Proteins, non-dairy

Plant-based foods continue to grow in popularity


Why plant power is a defining 2018 food trend

By Nick Hughes

Consumers’ increasing demand for for plant-based foods is challenging manufacturers to develop high-protein, tasty alternatives to meat, with varying results.

Growing demand for protein products will fuel production, predicts Cornelius

Demand for protein predicted to continue

By James Ridler

Consumer demand will spark a rise in novel high-protein products, according to a distributor of ingredients to the food and drink industry.

Eat Grub’s Smoky BBQ Crunchy Roasted Crickets (12g) launched in 250 Sainsbury's convenience stores on 18 November

Sainsbury’s lists Eat Grab insect snacks

By Rod Addy

Edible insects are “no longer” a gimmick, with Sainsbury’s becoming the first UK supermarket to list edible crickets, supplied by Eat Grub, in its stores.

British Lion Eggs repeated calls for the EU to raise egg processing safety standards

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British Lion urges greater egg safety

By Noli Dinkovski

Egg accreditation body British Lion has renewed its call for the EU to raise egg processing safety standards across Europe after liquid egg whites produced in France, and available in the UK, were recalled due to salmonella.

Grenade has launched its protein bars in M&S stores nationwide

Grenade wins nationwide M&S listing

By James Ridler

Coventry-based healthy snacking brand Grenade has launched its range of Carb Killa protein bars in Marks & Spencer (M&S) stores nationwide.

Quorn has invested in a £7m global innovation centre

Quorn invests £7m in innovation centre

By James Ridler

Meat alternative food manufacturer Quorn Foods has invested £7m in a new global innovation centre in the north east of England, as it posts £112m in like-for-like sales in its 2018 half-year results.

Beyond Meat's vegetarian burger hits UK shores

Meat-free burger makes its way to the UK

By James 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.

Nutriance is a hydrolysed wheat-sourced protein concentrate

Wheat concentrates can overcome high-protein challenge

By Noli Dinkovski

A range of wheat protein concentrates aimed at overcoming the difficulty of incorporating high levels of protein and glutamine into food and beverage products has been launched by Archer Daniels Midland (ADM).

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


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.

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