- Tests found more than 10% of sampled products resistant to antibiotic used to treat serious illnesses in humansDangerous strain of salmonella becoming more common in UK meatSome British supermarket pork has been infected with a potentially fatal superbug, an investigation has found.Tests discovered that more than 10% of sampled pork products, including joints, chops and mince, were infected with bacteria that showed resistance to a “last resort” antibiotic used to treat serious illne
- All England club emails tennis stars, who get £90 a day, and coaches, suggesting they rein in consumption to avoid shortagesWimbledon stars have been asked to be “judicious” about maxing out their daily food allowance so supplies do not run out.Competitors are given a £90 a day allowance to spend on food and drink in dedicated restaurants across SW19. Coaches are allocated about half that amount, with the funds available on accreditation tags that can be scanned at checko
Nutri-Score set back as Italian Competition Authority deems label as potentially misleading to consumersFurther doubts have been raised about whether Nutri-Score will be rolled out across the whole EU after the Italian Competition Authority ruled the front-of-pack label gives a false impression about the healthiness of a product, and may even prompt consumers to eat unhealthy amounts of certain foods.
‘Bring this to Brussels’: Meat lobbyists urge EU to follow French ban of ‘meaty’ terms on plant-based productsFrance will become the first country in the European Union to ban the use of words like âsteakâ, âbaconâ or âsausageâ from bring applied to plant-based foods.
- Infarm officially opened one of Europeâs largest vertical farming facilities in the UK last week. The investment is part of the companyâs vision to help cities and countries become more self-sufficient in food production.
Kellogg's legal loss could cost the breakfast cereal giant £113m in sales and higher prices for consumersKellogg Company has lost its High Court challenge against the UK government, the âdisappointingâ verdict expected to cost the company millions of pounds in lost sales and potentially higher prices for consumers.
- Demand for healthier drinks, the pressure to cut carbon emissions and a world emerging from a global pandemic have all been key areas driving innovation in beverages.
- Frosties and Coco Pops maker claimed new restrictions banning promotional offers on sugary cereals were ‘unfair’Kellogg’s has failed in a legal challenge against regulations that would ban it from promoting sugar-filled cereals with buy one, get one free (Bogof) offers.The company, whose brands include Corn Flakes, Coco Pops and Frosties, had argued the government’s inclusion of Kellogg’s cereals among “less healthy” foods was unfair because it did not t
Thomasina Miers’ recipe for sweet-and-sour Mexican-style pork chops with pineapple salsa | The new flexitarianTry these thick, juicy chops – or cauli steaks – griddled in a tangy habanero marinade and set off with a fruity pineapple salsaThe habanero chilli grows in Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula, and its fruity, fiery flavour has made it a favourite among cooks throughout the Americas, adding oomph to salsas and marinades. It is a wonderful match for fatty pork, particularly when softened with maple syrup and zesty lime. Add the sweet acidity of pineapple in today’s delicious salsa,
NPD Trend Tracker: From street food-inspired Mini Chedders to Spain’s first meatless chicken alternativeThis weekâs gallery of product launches features new flavours for pladisâs Jacobâs Mini Cheddars brand, while Unilever-owned The Vegetarian Butcher has launched the first alternative to chicken breast marketed in Spain.
- A slow-cooked, summery, tomato-and-pepper stewthat’s just made to be served at room temperature with fat pork sausagesStored well, some seeds can last centuries, apparently. I am certain that sitting for four years upright in a box with postcards, bank statements and business cards, and under a lamp, isn’t good storage. But, like the business cards I may need one day, I can’t throw away the basil, courgette, thyme and red pepper seeds, or get around to planting them. So they si
- Irish distillers are closing the market gap on their hitherto dominant Scottish rivalsKaren Gregory, a tourist from Oklahoma, visited Dublin this week, inhaled an aroma of malted barley at Teeling Whiskey Distillery, and picked a side in a centuries-old contest. “Definitely Irish. It’s lighter and brighter. Scotch is too heavy.”The crowd of visitors merrily sipping neat whiskeys, whiskey cocktails and whiskey-infused coffees suggested more converts to the Irish side of a rivalr
- Ricotta brings a gentle touch to cakes and summer lunchCool, milky and calm, fresh ricotta is the perfect cheese for a summer afternoon. Chalk white and soft as snow, it is the mildest of the fresh cheeses. Made from whey, it is not quite milk, not quite cheese. The sort you can buy in tubs from the supermarkets will be rather firm, but the best is the softest and freshest that you can find in Italian grocers and specialist cheese shops. It will usually come with tiny indentations from the mould
- Who knew that they could be quite this good?‘Have you tried…’ my Suffolk friend Naomi asked, eyes a-glisten, ‘honey salted caramels by B Chocolates?’ No, I said, at once excited to try a new thing and at twice ashamed I’d never heard of them. ‘They are the best caramels I’ve ever tasted,’ said Naomi.I was mildly curious, not least because people often tell me something is the best they’ve ever tasted. But something about how earnest Na
- From Australia to Bordeaux, discover delicious drops from two of the internet’s biggest wine merchantsRoc Primeur Bordeaux, France 2021 (£13.99, or £11.99 as part of a mixed case of 12, Laithwaites) For obvious reasons, the pandemic was a busy time for wine online, with sales by some of the bigger players rising by as much as 300% during the various lockdowns. If many of us have now gone back to pre-pandemic ways of buying wine, it seems plenty have stuck with their online habi
- Dublin’s restaurant scene is hard to navigate, but at Note you’ll definitely be leaving on a highNote Dublin, 26 Fenian Street, Dublin D02 FX09. Snacks and small plates €4-€13, larger plates €17-€32, desserts €7-€9, wines from €30One of the things I like about going to restaurants is the opportunity to choose stuff: not just the venue, or the time you’ll visit, but the things you’re going to eat once you get there. Early on in my search
- A salty, sweet-sour stir-fry of jasmine rice with pineapple, green beans, water chestnuts and cashewsNo one takes the pineapple seriously. It has been stereotyped in popular culture as the “fun times” fruit, variously appearing as an accessory to the man from Del Monte, the star of the Agadoo song and the centrepiece of the cheese-and-pineapple hedgehog in multiple decades’ worth of children’s birthday parties. Today’s recipe, however, gives the pineapple a chance t
- This week’s totally tropical trio is a seafood and plantain curry, a side of coconut rice with a peanutty finish, and mango and lime sponge cakes to finishWith the summer holidays now firmly on the horizon,it’s time to start dreaming of sunsets and tropical islands and fruit. And if that dream is a reality for any of you, I’m raising a piña colada to the fun you’ll have. For the rest of us, however, it’s an ideal opportunity to turn the dial to tropical where
- Persian-style kebab skewers, a garlic- and paprika-infused butter bean dip, a garlicky aubergine and cheese salad, crisp potatoes, a hearty sweet sourdough and a baked yoghurt jellyHome food is comfort food. There is no other place I would rather be, and no other place I would rather eat in. I didn’t cook as a child growing up in Ukraine, but I ate very well because my mother, Olga, my father, Petro, and my extended family were so excellent at it. It was only when I left my family and ende
- Noodle kugel is a stodgy pasta and cream cheese bake that can be savoury or sweet, and is an ingenious way to use up leftover cooked pastaLokshen, or noodle kugel, is a Jewish pasta casserole traditionally made on holidays with wide egg noodles and a custard made from eggs, cottage cheese and soured cream. It makes a quick, savoury, one-pot dinner or sweet, stodgy dessert that uses up pasta odds and ends or leftover cooked pasta.Food socialite Felicity Spector says, “It’s a bit like
‘Full of more holes than Swiss cheese’? Europe accused of watering down its deforestation due diligence regulationThe European Council has backed Commission proposals designed to combat deforestation linked to consumer goods sold in the region â but with some important carve-outs. As environmentalists accuse EU Environment Ministers of âsignificantly watering downâ the initiative, we look at whether the latest proposals can still help stamp out deforestation linked to commodities like palm oil, beef, cocoa, coffee and soy.
Tetra Park collaborates on mycoprotein site as part of ‘long-term’ vision: ‘This is our first greenfield plant within the new food fermentation category’The Swedish food processing and packaging major has partnered with Mycorena to construct an alternative proteins plant on home soil.
Tetra Pak collaborates on mycoprotein site as part of ‘long-term’ vision: ‘This is our first greenfield plant within the new food fermentation category’The Swedish food processing and packaging major has partnered with Mycorena to construct an alternative proteins plant on home soil.
- A summery strawberry syrup forms the base of this tequila refresher that’s tangy with lime juice and topped with grapefruit sodaStrawberries may be the taste of British summer, especially when served with cream, but they also work surprisingly well with citrus and mezcal from much warmer climes.UK readers: click to buy these ingredients from OcadoPanos Kanatsoulis, head bartender, Los Mochis, London W8 Continue reading...
- Have some fun making this summer fruit pie with a criss-crossed pastry lid Quite often, I’ll pick up a tin of cherry pie fruit filling from the supermarket. I think it works terrifically in various bakes. The cherries are already pitted and softened, and come in a thickened cherry sauce that thickens further when heated. For the top, you can create a lattice by cutting large strips to weave together, or keep it simple with a plain top – totally up to you.UK readers: click to buy thes
- Belgium-based food-tech company Paleo has unveiled details of its GMO-free animal heme proteins made via precision fermentation to help food manufacturers improve the taste, aroma, colour and nutritional qualities of plant-based meat.
- Demand for low- and no-alcohol wines has rocketed in recent years, and the market is finally rising to the occasionIt may seem a bit weird to you to go to the London Wine Fair to taste wine that’s alcohol-free, but if you want to know what’s happening in the drinks world, the no- and low-alcohol or nolo sector, as it’s chirpily called, is where much of the action is: “Forty-nine percent of UK adults are either not drinking any alcohol or are planning to cut down,” s
The Cove, Fairlight, East Sussex: ‘We had planned to share a few small plates. Things did not go to plan’ – restaurant review | Grace Dent on restaurantsYorkshire puds and salsa for Sunday dinner. Rulebook ripped upI love a thoughtful pub renovation; it’s one of my favourite things. Anyone can shove a skip outside a pub, then tear out its heart and history in a bid to make things modern. And no one thanks breweries and landlords afterwards for creating sterile spaces that play endless Sky Sports. Then you have places such as the Cove at Fairlight, near Hastings, which closed in 2014 and sat about looking sad until Olivia Loveridge and Henr
- These leafy plants are a doddle to grow and are packed full of nutrientsAs regular readers will know, I’m moving to Wales. I’ve taken hard- and softwood cuttings already but am also moving my potted plants. Several vanloads later and I still haven’t made a dent. This week’s column is by way of an apology: I should have told you weeks ago to start ordering your radicchio (AKA chicory) seeds. Instead, I’m shouting manically from inside a whirlwind of potting up and pa
- Contamination found at plant in Belgium run by Swiss group Barry CallebautProduction has been halted in the world’s biggest chocolate plant, run by the Swiss group Barry Callebaut in Wieze, Belgium, after salmonella contaminations were found.A company spokesman said production had been protectively halted at the factory, which produces liquid chocolate in wholesale batches for 73 clients making confectionery. Continue reading...
- Developing countries’ delegates at UN conference seek recognition of small fisheries’ role in protecting oceans and fighting hungerSmall-scale fishermen and women from coastal nations in the frontline of the “ocean emergency” have accused world leaders and other decision-makers at the UN oceans conference of ignoring their voices in favour of corporate interests.More than half of the world’s fish caught for human consumption comes from small-scale fishing communitie
- Global nutrition company ADM has announced its top predictions for the fast-growing global microbiome market based on findings from its consumer insights platform, Outside Voice.
- Select committee says ministers want to rush through deal allowing food imports that fall below UK environmental standardsThe government is rushing through a trade deal with Australia that would allow food produced with pesticides banned in the UK to be imported into the country, campaigners and MPs have said.The international trade select committee in parliament has called for a vote on the deal, which would result in food produced below British domestic environmental standards being sold in th
- In an industry first, fossil-free âgreenâ fertilizer â made using renewable electricity â is being developed at a commercial scale. FoodNavigator catches up with Yara to find out how.
Rising cost of living forces consumers to tighten grip on finances and get creative with sustainabilityShoppers are prioritising affordability over sustainability for the first time since the mid- pandemic, reveals the latest EY Future Consumer Index.
‘People used to look at me funny… you've no idea how different it is now’: Meatable’s Daan Luining on why he’s bullish on cultured meatThe CTO tells FoodNavigator why the higher proliferation capacity of pluripotent stem cells is key to enabling large scale production and why heâs devising âexercise plansâ for cells.
- The global snack and confectionery giant is expanding its Harmony Programme in Hungary â aiming for a higher local wheat content for its biscuits produced at its Győr biscuit factory in SzÃkesfehÃrvÃr in central Hungary.
- Dish is staple in Spain but many restaurants have renamed it as a result of war in UkraineRussia-Ukraine war – live updatesAs Nato leaders gather in Madrid for a summit playing out in the shadow of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the spotlight has landed on a ubiquitous staple found in bars and restaurants across Spain: Russian salad.International officials and journalists were bemused to find the salad – a combination of potatoes, mayonnaise and vegetables known as ensaladilla R
- From a beef-heavy diet to growing crops that don’t feed people – the biggest challenges facing the agriculture industryFood and the climate crisis are locked in a tangled web of cause and effect. Globally, food systems contribute about a third of all greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, yet they are also uniquely vulnerable to climate impacts: from soaring temperatures and drought to intense rainfall and flooding.Food production is caught in a battle between people and profits, as an incr
- In the 1980s, farmers in Bangladesh went from paddies to ponds, letting salt water flood their land. Now millions are left counting the costAsadul Islam peers into his pond in south-west Bangladesh and watches as hundreds of caged crabs float past beneath him. He is looking for those that have shed their hard shell. When he finds one, he has a short window to freeze it and send it off for sale to westerners with a taste for soft-shelled crabs.He hopes this new business venture will provide the w
- Mainstream consumers want protein to help with sports nutrition, according to a global study by Arla Foods Ingredients.
- Pumpkins are versatile, long-lasting vegetables – for less than $4 a kilo. Here’s how to use them for every course: soups, desserts, roasts, and moreGet our weekend culture and lifestyle emailDue to their triffid-like tendency to spring up from nowhere and take over the veggie patch, the pumpkin is often unjustly regarded as a second-class vegetable. In fact, it’s a fruit, and should be given due respect for its versatility, taste, and – at less than $4 a kilo (or even le
Nestlé develops ‘healthier’ cheese with research partner NIZO: ‘The fat-reduced cheese is a near-equivalent to full-fat Edam’Designed for frozen pizza, the fat-reduced Edam has âall the flavour, melting behaviour and shreddabilityâ of the full-fat version.
Calling sports nutrition start-ups: Start-up Stars competition recognises active nutrition innovatorsA new competition has been launched to recognise innovative start-ups in the sports and active nutrition space.
Bühler looks to membrane and fractionation technology to drive next generation of meat and dairy analoguesAs the alternative protein industry looks to new technology and ingredients to fuel growth, the Swiss supplier has unveiled new partnerships designed to improve the taste and texture of plant proteins.
Meet the start-up making canned tuna without the fish: ‘We’re excited about the R&D potential of microalgae’In Germany, a brother-sister duo is developing seafood alternatives from microalgae, plant proteins, and other ânatural ingredientsâ. The first product on the table? Vegan canned tuna.
- Fresh research suggests transport accounts for one-fifth of total food-system emissions, with fresh fruit and vegetables amongst the most carbon-intensive.
- What could be more refreshing a starter than cucumber soup made with creme fraiche, lots of garlic and plain yoghurt? Perfect …On the first really warm day of the year, I went out and bought a carton of gazpacho from sunnier climes – when it’s so hot that your trainers stick to the tarmac, even I tend to lose my appetite for anything apart from cold liquids. And there’s nothing more refreshing than cucumber, a vegetable that’s 96% water and 100% delicious, green co
Why former WWF sustainability expert joined JBS: ‘No other company has the leverage and capacity to drive sector-wide transformation’JBS has set targets to stamp out deforestation in its supply chain and move to net zero emissions by 2040. Former World Wildlife Fund (WWF) sustainability expert MaurÃcio S. Bauer tells us why he has decided to transition from the NGO sector and join the worldâs largest meat processor on this journey.
Albumin substitute developed from legume wastewater: ‘Just like egg protein, it binds, emulsifies, and foams’Israeli start-up Fabumin has developed a cost-competitive, vegan alternative to egg protein from legume wastewater. FoodNavigator hears how.
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