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World’s hottest chilli, the Carolina Reaper, goes on sale at Tesco

Posted on: 20 July 2016

The Carolina Reaper, the world’s hottest chilli pepper, is being commercially grown in the UK for the first time ever and is now available in Tesco stores....

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E. coli O157 outbreak might be associated with mixed salad leaves

Posted on: 19 July 2016

PHE has confirmed 151 cases of this strain of E. coli. Two of the individuals with E. coli O157 have died and sixty-two people have received hospital care...


PureCircle invests $100 million to increase natural stevia supply

Posted on: 19 July 2016

Leading producer of high-purity stevia ingredients PureCircle has announced an additional investment of $100 million in its PureCircle Agronomy Programme...

Tony’s Chocolonely

Barry Callebaut and Tony’s Chocolonely team up for fully traceable cocoa

Posted on: 19 July 2016

Barry Callebaut has installed a dedicated cocoa butter tank to produce cocoa butter from traceable beans sourced from Tony’s Chocolonely’s partners...


FSAI opens consultation on ‘small quantities’ nutrition labelling

Posted on: 19 July 2016

A consultation has been launched by FSAI on EU regulations that allow some prepacked food products to be exempt from displaying nutrition information...

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Tesco’s cocoa to come from Rainforest Alliance Certified sources by 2018

Posted on: 19 July 2016

All cocoa required for Tesco’s own label chocolate products sold in the UK will come from Rainforest Alliance Certified sources by the end of 2018...


Dannon to launch non-GMO yoghurts in the US

Posted on: 18 July 2016

This is the beginning of the transformation of the company’s Danimals, Oikos and Dannon brands, which over time will evolve to contain non-GMO ingredients...


UK shoppers care more about the sustainability of fish than price

Posted on: 18 July 2016

A new global analysis shows that UK shoppers are more concerned with preserving the oceans than price and brand when buying seafood...

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Consumers willing to pay a premium for natural flavourings and colours

Posted on: 18 July 2016

A new survey commission by Lycored reveals that conusmers are willing to pay up to 50% more for food and drink formulated with natural ingredients...


FDF sends letter to PM setting out manufacturers’ key priorities

Posted on: 14 July 2016

The FDF has sent a letter to PM Theresa May setting out food and drink manufacturers’ priorities for the negotiations on the UK’s relationship with the EU...

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ConAgra Foods separation another step closer

Posted on: 14 July 2016

ConAgra Foods, has filed a Form 10 Registration Statement related to its planned separation into two independent public companies...


85 organisations write letter to David Davis with Brexit concerns

Posted on: 14 July 2016

The letter stresses the important implications of Brexit on food and farming and calls for the UK government to use 'common sense' when planning the EU exit...

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Tesco makes commitment to stop selling caged eggs by 2025

Posted on: 13 July 2016

In order for the company to source the 1.4 billion eggs it sells every year, Tesco will move to alternative sourcing methods, such as barns and free range...

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Raisio sells leading snack manufacturer Halo Foods to Nimbus

Posted on: 13 July 2016

With the signing of the agreement yesterday, Halo Foods’ business and some 300 employees in the UK have been transferred to Nimbus...


Agri-Tech Catalyst dishes out £16 million in funding

Posted on: 13 July 2016

Twenty-four agri-tech projects have been awarded a share of £16 million funding through the latest round of the UK government’s Agri-Tech Catalyst...


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