Palm Oil

The palm oil alliance aims to ensure cultivation in Borneo is done with minimal impact on biodiversity

Palm oil firms unite to protect endangered orangutans

By Noli Dinkovski

Some of the world’s largest palm oil companies have committed to an alliance with conservation experts and the Orangutan Land Trust to better manage orangutans and other wildlife in palm oil areas.

Global supply: RSPO-certified palm oil is expected to drop by almost 20% due to market changes

RSPO-certified palm oil set to fall by a fifth

By Noli Dinkovski

The global supply of palm oil certified by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) will drop by almost 20% due to market changes, an organisation responsible for its certification has claimed.

New Britain Oils has invested £40M in its Liverpool site since 2010

Oils firm boosts capacity and jobs to meet demand

By Laurence Gibbons

Palm oil producer New Britain Oils has boosted its bakery fats production capability by 30% in a bid to meet the “substantial increase” in demand for its products following changes to EU law and the horsemeat crisis.

The FSA has urged shoppers not to consume the product

Cancer-causing dye sparks palm oil recall

By Rod Addy

The presence of a cancer-causing dye, Sudan IV, in palm oil products sold at a London cash and carry has prompted the Food Standards Agency (FSA) to issue a recall notice.

Sustainable reassurances are sought

FDF palm oil guide launched

By Nicholas Robinson

Sustainable palm oil use among food and drink manufacturers will be encouraged by the Food and Drink Federation’s (FDF’s) new sustainable palm oil guide.

Allied Bakeries manufactures the Kingsmill brand

Kingsmill sources 100% sustainable palm

By Nicholas Robinson

Kingsmill manufacturer Allied Bakeries (AB) will use 100% sustainable palm oil and derivatives in its products, the bread giant announced on January 30.

Mondelēz uses palm oil in a range of confectionery and biscuit products

EUROPEAN RSPO 2014

Mondelēz throws down sustainable palm oil gauntlet

By Rod Addy

Mondelēz is challenging palm oil suppliers to step up their game so it can move towards using physical supplies of purely sustainable palm oil for all its products.

Delegates at the European Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil debated sustainable palm oil in London this week

European RSPO 2014

Sustainable palm oil pressures worrying to emerging economies

By Nicholas Robinson

Food businesses and consumers don’t understand the impact emerging economies could face if pressure to source 100% sustainable palm oil builds too quickly, Marks & Spencer’s (M&S) sustainable development manager Fiona Wheatley claims.

Same mouthfeel, no palm oil

Bakels rethinks palm oil

The introduction of the Food Information for Consumers Regulation (FIR) in December 2014 will mean food and drink businesses will have to identify the source of the vegetable oils they use in their products.

NBPO posted 'disappointing results' after a difficult year, said Panmure Gordon

New Britain Palm Oil reports ‘disappointing results’

By Michael Stones

Sustainable palm oil manufacturer New Britain Palm Oil (NBPO) has reported “disappointing results”,  partly due to difficult weather, concludes City analyst Panmure Gordon, after the firm posted preliminary results for the year ended December 31 2013.

Growers need an incentive for good practice

Palm oil sustainability in focus

By Lorraine Mullaney

Still the fires burn, clearing rainforest to plant the world's most sought after vegetable oil. Is there any hope for sustainability? asks Lorraine Mullaney

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