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.

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.

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.

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

Palm oil production raises serious concerns aboout sustainability

'World first' for palm oil

By Lorraine Mullaney

British company BM Trada has become the world's first certification body to be accredited for a sustainable palm oil scheme.

Mondelez aims to invest in sustainable cocoa supplies for sites such as its Cadbury plant and research development quality centre in Bournville

Mondelēz invests in sustainability goals

By Rod Addy

Mondelēz International is pouring cash into sustainable farming projects, including $400M in cocoa farms in developing economies, to secure a strong and stable supply base.

Premier Foods shares underperformed the UK market by 38%

Premier Foods bottom in share performance table

By Rod Addy & Laurence Gibbons

Premier Foods is rock bottom of a 23-strong list of consumer staples manufacturers judged by share value performance in the past full month issued by Panmure Gordon.

The new supply deal will help to remedy the shortages of sustainable palm oil that have been blamed for its relatively low uptake

Sustainable palm oil deal brings 100% target closer

By Mike Stones

Meeting the target of 100% sustainable palm oil within two years has moved closer with a deal between New Britain Palm Oil (NBPOL) and Olenex – a joint venture between Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) and Wilmar International.

Critics have slammed the palm oil agreement as 'weak'

Manufacturers sign up to ‘weak’ national palm oil pledge

By Gary Scattergood

Food manufacturers, government and supermarkets have today (October 30) “stated their ambition” to ensure palm oil used in food production is responsibly produced and does not contribute to deforestation by 2015. But a leading retail organisation has...

Firms fight to fix EU palm oil crisis

Firms fight to fix EU palm oil crisis

By Rod Addy

Rod addyThe crisis in sustainable palm oil (SPO) supply is improving in Europe, but progress is slow and sourcing the right fractions remains a challenge, according to industry stakeholders.

Growing-pains

Growing-pains

By Lorraine Mullaney

The Cree Indians predicted that the white man would realise that he couldn't eat money only when the last tree had been cut down, the last fish caught and the last river poisoned.

Sustainably Cornish. Ginsters has become the first manufacturer to secure 100% sustainable palm oil in savoury pastries

Sustainable palm oil coup for Ginsters

By Rod Addy

Ginsters has overcome supply issues to become the first manufacturer to secure 100% sustainable palm oil in the category of branded savoury pastries, in co-operation with fats and oils supplier AAK.

Rise of greener hardstocks

Rise of greener hardstocks

By Rod Addy

European processors can access greener hardstocks, requiring far less heat and generating far less waste water, thanks to developments by Sime Darby Unimills.

Bakery fats now include RSPO-certified palm oil

Bakery fats now include RSPO-certified palm oil

In March, edible oils and fats manufacturer AAK UK announced that its entire range of bakery fats and many other standard product lines contain sustainable palm oil that has been certified by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO).

New Britain Palm Oil bids for totally tropical future

New Britain Palm Oil bids for totally tropical future

By Ben Bouckley

New Britain Palm Oil (NBPOL) says UK food firms now recognise that tropical oils are the only viable alternative to less healthy fats, as it announces plans to build a new £9m processing plant dedicated to bakery and foodservice products.

Sime darby pumps cash into veg oils research

Sime darby pumps cash into veg oils research

By Rod Addy

Sime Darby has dedicated 34m euros to new facilities, of which a significant amount has been spent on the European innovation centre in the Netherlands it launched last month.

DEFRA: China and India must buy into sustainable palm

DEFRA: China and India must buy into sustainable palm

By Elaine Watson

China, India and the US must make firm commitments to sourcing sustainable palm oil if any meaningful progress is to be made on tackling deforestation, according to one UK government minister.

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