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Social media apps like TikTok are influencing the food and drink manufacturing sector more than ever before. Credit: Getty / alvarez

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Top TikTok food trends in the UK

By William Dodds

New research has found that overnight oats and coronation chicken were the top-searched food trends on TikTok in the UK last year.

Caramel was one of the top trends identified for 2024. Credit: Getty / Danielle Wood


Top flavour trends for 2024

By William Dodds

Specialist flavour house I.T.S has launched a new report analysing the top trends that are set to drive the food and drink industry in 2024.

Jemma Wills, customer service assistant at Dawn Foods with her children Phoebe and Owen


Dawn opens doors to inspire young bakers

By Bethan Grylls

Dawn Foods has expanded its support of future bakers, opening its Evesham factory doors last month to several team members’ children for a fun-filled and educational day.

Tracey Hughes is no stranger to challenging times, taking on the role as MD of Henley Bridge shortly before the Covid pandemic hit

Me & My Team

Surviving hard times in business

By Tracey Hughes

Tracey Hughes, managing director of the sweet treat sourcing and suppling specialist, Henley Bridge, discusses how she has been leading a team through these tough times we’ve all felt.

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The biggest trends in sausages, burgers and food forming

By Bethan Grylls

Experts of sausages, burgers and food forming take a look back (and forwards), as they examine what’s changed and how new technology is influencing the sector with Food Manufacture’s editor.

Carbery has expanded its footprint in Asia with the opening of a new Business and Innovation Centre in Singapore


Carbery Group expands reach into Asia

By Gwen Ridler

County Cork, Ireland-based dairy, flavours and nutritional ingredients manufacturer Carbery Group has expanded its reach in Asia with the opening of a new hub for innovation in the region.

Oterra red striped gelatin desserts


Food and beverage colour trends for 2023

By Bethan Grylls

From TikTok to wheat prices, Bethan Grylls explores the influences for this year’s colour trends, the most sought-after tones, and the events which are triggering changes in food and drink.

TasteTEch has been awarded £300k to help secure supplies from the UK


TasteTech secures £300k funding package

By Gwen Ridler

Flavourings and functional ingredients manufacturer TasteTech has secured a £300k funding package from Lloyds Bank to help purchase additional raw materials.

Plant-based burgers can maintain their juiciness through cooking with PrimeLock+

Givaudan launch looks to improve plant-based burger mouthfeel

By Gwen Ridler

In this exclusive podcast interview, Flavio Garofalo – Givaudan global category director – discussed the development of the ingredients manufacturer's newest product PrimeLock+ and its roles in the development of plant-based burgers and meat analogues....

Diana Food has grown red beet for natural coloring for more than 30 years

Denmark's Oterra acquires Diana Food's Holbeach site

By Rod Addy

Denmark-based natural food colours supplier Oterra has completed its acquisition of Diana Food's natural colourings business, which includes its factories at Holbeach, Lincolnshire and Cossé in France.

Ready-to-drink, take home and exotic new flavours are key trends that have emerged during lockdown

Drinks innovation

Top drinks trends: how pandemic has shaped innovation

By Gwen Ridler

In the world of drinks innovation, there have been a clear number of trends that have emerged during the events of 2020/21, fuelled by the impact of COVID-19 on consumer purchasing habits.

TMI is to add 'clean' smoked bacon to its repertoire through its partnership with Besmoke

TMI Foods reveals smoked bacon project

By Gwen Ridler

Fully cooked crispy and back bacon supplier TMI Foods has signed an exclusive licensing agreement with Besmoke to deliver clean and natural smoked products into its portfolio.

Kendall: 'Since 2006, a limit of 500 parts per billion has been applied to illegal dyes in food ingredients'

Food safety opinion

Illegal dyes in the food industry: colouring our judgment

By Kendall Baker

Use of illegal dyes in foodstuffs persists despite the danger to health they pose, driven by their cheaper cost. Kendall Baker, scientific lead at food testing company Food Forensics takes a close look.

Beneo says producers want more versatility to finely tune the organoleptic characteristics of meat-free products

Plant-based: flexitarians fuel innovation on flavours

By Jerome Smail

Plant-based eating is now well and truly mainstream, and with many major food manufacturers investing significantly in their meat-free product ranges, it’s easier than ever for consumers to get onboard.

JPL planned to open a US site in 2022. Pictured: Founder Jake Lavelle

JPL Flavours sets sights on US expansion.

By Gwen Ridler

Cheshire-based flavours manufacturer JPL Flavours has revealed plans to open a US facility in 2022, as part of its continuing expansion in the UK and abroad.

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.

Kerry spoke to chefs across Asia about how they create umami and kokumi tastes

Kerry highlights umami and kokumi trends

By Rod Addy

Kerry, the Taste & Nutrition Company has launched a campaign exploring the growing potential of umami and kokumi food flavouring trends, particularly in Asia.