Traidcraft gets new CEO

Europe’s largest fair trade company Traidcraft has announced the appointment of Robin Roth as its new chief executive. Roth will leave Germany-based GEPA, where he is currently MD, to take up the role at Traidcraft in October. He will be responsible for both the trading company Traidcraft plc and the charity Traidcraft Exchange. Commenting on […]

April 6, 2016 Continue Reading

EU-wide roadmap for healthier food published

Late last month the Roadmap for Action on Food Product Improvement was launched at a two-day conference organized by the Netherlands Presidency. The European initiative is endorsed by member states, food businesses and non-governmental organizations, and aims to achieve reduced levels of salt, added sugar and saturated fats in foods in a bid to combat […]

March 8, 2016 Continue Reading

Chia Bia launches first Chia Oil capsules onto UK shelves

Irish health food company Chia Bia has become the first European business to secure Novel Food Act approval for Chia Oil capsules. The  supplement offers a sustainable and vegan alternative to omega-3 fish oils is produced by cold-pressing chia seeds and encasing in a vegan-friendly capsule, and boasts a neutral flavour and aftertaste. “We’re delighted […]

October 6, 2015 Continue Reading

Fresh faces for EFSA health claims panel

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has named the members of its health claims panel for 2015-2018, which will feature ten new faces. New members to the panel on Dietetic Products, Nutrition and Allergies include Barbara Bulinghame, Professor Jean Louis Bresson, Hendrik Van Loveren and Inge Mangelsdorf. Dr Tobin Robinson, head of EFSA’s Science Strategy […]

June 12, 2015 Continue Reading
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Seed and Bean goes on the festival trail

Organic chocolate brand Seed and Bean will be the official chocolate partner to Glastonbury festival for the third year running. The brand will be heading down to Worthy Farm from 24-28 June to satisfy the chocolate demands of the 180,000 or so festival-goers. To mark the event, the company has launched three limited edition Glastonbury […]

June 12, 2015 Continue Reading
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EatBy App launches to reduce food waste

With a staggering £154 billion being wasted on uneaten food each year in Europe and the US and about a third of all food produced being discarded, the problem of food waste is massive – both financially and environmentally. Enter the EatBy App. Developed by husband and wife Steffan and Barbara Lewis, the EatBy App […]

June 5, 2015 Continue Reading
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Ecover is founding B Corporation in Europe

Late last month the B Corporation certification initiative – already being successfully implemented in the US, South America, Canada and Australia – officially launched in Europe, with Ecover establishing itself as a founding member. The introduction of B Corp certification aims to drive an upsurge in greener, socially responsible and impact-driven brands, inspiring people to […]

May 8, 2015 Continue Reading
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Works with Water refreshes range, secures investor

Natural food supplement company Works with Water Nutraceuticals has repackaged and reformulated its range of skin purifying supplements – help: clear skin and help: clear skin MEN. The help: clear skin products now contain PravENAC, which is rich in lactoferrin – a bioactive milk protein that helps reduce acne by boosting the body’s natural defences […]

July 14, 2014 Continue Reading
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PHB expands into Europe, Southeast Asia

British beauty brand PHB Ethical Beauty has recently expanded by opening franchise stores in The Netherlands and Brunei, making founder and CEO Rose Brown the youngest franchiser ever. The 22-year-old entrepreneur, daughter of UB40 drummer James Brown, launched the beauty and skincare brand in 2012 to provide a natural and ethical alternative to mainstream beauty […]

December 18, 2013 Continue Reading