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New number one nut

Almonds have knocked peanuts off the top spot to become the number one nut ingredient for new product releases, according to Mintel’s Global New Products Database. Even though the global food market has declined by six per cent over the past year, almond sales have remained stable, accounting for 29 per cent of all new […]

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Key appointment for Martek

DHA omega-3 producer Martek Biosciences has appointed Dr Rob Winwood as director of scientific affairs in Europe and Asia. Based in the UK, Winwood will drive forward research into DHA and assume responsibility for regulatory issues and applications support. A specialist in macromolecular fermentation, Winwood brings over 25 years’ experience in the food industry to […]

Key scientific appointment for Martek

DHA omega-3 producer Martek Biosciences has appointed Dr Rob Winwood as director of scientific affairs in Europe and Asia. Based in the UK, Winwood will drive forward research into DHA and assume responsibility for regulatory issues and applications support.

Ulrick & Short to steer a new path

UK clean label ingredients developer, supplier and manufacturer Ulrick & Short has revealed plans to launch a range of new nutritionally beneficial ingredients later this year. The company has joined forces with Appetizing Innovation to prove the efficacy and legality of ingredients with specific health declarations, and to help the company take its first major […]

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New food fraud squad

A new food fraud division will support local authorities in taking swift action to stop illegal activity, as well as helping them uncover cases where consumers have been misled, says the UK’s Food Standards Agency. The Food Fraud Advisory Unit (FFAU) is a group of 16 officials with extensive skills and experience in carrying out […]

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Magner’s cider boss to step down

Magner’s cider managing director John Holberry is to resign from the parent company C&C group. He cited a lack of career opportunities following the appointment of a number of ex-Scottish & Newcastle executives to the company as the reason for his departure. Holberry, who is to leave in August, joined C&C Group as MD of […]

Waitrose announces service station deal

UK upmarket retailer Waitrose has signed a franchise deal with motorway services operator Welcome Break to open a number of shops in its service stations. The grocery division of the John Lewis Partnership is to open two 2,500sq ft food shops at Welcome Break motorway service areas, the company announced this week. The deal will […]

Environmental achievements for seafood and drinks

Two food and drink manufacturers have made it through to this year’s finals of the prestigious Business Commitment to the Environment (BCE) Environmental Leadership Awards. The nominations, demonstrating the sector’s continually improving performance in the area, are for Young’s Seafood and Innocent Drinks. Young’s Seafood entry is its ‘Fish for Life’ project, which is dedicated […]

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Food trends fit and healthy for spring

The predictions for food and drink trends promise better health and happier taste buds according to Datamonitor’s Productscan Online research. The small yoghurt pot drink has changed the dairy industry dramatically as consumers devour the daily shot of probiotics. Prebiotics and probiotics have hit the mainstream with Danone’s Activia and Actimel. Activia accounted for more […]

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Alcohol-free market grows despite binge drinkers

Despite continuous media reports of binge drinking in the UK, the alcohol free market is going from strength to strength. According to Euromonitor International and backed up by Bavaria UK the reported off-trade growth is a staggering 20%. Sarah Swainson, Bavaria UK marketing manager, says,“The immense growth in the NAB/LAB market is driven by an […]

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Concerns over health and safety merger

A proposal to merge the Health & Safety Commission and Health & Safety Executive must aim to improve the governance and scrutiny of legislation and regulators, the Forum of Private Business (FPB) has warned. The merger has been proposed in order to create a single and more efficient regulatory body and should be through by […]

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