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Food Selection

Scotland’s small businesses cut salt, fat & calories in iconic foods

Posted on: 11 December 2014 | Source: The Scottish Food and Drink Federation

Bakers, butchers and other small and medium-sized food producers across Scotland have been lowering the salt, fat and calories in products, in some cases by over 50%, as part of an innovative industry and Scottish Government partnership...


Coeliac UK welcomes new EU regulation on food labelling as providing greater certainty for people with coeliac disease

Posted on: 10 December 2014 | Source: Coeliac UK

Coeliac UK, the national charity for people with coeliac disease, an autoimmune disease caused by a reaction to gluten, welcomes a new EU regulation on allergen labelling in catering outlets and for retailers from 13 December 2014, as providing more certainty for people with coeliac disease in managing their condition...

Hershey Company

Hershey acquires iconic Canadian confectionery manufacturer Allan Candy Company

Posted on: 9 December 2014 | Source: The Hershey Company

The Hershey Company, a global confectionery leader known for bringing goodness to the world through its delicious chocolate, sweets, mints, beverages and snacks, announced that it has completed the purchase of The Allan Candy Company, a leading North American manufacturer of quality confectionery products based in Ontario, Canada...

Leatherhead Food Research

‘Shelf life savviness’ will aid food waste reduction

Posted on: 9 December 2014 | Source: Leatherhead Food Research

Sophisticated shelf life strategies could help accelerate industry-wide efforts to reduce unnecessary food waste, according to Leatherhead Food Research...

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HEINEKEN subsidiaries Nigerian Breweries and Consolidated Breweries receive shareholder approval for merger

Posted on: 5 December 2014 | Source: Heineken

Heineken N.V. announced that its majority owned subsidiaries Nigerian Breweries plc and Consolidated Breweries plc have received shareholder approval to merge the two businesses by way of a scheme of merger...

Dairy products

Arla decides not to bid for Egyptian dairy

Posted on: 5 December 2014 | Source: Arla

After a thorough investigation into Arab Dairy Product Company, Arla has decided not to place a final offer...

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SABMiller scholars scheme launches in Northampton

Posted on: 5 December 2014 | Source: SABMiller

Global brewer builds on Public Health Responsibility Deal Pledge to train 10,000 staff working in licensed retail in Local Alcohol Action Areas...

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Unilever acquires Talenti® Gelato & Sorbetto

Posted on: 4 December 2014 | Source: Unilever

Unilever announced that it has acquired Talenti® Gelato & Sorbetto. Minneapolis-based Talenti, which was founded in 2003, has grown into the best selling packaged gelato in the United States...

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Environmentally efficient freezers for cool ice cream

Posted on: 4 December 2014 | Source: Nestlé

Freezers are so commonplace in our homes, supermarkets and factories, few of us give them a second thought...

Barry Callebaut inaugurates its first chocolate factory in Chile

Barry Callebaut inaugurates its first chocolate factory in Chile

Posted on: 3 December 2014 | Source: The Barry Callebaut Group

New state-of-the-art chocolate factory will produce liquid chocolate and compound for food manufacturers and confectionery companies...

Food Selection

New Information Statement examines the psychology of food intake and portion control

Posted on: 1 December 2014 | Source: The Institute of Food Science & Technology

IFST has released a new Information Statement, ‘The psychology of food intake and portion control’ authored by Dr Katherine Appleton, Associate Professor in Psychology at Bournemouth University, and peer-reviewed by IFST’s Scientific Committee...

Holland's Pies

Holland’s Pies cook up a partnership with central foods for the foodservice sector

Posted on: 28 November 2014 | Source: Holland’s Pies

Holland’s, one of the UK’s best-known producers of pies and pastries for over 160 years, and Central Foods, a dedicated, frozen food specialist, offering a ‘one-stop-shop’ exclusively to the foodservice sector, have come together to increase distribution of Holland’s frozen foods to wholesalers and caterers throughout the UK...

Manuka Health

Award-winning Manuka Honey brand steps up production to meet growing Global demand

Posted on: 28 November 2014 | Source: Manuka Health

Award-winning New Zealand honey brand, Manuka Health has opened the doors of a brand new $10-million dollar, purpose-built honey processing and distribution centre in Te Awamutu, on the North Island of New Zealand...

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Arla Foods Ingredients predicts healthy snacking revolution

Posted on: 28 November 2014 | Source: Arla

Snacks that are healthy, tasty and easy to consume are set to shape the future of how people eat and drink, according to Arla Foods Ingredients...

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Britain’s number one dairy company unveils next stage of its development

Posted on: 27 November 2014 | Source: Arla Foods

Arla Foods UK, the largest dairy company in the country, is embarking on the next stage of its development to add value and bring innovation to the UK dairy sector as well as meet future competition in what is currently a challenging dairy market and grocery sector, ultimately for the benefit of its farmer owners...