Food Ingredients, Health & Nutrition

The latest bakery and confectionery trends – photo gallery

MARKET TRENDS

All eyes on the latest bakery and confectionery trends – photo gallery

By Noli Dinkovski

From the rise of floral flavours in creams and custards, to the use of flour alternatives made from beetroot and spinach in bread, the bakery and confectionery sector is awash with innovation. We pick out a selection of what’s hot in this photo gallery.

Nim's has secured listings with NHS Supply chain

Nim’s Fruit Crisps secures NHS listing

By James Ridler

Healthy snack manufacturer Nim’s Fruit Crisps has secured a supply deal with NHS Supply Chain, marking the producer’s first inroads into the foodservice sector.

Plant-based meat, such as the Vegetarian Butcher’s Mc2 Burger (pictured), is a key trend for manufacturers

Ingredients producer identifies key food trends

By James Ridler

Alternative proteins and sustainability are the key trends that food and drink manufacturers should be keeping their eyes on, according to ingredients and flavourings producer Griffith Foods.

Despite being high in saturated fatty acids, oily fish and nuts are associated with a lower risk of cardiovascular disease

WHO sat fat advice may reduce healthy food intake: study

By Noli Dinkovski

A study that found current World Health Organization (WHO) recommendations on saturated and trans fatty acids may reduce the intake of food important for disease prevention has received a cautious welcome from leading UK scientists.

from humble beginnings to a globally recognised brand, Grenade talks its growth and plans for the future

Business leaders

How to blow up a brand: inside Grenade

By Aidan Fortune

Alan and Juliet Barratt set up Grenade in 2009, which has grown into a sales juggernaut. The duo discuss building a brand that is blowing away the competition.

Keesh took home the bronze prize at this year's Ecotrophelia

Plant-based quiche takes home student innovation prize

By James Ridler

Taking home the bronze prize at this year’s Ecotrophelia Food Innovation Student Awards was a team from the University of Reading with their take on a plant-based quiche product, called Keesh.

Suspended production throughout June has led to the closure of The Good Food Chain

The Good Food Chain enters liquidation

By James Ridler

Sandwich producer The Good Food Chain has ceased trading with immediate effect, just days after being cleared of its involvement with a deadly outbreak of listeria by the Food Standards Agency (FSA).