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Food Forensics

Vegan lab testing – what to expect

By Alison Johnson

In this month’s Food Forensics column, Alison Johnson looks at the different testing options to confirm your vegan product claims and some interesting outliers you may encounter.

Searches for vegan chocolate dropped in the past year, according to Ashbury

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Demand for vegan chocolate drops this easter

By Gwen Ridler

The demand for vegan chocolate has dropped by almost a quarter (23%) year-on-year this Easter, according to research by food label consultant Ashbury.

AHDB stresses the growth in plant-based food in January is from a low-base

Meat-free share fails to rise in Veganuary

By Rod Addy

Meat-free foods failed to grow market share throughout Veganuary 2022, compared to January last year, according to Kantar figures cited by levy body AHDB.

Restaurants need to evolve their plant-based offer beyond the burger, Quorn argues

Top plant-based restaurant trends outlined by Quorn

By Rod Addy

Top plant-based restaurant trends have been highlighted by Quorn in a survey of 2,000 consumers and while the burger remains the favourite menu choice, restaurants should expand their repertoire the meat-free manufacturer argues.

Plant-based burgers can maintain their juiciness through cooking with PrimeLock+

Givaudan launch looks to improve plant-based burger mouthfeel

By Gwen Ridler

In this exclusive podcast interview, Flavio Garofalo – Givaudan global category director – discussed the development of the ingredients manufacturer's newest product PrimeLock+ and its roles in the development of plant-based burgers and meat analogues....

One of Framptons's bottling lines

Contract manufacturing profile: Framptons

Hatching a plant-based future

By Rod Addy

Framptons is a contract packer and manufacturer for well-established brands. Its flexibility and adaptability have ensured its longevity and it has expanded its capacity in plant-based ‘milk’ production thanks to trailblazing investment in a SIG Combidome...

Oghma Partners said trading for 2022 would be 'more challenging'. iStock credit: Natee Meepian

Amount of food deals rockets in 2021

By Rod Addy

The amount of UK food industry mergers and acquisitions (M&A) soared in 2021 to the highest level in more than ten years, according to financial advisory firm Oghma Partners.

Veganuary has heralded a swathe of new product launches from food and drink firms

Veganuary 2022 new product launches

By Gwen Ridler

With Veganuary now upon us, Food Manufacture takes a look at some of the latest products launched by food firms hoping to tempt consumers away from meat this January.

AG Barr to buy MOMA Foods

AG Barr to buy MOMA Foods

By Michelle Perrett

AG Barr, the soft drinks company, is to take over the MOMA porridge and plant-based milk business in three years after agreeing an initial 60% equity stake.

Martin: 'There is currently no legal definition of what a vegan product is in the UK or EU'

Legal opinion

Plant-based food labelling: what the law says

By Pete Martin

The meteoric growth in sales and the variety of plant-based foods has been so fast that the thinking on how such products are labelled has barely kept up. Here, Pete Martin, regulatory director at product information specialist Ashbury explores the latest...

Couch: 'We continue to invest in the long-term sustainability of our business'

Cranswick acquisitions offer more growth in non-meat

By Michelle Perrett

Meat processor Cranswick has revealed the acquisition of plant-based Ramona’s Kitchen and Atlantica UK has created 'exciting opportunities' for further growth in its rapidly expanding Continental Products business.

Who will claim trophies on 10 February?

Rich Products, Müller and ABP are among FMEA finalists

By Rod Addy

Rich Products, Müller UK & Ireland and ABP are among the food firms making the final cut in the run-up to the announcement of the winners of the Food Manufacture Excellence Awards (FMEAs). Is your company shortlisted? Read on to find out.

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