Damage control

In the same week that Nestle announced plans to destroy more than $50 million (£32 million) worth of its Maggi noodles, after India’s food safety regulator found the product contains unsafe levels of lead, the presence of a strain of superbug MRSA in UK supermarket pork was also making headlines.

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June 2015

Product Focus: Snacks and ready meals Ingredients: Colours and flavours Packaging: Cartoning and sleeving Processing: Lubricants and machinery maintenance

Cocoa powders for rich chocolate taste

Based on the trend towards sophisticated, darker and more adult chocolate flavours, Gerkens high impact cocoa powders from Cargill’s cocoa and chocolate business are ideally suited to provide the rich, diverse colours and tastes that consumers are demanding for premium dairy applications. Suitable for use in a range of dairy products, including ice cream and […]

Putting on a show

I had been starting to forget what the office looks like following an extremely busy March; so much for show season kicks off in September! In the last few weeks I have attended not one, not two, but three food and drink exhibitions. First up was NutraFormulate, which took place in Birmingham, UK from 17-18 […]

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New Fruit Shoot flavour

Britvic Soft Drinks is adding a new limited edition flavour to its Robinsons Fruit Shoot no added sugar range. The new Peach & Mango variant has been launched to widen the range of products to choose from, ensuring there is something for every child and every occasion. According to the company, parents can feel good […]

Britvic overhaul

I was recently invited to a Britvic Soft Drinks press event, which introduced us to several innovations from the drinks company including new packaging and products across its brands in the UK. Identifying key trends in consumer behaviour, commercial director at Britvic Soft Drinks, Nigel Paine, explained that the dynamics of adult socialising are changing, […]

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New brand strategy for Coca-Cola portfolio

Coca-Cola Great Britain (CCGB) has announced that it will be unifying the Coca-Cola portfolio of products – including Coca-Cola, Diet Coke, Coca-Cola Zero and Coca-Cola Life – under a new one-brand strategy to promote the full choice of Coca-Cola variants. Over the years, as consumer taste, preference and lifestyles have changed, Coca-Cola has launched and […]

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New closure

Procap has introduced 29/21 GREEN1P for fillers in the edible oils, vinegars and sauces markets. It is said to be one of the most cost effective and lightest closures currently available for 29/21 PET neck finishes for this sector. The lightweight solution allows fillers to save both on cost and CO2 emissions. At just 1.2g, […]


INGREDIENTS: Weekly round-up

Here is your weekly round-up of Ingredients news. If you have a news item you would like to submit for next week’s round-up, please contact Carly Wood at mailto:[email protected] Hydrosol is meeting the rising demand for meat-free alternatives with new all-in compounds for the manufacture of vegetarian and vegan cold cuts, and alternatives to hot […]


Patriotic sleeves

CCL Decorative Sleeves has supplied high impact sleeves for Beefeater Gin’s limited edition Spirit of London bottles. The sleeve features a striking Union Jack design, while the brand’s intrinsic link to London beefeaters is maintained by a cut out silhouette of the Beefeater figure, which adorns the standard bottle label. Using 50 micron PET high […]

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