Allergens? Not in our products   Last week the new Food Information Regulations came into force, bringing the subject of allergens to our attention. From 13 December 2014 all food businesses must give information about allergens ingredients used in food or drinks they make or serve to their customers. These new regulations have been introduced to enforce the EU’s new Food Information for Consumers Regulation. Giving information about allergens is now a legal obligation, so

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How do we achieve good hydration?   Our health depends on good hydration - taking in the right amount of fluids each day. Hydration is essential for our physical and mental performance. Dehydration can cause serious problems, especially for children, the elderly, and people in care. We stay hydrated in different ways, by drinking water and other beverages, including fruit juice, milk, tea and coffee. Most of our fluid intake comes from drinks but a proportion –

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One of your 5-a-day from our delicious ice crystal drinks   Interesting reading from the British Dietetic Association (BDA) this month. Their Sugar Facts leaflet is a timely reminder that unsweetened fruit juice can contribute towards our 5-a-day. The BDA point out that in nature, sugar usually comes with fibre, vitamins, minerals and water – a combination that is not harmful, and is generally good for us. The key thing to understand is that we

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