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CSM UK eliminates AZO Colorants from product range

13 June – Increasing consumer interest in natural, clean label products and naturally coloured foods has lead CSM United Kingdom, along with its European counterparts, to set a July 2010 deadline for the replacement of synthetic AZO colorants with non-AZO colorants used in their products. ‘CSM’s transition to non-AZO colorants across its product portfolio has […]

Cambridge Design Partnership whips up real hot chocolate

8 June – The Cambridge Design Partnership (CDP) has created a home chocolate ‘espresso’ machine for chocolate connoisseurs which uses steamed fresh milk and special pods of real chocolate to create an indulgent and delicious experience. Frustration with powdered chocolate drinks created the spark for the idea as Dr Paul Scott of Cambridge Design Partnership explains, […]

The nature of new products

Considering the list of new products that were launched at Sweet and Snacks Expo in Chicago, alongside the NCA’s summary of trends that they are seeing in 2010, there seemed to be the common mix of ‘trying to make a new trend out of existing products’ and genuine interesting developments. Some aspects of the NCA […]

New campaign to introduce Cadbury Crunchie Rocks

 20 May – Cadbury has launched Crunchie Rocks with an accompanying rock-themed media campaign. The 145g share packs are already present in stores across the UK and are a combination of honeycomb pieces cornflakes tumbled in Cadbury milk chocolate. The theme of the campaign encourages people to experience ‘that Friday Feeling’ – no matter what day […]

UK toffee company wins production rights from Kraft and plans factory

17 May – A UK family company is planning a new factory after it has won back the rights to the century-old toffee recipe from Kraft Foods, according to the Telegraph.  The project is being undertaken by Freya Sykes, the granddaughter of Ella Riley, who created the toffee roll recipe for the family business Riley […]

New superfruit ingredient in the UK

Following EU Novel Foods approval, British food manufacturers and retailers can now obtain baobab, the exotic fruit from Southern Africa, as an ingredient for their products. Baobab has extremely high nutritional qualities including twice as much calcium as milk and more magnesium than spinach. The Organic Herb Trading Company (OHTC) has been appointed as the […]

Tangerine Confectionery recalls Butterkist popcorn

UK confectionery manufacturer Tangerine Confectionery has recalled four batches of its Butterkist Sweet Microwave Popcorn due to the contamination of rice weevil. Three multipacks batches and one single pack batch has been withdrawn and shops that stock the affected product have been issued with a point-of-sale notice explaining to consumers why the popcorn has been […]

Chocolate entry into the UK market

Rhys Davies Freight Logistics has helped Barens Chocolate break into the British market by distributing its product throughout the UK from Rhys Davies’ warehouse. Barens Chocolate, based in Switzerland, decided to expand its market reach to tackle the UK market. Rhys Davies provides Barens with a full cycle service from customs clearance to distribution. The […]

New superfruit ingredient available in the UK

Following EU Novel Foods approval, British food manufacturers and retailers can now obtain baobab, the exotic fruit from Southern Africa, as an ingredient for their products. Baobab has extremely high nutritional qualities including twice as much calcium as milk and more magnesium than spinach. The Organic Herb Trading Company (OHTC) has been appointed as the […]

Fully IT equipped compact pallet labellers

Logopak International has announced a new compact print and apply pallet labelling machine, developed to suit a broad range of applications as standard and bring reduced capital cost though the economies of volume production. Logopak UK general manager Wilson Clark, says, “The machine offers a small footprint, fewer components than its predecessors, and the ability […]

Greenpeace targets KitKat

A new Greenpeace report has criticised Nestle for using palm oil from destroyed Indonesian rainforests and peatlands in its chocolate products, pushing already endangered orangutans to the brink of extinction and accelerating climate change. The report, Caught Red-Handed’, exposes how Nestle is sourcing palm oil from suppliers, including Sinar Mas, Indonesia’s largest producer of palm […]

Infused fluid shortenings

An award-winning UK company has developed a range of fresh-flavoured infused fluid shortenings to meet the demand for authentic and convenient ingredients from the bakery and prepared foods industries. SpringThyme Oils’ dual purpose fluid shortenings are made from blending hard and soft vegetable oils with fresh herbs and spices such as chilli, garlic, rosemary or […]

New members welcomed into UK National Skills Academy

Manchester Metropolitan University, London South Bank University, the Manufacturing Institute, Festo, Food Dialog and NSF CMi have been approved as National Skills Academy network members after submitting formal applications earlier this year. Justine Fosh, executive director of the National Skills Academy for Food and Drink Manufacturing, says, “We rigorously assess every applicant to ensure the […]

Fast flow-wrapper to debut at BIE

A specialist flow-wrapping solution for the baking industry will be making its UK debut on the KernPack stand at this year’s Baking Industry Exhibition. The wrapper is manufactured by Tecno Pack and is a strong choice for wrapping crackers, confectionery, biscuits and biscuits on-pile. It offers consistent productivity, reliability and minimum downtime for the high […]