The global organic dairy market is predicted to grow by more than 50% to hit £21.3 billion by 2023, according to the Global Organic Dairy Market Report 2019, published by Omsco, Organic Valley and Eko Holland.
Vegan yoghurt and ice cream maker COYO has apologized for the ‘precautionary product removal’ now in place after traces of milk were found in its dairy-free yoghurts.
Wyke Farms has united with OMSCo in a new joint business venture which the two parties have named The British Organic Dairy Company.
New drinks brand OOOMEGA has launched with a range of 100% plant-based flax seed drinks, the first of their kind in the UK.
An ad stating that “Humane milk is a myth” has been cleared by the UK’s Advertising Standards Authority following complaints from members of the dairy industry that it was inaccurate and misleading.
Wyke Farms and The Organic Milk Suppliers Cooperative (OMSCo), have announced that they are deepening their partnership to expand organic cheese production, distribution and sales.
The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled that plant-based foods using soya and tofu cannot use dairy-style terms such as ‘milk’, ‘butter’ and ‘cheese’.
According to the Organic Milk Market Report, UK organic milk volumes rose 4.4% in 2016, in contrast to the conventional milk category which fell by 1.9%.
TWO recent Washington Post reports by Peter Whoriskey have raised doubts about organic standards in the US.
The dairy industry says that health professionals should move away from focusing on single nutrients like saturated fat, which does a “disservice to whole foods like milk and dairy”.
Montezuma’s has unveiled its Christmas 2016 range of innovative chocolates and chocolate gifts.
Natural and organic food brand Kallø has expanded its on-the-go snacking offer with the launch of Chocolate Rice Cake Minis.
A new study has shown that both organic milk and meat contain around 50% more beneficial omega-3 fatty acids than conventionally produced products. Analysing data from around the world, the team led by Newcastle University, reviewed 196 papers on milk and 67 papers on meat and found clear differences between organic and conventional milk and […]
The Fairtrade Foundation says it is “not necessarily the right organisation” to set up and run a fair trade milk scheme. Against a backdrop of plummeting farm gate prices and tales of dairy farmers being driven out of business because of below-cost-of-production payments they receive for their milk from the big supermarkets, calls for a […]
Australia’s first premium carob milk bar range The Carob Kitchen has launched in the UK. The all-natural bars are made from organically grown Australian carob and real cocoa butter. They have no added sugar and are free from caffeine, theobromine, gluten and palm kernel oil. The new range includes 80g blocks packed in hand drawn […]
The founder of the Sustainable Food Trust, Patrick Holden, is calling for a fair trade milk label to end the “cultural cleansing by price” that supermarkets have wreaked on British dairy farmers. In a blog piece the former Soil Association director says he now regrets not pushing the Fairtrade Foundation harder 10 years ago, when […]
Animal charity Viva! has published two new guides about dairy-free living. Why You Don’t Need Dairy, by Viva! founder and director Juliet Gellatley, provides readers with the low-down on milk and health as well as animal welfare and explains why Viva! believes ‘dairy-free is the way to be’. After reading about the reasons for going […]
In a study conducted by the University of Southern California and published in the journal Cell Metabolism, researchers have found that high protein intake is linked to increased cancer, diabetes and overall mortality, carrying a cancer risk similar to that of smoking 20 cigarettes a day. The researchers examined the links between protein intake and […]
A new study by US scientists provides one of the clearest cut examples yet of the nutritional benefits of organic food over conventional, reports the New York Times. Researchers from Washington State University’s Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources recently analysed organic whole milk, comparing it with conventional. They found that the organic milk […]
News in brief
February 15, 2019 Jane Wolfe
Real Handful has made its debut into the kids snacking market with the launch of BUNDLZ, a two-strong range of yoghurt-coated clusters in Strawberry & Raspberry or Apple & Blackberry. Delamere Dairy has launched its new Planted range into 330ml cartons and added two new flavours: Almond Drink with Coffee and Oat Drink with Date […]
Neal’s Yard kicks off frankincense initiative
Ahead of the release of its latest frankincense-based hand serum at the end of February, Neal’s Yard Remedies has launched Project Frankincense, an initiative to propagate, cultivate and care for the sustainable production of frankincense in Oman.
Organic sector set to be worth £2.5BN by 2020
The UK organic market is now worth £2.33 billion following sales growth of 5.3% in 2018, according to the Soil Association Organic Market Report 2019.
News in brief
Organix has launched a new ad campaign built around the platform ‘Fuel their Wonder’. The fully integrated £1 million campaign is running across All4, Sky and ITVHub and is supported by online video, social, radio and in store. BioCare’s Education Series 2019 comprises sessions on Nurturing Your Health with Alessandro Ferretti, and Nutritional Kintsugi with […]
Land of confusion
January 22, 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…)
Pick of the products 2018
One of the most fascinating things about our industry – apart from the continual development and discovery (or rediscovery) of health-giving ingredients and their benefits, leading to a stream of innovation – are the ethical strides taken to make it a sector to be truly proud of. When, in 2018 the nation received a rude […]
Mind full less
Rather than making life easier, our increasing connectivity is raising the nation’s stress levels as we strive to remain available at all times for all people, while also allaying our fear of missing out (FOMO). Jane Wolfe looks at why we could all do with taking a few deep breaths (more…)
Turning over a new leaf
As the smoke clears around a fresh wave of legislation, Matt Chittock explores how next-generation healthy cannabis products are setting new highs for health stores – no Rizlas required (more…)
Setting Industry standards for Golden quality CBD Products
Over the past few years Hemp and its CBD-rich extracts have made a stunning entrance to the nutraceutical business. More and more people are now commenting on the wonderful health benefits of supplementing their diet with natural phytocannabinoids and new CBD oil brands pop-up regularly as a result.
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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