Ian’s hot topics 5th March

5th March 2019

Ian’s hot topics!  

I know in the food and drink industry – it’s fast-paced and with so much news and industry updates I wanted to cut through and bring my top industry news articles into one easy to read place!

The food and drink industry news

  1. With energy drinks being in the press so much, we ask could this energy spray that offers zero caffeine and maximum energy be the answer? Read more…
  2. Food fraud watch out – Nofima is out to get you! Its big news, but find out here what Nofima are doing to help combat the issue… Read more…
  3. The National Skills Academy for Food & Drink (NSAFD) is urging young people to ‘Blaze a trail’ in the growing packaging industry with the launch of a new degree apprenticeship Read more…
  4. Nothing says happy Brexit deadline like a hamper! Wonder how many will be delivered pre-decision?! Check out the company cashing in on the impending decision with these products that may not be as easy to access post Brexit!  Read more…
  5. Its something we have all been following and striving towards, but British consumers are calling for clearer labelling when it comes to plastic free packaging Read more…
  6. Congrats to the West Country Cheese makers @LyeCrossFarm for securing listings in the US! With an estimated value of £150ml this could really be the BIG cheese!  Read more…
  7. Congrats to all the shortlisted of finalists in the World Food Innovation Awards 2019 Read more…
  8. 46% of UK consumers say they think compostable packaging is under-utilised by brands according to a recent survey Read more…
  9. Shocking shortage of nations favourite snack following heatwave in 2018! Potatoes start to die when temperatures go above 25C – which the past heatwave was smashing on a daily basis. Read more…
  10. Are Lotus seeds the new crisp alternative? available in three variants – jalapeño and kaffir lime, pink salt and black pepper, and cheesy – the range provides a vegan-friendly alternative to potato crisps and popcorn. We look forward to trying these from Native Snacks! Read more…

Hope you found useful. There will be more next week, so watch this space for an easy to read round up.

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