The eighth annual FreeFrom Skincare Awards are now open for entries, with a number of changes for 2019.
Allergy season may be approaching but, as Kate Miller discovers, following a number of recent high-profile cases of anaphylaxis there’s an altogether more serious issue which health food stores should be aware of: food allergen labelling (more…)
Marks & Spencer (M&S) is under scrutiny due to its new vegan range, Plant Kitchen, bearing warnings that the products are ‘not suitable for milk or egg allergy sufferers’.
Free and Easy has launched a range of Soil Association-certified organic soups, free from the 14 most common allergens, including wheat, gluten, dairy, nuts and soya. Suitable for vegans, the new offer comprises seven varieties: Broccoli & Kale; Butternut Squash & Ginger; Carrot & Coconut; Lentil & Red Pepper; Pea & Mint; Sweet Potato & […]
The serious allergy sufferers charity, The Anaphylaxis Campaign, has highlighted the confusion consumers sometimes have over the difference foods marketed as ‘free-from’ and those carrying a ‘may contain’ label – indicating that they may be at risk of contamination from certain allergens. To explain the differences as well as highlight some of the risks involved, […]
Following the publication by the EU Commission of its proposed measures to enhance consumer protection from potential fragrance allergens, the World Perfumery Congress presented the topic of allergens as one of its main focuses. The event, which took place in June in Deauville, France, gathered over 1,000 industry experts from around the world. Under the […]
According to the British Hospitality Association (BHA), the cost to businesses to implement new EU Food Information Regulations could be up to £200 million per year. The new regulations, which come into effect on 13 December, require catering businesses, including restaurants and cafes, to accurately track, record and communicate what menu items contain any of […]
Speaking about the new allergen rules within the EU Food Information Regulation which come into effect in December, cookery writer and TV presenter Prue Leith has said that they will be a “bureaucratic nightmare” for small cafés and restaurants. The new regulations require food businesses to provide information on the presence of 14 allergens that […]
This month sees the launch of the FreeFrom Eating Out Awards organised by the team behind the FoodsMatter website. The awards are designed to celebrate free-from menu offerings and good allergen awareness, as well as to raise awareness of the opportunities offered to food service providers by the growing number of people wanting free-from options. […]
The free-from food category has been a soar-away success for independent retailers – and now there’s every chance the sector’s sparkle might be rubbing off on the skincare market too.
NPE: ‘The window to the future’
April 18, 2019 Rosie Greenaway
Dubbed ‘The window to the future’ by independent retailer John McKee – director of Hanover Health Foods – Natural & Organic Products Europe has announced a 3% rise in attendance figures for 2019, with an attendance of 10,298 over the two-day show at ExCeL.
Infinity Foods issues statement on plastics
Sussex-based co-op Infinity Foods has released a statement around its stance on plastic packaging to offer a detailed answer to the question it is frequently asked: why is its own label range not packed in biodegradable or compostable material?
Wessanen €885MN buyout bid offers ‘longer-term horizon and stability’
On Wednesday (10 April) Wessanen announced a conditional agreement on a recommended all-cash public offer by a consortium of PAI Partners SAS and Charles Jobson of €11.50 per issued and outstanding share of the healthy food company.
New investment leads to refreshed Conscious Chocolate
Conscious Chocolate officially relaunched last weekend at Natural & Organic Products Europe, following new investment from Fortissimo Group.
Sparking the passion, naturally
February 19, 2019 Sharna Waid
With Valentine’s Day on the horizon, it’s a momentous time of love and lust. With a broadening range of sexual wellbeing products on the market, Sharna Waid looks into which natural remedies retailers should be exploring to support and empower their female customers’ confidence in the bedroom
A nation on the move
Kate Miller looks at the main aggravators of joint pain and uncovers how the public’s well-intentioned New Year’s resolutions can often lead to injuries come spring
The power of sour
While not yet mainstream, and certainly not new, fermented foods were heralded as one of the big trends of 2018 and continue to work their way onto the shelves of independent retailers up and down the country. Hayley Coristine investigates the qualities that are helping this ancient food technology gain wider appeal (more…)
Best bar none
With small chocolate producers choosing to trade directly, Jane Wolfe takes a look at the rise in artisan bean to bar chocolatiers who are putting cocoa farmers’ welfare before profit
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As Europe braces itself for a winter flu outbreak, protect yourself with Sambucol and the power of black elderberry.
Experts across Europe have warned the EU to brace itself for a bad flu season this winter. A new vaccine has been produced which is effective in fighting H3N2, the flu strain likely to hit the region this year; however, the vaccine is generally available for free to over 65s, pregnant women, those with an […]
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Your body was created to eat, process, and derive its nutrition from food—real, healthy food. Garden of life® are fanatical about food. The core ethos is that they always start with real foods and these (foods) provide the formulas, the power to be at their best. Completely free of any synthetically created, chemical breakthroughs from […]
Mineral-rich New Zealand volcanic mud delivers instant illumination for your skin
It may seem counter-intuitive to apply mud to your skin in order to cleanse it, but the skin-enhancing benefits of mineral-rich mud have been harnessed for beauty treatments all over the world for centuries. Antipodes® uses white volcanic mud sourced from central New Zealand’s dramatic central plateau in its new Halo Skin-Brightening Facial Mud Mask […]