PHE Survey reveals too much sugar and too little fibre in diets

UK - Public Health England has revealed that most of UK consumers eat too much sugar while there is little fruit, vegetable and fibre in their diet based on data collected from 2014 to 2016. The National Diet and Nutrition Survey (NDNS) indicated that sugar makes up 13.5% of four to 10-year-olds, and 14.1% of…

Muller partners with German retailer in a three-year milk supply deal

UK - Muller, the multinational producer of dairy products has entered into a three-year deal with the German global discount supermarket and grocery store Lidl, in which the brand will supply milk to most of Lidl’s UK stores. The deal, expected to be effective 1 June 2018 will see Muller supply almost 90% of Lidl’s…

Arla to unveil new high-tech food label to minimize food waste

DENMARK - Arla, an international cooperative and one of the largest producers of dairy products in Scandinavia is set to introduce a new high-tech food labels to tackle food waste. Mimica Touch ‘bumpy’ label, developed by a start-up company, Mimica, will protect customers from picking potentially spoilt products as it turns bumpy when food has…

WHO launches review into potential risks of plastic in drinking water

UK - WHO has launched a health review into the dangers associated with plastic sin drinking water; assess the latest research into the spread and impact of so-called microplastics - particles that are small enough to be ingested. According to BBC, this review comes after journalism organisation Orb Media found plastic particles in many major brands of…

UK public tax consultation to introduce tax on single-use plastics

UK - In a bid to tackle plastic pollution, UK Chancellor, Philip Hammond has launched a public consultation on single-use plastics tax in the middle of an outrage to tackle the impact of plastic pollution on the environment. At the same time, he unveiled a US$24.73 million innovation fund for businesses and universities to develop…

Müller introduces two new yoghurt products in its development plan

UK - Müller has announced the introduction of two new yogurt products as it continues to develop, manufacture and market a new generation of branded yogurt and desserts products. According to the dairy company, who is the Official Yogurt of British Athletics, it has revealed Müller Quark Yogurt and Müller Corner Lactose Free, with both…

Aldi to remove single-use plastic bags, unveils plastics plan

UK - Aldi, the UK supermarket chain has pledged to remove single use US$0.062 plastic bags and use US$0.11 reusable bags made from plastic waste by the end of the year. In addition, the retail giant said that was planning to use recyclable, reusable or compostable packaging for all of its own-label products by 2022…

Arla Foods recognised for its product development at World Food Innovation Awards

UK - Arla Foods, a global dairy company and co-operative, has scooped an award for its protein pouch format at the fourth annual World Food Innovation Awards. Celebrating the very best in excellence and innovation across every product category, Arla protein pouches took home the award for Best Brand Extension. Beating over 200 entries from…

UK rejects the tax on disposable coffee ‘latte levy’

UK - The British government has rejected calls to impose the ‘latte levy’ on disposable coffee cups, instead opting to reduce the use of single-use cups through voluntary initiatives. To reduce on Britain’s 2.5 billion disposable coffee cups a year and as a deposit return scheme for plastic bottles, the Environment Audit Committee (EAC) proposed a…