Healthy foods

Avondale posted turnover growth in 2018 however pre-tax profits were down

Avondale Foods warns against currency fluctuations

By Aidan Fortune

Fresh foods provider Avondale Foods has reported a record turnover for the past year, but has warned that fluctuations between euro and sterling could cause issues in the future.

Batters: ‘For too long we have reacted to Government – now is the time for forwards thinking to shape the future’

NFU: UK can’t risk switching off food production

By James Ridler

The UK needs to continue producing food and not rely on imports post-Brexit, or it risks never being able to produce food again, warned the president of the National Farmers Union (NFU) Minette Batters.

Shore Capital's Clive Black has criticised politicians for Brexit uncertainty

UK an ‘embarrassment’ for lack of Brexit agreement

By James Ridler

The Government’s inability to reassure UK food producers on the future of the industry post-Brexit has made the country an international embarrassment, Shore Capital head of research Clive Black has claimed.

Swapping a higher-sugar breakfast cereal for a lower sugar variant is equal to 2.5 fewer cubes of sugar per bowl

Food firms back Change4Life sugar reduction drive

By Noli Dinkovski

Food manufacturers have pledged their support to a new Change4Life campaign that encourages parents to tackle childhood obesity by swapping sugary foods with healthier alternatives.

The Government has appointed Ben Elliot to the position of Food Surplus and Waste Champion.

Food Waste Champion appointed

By Aidan Fortune

Environment secretary Michael Gove has appointed Ben Elliot to the newly-created role of Food Surplus and Waste Champion.

Unilever has acquired The Vegetarian Butcher

Unilever buys The Vegetarian Butcher

By James Ridler

Unilever has continued its acquisition trail with the purchase of meat-free producer The Vegetarian Butcher for an undisclosed sum.

Macdonald: ‘We [in the UK] are leaders in nutrition and we need to make sure we carry on helping the rest of the world do nutrition in the right way’

More quality nutrition science urged

By Rick Pendrous

Eminent scientist Professor Ian Macdonald has raised fears about the future of high-quality, evidence-based nutrition research in the UK.

Plant-based foods continue to grow in popularity

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Why plant power is a defining 2018 food trend

By Nick Hughes

Consumers’ increasing demand for for plant-based foods is challenging manufacturers to develop high-protein, tasty alternatives to meat, with varying results.

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