Healthy foods

Quorn has invested in a £7m global innovation centre

Quorn invests £7m in innovation centre

By James Ridler

Meat alternative food manufacturer Quorn Foods has invested £7m in a new global innovation centre in the north east of England, as it posts £112m in like-for-like sales in its 2018 half-year results.

Graze has adopted brighter, colourful packaging for its products

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Graze rebrands snack range

By James Ridler

Snack manufacturer Graze has rolled out its rebranded packaging to its retail lines in a bid to reshape UK consumer perceptions of snacking.

Roy Ballam, BNF: ‘A lack of reliable information on healthy eating is a huge cause for concern’

Conflicting nutrition advice confuses consumers

By Noli Dinkovski

Conflicting media messages and guidance over food choices is making it difficult for UK consumers to find reliable information on healthy eating, a survey has found.

Lone: ‘strong senior management team’

Anglia Crown bought from Bakkavor Group

By Rod Addy

Bakkavor has sold Anglia Crown, the prepared meals firm supplying healthcare customers, in a management buyout to managing director Paul Howell and Andrew Lone, who was previously head of finance and operations.

The 12-strong range draws on plant-based vegetarian-friendly ingredients

Nestlé veggie brand hits Sainsbury’s, Ocado

By Rod Addy

Nestlé has launched its meat-free Garden Gourmet brand in the UK through Sainsbury’s stores and online retailer Ocado, representing the latest wave of foodstuffs targeting the flexitarian trend.

Healthy snack company Creative Nature was named small business of the year by the FSB. Left to right: FSB Chairman Mike Cherry, Julianne and business partner Matthew Ford and comedian Jon Culshaw

Free-from snack firm wins business award

By James Ridler

Free-from food manufacturer Creative Nature has been named the UK’s Small Business of the Year 2018 by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB), beating back competition from across the country.

Cristina Ramsay has been appointed CSR director at Wessanen UK

Wessanen UK appoints CSR director

By Aidan Fortune

Wessanen UK, owner of Clipper Teas, Kallø, Mrs Crimble’s and Whole Earth, is looking to improve its sustainability credentials with the appointment of new technical and corporate social responsibility (CSR) director Cristina Ramsay.

Evidence for the benefit of nutraceuticals to skin appearance is not strong

‘Beauty from within’ not backed by scientific evidence

By Rick Pendrous

Very little evidence exists to support the use of some ingredients used in popular – and often costly – orally-consumed beauty supplements that promise ‘youthful’, ‘firm’ and ‘glowing’ skin, according to new research by scientists at the British Nutrition...

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