Academic excitement about inflammation falls on consumer deaf ears
20th November 2015
There is only one approved health claim for inflammation in Europe and it is not being used because it means nothing to consumers, according to a health food consultant.
Two-year count down for insect novel food approval
19th November 2015
Producers of food-grade insects will submit a novel food application as soon as the new regulation passes into force, the International Platform of Insects for Food and Feed (IPIFF) has pledged.
Top 10 food and drink trends for 2016
18th November 2015
The number of organic and gluten-free products on the market is continuing to rise, according to Innova Market Insights director of innovation Lu Ann Williams. “Clean and clear labelling and ‘free-from’ foods have all gained traction and moved on to the next level during 2015,” Williams said. “Other emerging trends for 2016 include the rise of the part-time vegetarian (‘flexitarian’) consumer, interest in a return to food processing the natural or old-fashioned way, the search for permissible indulgence and the re-establishment of links to ‘real’ food.”
New guidance to prevent free-from faux pas
18th November 2015
Concern over misuse of the term ‘free-from’ in relation to allergens in food products and a need for greater standardisation of manufacturing practices has led the British Retail Consortium (BRC) and the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) to produce new guidance.
UK opens door to adverts targeting obese in wake of public health crisis
16th November 2015
The UK's Committee of Advertising Practice (CAP) has changed rules to allow firms to target obese adults for the first time with ‘responsible lifestyle weight loss programmes’.
Abbe Wilcox - Kerry Foods
The team completed specifications for Tesco, JS, Nisa and our own brand over a period of 18 months, and each spec was completed to an exceptionally high standard. The knowledge and understanding of all the retailer systems is invaluable in completing the specifications to the level required. All work has been turned around quickly, without compromising accuracy. Kerry Foods has always received a highly professional service, and would not hesitate in recommending Food Labelling Services.
At Lickalix we were about to launch a range of new natural and healthy ice lollies to market just before the new FIR regulations came in to force. Clare helped us with our health and nutritional claims and made sure all our packaging was 100% compliant. Clare is knowledgeable, professional, friendly and always fed back to us very quickly. Using Clare’s services meant that we got our packaging spot on the first time and didn’t have any costly mistakes. We have already recommended Clare to other food and drink businesses and continue to recommend her!