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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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05 May 2010: Hospitals to get Heston treatment

Heston Blumenthal is assisting researchers at the University of Reading and the Royal Berkshire Hospital to bring a touch of class to hospital menus.The meals are to be enhanced by increasing their um…

Posted by Food & Drink Towers, Wednesday 5th of May 2010 08:26:40 AM.

04 May 2010: Bath gets ready for UK's first coffee festival

Bath is gearing up for the UK’s first coffee festival, which is being held on 15th and 16th May 2010. To be opened by Michelin-starred celebrity chef Martin Blunos, the Bath Coffee Festival 2010 will …

Posted by Food & Drink Towers, Tuesday 4th of May 2010 08:53:40 AM.

04 May 2010: Tesco, Nestle & Coca-Cola back on-the-go recycling

Tesco, Nestle and Coca-Cola have confirmed their support of an on-the-go recycling group that organiser Recoup hopes will help create a consistent platform for packaging recycling away from home in th…

Posted by Food & Drink Towers, Tuesday 4th of May 2010 08:44:57 AM.

15 April 2010: News

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 article…

Posted by Food & Drink Towers, Thursday 15th of April 2010 11:13:00 PM.

13 April 2010: Eat your purples (and your greens)

Purple is the new 'green' apparently...Mariah Carery will reportedly only eat purple foods and nutritionists are promoting their ability to boost the immune system. With the number of colds we've had …

Posted by Food & Drink Towers, Tuesday 13th of April 2010 07:25:19 PM.

08 April 2010: Cadbury launches fairtrade Dairy Milk in Australia

Cadbury’s flagship Dairy Milk brand now has the Fairtrade logo in Australia and New Zealand. The company has begun purchasing large quantities of Fairtrade cocoa from cooperatives in Ghana.Fairtrade A…

Posted by Food & Drink Towers, Thursday 8th of April 2010 08:27:19 AM.

08 April 2010: Official press launch of Soil Association Organic

The Soil Association will present its annual benchmarking report – the most comprehensive study of UK organic trade – at a press conference during Natural & Organic Products Europe 2010, at London’s O…

Posted by Food & Drink Towers, Thursday 8th of April 2010 08:03:41 AM.

25 March 2010: Jacobs Creek unveils its new Taste campaign

Pernod Ricard UK is launching the next stage in its ‘True Character’ campaign with the introduction of a ‘Taste’ programme for Jacob’s Creek, the UK’s favourite w…

Posted by Food & Drink Towers, Thursday 25th of March 2010 09:20:26 AM.

24 March 2010: British pubs group to focus on food

British pubs group Mitchells & Butlers plans to reshape the company into a food-led business and withdraw from non-core assets. In a strategic review statement the group said it would expand its food-…

Posted by Food & Drink Towers, Wednesday 24th of March 2010 09:36:07 AM.

22 March 2010: Seaweed will help with obesity epidemic

Seaweed bread could be the answer to the obesity epidemic, scientists have said. food&drink towers included seaweed in its latest 10 top trends for 2010 report and has followed a number of new seaweed…

Posted by Food & Drink Towers, Monday 22nd of March 2010 08:53:40 AM.

19 March 2010: Amateur Sommelier of the Year competition open

Piper Heidsieck’s Amateur Sommelier of the Year competition has been launched by the Academy of Food and Wine and Decanter.com. The competitition is running in parallel to The Piper-Heidsieck Sommelie…

Posted by Food & Drink Towers, Friday 19th of March 2010 12:00:56 PM.

11 March 2010: No more surprises please Chancellor!

The UK’s biggest manufacturing sector is urging the Chancellor to ensure his Budget on 24 March contains no more surprise burdens for businesses as they start to emerge from the recession.Melanie Leec…

Posted by Food & Drink Towers, Thursday 11th of March 2010 09:43:22 AM.

10 March 2010: Metal packaging helps brand owners face challenges

Don’t Pack It In Just YetHow Metal Packaging Can Help Brand Owners Adapt to Consumer Lifestyles in a Challenging Economyby Caroline Archer-Reed, Marketing Director, CROWN Bevcan Europe & Middle East O…

Posted by Food & Drink Towers, Wednesday 10th of March 2010 11:47:50 AM.

09 March 2010: Industry rejects calls to ban BPA in drinks cans

Minute levels of bisphenol A detected in drink cans pose no health risk to The Metal Packaging Manufacturers Association (MPMA).Consumers and campaign groups are calling for a ban on the chemical (BPA…

Posted by Food & Drink Towers, Tuesday 9th of March 2010 11:44:15 AM.

05 March 2010: TV chef Vickery joins Coeliac UK as ambassador

Coeliac UK told visitors at this week's Hotelympia event that Phil Vickery, television chef, is to be the national charity's new food ambassador. He will also be judging this year's gluten-free chef o…

Posted by Food & Drink Towers, Friday 5th of March 2010 12:22:17 PM.

04 March 2010: The Co-op extends its animal welfare commitment

The Co-operative is rolling out its higher-welfare Elmwood standard to all its fresh plain own-brand turkey products, as part of its ongoing commitment to animal welfare. All own-brand fresh and froze…

Posted by Food & Drink Towers, Thursday 4th of March 2010 12:19:03 PM.

25 February 2010: Wine app launched by expert Natalie MacLean

US Wine expert, Natalie MacLean, has launched a new mobile wine 'app' that is aimed at people shopping for wine in the liquor store or choosing wine from a restaurant list. This new app for iPhone, iP…

Posted by Food & Drink Towers, Thursday 25th of February 2010 10:21:13 AM.

23 February 2010: Join the Rye Bay Scallop Festival in Kent

Rye Bay Scallop Festival, the scallop equivalent of Glastonbury, is in full swing. Taking place between February 20 and 28th, chef Paul Webbe is the sell-out, headline act of the event. His week long,…

Posted by Food & Drink Towers, Tuesday 23rd of February 2010 10:23:02 AM.

22 February 2010: wagamama leads the way with iPhone app

wagamama has become the first restaurant brand in the UK to launch its own iPhone application.The 'app' is designed to provide a fully-integrated ordering experience for users wishing to place a take-…

Posted by Food & Drink Towers, Monday 22nd of February 2010 10:22:53 AM.

16 February 2010: Eat local campaign launched in Western Australia

Western Australian (WA) Agriculture and Food Minister Terry Redman has launched unveiled the Buy West Eat Best campaign, with the support of local food producers (February 16, 2010).The campaign aims …

Posted by Food & Drink Towers, Tuesday 16th of February 2010 07:47:01 AM.

12 February 2010: Training programme for UK wine industry launched

Wineskills, a training project for the UK wine production industry, has launched.Jim Fitzpatrick MP, Minister for Food, Farming and Environment officially launched the project saying that he is “proud…

Posted by Food & Drink Towers, Friday 12th of February 2010 11:58:00 AM.

09 February 2010: FDF responds to new product placement regulations

The British Government is to allow product placement on television that it believes will “provide meaningful commercial benefits to commercial television.”Responding to the introduction of new product…

Posted by Food & Drink Towers, Tuesday 9th of February 2010 02:23:00 PM.

09 February 2010: Heath & Heather tea range targets detox time

A tea range available in the UK from Heath & Heather, who have been blending herbal infusions since 1920, is targeting health-conscious consumers this spring.From classic flavours such as Camomile & H…

Posted by Food & Drink Towers, Tuesday 9th of February 2010 10:54:15 AM.

08 February 2010: ITV fine for rat killing by celeb chef jungle star

ITV has been fined £1,660 for animal cruelty after celebrity chef Gino D'Acampo killed and ate a rat on the latest I'm a Celebrity Get Me Of Here television series.The Italian chef, who was crowned Ki…

Posted by Food & Drink Towers, Monday 8th of February 2010 04:06:36 PM.

08 February 2010: New Butterscotch Milk Chocolate bar launched

Divine Chocolate is to launch a new product to mark Fairtrade Fortnight: Butterscotch Milk Chocolate bar (45g). The chunky snack-size bar is the latest product from Divine Chocolate, the only Fairt…

Posted by Food & Drink Towers, Monday 8th of February 2010 03:00:22 PM.