Solina Group completes the acquisition of Bowman Ingredients

Solina, the leading European producer of savoury ingredients solutions for the food industry, announces the completion of the acquisition of Bowman Ingredients from the Bowman Family shareholders. Bowman Ingredients is a leading supplier of coating systems to food service and retail food processors, with products including breadcrumbs, batters and marinades. Since 1990, Bowman Ingredients’ focus...

Fried Chicken – comfort food of our times

As the Covid-19 lockdown hit and people were unable to do many of the things they were used to, there was a huge trend of turning to food for a bit of a mood boost. Treating yourselves with a takeaway or splashing out on premium ice cream from the supermarket became totally acceptable, because, well,...

The rise – and challenges – of plant-based in 2020

If you spent any time reading food industry media this year you can’t have failed to notice the total dominance of plant-based foods as a topic. From celebs going vegan to new brands making waves – and the ever increasing list of alternative protein sources, it really feels like the industry is in a period...

The food industry post-Covid-19

The Covid pandemic has affected the food industry in ways we could never have predicted. Many food service brands have risen to the challenge in a number of different ways, from turning takeaway to selling provisions supermarket-style. The meat industry faces a tough challenge in maintaining social distancing at plants – whilst also dealing with...

A closer look at gluten-free in 2020

What is gluten? Gluten is a protein that some people find hard to digest. It is found in all varieties of wheat, rye and barley, including the rye/ wheat hybrid triticale.  It is estimated that 1-2% of the population have coeliac disease (an autoimmune form of gluten intolerance), up to 6% have what has been...