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Euronext maize costs dipped in July

Ingredients for Success

Ingredients for success: grain costs and coating trends

By Rod Addy

European maize prices dip, while wheat costs stay high - plus savoury coating trends, innovation for healthier protein bars and plant-based solutions for hybrid products all feature in our August Ingredients for success.

Moo Free has secured £900k in funding to help expand and rebrand

Moo Free secures £900k funding package

By Gwen Ridler

Devon-based plant-based chocolate manufacturer Moo Free has secured a £900,000 funding package from Santander UK, to support its expansion plans.

Winterbotham Darby has invested £5m in a new plant-based production plant

Winterbotham Darby invests in £5m production plant

By Gwen Ridler

Winterbotham Darby is to open a second plant-based manufacturing facility at its Milton Keynes production site, as part of a £5m investment into its meat alternative brand Squeaky Bean.

Brecks recently invested in Plant & Bean, a dedicated plant-based meat business

Brecks secures seven-figure funding package

By Gwen Ridler

Plant-based ingredients firm Brecks has secured a seven-figure funding package from HSBC UK to help support its international expansion and meet demand in 2021.

Glebe Farm has won its legal battle with Oatly

Glebe Farm wins legal battle with Oatly

By Gwen Ridler

Glebe Farm has won its legal battle with Swedish oat drinks manufacturer Oatly, after the judged dismissed all claims of copyright infringement.

SeaFuel in silver prize win at Ecotrophelia UK 2021

Ecotrophelia UK 2021

SeaFuel in silver prize win at Ecotrophelia UK 2021

By Gwen Ridler

Team SeaFuel from the University of Reading secured the silver prize and £1,000 at this year’s Ecotrophelia UK student innovation competition with its protein seaweed cracker crisps.

Beneo says producers want more versatility to finely tune the organoleptic characteristics of meat-free products

Plant-based: flexitarians fuel innovation on flavours

By Jerome Smail

Plant-based eating is now well and truly mainstream, and with many major food manufacturers investing significantly in their meat-free product ranges, it’s easier than ever for consumers to get onboard.

We round-up some of the latest plant-based launches

Plant-based product round-up

By Gwen Ridler

Wheat-based mince, vegan jelly beans and the world’s ‘healthiest’ burger all feature in this round-up of plant-based new product development.

Meatless Farm has launched a sausage roll vending machine in London

Meatless Farm reveals sausage roll vending machine

By Gwen Ridler

Meat alternatives manufacture Meatless Farm is to launch what it claims is the UK’s first plant-based sausage roll vending machine in London to celebrate the launch of its plant-based sausage roll.

EU officials have rejected a ban on dairy descriptors for vegan and plant-based alternatives

EU officials reject plant-based dairy ban

By Gwen Ridler

European officials have rejected changes to food regulation that would have banned the use of dairy terminology and imagery in the description of plant-based cheese and milk alternatives.

James Maguire

Trade body Pulses UK appoints new president

By Jerome Smail

James Maguire has been named as the new president of Pulses UK, the trade association representing the processors and users of British-produced pulses.

The session will include a discussion of the latest thinking on plant-based protein diets and nutrition

Plant-based NPD as plant-proteins event airs in two days

By Rod Addy

Plant-based NPD has been launched by Bridor and The Honest Bean Co - and Food Manufacture's plant-based proteins conference airs online in two days, with representatives from Marks & Spencer, Tyson Foods and Meatless Farm.

Conference speakers include representatives from Marks & Spencer, Tyson Foods, Meatless Farm, Mintel, Algenuity and Winterbotham Darby

Plant-based event tackles functional and nutritional issues

By Rod Addy

Functional and nutritional issues surrounding plant-based proteins and ingredients will be a core topic at Food Manufacture's virtual conference The Future of Plant-based Proteins: Roots of Further Growth on 31 March.

Speakers at Food Manufacture's plant-based proteins conference include representatives from Marks & Spencer, Tyson Foods and Meatless Farm

Plant-based NPD – and plant-based proteins event a week away

By Rod Addy

Sausage brand Richmond and freeze-dried ingredients specialist European Freeze Dry have announced plant-based launches, while just seven days remain for potential delegates to register for Food Manufacture's plant-based proteins conference on 31...

Plant-based meat, egg and 'dairy' investment trebles

Plant-based meat, egg and 'dairy' investment trebles

By Rod Addy

Plant-based meat, egg and 'dairy' attracted the most alt-protein investment globally in 2020, claims the Good Food Institute (GFI), whose foodservice and supply chain manager Zak Weston is presenting at Food Manufacture's virtual plant-based...

New plant-based product launches and sweet treats feature in this round-up of NPD

Plant-based treats and nostalgic sweets

By Gwen Ridler

Plant-based bakery ingredients, ice cream and gourmet sweets lead this roundup of the latest food and drink product launches from the past month.

Buttriss: Bioavailability of vitamins and minerals one important consideration

Nutrition opinion

There is more to eating healthily than protein intake

By Judy Buttriss

Widely recognised is the importance for health of plenty of plant-derived ingredients – vegetables, fruit, grains, oilseeds and pulses – combined with more moderate amounts of animal-derived foods for the wealth of essential nutrients these provide.

The event will look at the full range of plant-based products and tackle technical and production issues

Marks & Spencer tackles plant-based food at web conference

By Rod Addy

James Fisher, product development lead for Marks and Spencer's vegan sub-brand Plant Kitchen, will cover what the retailer looks for from plant-based suppliers at Food Manufacture's Plant-based Protein conference on 31 March.