Almost three quarters of UK consumers believe vegan food has no animal ingredients, according to High Speed Training


Mass confusion over vegan labelling ‘life-threatening’

By Gwen Ridler

Almost three quarters of consumers believe vegan food products contain no ingredients derived from animals, highlighting the potential risk to people with food allergies in the absence of vegan labelling laws, according to a new study.

How do you define a sausage? Getty/Sigrid Gombert

Food Forensics

Unravelling the sausage conundrum

By Alison Johnson

In her first column of 2024, Food Forensics’ Alison Johnson looks at the legal intricacies of what makes a sausage a sausage.

Almost a third of UK adults don’t want plant-based food that looks like an animal product. Credit: Getty/ArtMarie


Time to ditch the plant-based copycats?

By Bethan Grylls

Almost a third of UK adults don’t want plant-based food that resembles their animal counterparts, finds research commissioned by law firm Browne Jacobson.

As 2024 looms, our editor highlights several key moments of 2023. Credit: Getty/smshoot

Long read

7 big moments of 2023 for food and drink

By Bethan Grylls

As we usher in the new year, Bethan Grylls takes a look back over the course of 2023 and flags seven key moments for the food and drink industry.

The Food Manufacture team headed to Frankfurt to find out the latest trends from FiE 2023. Bottom picture credit: Fi Europe

Long read

F&B trends emerging from FiE

By Bethan Grylls

Plant-based applications with high protein claims were among the key trends at FiE 2023 which took place last week in Frankfurt, Germany.

What does the future hold for alternative proteins? Food Manufacture finds out... Credit: Getty/DronG


What’s next for the alternative protein market?

By Bethan Grylls

The alternative protein market is going through a reckoning typical of any major innovation that requires big changes in behaviour – here’s what two experts believe will happen next…

It's time for an all new episode of the Food Manufature Podcast

Food Manufacture Podcast

Episode 7: Alternative proteins

By Gwen Ridler

Tune in to this month’s Food Manufacture podcast, where we talk plant-based proteins and the future of the meat alternatives market.

The plant-based market needs to refocus on providing clean-label, tasty food if it wants to win back consumers


Consolidation inevitable for plant-based meat market

By Gwen Ridler

Consolidation is inevitable for the plant-based meat alternatives market as players grapple with the shattering of ‘unrealistically optimistic’ growth expectations, according to a new report from Rabobank.

We round-up the latest food and drink product launches


Wallace & Gromit pasties lead new food and drink launches

By Gwen Ridler

From Wallace & Gromit themed pasties to axolotl gummy sweets, vegan chicken alternatives in the chilled aisle to white chocolate digestive biscuits, we round-up some of the latest food and drink product launches from the past month.

Plant-based food needs to provide value for money if it wants to entice new customers


Drivers and innovations leading the plant-based food market

By Gwen Ridler

Environmental worries still drive plant-based sales, but consumers are becoming more concerned over the value of the products they buy and how close they are to their meat counterparts, according to a new report from Mintel.

Tofoo Co has seen growth throughout the coronavirus pandemic, thanks to a surge in scratch-cooking

The Tofoo Company to launch frozen tofu range

By Gwen Ridler

The Tofoo Company aims to pioneer UK frozen tofu products, managing director David Knibbs told Food Manufacture, after separately revealing the company’s recruitment drive and growth plans in this exclusive podcast.