Confectionery

Manufacturers must now pay at least 18p extra per unit for soft drinks containing 5g or more of added sugar

MPs back sugar tax hike as obesity plan unfolds

By Rod Addy

Political appetite to increase ‘sugar tax’ on soft drinks and extend the levy to other products is growing, a Populus survey seen exclusively by Food Manufacture has revealed.

Nestlé is shifting production of Blue Riband to Poland

Nestlé confirms 73 job losses at Fawdon factory

By Michelle Perrett

Nestlé UK is shedding 73 jobs at its Fawdon chocolate factory as it aims to shift production of its Blue Riband chocolate bar to its factory in Kargowa, Poland, before 2019.

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

Supreme Sweets secures silver at Ecotrophelia

By James 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 James Ridler

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

Students from the University of Nottingham took the gold prize at this year's Ecotrophelia UK

Spicy BBQ snack wins student innovation prize

By James Ridler

A student team from the University of Nottingham has won the UK leg of this year’s Ecotrophelia student food innovation competition, revealed at Campden BRI’s annual open day (June 6).

Action on Sugar called for a tax on sweet and chocolate confectionery

Action on Sugar calls for confectionery tax

By James Ridler

Pressure groups Action on Sugar (AOS) and Action on Salt have called on the Prime Minister to introduce an energy density levy on confectionery, as part of its seven-part plan to help prevent obesity and related diseases.

Moo Free has moved into a new factory opposite their existing site in Devon

Moo Free opens new factory

By James Ridler

Dairy-free chocolate manufacturer Moo Free has opened a second, larger factory opposite its current site in Holsworthy, Devon.

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