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The market has received a boost with the reopening of gyms and leisure centres

Digital feature: long read

Sports Nutrition trends

By Michelle Perrett

Consumer interest in health and wellness has grown since the pandemic struck, with a focus on protection and immunity and a corresponding need for exercise fuelling growth in sports nutrition.

Seven Bro7hers has secured funding to help supply larger customer contracts and purchase orders

New funding to back family-owned brewery expansion

By Michelle Perrett

A family-owned brewery in Salford, Manchester has secured a quarter of million pounds funding through Cynergy Business Finance, which will assist in fulfilling increased orders and invest in new plant and machinery.

Intakes of added and free sugar should stay as low as possible, according to EFSA

Sugar intake levels in line with current recommendations

By Gwen Ridler

Intakes of added and free sugar should be as low as possible – in line with current recommendations – for a nutritionally adequate diet, according to a new report from the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).

Invest NI has offered Pure Roast Coffee £209,295 towards R&D, the creation of ten jobs, and web development

Pure Roast Coffee secures £1m retail contract

By Rod Addy

Coffee roasting, packaging and distribution specialist, Pure Roast Coffee, which is based in Lisburn, Northern Ireland, has secured its first contract with a major retailer in Britain - worth £1m.

CCEP claimed growth across almost all categories

Financial roundup

CCEP sales fizz, Heineken toasts growth, Kerry Group revenue up

By Rod Addy

Sparkling drinks drove strong full-year sales growth for Coca-Cola Europacific Partners (CCEP) as markets began to recover from the pandemic, while Taste & Nutrition helped lift Kerry Group's annual performance and Heineken's revenue rose.

MJD aims to replace diesel with GD+ in all of its logistics and haulage operations

Coca-Cola project drives take-up of greener truck fuel

By Rod Addy

A Coca-Cola Europacific Partners (CCEP) project urging third party partners to slash carbon footprints has led road haulier MJD to adopt Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO) drop-in biofuel GD+ across its haulage operations.

One of Framptons's bottling lines

Contract manufacturing profile: Framptons

Hatching a plant-based future

By Rod Addy

Framptons is a contract packer and manufacturer for well-established brands. Its flexibility and adaptability have ensured its longevity and it has expanded its capacity in plant-based ‘milk’ production thanks to trailblazing investment in a SIG Combidome...

CO2 has several uses in the food industry, including humane poultry culling

Industry response to fresh CO2 supply deal

By Gwen Ridler

A deal struck between CF Industries and members of the carbon dioxide (CO2) industry to keep supplies flowing in the UK has been cautiously welcomed by members of the food and drink industry.

CO2 gas supplies are at risk, but the Government has made assurances animal welfare will be given priority

Meat processors first in line for CO2 supplies

By Gwen Ridler

The Government has assured meat processors they will be among the first in line for CO2 should CF Industries cease UK production, but brewers and drinks manufacturers could be less fortunate.

According to the ISC, demand for stevia continues to grow. iStock credit: HandmadePictures

Framework for steviol glycoside production approved

By Rod Addy

International food safety body Codex Alimentarius has approved a framework outlining four safe ways of producing steviol glycosides, enabling greater access to stevia products across the globe.

Bottle caps fell foul of '100% recycled' claims

Drinks firms in trouble for '100% recycled' packaging claims

By Rod Addy

Soft drinks firms Pepsi Lipton International and Roxane UK have fallen foul of the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA), which banned adverts that attracted complaints for making 'misleading' eco-friendly packaging claims.

Collett: 'New ingredients are being introduced all the time'

Ask The Expert, in collaboration with the Institute of Food Science & Technology (IFST)

Ask The Expert: sugar reduction in soft drinks

By Vicky Collett FIFST CSci

Vicky Collett, (consultant) global quality manager for a joint venture between PepsiCo and Unilever, explores the challenges of sugar reduction in soft drinks.

BHC produces a range of spirits, honey and jams

The British Honey Company to consolidate production

By Rod Addy

Distiller, honey and jam producer The British Honey Company (BHC) has announced plans to close its Worminghall, Buckinghamshire office and distillery and consolidate production, dispatch and research & development at its Market Harborough site.

Veganuary has heralded a swathe of new product launches from food and drink firms

Veganuary 2022 new product launches

By Gwen Ridler

With Veganuary now upon us, Food Manufacture takes a look at some of the latest products launched by food firms hoping to tempt consumers away from meat this January.

Ortiz has worked on community socio-economic development and wellbeing in Africa and India

Typhoo Tea enlists experts to focus on ethics

By Rod Addy

Typhoo Tea has appointed Rocio Ortiz as responsible sourcing manager and enlisted the services of Lesley Western as corporate social responsibility consultant as it builds on its ethical agenda.

AG Barr to buy MOMA Foods

AG Barr to buy MOMA Foods

By Michelle Perrett

AG Barr, the soft drinks company, is to take over the MOMA porridge and plant-based milk business in three years after agreeing an initial 60% equity stake.

Most manufacturing and technical personnel will operate from Treatt's new site in 2022

Ready-to-drink cocktails lift ingredients processor's results

By Michelle Perrett

Treatt, the manufacturer of natural extract and ingredients claims to have ‘successfully navigated’ the pandemic, boosted by the swift evolution of the ready-to-drink canned cocktail market and continued growth in its healthier living categories.

The Portman Group is calling for calorie labelling to remain voluntary

Alcohol manufacturers move towards calorie labelling

By Michelle Perrett

Almost half (47%) of alcoholic drinks from leading UK brands now carry calorie information on their labels, in addition to other warnings, the drinks watchdog The Portman Group has revealed.

AMP: metal cans are the most recycled drinks packaging in the world

Ardagh Metal Packaging to build $200m NI can plant

By Rod Addy

Ardagh Metal Packaging (AMP) has announced plans to build a $200m drinks can plant near Belfast in Northern Ireland, creating many full-time jobs for engineers, technicians and other roles.

PLant-based chicken, boozy ice cream and 0% ABV whiskey all launched this month

Food and drink product launch round-up

By Gwen Ridler

Plant-based chicken breasts, lupin beans and an everyday sourdough lead this round-up of the latest product launches from food and drink manufacturers.

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