EHL says the new unit will enable it to source new ingredients and develop its product range

Herbs and spices specialist opens third site

By Noli Dinkovski

An importer, blender and packer of food ingredients around the world has increased its manufacturing capacity by 50%, after acquiring a 750m2 manufacturing site in Stockport.

FSA: 'Herbs and spices supply chains must be probed'

Almond contamination

Spice supply chains called into question

By Nicholas Robinson

Food firms must probe the security of their herb and spice supply chains following the discovery of almond contaminated products earlier this month.

Bristol-based Barts Ingredients has snapped up OTP Foods in a multimillion pound deal

Barts Ingredients acquires OTP Foods

By Laurence Gibbons

Herb and spice manufacturer The Barts Ingredients Company has acquired sauce and paste business OTP Foods in a multimillion pound deal funded by bank Santander Corporate & Commercial.

Lemon myrtle from Oz

Lemon myrtle from Oz

An ingredients importer is claiming that an Australian medicinal bush spice that combines the tartness of lemon with the sweet flavour of basil will be the next big food trend.

Western promise

Western promise

By Freddie Dawson

Forget the ancient tradition of eastern spices, it's flavours from the west that are inspiring the UK's consumers.

Thyme for a change

Thyme for a change

By Sarah Britton

Food processors are catching on to herbs, but supplier know-how is essential if they are to develop successful products. Sarah Britton reports

Will herbs still be the remedy?

Will herbs still be the remedy?

In October 2005, the Traditional Herbal Medicinal Products Directive (THMPD) comes into force in member states. This enables traditional herbal...

They steep to conquer

They steep to conquer

Infused oils offer a practical, flavoursome, low-cost and low-fat alternative for processed food manufacturers using fresh herbs. Mick Whitworth found out more from the biggest specialist producer, SpringThyme Oils


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