Sustainability

 

New challenges for Bramleys

Last year it was the Magners cider phenomenon that affected Bramley apple supply. This year the Bramley is facing slightly different challenges, according to successful grower and supplier of processed fruit fillings, Fourayes. With unfavourable weather conditions contributing to smaller fruit sizes and lower than anticipated yields this season, the overall tonnage of Bramley available […]

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ENVIRONMENT: Carbon footprint under scrutiny

Environmental consultancy ADAS is working with Defra and the Carbon Trust to monitor the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions created by the food supply chain. Every food product has an impact on the environment via its ‘carbon footprint’ which is calculated by measuring the GHG outputs at each stage of the food supply chain – from […]

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Adnams launches Innovation beer

Adnams, the Suffolk-based brewer, has launched Innovation, a distinctive celebration beer. Innovation has been brewed to celebrate the completion of the new Adnams brewery and the steps it has taken to reduce its impact on the environment. The factory is highly energy efficient and features a heat condenser that recovers steam previously released into the […]

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FOOD SAFETY:New guidance on contaimination

A new guide from the Campden & Chorleywood Food Association Research Group (CCFRA) will help companies in their manufacturing environment. The most significant is in the transfer of microbial contamination of ready to eat foods, which allows them to target control measures. ‘Ranking of cross contamination vectors of ready to eat foods: a practical approach’ […]

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Air freight ban is not the answer

A leading UK organic body has moved to distance itself from the Soil Association’s plans to ban the import of organic food by air. A leading UK organic body has moved to distance itself from the Soil Association’s plans to ban the import of organic food by air. Organic Farmers & Growers (OF&G), which was […]

One-stop-shop for environmental advice

A major national event to be held in February 2008 is set to show food and drink businesses the benefits of improving their environmental performance – and how to secure valuable cost savings as a result. Hosted by sustainable business experts Enviro-wise, the Food Environmental Efficiency Day (FEED) will provide firms in the food, drink […]

Happy hens lay low carbon eggs

Customers can do more for the environment without damaging their wallets. A company in Lincolnshire has come up with free-range Respectful Eggs which are produced on farms powered by carbon-neutral, renewable energy sources such as wind turnbines and solar panels. These methods are said to reduce the amounts of damaging carbon dioxide released into the […]

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Beef exports hit £100 million

British beef is back with a £100 million bang. In its first year back on international markets, beef exports from the UK have hit 60,000 tonnes in the first year – double the original 30,000 tonne estimate from the Meat and Livestock Commission. Of that figure over 70 per cent of the beef – around […]

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Tetra Pak invests £32.6m in Lund

Tetra Pak, one of the world’s leading suppliers of processing and packaging equipment to the food industry, is investing £32.6 million in two new buildings in Lund, Sweden. Dennis Jansson, President & CEO, Tetra Pak Group, comments,“This investment provides us with flexible premises for units such as our research and development department. The new buildings […]

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NUTRA NEWS: Beverage industry embraces African plant extracts

PhytoTrade Africa, the Southern African Natural Products Trade Association, and Afriplex, a specialist South African plant extract manufacturer, have joined forces to provide the beverage and nutraceutical industries with a range of unique African plant extracts. “This partnership is built on our shared desire to develop the economic potential of Africa’s natural resources by bringing […]

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NUTRA NEWS: Yoghurt drink with life’sDHA

Italian yoghurt manufacturer Latteria Merano/Milchhof Meran has teamed up with Martek Biosciences Corporation to launch a new drinking yoghurt containing Martek’s flagship DHA omega-3 product, life’sDHA. Launched in Italy this autumn, the Mente Viva drink contains 50mg of the DHA omega-3 per 100g serving. Life’sDHA is from an all-natural, vegetarian algae source grown in a […]

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