All news articles for August 2015

FoodNavigator's August Quiz

FoodNavigator's August Quiz

By Niamh Michail

How much do you remember from this month's food technology developments, consumer shopping trends and government food policy? Take our quiz to test your memory and then click on the links below to read more about each story.

Fresh or dried vegetable pasta can help people reach their five-a-day vegetable intake - currently the most compelling health claim for British shoppers, according to a Mintel survey.

Spirals of success: Vegetable pasta is on the rise

By Niamh Michail

With sales of traditional pasta falling across Europe, homemade 'spiralised' vegetables are an increasingly popular alternative – but analysts say there is potential for food manufacturers too.

Last year 100 million tonnes of food was wasted according to European consumer rights group BEUC.

France's food waste law scrapped on a technicality

By Niamh Michail

A law that would have forced French supermarkets to donate unsold food to charity has been scrapped on a legal technicality – but supermarkets are being urged to adopt it voluntarily and some have already pledged to do so.

Nomad Foods has acquired Iglo Group for about £1.87bn

Nomad Foods reports £392M loss as empire grows

By Alice Foster

Nomad Foods, the new owner of frozen food company Iglo Group, has reported a £392M loss in the six months to June 30 as the investment firm eyes other potential acquisitions.

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