Healthy foods

Cardiovascular disease could be mitigated with healthier diets

Opinion

How dietary patterns may influence CVD risk

By Judy Buttriss

Premature deaths from cardiovascular disease (CVD) have fallen considerably, in part due to new treatments – but ill health associated with the disease remains high and could even be rising in older age groups.

Step onto the show floor at IFE 2019 in this video

Innovation on show at IFE 2019

By James Ridler

From low calorie meringue bars to vegan ready meals, this year’s International Food & Drink Event (IFE) showcased the latest innovations in the industry – captured in our whistle-stop video tour.

Fear over the abuse of personal data mar the discussion into personalised nutrition

Clarity over digital data use needed

By Rick Pendrous

Personalised nutrition offers a huge opportunity to improve public health, but fears about the abuse of individual data could undermine that prospect unless there is better clarity about its ownership and use, a leading academic in the field has claimed.

Lucinda Bruce-Gardyne talks about the struggles of brings a gluten-free product to the market

Taste is king at Genius Gluten Free

By James Ridler

Creating good-tasting gluten-free food is the key driver behind product development at Genius Gluten Free, according to founder Lucinda Bruce-Gardyne.

Clipper Teas owner Wessanen has been acquired for £737.2m

Wessanen acquired in £737.2m takeover bid

By James Ridler

Clipper Teas and Whole Earth owner Wessanen has accepted a takeover bid from private equity firm PAI Partners and Delta Partners co-founder Charles Jobson, in a deal worth €885m (£737.2m).

The low intake of healthy foods such as fruit and vegetables was marked as a leading dietary risk factor

Policy shift to healthy food needed, study warns

By Noli Dinkovski

Policy-makers should shift their emphasis from dietary restriction to promoting healthy food after one-in-five deaths globally were linked to a poor diet, a major study has revealed.

Simply Lunch managing director Sam Page (centre), with brothers Jack (left) and William (right), is confident the firm’s bullish outlook will help it ride the Brexit storm

Me & My Team

Simply Lunch on the same page

By Sam Page

The boss of the family-run food-to-go business explains how they built an empire – and a strategy for overcoming Brexit uncertainty.

Essex-based grower Angflor has been acquired by Florette owner Agrial Fresh Produce

Florette owner expands UK operations

By Aidan Fortune

Agrial Fresh Produce, owner of salad brand Florette, has made steps to ensure year-round production in the UK by acquiring Essex-based grower Angflor.

The Government has outlined the tariffs that will be applied should there be a no-deal Brexit situation

Tariff timeline slammed by food industry

By Aidan Fortune

Details of the tariffs that are to be applied to food and drink products in the event of a no-deal Brexit situation have been criticised by the industry.

Dale Vince (centre): ‘Our products are simple – just great food made from vegetables for kids’

Vegan football club owner opens factory

By Noli Dinkovski

The entrepreneur behind the world’s first vegan football club has opened a plant-based food business to tap into the £1bn-plus UK school dinners market.

Sweet treat launches lead new product development

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Sweet treat launches lead new product development

By James Ridler

As the Easter holiday season rushes rapidly towards us, we take a look at some of the latest new product developments by food and drink manufacturers capitalising on the nation’s obsession with sweet treats this month.

Walker: ‘Category saturation is proving to be challenging. The sheer volume of products has created a lot of noise in the sector’

Business leaders

Facing your primal fears

By Aidan Fortune

Bursting onto the scene in 2014, Suzie Walker’s Primal Pantry led the field in premium on-the-go paleo snacks. Five years on, how is it coping with a crowded marketplace and the threat of Brexit?

ABF predicted growth in most of its divisions besides sugar

Sugar to halt ABF half-year progress

By Aidan Fortune

A predicted drop in revenue in its sugar division is expected to be the only black mark on Associated British Foods’ (ABF) interim results.

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