All natural

The doors have closed on this year’s Natural & Organic Products Europe – Europe’s biggest trade show for natural, organic, fair trade, free-from, vegan, vegetarian and healthy living brands. From 19-20 April, more than 10,000 attendees are thought to have visited the show, which took place at ExCeL, London and featured around 600 exhibitors from […]


Marinade range

Frutarom Savory Solutions’ new range of marinades includes Bali, Sereh and Delikata flavours, designed to enhance fish and meat dishes. Inspired by far Eastern flavours, Bali and Sereh promise an authentic Asian taste. Based on the popular Indonesian street snack satay, Bali is characterised by a distinct peanut flavour, but does not contain allergen ingredients […]

Popcorn collaborations

In addition to its low calorie, own label brand Love Popcorn, the Consett Popcorn Company also produces popcorn for a number of retailers. The company recently worked with snack and hot sauce producer Psycho Juice to create the hottest popcorn in the UK – Dr Burnörium’s Psycho Corn – for its Psycho Snacks range. The […]

Fat reducer

Clean label ingredient specialist Ulrick & Short has unveiled its latest fat reducer to help food manufacturers reduce fat and calorie content in a range of foods. Delyte 9 replaces cream and fat whilst still ensuring the retention of body, texture and mouth feel without loss of integrity. It is said to be ideal for […]

Cooking bag

Sirane has launched Sira-Cook Smart-Release, a microwave, multi-compartment steam cooking bag. The two-compartment steam cooking bag allows food and sauces to be kept separate in the packaging – sealed into two compartments. The central dividing seal has been designed to rupture in a controlled way, allowing the mixing of the contents of the two compartments. […]

SHELF LIFE: Weekly round-up

Here is your weekly round-up of Shelf Life news. If you have a news item you would like to submit for next week’s round-up, please contact Carly Wood at Produced by Smithfield Foods, French’s Hot Dogs are the latest addition to the brand’s range of mustard, relishes, sauces, and salad dressings on offer in […]


Ovenable finger foods

Dutch snack manufacturer and Crisp Sensation licensee Royaan has introduced its Kwekkeboom Oven range of ovenable finger foods. The range comprises beef croquettes, Dutch ‘bitterballen’, cheese dippers and chicken nuggets – the latter in pure chicken or with added Italian, saté or curry sauce fillings. As well as being suitable for oven cooking, products with […]


Fishy business

Microwaveable snacking brand Taste Inc is extending its range of on-the-go snacks with the launch of the Fish Fillet Burger, a fish fillet coated in breadcrumbs, topped off with cheese and tartare sauce. Chris Wenham, head of brands, says, “This is a very exciting launch for us, not only as this is an extension to […]

Screw caps for cartons

SIG Combibloc’s combiSwift screw cap is now also available for food carton packs. This screw cap offers convenience when opening carton packs and when pouring and portioning out long-life foods such as soups, sauces, tomato products and desserts. Because the carton packs can be reclosed, the products are still protected after initial opening. The food […]


Cracking the nuts market

EHL Ingredients is experiencing a boost in sales of nuts in the run up to National Nut Day. The celebratory day, dedicated to the taste, versatility and nutritious value of nuts, will be held on 22 October. EHL Ingredients supplies 22 types of nuts including brazil, almonds, walnuts, cashew, hazelnuts, pecans, peanuts, pistachios and pine […]


New soy sauce bottle result of teamwork

Four packaging firms have worked together to produce a new bespoke soy sauce bottle for Dutch food company Inproba. UK-based glass manufacturer Beatson Clark and its sister company Pont Europe teamed up with Dutch capping company Teamplast and sleeving company Rivièra Product Decorations to design and produce the new packaging. The new 150ml white flint […]


Be ready for FIC with rice starches

As the prospect looms of the Food Information for Consumers Regulation (EU 1169/2011 – also known as ‘FIC’), due to be implemented this December, food manufacturers are already considering how best to meet its requirements. Ulrick & Short, the British-owned clean label starch specialist, is under no illusions about the new regulations. Director Adrian Short […]


Really Indian sauces to expand distribution

‘Really Indian’ sauces from husband and wife team, Amrik and Gursharon Rauth, are set to be launched nationwide in the UK and in Europe. The company has increased its distribution and is expanding its manufacturing site. It is also launching a national PR and marketing campaign to raise consumer awareness. The speciality curry sauces are made […]

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