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We cover some of the latest plant-based product launches from food and drink firms

Plant-based product launches: Round-up

By Gwen Ridler

From vegan cheese dips to seaweed crisps, we cover some of the latest plant-based food and drink launches from manufacturers in this round-up.

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The Complete Package: Sustainability and EU legislation

By Gwen Ridler

The latest developments in packaging technology, developing sustainable solutions for direct to consumer wine delivery and beating EU legislation on tethered caps are highlighted in our latest round-up of food and drink packaging innovations.

Walkers is committed to non-HFSS products

Walkers revamp products to become non-HFSS

By Michelle Perrett

Walkers has revamped products from its three ranges – Walkers Baked, Doritos Dippers and PopWorks – to become non-high in fat, salt or sugar (HFSS), meeting the demand for healthier snacks.

The Taylor family has taken full ownership of the Scottish crisp company

Mackie's at Taypack in family buy-out

By Michelle Perrett

Mackie’s at Taypack, the Scottish crisp brand, has become wholly owned by the Taylor family after it purchased the remaining shares in the company from Mackie's of Scotland.

What are the latest NPD launches?

The latest food and drink product launches

By Michelle Perrett

Welsh cheese crisps, dairy-free yogurt for kids, functional tea, and a range of ice creams all feature in this recent round-up of product launches.

Carvalho: 'We can give the consumer full sight of their products’ journey from orchard to plate'

Why UK almond supplier is implementing blockchain tech

By Rod Addy

Veracruz Almonds is boosting traceability by implementing blockchain technology at its estates in Idanha-a-Nova and Fundão, Portugal in preparation for expanding its exports to distributors and suppliers in the UK and Europe.

Solina has acquired a majority stake in Zafron Foods

Solina acquires majority stake in Zafron Foods

By Gwen Ridler

French ingredients firm Solina has expanded its reach into the UK with the acquisition of a majority stake in sauces and condiments manufacturer Zafron Foods from the Kenny family.

Seabrook Crisps reports strong trading

Seabrook Crisps reports strong trading

By Michelle Perrett

Seabrook, the Yorkshire-based crisps manufacturer owned by Calbee, has revealed it is growing at +32.2% year on year, outperforming the category.

Kellogg's planned the challenge the rules on the promotion HFSS in court

Kellogg’s launches legal challenge against HFSS guidelines

By Gwen Ridler

Kellogg’s has launched a legal challenge against the Government’s upcoming restrictions on retail promotions for food and drink high in fat, salt and sugar (HFSS), claiming the rules unfairly represented breakfast cereals.

Unilever to stop marketing food and drink to under-16s

Unilever to stop marketing foods to under 16s

By Michelle Perrett

Unilever has revealed it is to stop marketing food and beverages to children under the age of 16 years old, across both traditional media and social media.

War in Ukraine will impact food prices and could potentially lead to shortages, claimed FDF CEO Karen Betts

War in Ukraine will lead to food price rises: FDF

By Gwen Ridler

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the subsequent sanctions, trade restrictions and supply chain disruption will lead to food price rises and the possibility of temporary shortages, according to the Food and Drink Federation (FDF).

Noochy Poochy is made using Nooch - nutritional yeast - to give it  a cheese-like flavour

Vegan pet food in focus: Noochy Poochy interview

By Gwen Ridler

In this exclusive podcast interview, vegan dog food brand Noochy Poochy founder McKinna details the journey of her company, from idea to fully realised product, and the challenges that she met along the way.

Unite has sought assurances for its members at the Wigan Kraft Heinz factory

Union seeks job reassurances at Kraft Heinz Wigan

By Gwen Ridler

Workers union Unite has called for safeguards for its members at the Kraft Heinz plant in Wigan, after it claimed funding earmarked for the UK factory was redistributed to sites in Europe.

Twinings Ovaltine performed well in its interim period, ABF said

Sugar and ingredients soar as ABF offsets inflation

By Rod Addy

Associated British Foods (ABF) claims its sugar and ingredients divisions have delivered powerful performances in the 24 weeks to 5 March 2022, while Twinings Ovaltine proved a star performer in its grocery channel.

Mackie's has announced plans to expand its factory and increase production

Mackie’s at Taypack factory expansion plans

By Gwen Ridler

Crisp manufacturer Mackie’s at Taypack has announced plans to expand its production capabilities as it celebrated a bumper year for new product development and festive sales.

We catch up with FMEA finalist and former Weetabix apprentice James Bell

Where are they now? Three years later with Weetabix apprentice

By Gwen Ridler

Back in 2019, Food Manufacture spoke with Weetabix manufacturing apprentice James Bell to discuss his journey with the business. Three years later, we catch up with Bell to discuss his role in the company and how the pandemic has affected apprenticeships.

KP Snacks brands include Tyrrells crisps

KP Snacks develops green farming practices

By Michelle Perrett

KP Snacks is to scale up its regenerative farming practices as part of its partnership with agricultural sustainability experts Future Food Solutions.

All herbs and spices are not of the same quality, McCormick's Chris Jinks has warned. iStock credit: AlexRaths

McCormick warns of herbs and spices adulteration

By Michelle Perrett

McCormick & Company, the US-based ingredients supplier, has called on manufacturers in the herb and spice industry to check their businesses for fraudulent practices following the publication of an EU report.

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