The UK market for nuts, seeds and dried fruit reached £547m last year reflecting the continuing trend towards healthy eating and a revived interest in home-baking, according to the latest food report from global research organisation, Mintel.
Higher food safety standards are claimed for Imperial Snack Foods (ISF) processed nuts, seeds, and dry fruit after it’s investment in a large pasteurization plant to equip its Wolverhampton, UK, processing site.
Over the last two weeks alone, Cadbury Adams has recalled Mini Eggs
because of a nut trace, Wholesnax failed to label the presence of
soya in its nuts, and a Korean company may have surprised one poor
consumer with a rat's head.
Snacking at Christmas time usually conjures up images of luxury
chocolates, mince pies and gingerbread but, according to a major UK
retailer, this year the festive season will see a surge in nut
sales as they become the holiday snack...