Fruit, vegetable, nut ingredients

The investment in The Meatless Farm Co, a local Yorkshire business, comes as Channel 4 is soon to launch its new National HQ in Leeds

Channel 4 invests in The Meatless Farm

By Rod Addy

The Meatless Farm Co is has clinched a seven-figure deal with leading British broadcaster Channel 4’s Commercial Growth Fund as the development of plant-based food gathers pace with a host of innovations.

Nim's has secured listings with NHS Supply chain

Nim’s Fruit Crisps secures NHS listing

By Gwen 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 Gwen 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.

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

Plant-based quiche takes home student innovation prize

By Gwen 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.

AMC Group has created 100 jobs at its new factory

AMC Group creates 100 jobs at new juicing factory

By Gwen Ridler

International fresh juice processor AMC Group has created 100 jobs at a new purpose-built factory for freshly-squeezed juice and plant-based and free-from products in Skelmersdale, Lancashire.

3D printed steaks, the future of plant-based meat?

3D printed steaks, the future of plant-based meat?

By Gwen Ridler

As the trend of flexitarianism and veganism continues to grow, one man poised to capitalise on the rise in meat-free diets is Giuseppe Scionti, chief executive of 3D printed plant-based meat manufacturer NovaMeat.

Van Bockel: 'We are keen to source our key ingredients from the UK'

Tenzing to launch new energy drink flavour

By Helen Gilbert

Plant-based energy drink brand Tenzing is gearing up to debut a new flavour this summer following its first round of investment after two years of being entirely self-funded.

Puratos’s new summer mixes and fillings can be used in a variety of applications

Puratos launches summer-themed cake ingredients

By Noli Dinkovski

Ingredients maker Puratos has unveiled new cake mix flavours and fruit fillings – including the first products to be launched from the former Fruitapeel factory in Liverpool, which it acquired in 2017.

The Meatless Farm Co is now available in Morrisons

Meatless Farm Co wins Morrisons listings

By Aidan Fortune

Plant-based protein manufacturer The Meatless Farm Co is expanding its presence in the UK retail sector with new listings in Morrisons.

The low intake of healthy foods such as fruit and vegetables was marked as a leading dietary risk factor

Policy shift to healthy food needed, study warns

By Noli Dinkovski

Policy-makers should shift their emphasis from dietary restriction to promoting healthy food after one-in-five deaths globally were linked to a poor diet, a major study has revealed.

The move taps into the trend for plant-based diets, says brand owner Upfield

Flora gets vegan-friendly overhaul

By Noli Dinkovski

Spreads brand Flora is to become 100% plant-based has part of a relaunch that includes a rollout of the Dairy Free variant to caterers.

Essex-based grower Angflor has been acquired by Florette owner Agrial Fresh Produce

Florette owner expands UK operations

By Aidan Fortune

Agrial Fresh Produce, owner of salad brand Florette, has made steps to ensure year-round production in the UK by acquiring Essex-based grower Angflor.

Birdseye's Lowestoft factory featured on last night's show

Birds Eye factory showcased in BBC TV series

By Gwen Ridler

Birds Eye’s Lowestoft factory appeared in last night’s episode of the BBC Two show Inside the Factory, giving viewers a glimpse into production at the site.

Organic food sales grew in 2018

Organic food sales on the rise

By Gwen Ridler

Sales of organic food in the UK grew 5.3% in 2018 to £2.33bn, boosted by consumer interest in free-from options and healthy eating, according to a report by certification body the Soil Association.

Vegan snack bar launches in the UK

Vegan snack bar launches in the UK

By Gwen Ridler

General Mills is to bring US vegan snack brand Lärabar to the UK, with listings in Sainsbury’s stores and online through Amazon.

Avondale posted turnover growth in 2018 however pre-tax profits were down

Avondale Foods warns against currency fluctuations

By Aidan Fortune

Fresh foods provider Avondale Foods has reported a record turnover for the past year, but has warned that fluctuations between euro and sterling could cause issues in the future.

Nim's Fruit Crisps has launched a range of edible teas

Nim’s launches edible tea range

By Gwen Ridler

Food Manufacture Excellence Awards shortlisted manufacturer Nim’s Fruit Crisps has launched its own range of tea and infusions.

Unilever has acquired The Vegetarian Butcher

Unilever buys The Vegetarian Butcher

By Gwen Ridler

Unilever has continued its acquisition trail with the purchase of meat-free producer The Vegetarian Butcher for an undisclosed sum.

Of the 568 samples of lettuce examined, 30 were shown to be norovirus-positive

Deadly norovirus found in one-in-20 lettuces

By Noli Dinkovski

More than one-in-20 lettuces sold in the UK are contaminated with the potentially deadly bug norovirus, a major study funded by the Food Standards Agency (FSA) has found.

Sun Valley hoped its investment to increase capacity will help battle its £1.27m loss last year

Sun Valley to battle loss with investment

By Gwen Ridler

Nut and seed products manufacturer Sun Valley hopes to turn around a £1.27m loss in its 2017 full-year results with a programme of investment aimed at increasing capacity.

Vegan products have doubled over the past four years, according to Mintel

Vegan product launches double

By Gwen Ridler

Vegan product launches almost doubled last year, as more UK adults ate vegetarian and meat-free foods, according to new research from Mintel.

Seaweed & Co has secured export success with help from the Department of International Trade

Export success for edible seaweed business

By Gwen Ridler

Edible seaweed processor Seaweed & Co has reported export success for its products worldwide, as it works with the Department of International Trade (DIT) to help meet global demand.