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The British Soft Drinks Association said it was committed to supporting the responsible sale of energy drinks

Not enough evidence for energy drink ban: committee

By Noli Dinkovski

A ban on the sale of energy drinks to children could be justified on “societal concerns”, but not on statistical evidence alone, according to a Parliamentary Committee report.

Cherry juice joins Pixley's range

Pixley Berries launches cherry juice drink

By James Ridler

Herefordshire-based specialist ingredients supplier Pixley Berries has launched a 100% cherry juice, which it claims is the first of its kind.

CCEP is to use recycled plastic from Loop Industries

CCEP partners with recycled plastic supplier

By James Ridler

Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) is to purchase 100% recycled plastics from supplier Loop Industries, in an effort to make its supply chain more sustainable.

HiE & Fi runs from 27–29 November at Messe Frankfurt

HiE & Ni preview

Consumer trust the focus at healthy ingredients show

By Noli Dinkovski

Growing consumer demand for trust and transparency in food is set to be the leading theme at next week’s Health Ingredients Europe (HiE) and Natural Ingredients (Ni) shows in Frankfurt.

UK food and drink businesses visited China as part of an export trade mission

China targeted by UK food businesses

By Aidan Fortune

UK food and drink businesses have been on a charm offensive in China as part of a trade mission organised by the Department for International Trade (DIT), Santander UK and the China-Britain Business Council (CBBC).

Innis & Gunn is to create 30 jobs at a new brewery in Edinburgh. Dougal Gunn Sharp pictured

Innis & Gunn to create 30 jobs at new factory

By James Ridler

Craft beer producer Innis & Gunn is set to create 30 jobs at a new brewery in Edinburgh, as it aims to achieve sales of more than £40m in the next three years.

Apprentice Nathan Brown and capability manager Mandy Reader talk about their roles in the business

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Meet the apprentice: PepsiCo

By James Ridler

PepsiCo takes on 150–200 apprentices across its UK sites as part of its ‘Grow our Own’ initiative. Here, organisational capability manager Mandy Reader explains the philosophy, while apprentice Nathan Brown outlines the benefits to his career path.

WRAP has launched a roadmap to help achieve its UK Plastic Pact targets

WRAP launches Plastics Pact roadmap

By James Ridler

Targets and deadlines for efficient plastic packaging use have been launched by The Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP) for members of the UK Plastics Pact.

An artist's impression of the new Penderyn Distillery site

New site for Welsh whisky distillery

By Aidan Fortune

Swansea’s former Hafod Morfa Copperworks site will be transformed into a whisky distillery and visitor centre, thanks to a £3.5m grant from the National Lottery.

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