Food and Drink

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

Concerns voiced as Natasha’s Law takes effect

Natasha’s Law came into effect on 1 October but many businesses reported a lack of preparedness and the regulations were met with confusion.

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In an interview series, Collaborate to Zero, Mark Jankovich, CEO of Delphis Eco, will discuss how we can collaborate to a zero carbon world.

SA-certified products join Amazon Climate Pledge Friendly

Organic brands can expect ‘a welcome online boost’ as certified products now have the chance to enhance their trade on Amazon.

Defra’s plans to ‘unlock power of GE’ questioned by organic sector

Defra's plans to overturn existing EU legislation and ‘unlock the power of gene editing’ (GE) in the UK have been met with unease by OF&G.

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Wildflower specialist Seedball’s new limited edition LOVE and Love Bees gift sets aim to encourage wildlife and protect bees this Christmas.

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VAHDAM India’s Happy Halloween occasion tea gift box features its new Pumpkin Spice tea, a blend of sweet pumpkin and traditional spices.

Beyond Chocolate partnership announces sustainability goals for Belgian market

Having launched in December 2018 with the support of Belgian Development Cooperation, Beyond Chocolate has released its second annual report.

The Vegan Kind undergoes vibrant new rebrand to reach broader audience

The Vegan Kind has teamed up with B&B studio to create a more modern look which reflects the brand's identity as ‘a store of tomorrow’.

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A new range of CBD confectionery called Sweet Botanist has launched in the UK, comprising Sweets and Gum in Mellow Mint and Mindful Mint.

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Following its participation in the Better Futures+ Programme, Stem & Glory has pledged to become carbon negative by the end of 2021.

FUL Foods introduces ‘climate active’ functional health drinks

FUL Foods has launched FUL Revive, a line of natural and functional vegan and 'climate active' health drinks. The drinks are low in calories, have...

Veg Capital acquires majority share in Devon-based vegan firm Clive’s

Vegan bakery Clive’s has secured a ‘game-changing’ investment from Veg Capital which will enable it to drive new product development.

56% of shoppers concerned about environmental impact of food packaging

This month’s Organic Fresh Produce Forum has highlighted increasing consumer concern about the eco credentials of organic product packaging.

London vegan supermarket GreenBay celebrates fifth birthday

West London vegan supermarket GreenBay is marking five years of business, during which time it has seen over 50,000 customers.

Heura transforms Barcelona bullring into arena showcasing plant-based meats

Heura has used the former bullring La Monumental as the venue within which to launch its new plant-based Sausage and Chorizo.

HealthyDoesIt launches third campaign: HealthyDoesOrganic

HealthyDoesIt has launched its third topical campaign, HealthyDoesOrganic, to engage the public through giveaways.

Burger King becomes first fast-food outlet in Africa to offer V-Label...

Burger King has introduced vegan meat alternatives in Africa, the first fast-food outlet in the continent to offer V-Label plant-based meats.

Biotiful announces launch of ‘world’s first’ oat kefir

Biotiful has taken its first step into the plant-based sector with the launch of the ‘world’s first’ line of Plant Based Oat Kefir drinks.

Farmers on the front line of climate change

As the world prepares for COP26, farmers have been sharing their experiences ‘on the front line of climate change’.

Planet Organic set to open its doors in Bermondsey

Planet Organic is opening in Bermondsey on 21st September, its 12th store and the first of three new sites it plans to open this year.