Pep & Lekker has given its Seed Snacks a fresh look along with introducing improved formulations and two new sweet flavours.
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.
Vitamin brand told not to repeat COVID-19 claims
May 27, 2020 Jim Manson
Vitamin brand Revival Shots has had social media ads banned by the Advertising Standards Authority for making ‘misleading’ COVID-19 claims.
Lockdown sparks appetite for health and wellness content, says YouGov
Magazine app Readly’s new Wellness Barometer reports a shift in public reading habits during the coronavirus crisis, with health and wellness centre stage.
Income often higher on organic farms says SA report
A Soil Association report reveals that although business output is similar on organic and non-organic farms, net farm income is often higher on organic.
Viridian champions health stores with radio campaign
Viridian Nutrition has launched a new campaign to boost awareness of health food stores as ‘a community resource and hub for preventative care’.
April 28, 2020 Jane Wolfe
A problem for Brits at the best of times, sleep issues are being exacerbated due to the pandemic, leaving many feeling exhausted, reports Jane Wolfe.
Ever wondered how to make ice cream so smooth even the toughest connoisseur would be fooled? Yorica is here to explain (some of) its secrets to success.
Operation Healthy Lockdown
As health stores find themselves on the frontline of a national effort to keep the UK nourished, Jim Manson reports on Operation Healthy Lockdown.
After the gold rush
CBD is the fastest growing category the natural products sector has ever known. But a new phase is being ushered in, Jim Manson reports.
How to become the next influential natural beauty brand
The world doesn’t need another natural beauty brand. It’s a market that is set to be worth up to $54 billion by 2027. It’s saturated like every other industry in the world. What it does need however, is a brand that is passionate, value driven and has clarity around how they want to shake things […]
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 […]
Tooth powder as a powerful ally for your dental health
My Oradent tooth powder is neither a drug nor a medicine. Suitable for all consumers and also for vegans and vegetarians. Why in powder form? Studies have shown that tooth powder can be more effective at removing plaque than toothpaste. Plus, My Oradent does not contain fluoride, is non-toxic and is also safe for children. […]
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 […]