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The big Food Manufacture trends report 2024

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The biggest food and drink trends of 2024

By Bethan Grylls

From flavours of the moment, to the importance of health and functionality, to the impact of an unstable world – Food Manufacture unpicks the major trends and drivers for food and beverage producers in 2024.

Danone, Synergy Flavors and LoSalt speak to Food Manufacture about reformulation. Credit: Top - Danone/Bottom - Synergy Flavors

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Food and drink reformulation: the story so far

By Bethan Grylls

Accelerated by the health-conscious consumer and new UK rules, food and drink producers have been working hard to reformulate their recipes. But what have been the obstacles in their way, is there any benefit to these tweaks, and will it help curb obesity?

Credit: Graham Wilkinson to join AHDB as new CEO. Credit: Getty/kokouu

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AHDB gains new CEO

By Bethan Grylls

Graham Wilkinson has been announced as the Agricultural and Horticultural Development Board’s (AHDB) new chief executive officer, with the current CEO Tim Rycroft stepping down this December.

From McCain to Pukka and Ladbaby inbetween, we round-up the latest food product launches

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McCain and Pukka lead new product launches round-up

By Gwen Ridler

From McCain’s biggest product launch in more than 10 years to Christmas pies from chart toppers Ladbaby, we round-up more recent product launches from food and drink manufacturers.

UK cheese exporters to Canada likely to see losses, says PTF's Rod Addy

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UK cheese exports to Canada: Not looking so 'grate'

By Rod Addy

UK cheese producers exporting to Canada face losing millions of pounds and are already taking a hit during post-Brexit bilateral negotiations to establish a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with the country.

The UK had a strong raft of products on show at this year's Anuga. Photo credit: Koelnmesse / Anuga / Eingang Süd

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How are UK food and drink producers achieving sustainable growth?

By Sandra Sullivan

More than 7,800 exhibitors set up shop at Anuga earlier this month, with sustainable growth a key theme. FDEA’s Sandra Sullivan interviewed several UK producers to understand how they are balancing sustainability with profit.

Step inside the Speciality & Fine Food Fair 2023

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Food and drink trends at the Speciality & Fine Food Fair

By Gwen Ridler

From alcoholic tea to mango chutney spiced cheese, join us on our tour around this year’s Speciality & Fine Food Fair as we discover some of the up-and-coming food and drink trends on display.

Have you 'herd' the news about Omsco?

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Omsco rebrands as Organic Herd

By Bethan Grylls

The British, farmer-owned co-operative will now be known as 'Organic Herd' and adopt a new visual identity in a view to cement its position as a leader in organic dairy.

How to be prepared for unexpected Trading Standards inspections and what to do during the visit. Credit: Getty/Bonfanti Diego

Legal brief

Animal welfare: what to expect from a trading standards visit

By Katie Temple

Animal welfare is high on the political agenda and a visit from Trading Standards is always an unpredictable possibility. Katie Temple, food lawyer at Roythornes Solicitors, explains how to prepare and what may be needed next.

Left: OFI's Cascara made from coffee waste, Centre: Vegan Casein from Fooditive

Latest innovations in food and drink ingredients

By Gwen Ridler

From vegan proteins ‘genetically identical’ to the ones found in milk to the growth of microalgae in the pet food market, we run-down some of the latest innovations in food and drink ingredients.

Pictured: Rural affairs minister, Lesley Griffiths

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Welsh parliament to vote on historic Agricultural Bill

By Bethan Grylls

The Wales Agriculture Bill, which moves to its final stage of Senedd scrutiny, will pave the way for ambitious and transformational legislation to support farmers to produce food and other goods in a sustainable manner.

The blonde chocolate trends makes its way into non-HFSS with the launch of Nestle's new dessert

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Milkybar gold chocolate desserts join non-HFSS train

By Gwen Ridler

A new contender has joined the growing ranks of non-high in fat, salt or sugar (HFSS) sweet treats, with the reveal of Lactalis Nestlé Chilled Desserts UK’s Milkybar Gold White Chocolate Crème Dessert.

Glnbia Cheese has been acquired by Leprino Foods Company. Image: istock, Rita Jacobs

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Glanbia completes sale of cheese business

By Gwen Ridler

Glanbia has confirmed the completion of the sale of its shareholdings in Glanbia Cheese to Leprino Foods Company in a deal worth at least €178.9m (£157.27m).

Frank's Ice Cream has made 14 members of staff redundant

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Workers made redundant at Frank’s Ice Cream

By Gwen Ridler

Carmarthenshire, Wales-based manufacturer Frank’s Ice Cream Ltd has made more than a dozen members of staff redundant, after failing to secure funds to continue production since entering administration.

Winter Tarn Dairy has invested £150k in new machinery at its site in Cumbria

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Winter Tarn Dairy £150k factory investment

By Gwen Ridler

Cumbria-based Winter Tarn Dairy has invested £150k in a new production facility and specialist packaging machinery to help meet increasing demand for the foodservice sector.

Crossley: 'This Code is urgently needed, as is having the right mechanism for enforcement, with appropriate teeth’

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Dairy industry repeats calls for Code of Conduct

By Gwen Ridler

Members of the dairy industry have repeated calls for the Government to make good on its promise for a dairy industry Code of Conduct to address power imbalances in the sector.

Müller UK & Ireland has made a £100k charity payment to the Environment Agency after failing to prevent ammonia from being discharged into a nearby river

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Müller £100k charity payment for ammonia discharge

By Gwen Ridler

Müller UK & Ireland Group has made a £100k charity payment to the Environment Agency after failing to prevent ammonia from being discharged into a river near its Shropshire factory.

Credit: Getty / Roman Mykhalchuk

Long read

Novel ways of reducing food waste in F&B manufacturing

By Bethan Grylls

Following a panel discussion around ways food and drink companies can reduce their food waste and increase efficiency, our editor summarises some key talking points and our speakers come back together to answer a few more of your questions…

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