Veganism

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.

Milk alternatives is one of the driving factors in plant-based growth in Europe

Milk and meat alternatives lead plant-based growth: roundup

By Gwen Ridler

Rapid growth of plant-based food in Europe, Beyond Meat's global McDonald's and Yum!Brands deals, opposition to restrictions on dairy-based terms for vegan packaging, and ready meal launches feature in this roundup of plant-based news.

Do Goodly Dips are available in four plant-based variants

Plant-based Do Goodly Dips range launched

By Gwen Ridler

Plant-based food firm Do Goodly Dips has launched a range of vegan-friendly condiments developed by chef Scott Davis, who has worked in Michelin-starred restaurants for many years.

Nestlé's entire KitKat range, including KitKat V, is made from 100% sustainable cocoa

Vegan KitKat to launch in UK

By Rod Addy

Nestlé has announced the launch of KitKat V, the much-anticipated vegan version of its original KitKat chocolate wafer snack bar, later this year.

The Vegan Society has raised concerns with AHDB's new advertising campaign

The Vegan Society labels AHDB campaign misleading

By Gwen Ridler

A series of new adverts from the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) has been labelled misleading and presents a false narrative of plant-based diets, according to the Vegan Society.

Freaks of Nature md Tim Wild talks free-from, COVID and being a finalist in this year's FMEAs

Plant-based awards finalist targets free-from growth

By Gwen Ridler

The growth of free-from in the plant-based category and the challenge of adapting to a global pandemic are hot topics for Food Manufacture Excellence Awards finalist Freaks of Nature.

Vegan chocolates, umami sauce and vegan 'meat' balls feature in this roundup

Vegan and plant-based food launches roundup

By Gwen Ridler

Chocolates for Easter, sauces from South Korea and plant-based meatballs all feature in this roundup of vegan and plant-based product launches from food manufacturers.

Cauldron has appointed former Mars director Tom Lindley in a senior role

Cauldron appoints former Mars director

By Gwen Ridler

Vegan meat alternatives brand Cauldron has appointed former Mars director Tom Lindley to the newly created role of business unit head.

Sproud's products are available via Waitrose, Ocado and Amazon in the UK

Sproud raises £4.8m for plant-based milk push

By Rod Addy

Plant-based milk producer Sproud has announced that it has raised £4.8M from growth capital investor VGC Partners to accelerate distribution of its vegan products in core markets, including the UK.

Seafood and plant-based firm Paramount 21 appoints directors

Paramount 21 appoints two directors

By Jerome Smail

Devon-based seafood and plant-based product manufacturer Paramount 21 has announced two appointments to its board of directors.

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Food industry trends

Food industry trends for 2021

By Jerome Smail

Key industry figures predict where the challenges and opportunities will be found in 2021.

Unilever sees meat alternatives as central to future plant-based development

Unilever unpacks its plant-based plans

By Rod Addy

Unilever has made some bold commitments for 2021. As this year draws to a close and Veganuary approaches, Food Manufacture unpacks its plant-based plans.

Buttriss: 'Front-of-pack flashes such as ‘vegan’ or ‘plant-based’ ... are being used as a shortcut by some seeking healthier or more environmentally sustainable meal choices'

Opinion

Does a vegan on-pack flash justify a health halo?

By Judy Buttriss

British Nutrition Foundation director general Judy Buttriss questions whether a vegan on-pack flash justifies a product as being healthier and better for the environment.

The Squeaky Bean Falafel is being stocked in the vegan and vegetarian fixtures of 380 Tesco stores

Plant-based Squeaky Bean range expands in Tesco

By Rod Addy

Winterbotham Darby is expanding its existing chilled plant-based food brand Squeaky Bean in large Tesco stores, with the addition of new Falafel and Hot & Spicy Chicken Style Pieces on 23 November.

Tofoo Co has seen growth throughout the coronavirus pandemic, thanks to a surge in scratch-cooking

The Tofoo Company to launch frozen tofu range

By Gwen Ridler

The Tofoo Company aims to pioneer UK frozen tofu products, managing director David Knibbs told Food Manufacture, after separately revealing the company’s recruitment drive and growth plans in this exclusive podcast.

The range is designed to allow foodservice customers to simplify their desserts offering

Freaks of Nature launches foodservice range

By Rod Addy

Freaks of Nature has launched into the foodservice market with a selection of the plant-based, free-from, vegan desserts that have already become established in top grocery retailers.

Meatless Farm mince is being launched frozen via Ocado

Plant-based NPD roundup

By Rod Addy

A flurry of plant-based product launches this week include Meatless Farm's first entry into the frozen food category, three new Morrisons products from Oumph! and Spanish brand Heura's UK debut.

The finished frozen vegan range includes brownies, muffins and cookies

Dawn Foods expands vegan bakery range

By Rod Addy

Dawn Foods has significantly expanded its vegan portfolio, with the launch of easy-to-use vegan bakery mixes and fully baked frozen vegan sweet bakery products.

Bale: 'The whole five-a-day thing – that’s the bare minimum'

Scrum-my veg

By Rod Addy

Brendon Bale, founder of British vegan rugby club Green Gazelles, tells Food Manufacture how he pursued his other great passion while his sport was suspended during lockdown and muses on plant-based food trends.

Plant-based ready meals have grown in popularity, but high prices make them prohibitive to some

Plant-based ready meals on the rise

By Gwen Ridler

Launches of plant-based ready meals are on the rise, but more needs to be done to promote affordable healthy options for UK consumers, according to a new report.

The Fakenham factory is upping production

Investment at Linda McCartney factory creates 80 jobs

By Michelle Perrett

Hain Daniels, the food manufacturer producing Linda McCartney’s under licence, has revealed it is ramping up production to cater for increasing consumer demand for meat-free products.

The UK is responsible for 4% of global ice cream innovation

Vegan ice cream demand grows

By Michelle Perrett

Demand for plant-based foods has seen an increase in launches of vegan ice cream, new data from research company Mintel has revealed.