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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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 (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.
New technologies such as 2D barcoding can support the market for Fairtrade products such as sustainable palm oil by ensuring ingredients are ethically sourced, according to supply chain solutions provider Zetes.