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What are the implications of Brexit for UK food?

The UK could vote on its membership of the EU in little more than four months but little attention has been paid to what impact an exit coul...

What could influence US healthy snacking market?

Snacking is a significant macro trend driving trends in the US market and demand for healthier products is on the rise. Sally Lyons Wyatt, e...

Snyder's-Lance wins analyst praise for Diamond buy

Distribution synergies and access to a wider better-for-you portfolio are two of the reasons industry experts have backed the move from Synd...

Why industry should engage after UK sugar report

With suspicion of so-called Big Food at an all-time high, the food industry needs to be proactive in its response to Public Health England's...

Latest Interviews

Start-up Plantalicious rides meat-free wave  21 Oct 2015

Katy Askew

UK vegan food company Plantalicious launched earlier this year. Under the More than Meat brand, the group's products target a growing niche in the market as more people look to reduce the amount of meat in their diets. Founder Barry Honeycombe talks to just-food about the challenges of getting a start-up off the ground, the business's ethical ethos and his aspirations for the brand. 


Happy Family CEO on baby and beyond 30 Jul 2015

Hannah Abdulla

Happy Family, the US organic baby food maker acquired by Danone in 2013, has enjoyed rapid growth. In 2006 the company reported turnover of US$115,000. This year it forecasts turnover of $130m. And its quest for further expansion has seen the firm move into adult snacking with the launch of Shine Organics pouches. Hannah Abdulla catches up with CEO and founder Shazi Visram to talk about how the company has evolved and how it has benefited from the tie-up with Danone.

Latest News

Russia draws up plans for tax on palm oil 10 Feb 16

Eugene Vorotnikov

The Russian government has drafted detailed plans to tax palm oil to reduce consumption of an ingredient it deems unhealthy and to boost revenue.


AccelFoods to invest US$20m in food start-ups 10 Feb 16

Katy Askew

US investment firm AccelFoods has established a fund, AccelFoods Fund II, that will invest a total of US$20m in food start-ups. 


Valio launches reduced sugar yoghurt range 5 Feb 16

Hannah Abdulla

Valio has announced the launch of a range of reduced-sugar yoghurt and yoghurt puddings aimed at children in its domestic market.


Hain Celestial lifted by international, protein  2 Feb 16

Katy Askew

Hain Celestial has booked improved second-quarter sales and earnings, boosted by the performance of its international and protein units. 


Raisio's Honey Monster Puffs sees more sugar cuts 29 Jan 16

Hannah Abdulla

Raisio's UK arm Halo Foods has announced another sugar cut to its Honey Monster Puffs cereal, taking the sugar content down by a further 25%.


WHO calls for curbs on marketing to tackle obesity 27 Jan 16

Dean Best

Restrictions on the marketing of "unhealthy food", a tax on sugar-sweetened drinks and government support for physical activity are needed to tackle rising international rates of child obesity, a report commissioned by the World Health Organization has said.

Latest blogs

Cameron returns prospect of sugary drinks tax to UK headlines 8 Jan 16

Hannah Abdulla

The UK Prime Minister David Cameron has said he would not rule out the introduction of a tax on sugary drinks in the country in a bid to tackle obesity.


Sugar, cholesterol, meat feature in new US dietary guidelines 7 Jan 16

Dean Best

The US government has today (7 January) formally announced its latest dietary advice for consumers in the country - and changes to the guidelines on added sugars, cholesterol and meat jump out.

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