Unilever has announced that it has acquired organic herbal tea and supplements specialist Pukka Herbs for an undisclosed sum.
Pukka Herbs responds to the article EFSA health warning to frequent consumers of herbal teas and supplements published 3 August 2017, Natural Products Industry News/Natural Products Global. What are pyrrolizidine alkaloids? Pyrrolizidine alkaloids (PAs) are a group of natural plant compounds found in more than 6000 species, particularly weeds, where the compound acts to deter predators. […]
Exposure to pyrrolizidine alkaloids in food, in particular for frequent and high consumers of tea and herbal infusions, is a possible long-term concern for human health due to their potential carcinogenicity, say scientists at the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).
A beautifully illustrated new book by Pukka Herbs co-founder and herbalist, Sebastian Pole, has just been published.
Dorset Tea has launched eight innovative fruit and herbal teas as well unveiling a vibrant new look which positions the brand as offering ‘A Taste of Dorset’. The new packaging, which includes the brand’s strapline ‘Live, Breathe, Drink’, is described as clean, bold and vibrant with a hint of colour to boost on-shelf visibility. “The […]
Four new organic herbal combination teas have been launched by Pukka. Wild Apple & Cinnamon with Ginger is packed with wintery flavours and aromas; Womankind is a flowery blend for everyday herbal support; Detox with Lemon has a Sicilian lemony lift; and a soothing blend is offered by the new Chamomile, Vanilla & Manuka Honey […]
The Irish Association of Health Stores (IAHS) has launched a campaign to overturn Government plans to levy 23% VAT on a range of natural health products. The IAHS describes Irish Revenue plans to apply VAT to certain food supplements and herbal teas as “bizarre”. The association says that the resulting price hike would undermine people’s […]
Innovative and authentic new ranges helped Yogi Teas produce growth in 2009 in a crowded speciality teas sector, writes Jim Manson At the beginning of 2009 Yogi Tea’s European chief executive, Keith Bearden, told The Grocer about the brand’s big ambitions for the UK tea market. (more…)