Veganism

Ghey: 'A vegan, chocolate orange brownie produced using brewers' spent grain'

Food Man Talks

Vegan brownie entry uses brewers' grains for Ecotrophelia UK

By Rod Addy & James Ridler

Brewers' spent grains were a vital ingredient in Ecotrophelia UK finalist Brewer's Brownies' entry and team representative Esther Ghey outlines the product concept in this Food Man Talks video podcast.

Turner: 'We developed a recipe that was particularly scalable'

Food Man Talks

Vegan pasta concept wins Silver at Ecotrophelia UK

By Rod Addy & James Ridler

Kirsty Turner, representative of the Silver-winning team at this year’s Ecotrophelia UK competition, Plant-Up from the University of West London, explains how their entry addressed consumer demand for convenient, healthy and eco-friendly food.

The plant-based market will continue to grow

Plant-based meat alternatives market set for growth

By Michelle Perrett

The global plant-based meat alternatives market is expected to hit US$3.6bn in value this year and increase to $4.2bn in 2021, showing growth of 17%, a new report from analysts Research & Markets has revealed.

The ASA has slammed an ad for Burger King's Rebel Whopper for being misleading

Burger King ad slammed for false vegan claims

By Gwen Ridler

Online ads for Burger King’s Rebel Whopper have been pulled for making misleading vegan- and vegetarian-friendly claims, according to the Advertising Standards Agency (ASA).

Staff shortages and the demand for vegan products were just two of the challenges facing food manufacturers in 2020

Challenges and trends for food and drink in 2020

By Gwen Ridler

The availability of seasonal staff, increasing cost pressures and the rise of veganism are all key challenges that will shape the future of food and drink in the UK, according to Regency Purchasing Group.

Plant-based continues to grow

Plant-based foods continue to boom in US

By Michelle Perrett

The growth of plant-based foods is continuing, with the traditional meat-eating US seeing retail sales increase by 11% in 2019 bringing its market value to $5bn (£3.9bn).

Looking to the future with award-winning Fatherson Bakery

FMEAs

Looking to the future with award-winning Fatherson Bakery

By Gwen Ridler

A bigger focus on seasonal goods and developing new vegan products will guide the future of Fatherson Bakery, Small Bakery Manufacturing Company of the Year at the Food Manufacture Excellence Awards 2020.

Unilever-owns Knorr commits to plant-based

Knorr commits to more plant-based foods

By Michelle Perrett

Unilever-owned Knorr has committed to increasing the number of its products featuring plant-based foods from its Future 50 Foods by 25% by 2025.

Farming, trade and adapting to change post-Brexit

Farming, trade and adapting to change post-Brexit

By Gwen Ridler

The future of farming in the UK post-Brexit, the growing trend of plant-based foods and trade negotiations outside the EU were standout discussions at this year’s Business Leaders’ Forum, according to chair Geoff Eaton.

M_ilk Chocolate follows the success of Barry Callebaut's ruby chocolate

Chocolatier launches dairy-free chocolate

By Gwen Ridler

Barry Callebaut – the chocolatier behind the launch of ruby chocolate – has launched a completely dairy-free chocolate into its Plant Craft range of products.

Greggs Vegan Steak Bake saw strong sales

Over 400,000 people back Veganuary

By Michelle Perrett

Over 400,000 people turned vegan in January – up from 250,000 in 2019 – according to organisers of the annual Veganuary initiative, which encourages people to give up meat consumption for the month.

Smith: ‘Retailers are asking for something that looks like meat, tastes like meat and feels like meat and it’s okay if it’s not clean-label’

Business Leaders' Forum

Mixed messages complicate production

By Gwen Ridler

Calls for clean-label foods are put on the backburner in favour of creating products that are tastier and have a better mouthfeel, according to ingredients supplier Griffith Foods.

Good Catch is now available in Tesco stores

Vegan tuna hits Tesco store shelves

By Gwen Ridler

A new range of vegan tuna products is set to launch in Tesco stores across the UK as demand for plant-based protein alternatives continues to grow.

The project aims to establish the biggest challenges of using plant-based proteins in products

New project to boost plant-based knowledge

By Noli Dinkovski

A two-year research project that aims to help food and drink manufacturers use protein-rich plant-based ingredients more effectively has been launched by Campden BRI.

Mitsubishi has been urged to remove is advertising from a Channel 4 documentary

NPA hits back at new Channel 4 documentary

By Gwen Ridler

The National Pig Association (NPA) has urged car manufacturing giant Mitsubishi to distance itself from a Channel 4 documentary that depicts activists performing criminal acts.

Jack Hamilton talked to Food Manufacture about what lies ahead for the comapny

Mash Direct marching toward growth in 2020

By Gwen Ridler

Growth in 2019, the rise of veganism and “import substitution” are all key to supporting growth for Mash Direct in 2020, according to chief executive Jack Hamilton.

Only 54% of consumers are aware that grains and seeds can be incorporated in bread, Puratos says

2020 FOOD TRENDS

Promote ‘power ingredients’ to meet health agenda

By Noli Dinkovski

Food and drink manufacturers should look to promote ‘power ingredients’ to capitalise on the growing health agenda, a bakery and chocolate ingredients firm has claimed.

Veganuary new products

Veganuary 2020 new product launches

By Gwen Ridler

Greggs’ new vegan steak bake and KFC’s first meat-free burger are just two of the latest plant-based launches in time for Veganuary 2020, featured in this photo gallery.

Jackfruit is commonly used in south and south-east Asian cuisines

2020 FOOD TRENDS

Jackfruit, tempeh and seitan to lead plant-based boom

By Noli Dinkovski

The likes of jackfruit, tempeh and seitan are likely to appear much more frequently on supermarket shelves in 2020 as the plant-based boom continues, an ingredients supplier has claimed.

UK beef production is already 2.5 times more efficient than the global average, according to farming unions

AIMS writes to BBC director general, complaining about Christmas trailer

Meat bodies push back against ‘vegan propaganda’

By Rod Addy

The Association of Independent Meat Suppliers (AIMS) has pushed back at what it describes as the “creeping tide of vegan propaganda promoted in some part of the media”.

The Podberry product is harvested and frozen in under two and a half hours before undergoing a freeze-drying process and is never fried

Vegan snack goes UK-wide

By Rod Addy

Scottish vegan snack brand Podberry, produced by Bruce Farms, is going UK-wide from late December via office snack box delivery scheme Officedrops Nutribox.