All articles by Jessica Broadbent

Jessica Broadbent

Jess is the deputy editor at Just Drinks. She joined Just Drinks and Just Food as a reporter in 2022 after sub-editing at the Daily Mail.

Biomel gut-health brand secures funding to boost production

The equity raise will be used to expand production capacity at Biomel’s factory in London “to meet soaring demand”.

UK Food Standards Agency reduces daily recommended dose of CBD

The FSA said increased consumption of CBD over a lifetime could heighten the risk of liver damage and thyroid issues.

BPA found in “up to 100%” of Europeans posing health risk to millions – EU

BPA, which is used in items like reusable water bottles, is “well above acceptable health safety levels”, the European Environment Agency said.

WHO defends aspartame panel allegedly linked to Coca Cola-affiliated group

California-based nonprofit US Right To Know, a public-health research group, accused the Joint Expert Committee on Food Additives of bias due to panel members’ alleged links with the International Life Sciences Institute .

Israel’s Strauss Group hints at further divestment in streamlining drive

CEO Shai Babad said the company was constantly looking to “optimise” its portfolio following declining margins and profitability in Q2.

Canada ramen maker Borealis eyes stock-market listing through SPAC deal

The proposed deal with Kazakhstan-registered Oxus Acquisition Corp would see the company floated in the US by the end of the year.

UK grocery inflation remains in double-digits despite slowdown

The consumer price index for food and non-alcoholic beverages slowed to 14.9% in July on an annualised rate, compared to 17.4% in June.

UK cheese group Barber’s swoops for dairy exporter Somerdale International

Somerdale will continue to operate from its headquarters in Somerset, south-west England, and will retain all of its UK and overseas staff.

UK convenience-foods maker Around Noon to open new factory

The Slough factory, due to open this year, will be the sixth manufacturing facility for Around Noon and is expected to create around 200 jobs.

Paulig invests in Spain factory with gluten-free snacks line

The new line at Paulig’s factory in Catalonia, which produces the Zanuy Tex Mex brand, will be fully operational in September.