All news articles for February 2023

African heads of state are calling for unity to achieve the 2025 goal to stamp out malnutrition. Pic: GettyImages/Pixsooz

African leaders call for unification of nutrition targets

By Gill Hyslop

Ahead of the 2025 World Health Assembly Nutrition deadline, several heads of African Union (AU) member states have called for more commitment and accountability in tackling malnutrition and food insecurity.

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What’s trending for Pancake Day 2023?

By Gill Hyslop

Forget the fancy filling, topping and titbits, Brits still prefer their pancakes the traditional English way – with just a squeeze of lemon and a sprinkling of sugar.

Frank Dale produces a range of sweet and savoury baked treats for the the UK wholesale and cash & carry sectors. Pic: Frank Dale

Frank Dale expects a buoyant 2023

By Gill Hyslop

Like many others, the supplier of frozen bakery goods saw a drop in sales during the pandemic but bounced back in 2022, with new business opportunities prompting new investment.

Air fryering ticks both boxes in keeping energy costs down and following healthier lifestyles ... so why not snacks? Pic: Campbell Snacks

Kettle Brand joins the air fryer revolution

By Gill Hyslop

While the popularity for energy efficient air fryers has rocketed as consumers attempt to offset the cost-of-living crisis, the kitchen gadget also fits in with the healthier living trend, so it’s not surprising the tech has been adopted by the commercial...

How will food and beverage makers across Europe be impacted by regulation in 2023? GettyImages/new look casting

The regulatory trends predicted in food and drink 2023

By Flora Southey

Which areas of food and beverage will attract regulators’ attention this year? From HFSS laws to food safety inspections, lawyers from Squire Patton Boggs take us through the predicted trends for 2023.

Snacks sales have experienced highs and lows over the past two years. Pic: GettyImages/John Gollop/PM Images

The highs and lows of US snacking sales

By Gill Hyslop

To help drive sales during National Snack Food Month (February), Cincinnati-based retail data science, insights and media company 84.51° has shared an assortment of snacking takeaways for retailers.

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Trendspotting in 2023: A glorious bouquet of Valentine snacks and bakes

By Gill Hyslop

$23.9bn was spent on gifting last year, with 53% of American planning to celebrate Valentine’s Day again in style in 2023 – and nine million of them choosing this event to pop the big question, according to stats gathered by GiftWrapper. That’s big business...

Grain and agri food processors need to have completed a Dust Hazard Analysis to prevent or mitigate the risk of dust-related explosions. Pic: GettyImages/nndanko

Going beyond the Dust Hazard Analysis

By Gill Hyslop

Although grain and food processors should have already completed their Dust Hazard Analysis (DHA) in order to avoid non-compliance and the potential liability risks, there's lots to still consider what the next steps will be.