Biscuits

Co-founders Shannan Swanson and Liane Weintraub

Making Tasty a household name in kids’ snacks

By Maggie Hennessy

Tasty Brand co-founders Liane Weintraub and Shannan Swanson originally had their sights set on an organic frozen baby food line, but the 2008 economic crash saw the market for premium baby food drying up. So they shifted gears to more seriously pursue...

Fibers from food waste offer clean label option

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Fibers from food waste offer clean label option

By Elizabeth Crawford

Multifunctional fibers made from fruit and vegetable peals and pulps that would otherwise be thrown away can help manufacturers meet consumers’ growing demand for clean ingredient labels while also reducing food waste. 

United Biscuits' facilities needed upgrading, says McGurk

Me and my factory

Why United Biscuits had to invest £50M

By Nicholas Robinson

United Biscuits has pumped millions into its flagship Harlesden site. Kevin McGurk tells Nicholas Robinson why the investment had to be made

Brazil's biscuit sector woes to hit popular brands most, says ABIMAPI

Confidence in Brazilian biscuit market could crumble

By Vladimir Pekic

Brazilian biscuit makers are set for a tough year in light of planned energy price hikes and a sharp currency depreciation, warns Brazil's Association of Biscuit, Pasta, Industrial Bread and Cake Industries (ABIMAPI).

Can we really price people out of the market for unhealthy foods?

Obesity: Are food taxes the answer?

By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS

Food taxes were raised again last week as a way to help stem obesity rates – but are they really necessary? And would they work?

International chief Jeff van der Eems to take the reins at United Biscuits

United Biscuits boss to step down

By Oliver Nieburg

United Biscuits CEO Martin Glenn will leave the company to join the English Football Association and will be replaced by the boss of UB’s international business Jeff van der Eems.

Loading fatty foods with vitamins is misleading consumers, says BEUC

Industry creating 'health halos' by adding vitamins, says BEUC

By Annie Harrison-Dunn

Adding in vitamins and minerals is one way the industry is getting around current health and nutrition regulation and creating a 'health halo' around otherwise unhealthy products, according to the European Consumer Organisation (BEUC).  

New Haven State representative Juan Candelaria proposes Connecticut candy & soda tax

Candy tax proposed in Connecticut

By Oliver Nieburg

A levy on high-calorie confectionery and soft drinks is being considered in Connecticut as a means to tackle childhood obesity.

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