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Foods high in fat, salt or sugar have been under scrutiny in recent months

Opinion

High fat, salt and sugar foods in the spotlight

By Mariko Kubo

We know that foods high in fat, salt or sugar (HFSS) have been under closer scrutiny since the new restrictions on advertising came into effect last July. However, two major companies have recently been caught out.

Hewston: ‘It’s part of a journey to developing a brand of our own, which may mean we acquire a  food business’

Me and my team

Creating a buzz at Bumble Hole

By Andrew Hewston

Bumble Hole is a hive of activity, processing up to six million eggs a week. Company owner Andrew Hewston outlines ambitious plans to crack new opportunities.

The European Court of Justice is considering weather halal and kosher meat can be labelled as organic

No barrier for organic kosher and halal meat

By Aidan Fortune

The European Court of Justice is considering whether organic labels can be used on meat and poultry products from livestock killed under religious rules, such as halal and kosher, without pre-stunning, on the advice of one its advisors.

Bumble Hole opens £2m factory to meet demand

Bumble Hole in £2m hard-boiled outlay

By Noli Dinkovski

Egg processor Bumble Hole Foods is to meet the growing demand for hard-boiled eggs in salads and ready meals with the opening of a new £2m facility at its Midlands site.

A Mondelēz UK spokesman said it was a significant contributor to the UK economy

Mondelēz UK counters tax avoidance claims

By Michelle Perrett

Cadbury owner Mondelēz has countered tax avoidance accusations, insisting it has complied with all UK tax legislation and stressing it has invested more than £200m in UK manufacturing and research and development (R&D).

Pork processor Karro ranked seventh in this year's Top Track 250

Karro top food firm in annual ranking list

By James Ridler

Pork processor Karro Food Group has ranked among the top 10 British mid-market growth companies in this year’s Sunday Times Grant Thornton Top Track 250.

Bernard Matthews owner Amber Rei Holdings has posted sales growth in 2017

Bernard Matthews owner posts sales growth

By James Ridler

Bernard Matthews owner Amber Rei Holdings has reported a spike in sales in its 2017 full-year results, following the acquisition of the turkey processor.

UCC Coffee’s Kent factory was ablaze on Thursday (11 October). Picture credit: Kent Fire and Rescue Service

UCC Coffee vows to secure supply after blaze

By Noli Dinkovski

The coffee maker hit by a major fire at its Kent factory says it is “working hard” to secure supply, but will be supported by its European roasters if necessary.

SlimFast is a leading consumer brand in the $8bn weight management nutrition market

Glanbia acquires SlimFast in £265m deal

By Rod Addy

Global nutrition firm Glanbia has expanded its weight management interests, with the $350m (£265m) acquisition of Kainos Capital’s SlimFast brand, which it plans to integrate into its Performance Nutrition division.

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