Food and Drink

Bringing the natural and organic products industry the latest food and drink news from around the UK and Ireland.

SA fights ‘hidden scandal’ of pesticides in poultry

A petition has been launched by the SA calling for supermarkets to ‘remove wildlife-killing pesticides from their soya supply chains’.

Teapigs makes TV debut with tongue-in-cheek ad

In what it describes as a playful and vibrant creative celebrating ‘all the tea nuts out there’, teapigs has launched its first TV advert.

It’s a win-win for ‘world first’ cacao-free chocolate

UK food tech start-up WNWN (pronounced ‘win-win’) Food Labs has launched what it is positioning as the world’s first cacao-free chocolate.

Organic farm ramps up sustainability efforts

Organic farm Rhug Estate has implemented a duo of new practices which ramp up its sustainability credentials.  

Heura ‘redefines’ plant-based food manufacturing

Heura has launched a multidisciplinary scientific approach to manufacturing which ‘redefines’ plant-based food production.

Ukraine conflict: the impact on the plant-based sector

ProVeg International has been examining the impact of the ongoing war in Ukraine on ingredient supply in the plant-based sector.

Glebe Farm takes over billboards for campaign at London Victoria station

In a disruptive above-the-line campaign to remind consumers about its victory over Oatly, Glebe Farm took over billboards at Victoria in May.

What, no food bill? The SA responds to Queen’s Speech

Following the Queen’s Speech in Parliament today, the Soil Association has called the lack of mention of a Food Bill ‘deeply disappointing’.

Planet Organic rolls out UK’s first organic sushi

In what it says is the first such offer in the UK, Planet Organic has expanded its sustainable food offering with a line of organic sushi.

Public concern over F&B pricing and labelling

Consumer research platform Attest has identified public concern and confusion over pricing and labelling of F&B wellness products.

Stop funding industrial animal agriculture, NGOs tell banks

NGOs including Compassion in World Farming are calling on major world banks to stop funding intensive animal agriculture.

Organic import controls delayed to late 2023

The Government has announced a further delay to import controls, now expected to come into effect in late 2023.

Nuccy claims UK first with adaptogenic nut butters

Positioning itself as the UK’s first adaptogenic nut butter brand, London-based Nuccy has launched with a three-strong collection.

Stonegate introduces vitamin-enriched eggs

Stonegate Farmers has launched its Enriched eggs range to help consumers boost overall health and immunity and achieve their RDA.

Heura and BOSH! team up to launch Chorizo Burger

Heura has partnered with BOSH! to launch its Chorizo Burger – a ‘red-hot marriage' between a burger and the Mediterranean flavour of chorizo.

ORC aims to raise £20k to promote organic farming

The Organic Research Centre has launched a Climate Friendly Farming campaign and is calling on industry to support it.

‘Long awaited’ EU-wide adoption of max THC limits in hemp

The EC is to amend regulation to reflect new EU-wide maximum levels of Delta-9-THC in hemp seed and hemp oil.

OF&G launches manifesto of ‘essential truths’

OF&G has published a manifesto highlighting key advantages of organic 'in response to unprecedented transitional upheaval in farming’.

Clare McDermott ‘sadly missed’ after Soil Association exit

NPN hears from Martin Sawyer about Clare McDermott, who has left the Soil Association after eight years as business development director.

Russell & Atwell gains investment from Dragons’ Den duo

Fresh chocolate brand Russell & Atwell has received investment from two multimillionaires after founders Steve Russell and Giles Atwell presented a pitch on the...