Meals on Wheels gets a boost from Moy Park

Meals on Wheels gets a boost from Moy Park

Moy Park, with help from several other businesses, is cooking thousands of meals for vulnerable members of local communities. Moy Park’s culinary team in Craigavon has turned its new product development kitchen into a production line, and is creating 1,000 healthy, nutritious meals a week to be distributed by The... View Article

Cibus Analytical to launch new food fraud testing service

Cibus Analytical to launch new food fraud testing service

Belfast-based food testing specialist Cibus Analytical has announced the successful completion of a £570,000 seed funding round which will be used to help tackle food contamination and adulteration. The company develops innovative methods to test for food safety vulnerabilities, ensuring authenticity of ingredients across the food supply chain. The funding... View Article

FSA issues advice on safety standards & protecting staff

FSA issues advice on safety standards & protecting staff

Guidance covering a range of areas – including good hygiene practice, management of employee sickness and social distancing for specific food business settings – has been published by the Food Standards Agency (FSA) in NI to help businesses continue operating throughout the Covid-19 pandemic. FSA has said it is very... View Article

Dale Farm Protein Milk creates free online health hub

Dale Farm Protein Milk creates free online health hub

Dale Farm Protein Milk has launched ‘Stay Strong Together’ – an online initiative to encourage and inspire people to keep their minds and bodies active from the comfort of their own homes. Dairy company Dale Farm has collaborated with three leading health and fitness experts to help people stay physically... View Article

Noisy Snacks expands core range in new packaging format

Noisy Snacks expands core range in new packaging format

Noisy Snacks, the award-winning, innovative snack brand, is launching a new range of products following substantial investment in NPD. The brand refresh sees the delicious, healthier snacks indulging all the senses and releasing new flavours in a new packaging format. Noisy Snacks will introduce convenient fully recyclable 45g pouches of... View Article

Recycling collection vital for packaging production

Recycling collection vital for packaging production

NI manufacturers relying on recycling streams from household waste are urging local authorities to maintain their recycling collection following speculation some councils have stopped or may stop household collection and close recycling centres. Supply chains must be kept open as vital packaging material is required to protect food and medical... View Article

BNF tackles myths on nutrition and Covid-19

BNF tackles myths on nutrition and Covid-19

In response to the confusion surrounding the Covid-19 pandemic and health claims about immunity, the British Nutrition Foundation (BNF) has addressed some of the common misconceptions around nutrients and vitamins, the immune system, and how this might link to the virus. “In recent weeks there has been a large volume... View Article

ACTI-SNACK launches next generation of sports nutrition snacks

ACTI-SNACK launches next generation of sports nutrition snacks

Sports nutrition brand ACTI-SNACK has announced the launch of seven new healthy Nut and Trail Mixes designed to naturally fuel the body and promote recovery in athlete, sports and health enthusiasts. Designed in partnership with performance nutritionists and adventure athletes, the brand is centred around tailored plant-based products that meet... View Article

Customers urged to support local independent stores

Customers urged to support local independent stores

Shop local and shop little and don’t forget to support your local shop. That’s the call going out to shoppers across the UK and Ireland as independent retailers battle for business as the coronavirus tightens its grip. The Federation of Independent Retailers (NFRN) is launching a poster campaign with the... View Article

Charity appeals to industry for food & funding during crisis

Charity appeals to industry for food & funding during crisis

Food charity FareShare is urgently appealing for donations from the food industry to help support vulnerable people during the coronavirus crisis. FareShare is the UK’s national network of charitable food redistributors, made up of 17 independent organisations. Together, they take good quality surplus food from right across the food industry... View Article