Food and Drink

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

Nairn’s prepares for lunch

With the launch of its new Gluten Free Flatbreads, Nairn’s has entered the lunchtime eating category for the first time.

BRAVE creates snacking first

Sustainable British snack brand BRAVE has introduced what it says is a world first: Chocolate & Salted Caramel Roasted Peas.

Fighting food poverty: U-turn on school meal vouchers

Following a campaign by footballer Marcus Rashford, the Government has a made a U-turn on its decision to stop free school meal vouchers at the end of term.

Creative Nature turns down Dragon investment

In the new series of Dragons’ Den, Julianne Ponan, founder of Creative Nature, left triumphant, but later rejected a £75,000 investment from Deborah Meaden.

Ella’s Kitchen extends finger foods line

UK baby food brand Ella’s Kitchen has added to its kids’ organic finger foods selection with Mini Puffs, Munchy Fingers and Puff Pops.

New hope for coeliac sufferers?

The development of new technology which detoxifies gluten proteins could bring new hope to gluten-intolerant consumers.

Organic Food Iberia: a snapshot of day one

Organic Food Iberia – Spain’s first dedicated organic trade show – is well into its second day, after a successful first-day launch in Madrid yesterday, which closed with a vibrant outdoors awards ceremony and drinks reception.

Court to decide if ‘ethical veganism’ is a belief system

A vegan activist will this week bring a test case to court to have the term 'ethical veganism' recognized as a belief system.

Orgran scoops top prize at FreeFrom Food Awards

It’s that time of year again, when the winners of the Freefrom Food Awards are announced, and this year’s top accolade ­– the FAIR trophy for Best FreeFrom Food – was presented to Orgran for its Vegan Easy Egg.

Scientists investigate alternatives to plastic mulch

A team at Coventry University’s Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience (CAWR) is exploring environmentally-friendly alternatives to the potentially damaging plastic soil mulch used worldwide by farmers.

Countdown to Christmas with Pukka

Pukka Herbs has created a new Advent Calendar containing 24 herbal teas from the brand’s range.

SFT responds to new Agriculture Bill

In a briefing published on 3 February, the Sustainable Food Trust (SFT) voiced its continued concerns about the Government’s new Agriculture Bill.

Little Freddie claims UK baby food first

Organic baby food brand Little Freddie has added five new products to its range in the form of two complete meals, two savoury pouches and a lactose-free yoghurt pouch.

Sustainable veganism gets vibrant

Vibrant Vegan Co is a new social enterprise delivering sustainable, healthy vegan meals through a subscription service in a bid to meet the growing demand for plant-based meals as well as the reduction of single-use plastics.

Vegan Society warns that meat name ban would be ‘human rights...

The Vegan Society says EU proposals to ban the use of traditional names like ‘burger’ and ‘sausage’ for vegan and veggie food products would 'breach the fundamental human rights of vegans'. 

Yeo Valley teams with Organic Herb Trading for superfruit yoghurt

This month Yeo Valley is launching its Artist’s Edition Baobab & Vanilla Yoghurt, produced with baobab sourced and supplied by Organic Herb Trading.

Skinny Caffe serves up natural blends

The Skinny Caffe has introduced a line of natural, vegan and gluten-free blends incorporating superfood ingredients.

St Peter’s Brewery claims world first

Suffolk microbrewery, St Peter's, has launched Without Organic, claimed to be the world's only organic alcohol-free beer.

Green & Black’s drops organic and Fairtrade with new Velvet Edition...

Organic and Fairtrade trailblazer brand Green & Black’s has launched a ‘Velvet Edition’ chocolate range in the UK that is neither organic or Fairtrade. 

Soil Association changes lives through £5.1 MN lottery win

Since The National Lottery Community Fund allocated £5.1 million to Food for Life, the SA reports its Get Togethers are already making an impact