Fruit, vegetable, nut ingredients

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control has linked cucumbers in prepared meals to a recent outbreak of salmonella

Salmonella outbreak linked to ready-to-eat cucumber

By Gwen Ridler

A recent outbreak of salmonella in the UK and Europe that has made 147 people ill has been linked to ready-to-eat meals containing cucumber, according to European health officials.

Artisan Bread Organic has launched a range of meat-free burgers

Bakery launches meat-free burger range

By Gwen Ridler

Gluten-free bakery Artisan Bread Organic has launched a range of meat-free burgers, following customer demand for meat alternatives from the manufacturer.

Bol Foods has removed all dairy from its products, making then 100 plant-based

Bol Foods drops dairy from all its products

By Gwen Ridler

Ready meals manufacturer Bol Foods has dropped dairy ingredients from all of its products to become 100% plant-based, the first fast-moving consumer goods brand to do so, it claimed.

Emerging food trends from the far east were on show at Hyper Japan

Emerging food trends from Japan – photo gallery

By Gwen Ridler

Yuzu citrus fruit and green tea infused noodles were two of the latest flavour trends coming out of Japan, on show at Harro Foods’ Japan Food Show at the weekend, featured in this photo gallery.

New Campden BRI project

Campden BRI sets virus control project

By Aidan Fortune

Food industry consultant Campden BRI has set up a new club project to provide effective virus control measures for the sector.

Divecha: ‘We will look to keep developing our product’

Supreme Sweets secures silver at Ecotrophelia

By Gwen Ridler

A team from London Metropolitan University secured the silver prize at this year’s UK finals of food innovation competition Ecotrophelia, run by Campden BRI and the Institute of Food Science and Technology.

Pom Puffs won the UK leg of Ecotrophelia

Pom Puffs takes gold at Ecotrophelia

By Gwen Ridler

RICH Pickings and their innovative BBQ snack product Pom Puffs took home the gold prize in this year’s UK leg of Ecotrophelia.

Beyond Meat's vegetarian burger hits UK shores

Meat-free burger makes its way to the UK

By Gwen Ridler

Frozen foods supplier The Authentic Food Company (TAFC) is to introduce a vegetarian burger that cooks and tastes like meat into UK stores, through its partnership with American brand Beyond Meat.

A new testing system could prevent coffee bean fraud

New coffee testing method to deter fraudsters

By Gwen Ridler

A new method of detecting Arabica coffee that has been tainted by lower-quality Robusta beans has been developed by food science training centre The Quadram Institute.

Branston has launched two new products in Tesco stores nationwide

Branston launches new chip range in Tesco

By Gwen Ridler

Potato processor Branston is set to launch a new range of prepared potato products in Tesco stores across the country, following increased demand from consumers.

Study: tomato and rosemary can boost overall natural protection mechanisms in the eye

Rosemary and tomato extract shown to protect eye health

By Noli Dinkovski

Evidence that a lycopene-containing tomato and rosemary extract can protect eye health has been strengthened following the publication of pre-clinical results in scientific journal Molecular Vision.

UK sales of meat substitutes are predicted to increase by a quarter in five years

FEATURE

Meat alternatives in boom: how firms can capitalise

By Michelle Knott

While interest in vegan and vegetarian diets is at an all-time high, the continuing appeal of meat presents a huge opportunity for products that taste like the real thing.

Nim’s Fruit Crisps has secured a listing in Tesco stores

Nim’s Fruit Crisps secures Tesco listing

By Gwen Ridler

Healthy snack manufacturer Nim’s Fruit Crisps has secured a listing in Tesco stores nationwide, the company’s largest listing with a UK supermarket to date.

Tea’s up at Wessanen in Beaminster. Left to right: Tony Buckton and Daniel Parr from Wessanen UK with Piet Honig, Piramide brand manager for Wessanen

Wessanen brews up extra tea capacity in Dorset

By Michelle Perrett

Wessanen, the food company that owns Clipper Teas, has invested £1.25M in new equipment for its tea factory in Beaminster, Dorset, allowing it to manufacture all of its tea brands from a single site.

FW Capital’s Keith Charlton (left) and Lindsey McMenamin (right) with Hooba founder Jay Croslegh and UNW Michael McCulloch (centre)

Meat alternative firm Myco Foods gets funding to grow

By Rick Pendrous

Darlington-based food manufacturer Myco Foods plans rapid growth after securing £250,000 worth of funding from NPIF – FW Capital Debt Finance, part of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund (NPIF).

Food and drink manufacturers have the opportunity to measure changes in their products

New Suffolk lab aims to improve shelf-life

By Noli Dinkovski

A new laboratory dedicated to improving the shelf-life of products through the use of natural herb, spice, vegetable and hop ingredients has opened in Mildenhall, Suffolk.

Food supply chain excellence: Stewart Wilmot collected the award from Columbus Global UK’s Simon Charlton (right) and awards host Matt Dawson

FMEAs 2017

Salad processor wins supply chain Oscar

By Mike Stones

West Sussex salad processor Natures Way Foods has won the coveted Supply Chain Initiative of the Year trophy in the industry’s Oscars – the Food Manufacture Excellence Awards – at The Hilton on Park Lane in London earlier this month.

Products made with real fruit and vegetable pieces will be available at Taura’s stand

FiE 2017 HIGHLIGHTS

Natural and clean-tasting lead the way

By Noli Dinkovski

Food Ingredients Europe (FiE) brings the world’s leading ingredients makers under one roof for three days in Frankfurt.

The food supply chain could become more efficient by reducing waste at farms, claimed WRAP

Food waste on farms costs supply chain £30M

By Gwen Ridler

The UK food supply chain become could become more efficient and competitive and save the industry £30M a year by tackling food waste on farms, according to a new report from waste organisation the Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP).

Veg firm M Baker Produce Ltd was ordered to pay £36,800 after a worker suffered a head injury

Veg firm to pay £36.8k for worker’s injury

By Michael Stones

A vegetable firm has been ordered to pay £36,800 for safety failings, after a worker suffered a head injury when he became entangled in netting on a field near Boston, Lincolnshire.

Southern Salads entered administration with almost 260 job cuts

Brexit vote forces salad firm to close: 250+ job losses

By Matt Atherton

Salad supplier Southern Salads has entered administration and “all but a handful” of its 260 workers have lost their jobs, after the value of sterling plummeted following the Brexit vote.