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Call for better alcohol labelling

The European Parliament’s committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety has supported a resolution calling for a new EU strategy to tackle health harm from alcohol to be put into action for 2016-2022. The resolution also emphasises the importance of better labelling of alcoholic drinks including ingredients and nutritional information. A coalition of public health […]

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Turkish delight

A new addition to its growing list of ready meals ingredients has been unveiled by Snowbird foods. Its Lamb Koftes are irregularly shaped pieces, which are fully cooked and frozen as part of the production process so they can easily be incorporated within prepared ready meals. They contain in excess of 90% lamb and the […]

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Own label healthy foods at five-year high

Supermarkets across Britain have reached new levels in stocking their shelves to appeal to a healthier appetite, with new research from Mintel revealing that the share of own label food products launched carrying a better for you claim reached a five-year high in 2014. 6.6% of own-label products launched in 2014 carried a low, no, […]

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Industry reacts to 2015 Budget

Following the delivery of chancellor George Osborne’s final Budget before the UK general election, Food & Drink Technology has rounded up the mixed responses from the food and drink industry.   Jim Moseley, interim director general at the Food and Drink Federation (FDF), says, “The focus on business and support for manufacturing announced in the […]

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UK Scotch whisky market decline

The UK market for Scotch whisky declined by nearly 5% last year as the industry and consumers continue to be hit by tax of almost 80% as a share of the price of an average bottle of the drink in an increasingly competitive sector. Figures published last week by the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) reveal […]

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Wraparound labels

CS Labels have launched its new wraparound style peel and reveal labels. After feedback from clients and product development and testing, the new wraparound style labels can be a cost effective alternative to the traditional method, which involves several labels adhered to each other to form a layered effect. The wraparound label is just one […]

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A look at the UK spirits sector

Research and Markets has added the Spirits & Liqueurs Market Report 2015 to its offering. The report examines the UK market for spirits and liqueurs, covering a range of white spirits, dark spirits and liqueurs, including whisky/whiskey, vodka, gin, brandy, rum and similar spirit drinks. The market is dominated by a relatively small number of […]

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Fake alcohol crack down

Figures released this week reveal that nearly 2,500 litres of fake wine and spirits were seized in the UK as part of a pre-Christmas enforcement campaign. UK Trading Standards, working with international enforcement agencies, also closed down an illegal distillery that would have posed a real threat to public safety. The crackdown on fake alcohol […]

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FMCG launches need attention

Research unveiled earlier this month has highlighted how much more FMCG brands need to do to successfully launch new products – and capitalise on public demand. Over a third (35%) have heard about a new food/drink/household product they wanted, but have then been unable to find it in store. In addition, three quarters (74%) of […]

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New trend: sprouted grains

Tapping into consumers’ desire for ‘good’ carbs and healthier snacks, the use of sprouted grains is a small but fast growing niche. “By taking grains and sprouting them before using them in snacks and other foods, they’re delivering ‘good’ grains that are naturally gluten-free for people who want to avoid ‘bad’ carbs and snack more […]

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UK consumers ‘rarely try new alcoholic drinks’

A new Canadean report finds that eight out of ten UK consumers who drink alcohol out of their homes rarely or never try new alcoholic drinks. This is concerning, as substantial investment is made in developing and marketing new products. However, exciting flavours and seasonal offerings will keep the market from stagnating, says the market […]

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