Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer has ruled out imposing a tax on HFSS (high in fat, sugar and salt) foods, but promises to ban the advertising of ‘harmful’ junk food and sugary snacks to children if his party is elected to power.
The UK woke up this morning (7 September) to a new leader and with hopes the new government will immediately take steps to alleviate the crushing living prices that are badly impacting consumers and putting industry at risk.
The implementation of the Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) regulations in the UK has been delayed until 2024, but packaging data specialist Ecoveritas is cautioning producers to not be complacent and to start making plans now.
The war in Ukraine is already causing soaring costs of wheat, maize, barley and cooking oils – the building blocks of many supermarket staples – as farmers abandon fields to avoid the conflict or join the fight. Now, Gregg’s has warned that prices of...
To mark National Apprenticeship Week, the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has launched a Skills Toolkit, which gives producers access to resources and info to find jobseekers of all ages from every part of the UK.
Délifrance has released 'Prove It: Adapting bakery to meet the needs of food hypersensitive consumers', designed to help bakers and food-to-go operators navigate the challenges of the UK’s recently promulgated allergen legislation.
Analysis of Google search data reveals that online searches across the globe for ‘truck driver UK’ exploded by 1,300% from 26 September, when petrol and HGV driver shortages in the UK became a widespread phenomenon.
The ‘Salubre’ is set to revolutionise the pizza industry as the UK’s first non-HFSS (fat, salt and sugar) pizza, while helping to fight food waste by using the spent grains left over from the process of brewing beer.
Market researcher IRI estimates that 26% of space will potentially be ‘up for grabs’ in UK supermarkets when regulations impacting instore promotion and off-shelf display of high fat, salt and sugar (HFSS) products come into force next year.
It’s that time of the year again when ‘you can have your cake and eat it, too’ – unlike the admonishment that Thomas, Duke of Norfolk gave to Thomas Cromwell back in 1538. After its inaugural success last year, the second Cake Week is scheduled to take...
The British appetite for chorizo remains high – and is growing – with a whopping 28% jump in export sales of the Spanish delicacy produced under the Consorcio del Chorizo Español seal in the first quarter of 2021.
The UK’s transport crisis is only going to get worse in the coming weeks, affecting the country’s entire food industry and no less so the baking sector, which will undoubtedly put a strain on getting product onto shelves.
Two thirds of Brits believe that a first date should always include food, with 25% choosing to romance their partners at a food festival. This is confirmed by the rise of street food experiences in the UK regularly attended by 27% of the nation.
The Bedfordshire-based manufacturer of breakfast cereals and cereal bars has teamed up with The Wildlife Trust to launch the Grow Wild initiative to encourage people to nurture wildlife on their doorstep.
After a challenging year impacted by COVID-19 – which saw a phenomenal increase in bread and bakery sales and bakers scrabbling to meet that demand – the Federation of Bakers (FOB) has announced it is maintaining its executive board team.
The Bath-based producer of natural, artisan sourdough breads has teamed up with the UK’s biggest network of milkmen to deliver its newly launched 1.1kg sliced Seeded Sourdough to over 500,000 homes across the country to capitalise on sourdough’s popularity...
The European Snacks Association (ESA) and SNACMA have joined the Food and Drink Federation’s (FDF) stance that the UK’s food and drink industry is reeling from the ‘punishing blow’ expected from the fallout of PM Boris Johnson’s obesity plan to be announced...
Evidence shows sugary drinks taxes are working to reduce sugar consumption, claims Simon Stevens, CEO of the UK’s National Health System (NHS), who is now calling on Prime Minister Boris Johnson to extend the tax to other sweetened items to reduce obesity,...
The free-to-use program will accept all of KP’s line of nuts, popcorn, crisps and pretzels; however, it excludes potato chip tubes and packages that contained seeds, nutrient powder, dried fruit or meat snacks.