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At the tail end of 2020, the UK government issued a Policy Paper on the new plastic packaging tax, and businesses across the UK are now preparing for when the tax comes into force in 2022. This blog explains the terms of the tax and explores how it could impact UK industry. What is the […]
As part of our new series focusing on sugar applications from across the globe and, ahead of Chinese New Year tomorrow, we have detailed some of the recipes that form part of the festival’s traditions. Many Chinese New Year dishes are sweet, rich and bright, and pure sugars and syrups play an important role in […]
This is the first blog of our new series focusing on seasonal sugar applications from across the globe, starting with one of the UK’s neighbours. Ireland boasts a rich food heritage, with pure sugars playing an important role in the production of many of the nation’s most popular foods. In this blog, we explore how […]
The events of the past year have resulted in an unprecedented boom in home baking. Indeed, when the UK’s first lockdown began in March, baking ingredients became almost 50% more valuable, with supermarkets experiencing both sugar and flour shortages. But many domestic bakers are now feeling jaded by even the thought of banana bread, the […]
Sugar beet growers in the UK have long been struggling to contain the deadly Virus Yellows, which is transmitted by aphids. The insecticide used to treat it most effectively, neonicotinoids, was banned by the EU in 2018 in a move intended to protect bees and ecosystems. This blog explores what the UK government’s latest decision […]
Golden syrup is one of the most widely-used sugar products across the UK, North America, Australia and New Zealand. Its popularity means it has distinct applications across the four seasons. In this blog, we explore the golden elixir’s wintertime applications from both a traditional and modern perspective, explaining how its unique flavour and extensive functional […]