Finlays invests in new coffee extraction facility in UK to support new coffee drinking trends

UK – Independent B2B supplier of tea, coffee, and botanical solutions, Finlays is investing in a new coffee extraction facility in Nothern England to support emerging trends of consuming coffee.   According to a statement from the company, the new extraction plant in Hull will produce cold brew coffee for branded and own-label grocery and foodservice suppliers in 2022.  The site located next to Finlays Europe’s tea decaffeination facility in Hull will be able to handle a wide variety of packaging formats and would serve customers in Europe.  With the new facility, Finlays will…

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UK plant-based food players form alliance to act as a voice for growing plant-based food and drink sector

UK – The plant-based food and drinks sector in the UK will from now on start speaking in one voice following the formation of the Plant-based Food Alliance UK by some of the leading players in the industry.  Backed by Alpro, Oatly, ProVeg UK, Upfield, and The Vegan Society, the Alliance is on a mission to make the UK a global leader in plant-based food and drink.  The Alliance, which is expecting to expand rapidly, will be developing a UK plant-based food charter to outline how businesses and government can work…

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European parliament makes new proposals to improve farm to fork strategy

EUROPE – The European Parliament has released a report that outlines areas for improving Europe’s “Farm to Fork Strategy,” originally proposed by the EU Commission in May 2020.  In the report, Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) put an emphasis on greener food production and made proposals for binding targets for cutting back on pesticides, fertilizers, and antimicrobials in farming.  The Parliament also called for healthier food environments, urging the EU to regulate the marketing and advertising to children of food high in fat, sugar, and salt.   MEPs also want…

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