How GroceryAid is helping workers get through the coronavirus crisis

Demand for support from GroceryAid has rocketed since the pandemic started – just as fundraising was hit. But it’s adapted, and risen to the challenge

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Jamie Oliver and Tesco launch online training for community cooks in lockdown


Online courses will be available for community chefs to help teach families simple, nutritious meal recipes

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Bestway Wholesale kicks off lateral flow testing programme


The wholesale giant has been able to identify four asymptomatic coronavirus cases so far


Modern Baker unveils low-calorie ‘smart loaf’ to support immune function


The result of five years’ R&D, the 800g sliced loaf (rsp: £2.50) contains 208kcals per 100g

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Food and drink companies set new target on carbon emissions


The FDF said the new ambition “better reflected” current UK and international goals

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HFSS ban could cost symbol group retailers nearly £30m, warns industry


ACS has urged the government to rethink the size exemptions

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Industry’s salt reduction programme prevents 200,000 heart disease cases, study says


However, researchers warn the recent stalling of progress on salt reduction is endangering the potential for further health gains

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Holland & Barrett gives Taunton branch sustainability treatment


The health and wellness retailer has refurbished the branch using 100% recyclable material


Vape brand VPZ launches petition for essential status for the sector


Petition wants stores to be allowed to open in a ’safe and controlled’ manner during lockdown


Ohso Chocolate sells 75% stake in sweet investment deal


Under the umbrella of S-Ventures, Ohso will look to develop the product range, continue to grow its existing product lines and consider partnering opportunities with other major brands to use its technology.

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Birds Eye boosts health credentials with Lightly Dusted pollock duo


The frozen NPD will come in two variants – Lemon & Cracked Black Pepper and Sea Salt & Rosemary

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Big fall in HFSS advertising breaches ahead of proposed ban


The ASA discovered 27 ads for HFSS products on age-restricted websites in Q4