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Macadamias: On a mission to crack the on-trend nut market

By Niamh Michail

Macadamias only represent 1.5% of the tree nut market, held back by limited supplies and high prices, but a tree-planting programme could change that. "Customers are crying out to use macadamias as an ingredient. It’s up to us to make that opportunity...

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Food Safety Recall round-up 26 May - 1 June 2018

Recalls: Campylobacter, glass and baby food

By Joseph James Whitworth

Recalls and alerts were made by England, Ireland, US, Canada, New Zealand, Belgium, Croatia, Denmark, Italy, Austria, Germany, France, Hungary, Norway and the Netherlands.

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UK sees M&A appetite for ‘exciting and revolutionary brands’

By Katy Askew

M&A advisory groups have pointed to a drop in UK deal making in the food and beverage sector this year. Uncertainty around Brexit has complicated the picture but interest in tapping into ‘revolutionary brands’ that meet changing consumer expectations...

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EU policy proposal cracks down on single use plastics

By Joseph James Whitworth

The European Commission has proposed rules to cut use of single use plastics including a ban on cutlery, straws and drink stirrers and reduced use of food containers and drinks cups.

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Guest article

Can blockchain build a sustainable food industry?

By Amarjit Sahota, president and founder of Ecovia Intelligence

Blockchain is taking off, with a growing number of food companies and retailers experimenting with this new technology. Consultancy Ecovia Intelligence sees blockchain bringing many sustainability benefits to the food industry.

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The Mediterranean diet is gone, says WHO chief

By Niamh Michail

With Greece, Italy, Spain and Cyprus showing the highest levels of childhood obesity in Europe, the Mediterranean diet is gone, according to World Health Organisation (WHO) chief João Breda. “Those who are close to the Mediterranean diet are the Swedish...

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