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Diageo plc announces change to its Board of Directors

29-Jun-2020

Diageo announces the appointment of Melissa Bethell as a Non-Executive Director, effective on 30 June 2020. Melissa will also join the Audit, Nomination and Remuneration Committees on appointment. Melissa is the Managing Partner of Atairos Europe, an investment firm backed by Comcast NBC ...

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Fairtrade producers raise their voices to ask Nestlé to keep KitKat Fairtrade

The move will mean a loss of almost £2 million in Fairtrade Premium each year

24-Jun-2020

After a decade of sourcing cocoa and sugar for KitKat in the UK and Ireland, Nestlé have informed Fairtrade they no longer plan to buy Fairtrade cocoa and sugar from some of the world’s most vulnerable small scale farmers. The move will mean a loss of almost £2 million (£1.95 million) in ...

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Ecotrophelia 2020 UK winners announced

All three prize-winning teams will also receive a one-year IFST membership

17-Jun-2020

A team of students from the University of Nottingham has won the gold prize at Ecotrophelia UK for its‘Gulab Jamun’-inspired sweets. ‘Gulab Jamun’ is a syrup infused fried sponge-like doughball. Team Re-Dessert have reinvented the recipe so that it incorporates surplus bread, along with new ...

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Record gin sales in 2019

The interest in British gin, which has been dubbed the ‘ginaissance’

15-Jun-2020

Last year saw over 83 million bottles of gin sold in the UK worth around £2.6 billion, with gin sales almost doubling in value in just two years. And despite the ongoing lockdown, Brits still can’t get enough gin – the latest reports show that gin is the best-selling spirit for online shoppers ...

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Unilever only wants to have its headquarters in London

Rotterdam has lost

15-Jun-2020

The consumer goods group Unilever wants to concentrate its double headquarters in Great Britain and the Netherlands only in London. The manufacturer of soups, ice cream and tea announced on Thursday that the current dual structure is to be united in only one parent company in Great Britain. The ...

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Arla has trained his farmers for a backup option of milk collection during Covid 19

Arla Foods, the UK’s leading dairy co-operative, has revealed the significant lengths it went to to ensure the continuity of milk collection during the Coronavirus outbreak

12-Jun-2020

When coronavirus contingency planning moved into full swing at Arla Foods UK,it was recognised that if a significant number of milk tanker collection drivers went off sick, the company would struggle to fulfilitscooperative obligations to collect all the milk from its 2,400 UK farmer ...

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Aerosol-printed graphene unveiled as low cost, faster food toxin sensor

They tested the sensors in a fish broth to see how effective they were at detecting histamines

11-Jun-2020

Researchers in the USA have developed a graphene-based electrochemical sensor capable of detecting histamines (allergens) and toxins in food much faster than standard laboratory tests. The team used aerosol-jet printing to create the sensor. The ability to change the pattern geometry on demand ...

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Electronic Apple Eliminates Bruising

Minimize damage and bruising of sensitive fruit

02-Jun-2020

Brillopak has come up with an innovative way of using an electronic apple to inform and assist development of its award-winning UniPAKer robotic crate packer for fresh produce. By measuring the G-forces that an apple is subjected to during the crate packing process, this intelligent logging ...

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Coffee linked to lower body fat in women

Study indicates that compounds in coffee may have anti-obesity properties

18-May-2020

Women who drink two or three cups of coffee a day have been found to have lower total body and abdominal fat than those who drink less, according to a new study published in The Journal of Nutrition. Researchers examined data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, organised ...

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WSTA launches Trade 21 initiative

The wine and spirit industry is in a good position

08-May-2020

While the world grapples with how best to return to some sort of normality post Coronavirus, the Wine and Spirit Trade Association remains committed to ensuring the sector gets the best out of Brexit. This week WSTA Chief Executive, Miles Beale, wrote to the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, ...

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