Müller completes major investment in Scottish dairy plant

UK– Dairy company Müller UK & Ireland has completed a £15 million project to substantially upgrade its dairy plant in Bellshill, Scotland, thereby securing 265 jobs at Scotland’s largest fresh milk dairy. The project by Müller Milk & Ingredients represents the largest single investment in Scottish dairy processing for more than a decade, says Müller.…

Kellogg’s to adopt ‘traffic light’ labeling on cereal packaging in UK

UK – Global cereals firm, Kellogg’s plans to include colour coding (traffic light labels) on its cereals packaging in the UK from early next year in a commitment to help customers make healthier food choices. According to the company, the voluntary labels will first appear on breakfast cereal packs made exclusively for sale in Britain,…

Nestle Cereals launches new Oat Cheerios breakfast cereal range in the UK

UK - Nestlé Cereals has launched new Oat Cheerios breakfast cereals, expanding its range of great tasting and nutritious cereals in the UK. Oat Cheerios are made with 100% British-grown whole grain oats and are enriched with vitamins and minerals, including calcium and the vitamins D and C, along with folic acid. The new range…

Danone Manifesto Ventures backs UK Ayem to launch Breakfast Protein Pots

UK – Danone Manifesto Venture, the New York-based venture arm of Danone is supporting a UK brand of vegetarian, low-fat almond blend, Ayem to launch a new range of Breakfast Protein to offer healthy proteinaceous breakfast meals. According to FoodBev, the new range aims to fill the morning protein gap as it provides a healthy…

Simbisa Brands postpones plans to list on London Stock Exchange

ZIMBABWE - Zimbabwe’s quick service restaurant group, Simbisa Brands Limited has put on hold plans of its listing on the London Stock Exchange (LSE), reports the Herald. Addington Chinale, the company’s chairman, has said that the company will now focus on growing of the business and working on its readiness before implementation of the plan…

Unilever, Danone, Coca-Cola call for net zero emissions in the UK by 2050

UK – Major global businesses among them Coca-Cola European Partners, Danone and Unilever have called on the UK’s Prime Minister (PM) Theresa May to aim for net zero emissions in the UK by 2050. In a written letter to the prime minister, the companies cites the economic benefits of an early transition and the risks…

UK government raises US$197m from sugar tax since introduction in April

UK – The UK government has collected about US$197 million (£153.8 million, €174 million) in revenue from the sugar tax since its introduction in April this year, a BBC report reveals citing statistics by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC). The Soft Drinks Industry Levy (SDIL) was introduced to address childhood obesity and encourage manufacturers and…

Sainsbury’s first UK supermarket to sell edible insects in stores

UK – Sainsbury’s, the second largest chain of supermarkets in the United Kingdom has agreed to stock edible insect products at its stores, becoming Britain’s first to stock edible bugs. Sainsbury’s will be launching Smoky BBQ Crunchy Roasted Crickets produced by Eat Grub in 250 stores across the country. The insect snacks are designed to…

Tesco and WWF join forces to improve sustainability of UK food chain

UK – The UK grocery retailer, Tesco has announced a four-year partnership with WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature), a global conservation organisation to enhance sustainability of the UK food chain. The partnership aims to reduce the environmental impact of the average UK shopping cart by 50 percent, improving the sustainability of food while ensuring…

Arla Foods unveils new high-protein and healthy concept in biscuit making

UK – Arla Foods Ingredients has released a new Whey-Pro Biscuit concept that will enable biscuit manufacturers tap into the high-protein and healthy indulgence trends while overcoming technical challenges. The new concept which features the company’s whey protein ingredient, Nutrilac involves a biscuit recipe with a premium look, taste and feel. It was designed to…