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    Jul 2018

    The Sugar Debate

    Sugar is constantly coming under scrutiny in the media, whether it is manufacturers reducing the sugar content in products, celebrity chefs non-stop publicising the potential dangers of sugar, the Government enforcing sugar taxes or Public Health officials warning of the dangers of obesity, meaning it’s a topical debate that keeps escalating. In March 2017 the […] ...

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    Jul 2018

    Can syrups take the place of sugar in bakery?

    With the government targeting refined sugar as part of its drive to cut obesity, bakers can use syrups to create sweetness in baked goods, but what complications do they bring? In the ongoing clamour to cut sugar from the nation’s diets – given fresh impetus by last month’s Public Health England findings  – baked goods […] ...

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    Jun 2018

    BREXIT: the position of the European sugar sector

    CEFS-CIBE POSITION ON BREXIT EU beet sugar manufacturers, represented by CEFS, and sugar beet growers, represented by CIBE, regret the departure of the UK from the EU.[1] We remain convinced that the best option to avoid disruption of EU-UK trade and of the EU sugar market itself would be for the UK to remain in […] ...

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    Jun 2018


    Every year we see new food and drink trends appearing in the industry. 2018 is tipped to be the year of multisensory food and drink as consumers want textured food which appeals to their sensors, and now we’re approaching the middle of the year a new trend is becoming more apparent; a plant-based food trend […] ...

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    Jun 2018


    Ragus are a specialist sugar producer with a heritage that dates back over 100 years; Ragus’ founder invented golden syrup. We are dedicated to the sugar industry and we travel the globe to source sustainable sugar, and from our advanced UK sugar manufacturing facility, produce a wide range of pure sugar products. After major investment […] ...

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    Jun 2018

    EU ban bee harming neonicotinoid pesticides

    According to British Farming Groups, the UK could be forced to rely heavily on imported crops following a vote to extend the ban on neonicotinoid pesticides in Europe. Within the next six months the world’s most widely used insecticides will be banned from all fields in order to protect both wild and honeybees that are […] ...

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