Turkey is best of British

Bernard Matthews Food Service has won Best Catering Product for its latest idea for school meals. The company’s British Turkey Breast Steak met with high praise from the independent panel for judges at the 2006 British Turkey Awards, The ‘top quality’ product was considered an extremely useful choice for caterers. The British Turkey Steak is […]

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Stork looks to sell off food division

Stork is looking to sell of parts of the company, including its food processing division. The proposed sell off, if it occurs, would mean the transfer of all contracts currently held by processors to the new owners. Stork’s food systems division currently accounts for 16% of the company’s net turnover. The division had a net […]


NUTRA NEWS: Blueberries are nature’s number one

Canadian Wild Blueberries have more of the antioxidant power than any other fruit or vegetable. Ranked number one for Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity, the definitive test of a food’s overall antioxidant power, studies attribute the extraordinary benefits of these small, sweet berries to anthocyanins, the pigments that give blueberries their distinctive colour. Anthocyanins are important […]


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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Croc meat on the menu

East Anglian farmer Andy Johnson is planning to set up a crocodile farm in the UK. Johnson, who already has several crocodiles for breeding stock, intends to produce and sell the crocodile meat in a farm shop in Cambridgeshire. He believes this will be the first commercial crocodile farm in the UK, and probably in […]

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 […]


Cadbury goes head to head with Wrigley

Cadbury Schweppes, the world’s largest confectioner, is to enter the UK chewing gum market in the first half of 2007 with the launch of Trident, the world’s fastest growing gum brand. Wrigley has had a virtual monopoly on the sale of chewing gum with about 95% of British sales. The launch underpins Cadbury’s confidence in […]

Anheuser-Busch launches super food drink

Anheuser-Busch has introduced the Acai Acai berry into the league of energy drinks. Discovered in Brazil the Acai berry is a small, dark, purple fruit from the palmberry tree which grows wild in the Amazonian jungles. Super energy drink 180 Blue contains guarana, red grape and blueberry juices in addition to vitamins B6 and B12. […]

NUTRA NEWS: Plant-based Omega 3

Nutritionists agree that Omega-3 essential fatty acids are needed in diet because our bodies can’t make it. The popular source is fish oil, but concerns raised about toxins contaminating the fish and sustainability of fish stocks have led to a desperate race for an alternative plant-based product that has both docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic […]

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NUTRA NEWS: Tea without caffeine

In the arena of refreshing beverages, Plantextrakt has developed a great tasting alternative to iced tea drinks using rooibos extracts. Rooibos, as opposed to tea, contains no caffeine. Many consumers enjoy iced tea but tend to avoid too much of it because of its stimulating effect. Rooibos is particularly interesting because it is also an […]

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 […]


NUTRA NEWS: Most nutritious fruit on earth?

Goji berries could be described as the most nutrient packed fruits on earth. They are reported to contain 18 amino acids (six times higher than bee pollen) including all eight essential amino acids. With 11.7% protein, and 328 calories per 100g, Goji berries also contain vitamins B1, B2, B6, and vitamin E. It is claimed […]

NUTRA NEWS: Alethea impact on cocoa crops

Plant Impact’s Alethea anti-stress chemistry is achieving remarkable results in independent field trials managed by CABI Bioscience. Alethea is a new technology geared to solving the problems of abiotic (climatic) stress. Alethea enhances the crop’s ability to mop-up damaging reactive oxygen species and ammonia (accumulated during abiotic stress), without degrading the cell walls. Stronger health […]


Tesco profits top £1 billion

Supermarket giant Tesco has made £1.1 billion in six months, though the ‘grocery’ firm claims that one fifth of its UK sales are now non-food. The soaring profits are said by critics to be partly due to the low prices the firm pays to farmers, although good summer weather in the UK helped. International sales […]

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