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

Fresh snacks from Kallø

Natural food brand Kallø has introduced some innovative new snack products in the form of Protein Packed Lentil Cakes and Pop-Crisps.

Waitrose leads in energy drinks ban for under-16s

Waitrose has become the first UK supermarket to prevent children from buying energy drinks.

Fresh new lines from Nairn’s

Nairn’s is offering up a new oatcake variety as well as a three-strong range of on-the-go Oat Bars for healthier snacking.

Certifiers unite to expand organic markets

Organic certifier OF&G has joined forces with global accreditor Control Union UK (CUUK) in efforts to ‘open and expand’ markets for UK organic food production by offering certification on a global scale.

‘Cotchel up’ with new juice collection

Cotchel is a new range of juices made with apples and pears grown, pressed and bottled on a family farm in Essex.

GREK brews up Greek infusions

GREK is a new brand of tea which uses carefully selected herbs from Greece to produce a range of 100% organic herbal infusions.

New Tummy Tonic from The Cultured Food Company

The Cultured Food Company has introduced its latest live creation, Organic Fermented Beet Kvass Beetroot & Ginger Drink, to the UK market.

SFT welcomes HRH Prince of Wales as Patron

It has been announced that HRH The Prince of Wales has accepted an invitation from the Sustainable Food Trust (SFT) to become the charity’s Patron.

Kallø creates protein-packed Veggie Cakes

Kallø has introduced an innovative new line of Lentil & Pea Veggie Cakes into the healthy, plant-based snacking category.

Beech’s Fine Chocolates goes gourmet, launches Easter eggs

Lancashire-based heritage chocolate manufacturer Beech’s Fine Chocolates has launched a new 12-strong Gourmet pack range.

Heath & Heather highlight the power of tea

Heath & Heather has launched a multi-channel campaign called Me to the Power of Tea, which runs until the end of January 2018.

Bring on the Baby Cübes

Organic ice lolly brand Lickalix has entered the frozen baby food market with a range of Baby Cübes, – frozen cubes of pureed organic fruit and vegetables for little ones.

Kale fail: clean eaters’ favourites contain highest pesticide residues

While they are revered in ‘clean-eating’ circles, spinach and kale are ranked second and third respectively (and the highest for all vegetables) in the latest Dirty Dozen pesticide residue ranking from US non-profit the Environment Working Group (EWG).

Upton’s brings its flavoured seitan to UK market

Chicago-based independent vegan company Upton’s Naturals used Natural & Organic Products as a platform to launch its Italian, Bacon and Chorizo Seitan products onto the UK market this month.

Love Cocoa pairs avocado with chocolate

Love Cocoa has created what it claims is Europe’s first ever vegan avocado chocolate bar.

UK organics face being shut out of EU markets in event...

UK organic producers face being banned from exporting to EU countries for nine months in the event of a no-deal Brexit, the Food and Drink Federation warned today.

NOSHY treats Londoners

Artisan brand NOSHY has launched a delivery service of its all-natural, organic energy truffles to consumers in Greater London.

Chefs challenged to ‘step up to the plate’

As part of the Soil Association’s annual autumn campaign, chefs are being urged to take up the Organic September Menu Challenge and ‘step up to the plate’ by putting more organic on the menu.

Montezuma’s unveils new gifting lines, mini bars

Montezuma’s has updated its 2018 wholesale range to include three new mini bar flavours and a fresh selection of gift options.

Retailers stockpile as Brexit uncertainty continues

Survey shows that stockpiling has hit record levels as Britain's shops brace themselves for the multiple possible outcomes of Brexit.