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Allergen labelling regs due

The final changes to the allergen labelling regulations will be implemented on 25 November 2007. The food labelling amendment concerned is No2 Regulations SI2005 No 2057. From this date some ingredients from allergenic sources that are not deemed to be a risk to allergy sufferers will be exempt from mandatory labelling. However, this also means […]

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Diet soft drinks reach record levels

Consumers are increasingly enjoying soft drinks whilst watching the calories, as revealed by the latest figures for the UK soft drinks market. Diet and low calorie drinks and drinks without added sugar have reached a record market share of 61%. Twenty years ago, the market share of these drinks was only 28%. The fastest growing […]

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Dietary guidance on nutrition

Dietary guidance should consider the cost and enjoyment of food in addition to nutrient content, according to Professor Adam Drewnowski, research leader of innovative approaches for the prevention and treatment of obesity. His lecture, organised by The Dairy Council, aimed to provide an insight into alternative nutrient profiling and food labelling methods, specifically the Naturally […]

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Soft drinks category grows 7%

In 2006 the UK soft drinks category grew seven per cent to reach sales of £8.3 bn in value, according to the annual Britvic soft drinks report. Apart from 2003 where the extraordinarily hot summer drove higher sales, this is the industry’s highest growth level in six years. Overall, the UK’s annual per capita consumption […]

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Designer water

The company behind the natural mineral water Ty Nant, famous for its cobalt blue glass bottles, is seeing success with its latest product offering, TAU Spring Water. “With its minimalist black and white labels, TAU was specifically designed for outlets where colour may not be appropriate but quality and style remain essential, said Laura Dodds, […]

Rexam sells glass business

Rexam, the global consumer packaging company and the world’s leading beverage can maker is to sell its glass business to Ardagh Glass Group plc for £660m (£449m). The transaction is conditional on competition authority approvals in Germany and Poland. In 2006, Rexam Glass, which employs 3,600 people and focuses on the north European market, reported […]

Possible goji berry ban

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) is seeking evidence of consumption of goji berries, the small red fruit from Asia, in Europe before 1997 after enquiries from food businesses on whether the berries can be sold legally in the European Union. If they are considered a ‘novel’ food, they will need to be authorised before they […]

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Britvic launches superfruit limited edition

Leading soft drinks company, Britvic, is bringing a brand new flavour to the fast-growing adult soft drinks category with the launch of a limited edition J2O Orange & Pomegranate flavour. J2O Orange & Pomegranate is the sixth flavour in the J2O suite and is set to further drive adult soft drinks sales over the crucial […]

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Avian flu poses no threat to cysteine supply

Avian flu poses a significant threat to the poultry stocks all over the world. Reports from Indonesia suggest that 200,000 birds are succumbing to the virus every month and infected poultry flocks have now been found in 27 of the country’s 33 provinces. The infection of poultry populations worldwide has important consequences for supplies of […]

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NUTRA NEWS: Tasters prefer soya milk with Aquamin

Recent tests by the Independent Sensory Services demonstrated the benefits of Aquamin, a natural multi-mineral complex from Marigot, as a source of additional mineral fortification in soya drinks. When compared to drinks fortified with calcium carbonate or tri-calcium phosphate, results showed that the beverage containing Aquamin offered improved taste and texture, as well as reduced […]

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Allergen law extends to molluscs and lupins

The European Commission has passed new legislation to extend food labelling requirements to include molluscs and lupins. This requirement will come into force in autumn 2006, with the industry expected to comply by autumn 2008. Since November last year, it has been a legal requirement to indicate the presence of 12 specified allergens and their […]

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Fresh bacon facility arises out of fire

A six-month construction project has culminated in one of the most sophisticated bacon-processing plants in Europe. Built to replace a factory destroyed by a fire in 2004, the official opening ceremony of Direct Table Food’s new £20 million factory in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk was performed by Justin King, chief executive of Sainsbury’s. “The design […]

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