridler

Brewers' spent grains were a vital ingredient in Ecotrophelia UK finalist Brewer's Brownies' entry and team representative Esther Ghey outlines the product concept in this Food Man Talks video podcast.

Spencer: 'Hundreds of thousands of tonnes of biowaste comes from coconuts'

Food Man Talks

Gluten-free waffle sandwich wins Bronze at Ecotrophelia UK

By Rod Addy & James Ridler

Jared Spencer, representing the Eco-Dive team from the University of Nottingham, which won Bronze at this year’s Ecotrophelia UK competition for CocoWaffle, a gluten-free, Dutch-inspired waffle sandwich concept, describes the group's ethnically diverse...

Turner: 'We developed a recipe that was particularly scalable'

Food Man Talks

Vegan pasta concept wins Silver at Ecotrophelia UK

By Rod Addy & James Ridler

Kirsty Turner, representative of the Silver-winning team at this year’s Ecotrophelia UK competition, Plant-Up from the University of West London, explains how their entry addressed consumer demand for convenient, healthy and eco-friendly food.

Upfield produces plant-based margarines, spreads, cream and cheeses, including Flora

Flora producer Upfield invests in food science centre

By Rod Addy

Flora producer Upfield Group aims to open a €50m food science centre at Wageningen in the Netherlands before 2022 focused on developing plant-based products and sustainable packaging solutions.

Wilkins: 'We created a taste sensation'

FOOD MAN TALKS

Bread waste concept wins Ecotrophelia UK contest

By Rod Addy

Emily Wilkins, representative of the Gold-winning team at this year’s Ecotrophelia UK competition, Re-Dessert from the University of Nottingham, shares what they did to claim the top prize.

Smith: 'We have seen a number of our customers reopening'

Post-COVID-19: ‘The New Normal’

Fatherson Bakery boss: how pandemic changed NPD priorities

By Rod Addy

Fatherson Bakery managing director Laurence Smith claims the impact of coronavirus has forced the business to reorganise its new product development priorities, with half its distribution points – hospitality and garden centres – closed off.

Salt of the Earth has developed a clean label sodium-reduction powder. Pic: GettyImages/adrian825

Ontrend umami powder cuts salt in snacks

By Gill Hyslop

Salt of the Earth has developed a clean label plant-based powder that slashes the salt content in snacks but maintains the desired savoury taste that consumers crave.

No research points to olive leaves inhibiting the growth of Listeria monocytogenes bacteria

Olive leaves found to help with listeria

By Michelle Perrett

Olive leaf extract can inhibit the growth of Listeria monocytogenes bacteria and could be a potential adjunct to help control foodborne pathogens, according to a new study from Spain-based herbal extracts supplier Euromed.

Mile High labs is seeking approval for its CBD isolate ingredient

Approval on CBD sought

By Michelle Perrett

Hemp derived cannabinoids (CBD) producer Mile High Labs has submitted a novel food application to the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and the UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) for its CBD isolate ingredient and CBD isolate-based finished products....

The product is available in select Asda stores from 1 May in 100g packs

Asda to stock Frankie's Farm lamb macon

By Rod Addy

Asda is stocking Frankie's Farm Streaky Lamb Macon, a smoked bacon-style lamb product popular in World War II, in select stores from 1 May, with further NPD from the brand to follow.

When it comes to plant-based, 'only flavour and texture will determine whether a product is purchased more than once', says Dr Dorotea Pein

Ingredients & NPD

How to stand out from the crowd in plant-based

By Noli Dinkovski

As the plant-based and vegan product market becomes increasingly populated, is there a danger of saturation and how can manufacturers ensure that consumers latch on to their offer rather than that of their competitors?

Plant-based ingredients are at the core of the recent surge of demand for meat alternatives

Plant-based ingredients flourish

By Gwen Ridler

Growth in demand for non-meat alternatives is continuing, with a new raft of plant-based ingredients being launched to the manufacturing sector.

Burger: “When it comes to fast-moving consumer goods, no-one gives an inch”

Development hub

In the pink on progress: Unilever at the forefront of innovation

By Ellie Woollven

With the launch of Magnum Ruby, Unilever is continuing a string of ice cream product development that has kept impressive pace with market trends, as Andre Burger, vice-president of ice cream and snacking, reveals.

Winners revel in their triumph at the Chefs' Choice Awards

Brakes celebrates after Chefs' Choice Awards

By Rod Addy

Brakes won nine category awards at the Chefs' Choice Awards evening, including the trophy for Chefs' Choice Product of the Year for its La Boulangerie Small Dark Chocolate Tart.

The Beyond Burger will replace The Meatless Farm Co as the vegan burger of choice at Wetherspoon's

Beyond Burger lands in Wetherspoon’s pubs

By Gwen Ridler

Pub chain JD Wetherspoon will serve Beyond Burger – produced by California-based Beyond Meat – in place of its previous imitation meat patty, which was produced by UK-based The Meatless Farm Co.