Food Ingredients, Health & Nutrition

According to the IPCC, global warming of 1.5°C could reduce crop yields by up to 30% in some regions and expose an additional 250m people to food insecurity by 2050.  Credit: Getty/peepo

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PepsiCo’s free tool to address climate impact on crops

By Bethan Grylls

The free to use, open-source platform allows users to identify specific climate risks across the globe, whilst providing mitigating actions farmers can take to lessen impact and improve yields in the future.

Pictured top: Graeme Williams, Baker & Baker / Bottom (L-R): Martin Drewery and Paul Trotter, Silvery Tweed

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Leadership changes at two bakery producers

By Bethan Grylls

European bakery business Baker & Baker has appointed a new UK CCO, whilst cereal and seed manufacturer Silvery Tweed announces technical manager.

L-R: David Hearn, Tate & Lyle, chair; Nigel Baker, British Ambassador to Slovakia; Jan Sido, Tate & Lyle, project manager; and Igor Kovačovič, Tate & Lyle, Boleráz plant manager

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Tate & Lyle invests €25m to expand dietary fibre capacity

By Bethan Grylls

The ingredients company celebrated the expansion of its dietary fibre line at the facility in Boleráz with the British Ambassador to Slovakia, Nigel Baker, and Tate & Lyle chair, David Hearn among the guests.

I.T.S celebrates its expansion after acquiring its second site

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Newbury flavour house secures second site

By Bethan Grylls

Following rapid year-on-year growth, flavour expert I.T.S is set to expand its capabilities as it invests into a new site close to its existing premises in Berkshire.

Mintec breaks down the latest changes in confectionery ingredients prices. Image: Getty, fcafotodigital

Exclusive report

Confectionery ingredients price report

By Gwen Ridler

In this exclusive report for Food Manufacture, Mintec explores the changes in confectionery ingredients prices over the past year.

In this month's edition of Food Forensics, Alison Johnson looks at the data on rice adulteration and quality. Credit: Getty/FotografiaBasica

Food Forensics

Rice market teeters on risky ground

By Alison Johnson

In this exclusive column for Food Manufacture, Alison Johnson discusses the factors putting the global rice market at risk.

The UK is to lift its tariff on imported Califronia prune juice from next month. Image: Gettyy, ligora

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UK lifts tariff on California prune juice

By Gwen Ridler

The UK is to lift the current import tariff on California prune juice as it continues to navigate trade deals with its partners in the Indo-Pacific bloc.

Vegetable oil prices were down year-on-year across the board in 2024. Image: Getty, Yuji Kotani

Food Manufacture exclusive

Edible oils price index: Exclusive report

By Gwen Ridler

In this exclusive report for Food Manufacture, food commodity and price data analyst Mintec explores the shifts in oil prices and the drivers behind the changes.

Crookies, fluffins (pictured) and croons will croons be flooding restaurant menus, according to Macphie

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Hybrid food types set to sweep the nation

By Gwen Ridler

Hybrid creations that combine the best elements of two different foods are set to sweep the nation, according to ingredients manufacturer Macphie.

How can we solve the big UK fibre gap? Credit: Getty/fcafotodigital

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Mind the fibre gap

By Bethan Grylls

As many as 90% of UK adults don’t eat enough fibre – but why does this matter and how can brands work fibre into their NPD?

Whilst the lockdowns may be over, Covid continues to impact populations across the globe. Credit: Getty/agrobacter

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The ingredient looking to take on Coronavirus

By Bethan Grylls

A new study has found that a natural compound found in foods such as kiwis, parsley and green peppers, possesses antiviral effects which researchers claim could destroy coronaviruses and help prevent the spread of infections.

How do you define a sausage? Getty/Sigrid Gombert

Food Forensics

Unravelling the sausage conundrum

By Alison Johnson

In her first column of 2024, Food Forensics’ Alison Johnson looks at the legal intricacies of what makes a sausage a sausage.

2023 was a highly volatile year for the global commodities market and 2024 will see further disruption. Getty/CharlieAJA

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Sugar, oil and gold likely to see price hikes in 2024

By Bethan Grylls

The Smart Cube’s senior commodity specialist examines the fluctuating commodity market and how things are shaping up this year, as he warns oil, gold and sugar costs are set to rise.

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

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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.

Explore Food Ingredients Europe 2023 in this exclusive video

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Tastes and trends at FiE 2023: Exclusive video

By Gwen Ridler

Earlier this month, Food Manufacture editor Bethan Grylls travelled to the Food Ingredients Europe (FiE) show in Frankfurt, Germany to discover the latest trends in the food and drink industry and what manufacturers need to pay attention to in 2024.

Food Manufacture highlights some of the new products launches that were released in 2023. Credit: Getty - JamesBrey (left) / Jacobs Stock Photography Ltd (right)

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Food Manufacture’s NPD round-up 2023

By Bethan Grylls

As the new year edges closer, we pick out several new product launches from 2023, giving us a flavour of the trends that inspired creativity throughout the year.

AIB Foods has secured a seven-figure funding package from HSBC UK

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AIB Foods secures funding boost from HSBC UK

By Gwen Ridler

Wolverhampton-based importer and manufacturer of ingredients and snacks AIB Foods has secured a seven-figure funding package to support new product development and meet demand from national retailers.

Danone, Synergy Flavors and LoSalt speak to Food Manufacture about reformulation. Credit: Top - Danone/Bottom - Synergy Flavors

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Food and drink reformulation: the story so far

By Bethan Grylls

Accelerated by the health-conscious consumer and new UK rules, food and drink producers have been working hard to reformulate their recipes. But what have been the obstacles in their way, is there any benefit to these tweaks, and will it help curb obesity?

The Food Manufacture team headed to Frankfurt to find out the latest trends from FiE 2023. Bottom picture credit: Fi Europe

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F&B trends emerging from FiE

By Bethan Grylls

Plant-based applications with high protein claims were among the key trends at FiE 2023 which took place last week in Frankfurt, Germany.

Step inside the factory at I.T.S

Me and my team: Step inside I.T.S

By William Dodds

In September 2023, Food Manufacture spent the day with flavour specialists I.T.S in order to learn more about how the business operates.

The FSA and FDF have published updated guidelines for allergen labelling. Image: Getty, Tang Ming Tung

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FSA and FDF publish updated food allergen labelling guidance

By Gwen Ridler

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has published new food allergen labelling and information technical guidance, as the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) reveals its own set of allergen labelling guidelines supporting the agency’s update.

Pictured: professor Chris Chuck, technical lead at the tech firmand the University of Bath  Credit:Laurie Lapworth, University of Bath

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Clean Food Group partnership to support factory creation

By Gwen Ridler

UK-based food tech business Clean Food Group (CFG) has partnered Latin American food giant Alianza Team to help support its continued development of sustainable oils and fats and the creation of a new factory.