Food Ingredients, Health & Nutrition

Smart salt is designed to help achieve between 10% and 60% sodium reduction in products

Re:formulate: Brusco MD on sodium reduction and Smart Salt

By Jerome Smail

Food manufacturers will face continued pressure to lower salt levels in their products in response to a growing ‘health crisis’, according to Andrew Ashby, managing director of ingredients supplier Brusco Food Group.

The session will include a discussion of the latest thinking on plant-based protein diets and nutrition

Plant-based NPD as plant-proteins event airs in two days

By Rod Addy

Plant-based NPD has been launched by Bridor and The Honest Bean Co - and Food Manufacture's plant-based proteins conference airs online in two days, with representatives from Marks & Spencer, Tyson Foods and Meatless Farm.

Precautionary allergen labelling can act more as a disclaimer to cover manufacturers, rather than a help for consumers

Precautionary allergen label regulation 'desperately needed'

By Rod Addy

Regulation of precautionary allergen labelling (PAL), such as 'may contain ...' is 'desperately needed', according to Apetito's group technical manager Iain Mortimer, making the Food Standards Agency's (FSA's) review...

Conference speakers include representatives from Marks & Spencer, Tyson Foods, Meatless Farm, Mintel, Algenuity and Winterbotham Darby

Plant-based event tackles functional and nutritional issues

By Rod Addy

Functional and nutritional issues surrounding plant-based proteins and ingredients will be a core topic at Food Manufacture's virtual conference The Future of Plant-based Proteins: Roots of Further Growth on 31 March.

Speakers at Food Manufacture's plant-based proteins conference include representatives from Marks & Spencer, Tyson Foods and Meatless Farm

Plant-based NPD – and plant-based proteins event a week away

By Rod Addy

Sausage brand Richmond and freeze-dried ingredients specialist European Freeze Dry have announced plant-based launches, while just seven days remain for potential delegates to register for Food Manufacture's plant-based proteins conference on 31...

Plant-based meat, egg and 'dairy' investment trebles

Plant-based meat, egg and 'dairy' investment trebles

By Rod Addy

Plant-based meat, egg and 'dairy' attracted the most alt-protein investment globally in 2020, claims the Good Food Institute (GFI), whose foodservice and supply chain manager Zak Weston is presenting at Food Manufacture's virtual plant-based...

CBD producers have until 31 March to submit novel food applications

CBD ‘key market’ in post-Brexit UK

By Gwen Ridler

Concessions enabling more CBD products to meet the Food Standards Agency’s (FSA’s) novel food application deadline suggest the UK could be becoming a major player in cannabis edibles, according to law firm Fieldfisher.

Buttriss: Bioavailability of vitamins and minerals one important consideration

Nutrition opinion

There is more to eating healthily than protein intake

By Judy Buttriss

Widely recognised is the importance for health of plenty of plant-derived ingredients – vegetables, fruit, grains, oilseeds and pulses – combined with more moderate amounts of animal-derived foods for the wealth of essential nutrients these provide.

The event will look at the full range of plant-based products and tackle technical and production issues

Marks & Spencer tackles plant-based food at web conference

By Rod Addy

James Fisher, product development lead for Marks and Spencer's vegan sub-brand Plant Kitchen, will cover what the retailer looks for from plant-based suppliers at Food Manufacture's Plant-based Protein conference on 31 March.

The site will require the existing workforce to acquire new skills

Treatt and Siemens detail new digital factory

By Rod Addy

Global ingredients supplier Treatt shares more details about its new digital factory in Suffolk, construction of which has involved a close partnership with Siemens, in this podcast.

Terry foods has acquired long-tome partner European food Ingredients following the previous md's retirement

Terry Foods acquires European Food Ingredients

By Gwen Ridler

Terry Foods managing director Matt Gardiner talks to Food Manufacture about his acquisition of European Food Ingredients (EFI), COVID-19 challenges and the future of his business.

Nestlé's entire KitKat range, including KitKat V, is made from 100% sustainable cocoa

Vegan KitKat to launch in UK

By Rod Addy

Nestlé has announced the launch of KitKat V, the much-anticipated vegan version of its original KitKat chocolate wafer snack bar, later this year.

Watch the Food Manufacture Excellence Awards live!

Food Manufacture Excellence Awards 2021

Watch the Food Manufacture Excellence Awards live!

By Rod Addy

Watch this space for the virtual screening of the Food Manufacture Excellence Awards, the winners announcement for which will kick off this afternoon at 5pm.

Continued impact from the pandemic is expected, but Tate & Lyle proved buoyant

Britvic, Tate & Lyle and Diageo post financial updates

By Rod Addy

Out-of-home declines at Britvic offset sales growth in at-home products in its first quarter (Q1), Tate & Lyle's primary product sales rose in the three months to 31 December and Diageo reported dented interims.

The partnership with Herza allows Meadow Foods to extend its ingredients portfolio

Meadow Foods forges partnership with Herza Schokolade

By Rod Addy

Dairy ingredients group Meadow Foods has forged a strategic partnership with Germany's Herza Schokolade enabling it to distribute Herza’s range of products to manufacturing customers in the UK.

Buttriss: 'New opportunities may emerge now the UK has left the EU'

Nutrition opinion

Omega 3 fatty acids from transgenic plants

By Judy Buttriss

Oily fish such as mackerel, sardines and salmon are our primary dietary source of the long chain omega 3 fatty acids eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA).

Petre comments on the four pillars of Weetabix's sustainability programme

Weetabix outlines sustainability efforts

By Gwen Ridler

Closed loop recycling, the impact of COVID-19 and the future of sustainability at Weetabix were key topics in our exclusive podcast interview with the manufacturer’s head of supply chain.

The range is designed to allow foodservice customers to simplify their desserts offering

Freaks of Nature launches foodservice range

By Rod Addy

Freaks of Nature has launched into the foodservice market with a selection of the plant-based, free-from, vegan desserts that have already become established in top grocery retailers.

Vibrant Foods claims there has been a 'huge explosion in demand' for its Eat Real brand

Exclusive interview with Rohit Samani, chairman, Vibrant Foods: Part 1

Vibrant Foods boosts Indian food production

By Rod Addy

Indian foods manufacturer Vibrant Foods has increased production at its TRS Foods factory in Southall and East End Foods West Bromwich factory by 50% to manage surging sales, sparked by the coronavirus lockdown.

The National Food Strategy makes urgent recommendations

National Food Strategy issues urgent call to action

By Michelle Perrett

The National Food Strategy has intensified pressure on food manufacturers to support healthy eating, with author Henry Dimbleby claiming the industry clothes “itself and its products in false virtue”.

Pino Calcagni: 'Synergies to improve economies of scale'

Nut and dried fruit supplier to grow Ipswich factory

By Rod Addy

Italian nut and dried fruit firm Besana, which supplies manufacturers and supermarkets including Tesco and Waitrose, will grow its Ipswich packing and distribution site following a merger with Spanish company Importaco.

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.

The revamped factory offers additional reassurance for consumers scouring allergen labelling for 'nut-free' tags

Finsbury Food Group turns cake factory nut-free

By Michelle Perrett

Finsbury Food Group, the cake manufacturer supplying supermarkets including Tesco and Sainsbury's, has turned its Hamilton Celebration Cake factory in Scotland into a nut-free site, offering consumers additional reassurances regarding allergen labelling.

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

Development hub

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.