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We source the latest, attention-grabbing news stories in the UK food&drink industry so you don’t have to. We guarantee that you won’t stumble upon any random DIY or gardening articles here. Instead, visit us daily to check out up-to-date news about the hottest new product launches, government campaigns, marketing initiatives and consumer trends.

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17 August 2010: Gourmet meat website launched to rival supermarkets

A new website is offering shoppers the chance to buy gourmet, restaurant quality meat at cheaper prices than the large supermarket chains. Westin Gourmet (http://www.westingourmet.co.uk/) prides it…

Posted by Food and Drink Towers, Tuesday 17th of August 2010 10:24:00 AM. Territory: UK

11 August 2010: Aldi's shock win at wine awards

The UK’s most prestigious, independent wine and spirit competition, the International Wine & Spirit Competition (IWSC), has awarded this year’s Gin & Vodka Association Trophy t…

Posted by Food and Drink Towers, Wednesday 11th of August 2010 08:00:00 AM. Territory: UK

09 August 2010: BBQs are making us fat apparently... call the fun police!

Posted by Food and Drink Towers, Monday 9th of August 2010 11:26:00 AM. Territory: UK

06 August 2010: Heinz beans in a plastic jar

Heinz is to launch a 1kg (2.2lb) jar designed to reduce waste as it can be stored in the fridge and opened more than once. Heinz is keen to stress that it is not ditching metal cans, but trying…

Posted by Food and Drink Towers, Friday 6th of August 2010 01:39:00 PM. Territory: UK

04 August 2010: Cloned cows intercepted in UK food chain

Posted by Food and Drink Towers, Wednesday 4th of August 2010 07:41:00 AM. Territory: UK

03 August 2010: UK FSA investigates cloned cow’s milk

Posted by Food and Drink Towers, Tuesday 3rd of August 2010 07:39:00 AM. Territory: UK

03 August 2010: Canadian meat products recalled due to pathogen fears

Posted by Food and Drink Towers, Tuesday 3rd of August 2010 06:59:00 AM. Territory: Canada

02 August 2010: Aussie Greens propose food tax & labelling scheme

Posted by Food and Drink Towers, Monday 2nd of August 2010 07:51:00 PM. Territory: Australia

02 August 2010: Chips cause cancer says World Health Organisation

Posted by Food and Drink Towers, Monday 2nd of August 2010 06:29:00 AM. Territory: Global

01 August 2010: Booze is good for something claims nurses study

Posted by Food and Drink Towers, Sunday 1st of August 2010 08:36:00 PM. Territory: UK

23 July 2010: Top 10 facts about Clawson Paneer Cheese

Did you know…?1. UNIQUE: Unlike any other cheese, paneer is not intended to be eaten in its natural state and should be used as an ingredient in cooking so the sauces and marinades can flavour the che…

Posted by Food & Drink Towers, Friday 23rd of July 2010 08:11:53 AM.

19 July 2010: Veg Society award nominees announced

The nomination shortlists for the ‘Vegsoc Approved Awards’ have been published. This year there are ten categories and the winners will be announced at the awards ceremony held on 28 October at the Lo…

Posted by Food & Drink Towers, Monday 19th of July 2010 08:49:00 AM.

08 July 2010: Carbon labels make no impact on consumers

“Single number CO2 labels make no sense” according to a new study conducted in Germany.With climate change high up on the political and business agendas, product carbon footprinting (PCF) has become f…

Posted by Food & Drink Towers, Thursday 8th of July 2010 10:38:53 AM.

01 July 2010: Government slams Jamie Oliver-much to our disgust

The new Health Secretary, Andrew Lansley, has slammed Jamie Oliver's work on school dinners. His campaign, which has helped to highlight the huge problems facing our children in terms of a lack of foo…

Posted by Food & Drink Towers, Thursday 1st of July 2010 10:06:51 AM.

28 June 2010: Le Cordon Bleu afternoon tea parties to go ahead

On Tuesday 27 July and Wednesday 25 August 2010, the culinary school, Le Cordon Bleu, will host Afternoon Tea Parties at 108 Marylebone Lane Restaurant & Bar, from 3.30pm until 5.30pm. Priced at £.9.…

Posted by Food & Drink Towers, Monday 28th of June 2010 10:44:53 AM.

14 June 2010: Foodie-related World Cup stats courtesy of Ocado

World Cup in numbers:· 83% will be watching the games from home· Watching World Cup matches down the ‘local’ will cost each person on average £63.74 more than staying at home (£94.75 c…

Posted by Food & Drink Towers, Monday 14th of June 2010 10:09:48 AM.

01 June 2010: Baby & toddler food & drink month at f&d towers

We are announcing the first of a series of feature months at food&drink towers today. In June, we are looking at the baby and toddler food and drink market, which is growing rapidly worldwide. As a Mu…

Posted by Food & Drink Towers, Tuesday 1st of June 2010 07:34:40 AM.

18 May 2010: Join Hix & Buck at a Parisienne wine bar in London

Streatham Food Festival Hix & Buck Parisienne style wine bar/shop in the heart of Streatham For one day only, in collaboration with Streatham Food Festival and Nineteen Bar & Restaurant, we will be tu…

Posted by Food & Drink Towers, Tuesday 18th of May 2010 07:18:09 AM.

17 May 2010: Calls for revision to junk food ad ban for kids

More than 100 UK-based diabetes experts have called on the Government to introduce a law banning all forms of "unhealthy food" adverts targeting children.The group said current restrictions on televis…

Posted by Food & Drink Towers, Monday 17th of May 2010 08:54:04 AM.

14 May 2010: f&d towers in action: top 10 gluten-free foods

We were pleased to put food&drink towers members in touch with Emily at the Daily Express for a feature on the top 10 gluten and wheat free foods in OK! magazine, which was published this week.To chec…

Posted by Food & Drink Towers, Friday 14th of May 2010 07:36:44 AM.

13 May 2010: Italian food event from Seggiano in London

From 21st-23rd May Seggiano will be joining the Wholefoods High Street Kensington A Taste of Italy in-store event (running from 12th-23rd May) providing a unique opportunity to meet the producers of s…

Posted by Food & Drink Towers, Thursday 13th of May 2010 10:02:10 AM.

11 May 2010: Football frenzy will spark shopping frenzy

As June approaches and the nation anticipates a summer of football frenzy, new research from Mintel reveals it is not only the fans who are anticipating cheering a good result. Mintel’s exclusive rese…

Posted by Food & Drink Towers, Tuesday 11th of May 2010 09:28:39 AM.

07 May 2010: Belvoir Fruit Farms launches Fruit Crush range

Belvoir Fruit Farms is launching Fruit Crush – a premium 100% natural juice drink which is high on quality as well as taste. Belvoir has seen a year on year uplift in sales of 38% of its press?and cor…

Posted by Food & Drink Towers, Friday 7th of May 2010 06:19:00 PM.

06 May 2010: M&S switch to plastic for mini wine bottles

UK retailer Marks & Spencer is changing from glass to PET for its range of 25cl wine bottles. M&S hopes that it will save 525 tonnes of packaging each year.There are 19 variants in the mini still wine…

Posted by Food & Drink Towers, Thursday 6th of May 2010 08:41:16 AM.

06 May 2010: Election day in Great Britain!

In just a few hours we'll know the results of the most interesting and controversial British elections in my lifetime. Having studied politics at A Level, I've always had an active interest in governm…

Posted by Food & Drink Towers, Thursday 6th of May 2010 08:34:17 AM.