Food and Drink

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

Innovative cake line mixes it up

Alternative Foods is proclaiming its Alternative Cakes range a ‘new kind of ethical all-plant treat’ due to its use of the naturally occurring protein aquafaba instead of egg.

Well wheeled: Planet Organic in hot food delivery first

Planet Organic is partnering with upscale London-based delivery service SUPPER to offer hot food deliveries for the first time. The new service will be offered...

Purition expands vegan options

Natural wholefood shake brand Purition has added to its vegan range with three new variants: Vegan Coconut, Vegan Pistachio and Vegan Almond.

European foods to ‘remain’ on Christmas menus

A study by bakery expert St Pierre shows a third of Brits plan to keep a taste of the EU on their plates this Christmas as Brexit approaches.

OF&G: no evidence that GE provides ‘quick fix’

The launch of a new gene editing (GE) consultation by George Eustice, Environment Secretary, has been welcomed by OF&G.

Oatly unveils plans for UK factory

Oatly is to begin production from its first UK factory in early 2023, creating at least 200 new jobs and supporting British oat farmers.

COVID prompts one in four to cut back on animal products

Since the start of the pandemic, one in four have reduced the amount of animal products they consume, according to The Vegan Society.

Good & Green opens doors to new flagship store in Tunbridge...

Family-owned G&G Vitamins opened the doors to a second, flagship Good & Green store, in Tunbridge Wells on 27 May.

Plant-based diets: more than just a 2018 trend

A new study, published under Current Developments in Nutrition shows ‘strong evidence’ that diets rich in plant foods offer the body protection from cardiometabolic disease. 

£2.3MN investment poured into Coldpress

Coldpress has announced capital investment of £2.3 million from Odexia and investment banking and corporate finance business Marechale Capital.

Juiceburst adds to Schools Approved range

Juiceburst has introduced two new variants to its range of School Approved juice drinks.

Calorie—cutting campaign to ‘empower’ parents

In a recent study, Public Health England has found that the average primary school child eats at least three sugary snacks a day, leading to a daily sugar consumption of three times the recommended upper limit.

BOL Foods ditches the dairy

Following its announcement earlier this year that it was going to remove dairy from all of its products, BOL Foods has now become 100% plant-based.

Clipper pops up for a tea swap

Ethical tea brand Clipper held a pop-up tea swap in Shoreditch today where consumers were able to swap their usual tea for a box of the brand’s Fairtrade tea and learn about the difference Fairtrade can make to the lives of tea estate workers.

Soil Association Certification freezes fee increase

Responding the ‘unprecedented pressures’ of COVID-19 on farmers and food suppliers, Soil Association Certification is freezing its annual fee increases.

Organic exports face ‘outright ban’ if equivalence not agreed

Organic food and drink organizations have written to the chief Brexit negotiator to express 'deep concern' about the future of organic.

The Savourists innovate in snacking sector

In what it says is a category first, ‘challenger’ snack brand The Savourists has launched an innovative line of savoury bars.

New Knocknacarra concept store opened by Evergreen Healthfoods

Family-run Irish retailer Evergreen Healthfoods has opened a new concept store in Galway, at the Gateway Shopping Park in Knocknacarra.

UK ‘eats the most junk food in Europe’

In a HelloFresh survey 15,000 citizens from nine European countries were asked how often they consume junk food; the UK came out on top.

UK organic land conversion up 12%

Soil Association Certification has welcomed figures published by Defra showing an uplift in UK farmers seeking organic conversion.