Weetabix is a whole grain wheat breakfast cereal produced by Weetabix Limited in the United Kingdom. It comes in the form of palm-sized rounded rectangle-shaped biscuits. Variants include Weetabix Minis versions; the UK cereal is manufactured in Burton Latimer and exported to over 80 countries. Weetabix for Canada and the United States is manufactured in Cobourg, Ontario, in both organic and conventional versions. Weetabix is made from whole grain wheat and the version sold in the United Kingdom has 3.8 g of fibre in a 37.5 g serving. The product sold in Canada and the U. S. has 4 grams of fibre in a 35 g serving. Produced in the UK since 1932, Weetabix is the British version of the original Australian Weet-Bix. Both Weet-Bix and Weetabix were invented by an Australian. Weet-Bix was introduced in Australia through the company “Grain Products Limited” in the mid-1920s, with funding from businessman Arthur Shannon and marketing assistance from Osborne’s New Zealand friend Malcolm Macfarlane. To both Osborne’s and Macfarlane’s disappointment, Grain Products sold both its Australian company and its New Zealand company, to the Sanitarium Health Foods Company.
Osborne and Macfarlane went to South Africa where Arthur Shannon, the owner of Grain Products, funded another Weet-Bix factory. While in South Africa, Osborne modified his Weet-Bix recipe and with Macfarlane, obtained private funding and began the development of a new company, The British and African Cereal Company Limited, naming the new company's product, Weetabix; the company commenced business in England in 1932 in an unused gristmill at Burton Latimer, near Kettering. In 1936, the name of the company was changed to Weetabix Limited. Weet-Bix is marketed in Australasia by Sanitarium and South Africa by Bokomo; the product was introduced to Canada in 1967, when Weetabix Limited began exporting the product to Canada. The United States followed in 1968. On May 3, 2012 Bright Food announced it was taking a 60% stake in Weetabix in a deal that values the company at £1.2bn. Baring Private Equity Asia acquired the remaining 40% from Lion Capital in 2015. On 18 April 2017, it was announced. In British advertising in the 1980s, Weetabix anthropomorphized the biscuits, representing a group of'street-wise' young teens, beginning as'skinheads'.
Their appearances on the packaging and associated publicity featured catch phrases such as "titchy breakfast cereals" to describe rivals, with the response "Neet Weet Mate", "OK!". The lead Weetabix was voiced by Bob Hoskins. During the 1990s, the brand was advertised with the slogan "Have you had your Weetabix?', based on the idea that someone who had eaten Weetabix would be filled with unbeatable strength and energy, causing those who oppose them to flee out of self-preservation. This was used to humorous effect in a variety of adverts re-imagining the outcome of fairy tales and historic events. In 2017, the campaign was reintroduced, with a reference to the English fairy tale Jack and the Beanstalk; the giant states: “Fee fi fo fum, I smell the blood of an English man”, with the boy responding: “Fee fi fo fix, I’ve just had my Weetabix”, resulting in the giant leaving the room. Weetabix was the title sponsor of the Women's British Open golf tournament for two decades, from 1987 until 2006.
It became a women's major golf championship in 2001. In 1981, Weetabix aired an advertisement entitled 1, which showed a big "1" as a crop circle-like figure in a field. Weetabix Minis are a sweeter'bite-size' version of the standard Weetabix biscuits, with various additions depending upon the variety:'chocolate','banana','fruit & nut' and'honey & nut'. Outside of the UK, the cereal has been relaunched and renamed at least twice in a short period of time following their launch, they were known as Fruitibix and Chocobix as Minibix. Organic versions of Weetabix are sold in various countries. Weetabix launched a chocolate-powder infused version of the original Weetabix in the UK in July 2010 in a 24 pack size. A smaller-sized Weetabix biscuit with cocoa and chocolate chips. A sweeter form of the Weetabix biscuit, baked with golden syrup. A banana-flavoured version of Weetabix. A version with added wheat gluten protein granules was introduced in the UK in April 2016, available in three forms, the standard biscuit shapes, as well as regular and chocolate flavour "Crunch" pipe shapes.
Oatibix is a breakfast cereal, introduced in the United Kingdom in August 2006. It was invented by Weetabix Limited, it is based on whole grain oats instead of wheat. In April 2007, Weetabix Limited introduced Oatiflakes, released with Raisin and Blackcurrant varieties. Oatibix Bites are a smaller "bite-sized" version of Oatibix that can be poured into a bowl, similar to Weetabix Minis, more like a traditional breakfast cereal, it is available as Oatibix Bites, Oatibix Bites with Sultana and Apple and Oatibix Bites with Cranberry varieties. Weet-Bix Frosted Mini-Wheats - sugar-coated wheat pellets Shredded Wheat - another wheat-based biscuit cereal. Ruskets - a similar product manufactured by Loma Linda Foods in Riverside, California. Weetabix Weetabix Food Company
A14 road (England)
The A14 is a trunk road in England, running 127 miles from the Port of Felixstowe, Suffolk to its western end at the Catthorpe Interchange. The road forms part of the unsigned Euroroutes E24 and E30. From the Port of Felixstowe the road heads west, bypassing Ipswich to the south via the Orwell Bridge and to Stowmarket, Bury St Edmunds and Cambridge where it meets the M11 past St Ives and the junction with the A1, from there through Kettering, ending at junction 19 of the M1 and the start of the M6; the road is a dual carriageway, most with two lanes each way, but there are two dual three-lane sections: on the Newmarket bypass where it runs concurrent with the A11, a short stretch between the Girton Interchange and Bar Hill. There are three at-grade junctions: with the B663 at Bythorn in Cambridgeshire; the current A14 includes parts of the former A45 between Felixstowe and Cambridge, the A604 between Cambridge and Kettering, a short stretch of the former A6 west of Kettering, plus a new link road, constructed in the early 1990s between there and the M1/M6 interchange at Catthorpe, Leicestershire.
Prior to the current A14, the main route from Birmingham to the Haven ports followed the M6, M1, the A428 and A45 road via Coventry, Northampton, Bedford, St Neots and through all the towns on the A14 to Felixstowe. Prior to its use for the current route the A14 designation had been used for a section of road between the A10 at Royston and the A1 at Alconbury following part of the route of Ermine Street which now, in most parts, is designated the A1198; the M45 motorway was constructed in 1959 parallel to part of the old A45 in the Midlands. It was soon one of the busiest sections of motorway; the M6 opened in the late 1960s and early 1970s, after which more traffic to the ports used the route from junction 1 of the M6 via the A427 to Market Harborough followed by a short section of the A6 to Kettering and the A604 to Cambridge before joining the old A45 to the ports as above. The M45 now carries little traffic; the sections from Huntingdon east to the ports were upgraded first, starting with the Huntingdon bypass in 1973, followed by the Girton to Bar Hill section in 1975/76 and the Cambridge northern bypass and Cambridge/Newmarket section in 1976/77.
The Bar Hill to Huntington section opened in 1979 prior to the M11, opened in 1980. The Ipswich southern bypass including the Orwell Bridge opened in 1982; the M1-A1 link road was constructed between 1989 and 1991 following a lengthy period of consultation. The first inquiry was in 1974 and a series of inquiries for sections of the preferred route from September 1984 until June 1985, during which objections came from some 1,130 sources. Subsequent public inquiries were held regarding Supplementary Orders; the route close to the site of the Battle of Naseby was difficult and was taken to the High Court. The link was opened by John MacGregor, Transport Secretary on 15 July 1994. Work to create a compact grade-separated junction and to re-align a 2-mile stretch of carriageway was completed in 2006. Vehicles over 7.5 tonnes traveling east were banned from using the outside lane on a dual 2-lane section on a 2-mile steep climb to Welford summit close to Junction 1 from spring 2007. The bans are active between 6am and 8pm and are intended to reduce delays to other traffic from lorries attempting to pass on these climbs.
Between 2007 and 2008 a new section of two-lane dual carriageway was constructed at the Haughley Bends, one of Suffolk's most notorious accident blackspots, to rationalise access using a new grade-separated junction. The road opened in the summer of 2008 with some associated local works being completed early in 2009. Variable Message Signs, traffic queue detection loops and closed circuit TV were installed at a cost of 58m euros during 2009 to 2010 Both carriageways between Junction 52 and Junction 55 were refurbished during 2010 at a cost of £9 million. Work was being carried out a year earlier than scheduled as part of a UK government’s fiscal stimulus package; the Cambridgeshire Guided Busway connecting Cambridge, Huntingdon and St Ives, which opened in 2011 was intended to remove 5.6% of traffic using that section of the A14, although as other traffic re-routes to the freed-up road space from other parts of the local road network, the net reduction is predicted to be 2.3%. The Felixstowe and Nuneaton freight capacity scheme, designed to take more lorry traffic off the A14 between the Port and the Midlands by increasing rail capacity and allowing the carriage of larger'Hi-cube' shipping containers by widening to the W10 loading gauge, opened in 2011.
Junction 55 to the south of Ipswich was signalisation in 2011, along with lengthening the off-slip from the A1214. The section around Kettering between Junctions 7 and 9 was widened to three lanes between November 2013 and April 2015 at a cost of £42m. After being shelved in 2010, th
Ready Brek is an oat-based breakfast cereal produced by Weetabix Limited. It is intended to be served hot, comes in two varieties —'original' and'chocolate' Other variants were available but have since been discontinued. Ready Brek was produced by J. Lyons and Co. created from experimentation by Walter Pitts, the Greenford factory manager from the Tea Division of Lyons. It was launched in 1957 as an instant porridge in 1969 as an instant hot cereal; the product is now called a smooth porridge. The brand was purchased by Weetabix in June 1990, it is understandably more popular in autumn and winter. Ready Brek had the slogans "Central heating for kids" and "Get up and Glow", television adverts during the 1970s and 1980s showed children walking to school with a superimposed radiant glow. Original Chocolate Banana Butterscotch Strawberry Butter Golden Syrup Gingerbread Toffee Seriously Oaty Ready brek website J Lyons history
Bright Food is a multinational food and beverages manufacturing company headquartered in Shanghai, China. It is the second-largest China-based food manufacturing company measured by 2011 revenues; the company is wholly owned by the Shanghai Municipal Government via Shanghai Municipal Investment Group and another sister company. Bright Food has four listed subsidiaries. Bright Dairy & Food Co. Ltd. Shanghai First Provisions Store Co. Ltd. Shanghai Maling Aquarius Shanghai Haibo Co. Ltd.. In July 2010 Bright Food agreed to acquire a 51% stake in the New Zealand-based dairy producer Synlait for US$58 million. However, as of September 2015, Bright Foods hold a 39.12% stake in Synlait. In September 2010 Bright Food entered into exclusive discussions for the acquisition of the British snack food manufacturer United Biscuits, but the talks did not result in an acquisition. In August 2011 Bright Food agreed to acquire a 75% stake in the Australia-based food producer Manassen Foods for A$530 million. In May 2012 Bright Food agreed to acquire a 60% stake in the British breakfast cereals manufacturer Weetabix Limited in a £1.2 billion deal.
This majority stake is set to be sold to US company Post Holdings for 1.8 billion USD as of 18 April 2017. In May 2014, Bright Food agreed to acquire a 56% stake in the Israeli Dairy producer Tnuva for the sum of 2.5 Billion USD. In October 2014 Bright Food agreed to acquire a majority stake in Italian olive oil producer Salov, which includes the Filippo Berio and Sagra Brands. In September 2015, Bright Foods expressed interest in New Zealand dairy and meat company Silver Fern Farms by initiating a $100 million buyout of 50% of SFF. On 15 September, it was reported by The New Zealand Herald that Bright Foods subsidiary Shanghai Maling Aquarius Co. Ltd, had reached a $NZ261 Million deal to acquire 50% of Silver Fern Farms. Bright Food's products include: Guangming dairy products, Guansheyuan foodstuffs, Da Bai Tu candy, Maling canned foods, Bright ice cream products, Aquarius water, Shikumen rice wine, Yutang sugar, Tip Top pickled foods, Haifeng rice, Aiseng pork, Daying duck meat products, Shengfeng chocolate.
In 2010 Bright Food had a 5.7 % share of China's dairy products market. In the same year it had a 1.4% market share in the Chinese packaged foods market and a 1.6% share of the Chinese ice cream market. Hangzhou Wahaha Group "A Bright future for Chinese food industry". China Daily. 18 May 2012. Retrieved 22 May 2012. Bright Food
Food processing is the transformation of agricultural products into food, or of one form of food into other forms. Food processing includes many forms of processing foods, from grinding grain to make raw flour to home cooking to complex industrial methods used to make convenience foods. Primary food processing is necessary to make most foods edible, secondary food processing turns the ingredients into familiar foods, such as bread. Tertiary food processing has been criticized for promoting overnutrition and obesity, containing too much sugar and salt, too little fiber, otherwise being unhealthful. Primary food processing turns agricultural products, such as raw wheat kernels or livestock, into something that can be eaten; this category includes ingredients that are produced by ancient processes such as drying, threshing and milling grain, shelling nuts, butchering animals for meat. It includes deboning and cutting meat and smoking fish and meat and filtering oils, canning food, preserving food through food irradiation, candling eggs, as well as homogenizing and pasteurizing milk.
Contamination and spoilage problems in primary food processing can lead to significant public health threats, as the resulting foods are used so widely. However, many forms of processing contribute to improved food safety and longer shelf life before the food spoils. Commercial food processing uses control systems such as hazard analysis and critical control points and failure mode and effects analysis to reduce the risk of harm. Secondary food processing is the everyday process of creating food from ingredients that are ready to use. Baking bread, regardless of whether it is made at home, in a small bakery, or in a large factory, is an example of secondary food processing. Fermenting fish and making wine and other alcoholic products are traditional forms of secondary food processing. Sausages are a common form of secondary processed meat, formed by comminution of meat that has undergone primary processing. Tertiary food processing is the commercial production of what is called processed food.
These are heat-and-serve foods, such as TV dinners and re-heated airline meals. Food processing dates back to the prehistoric ages when crude processing incorporated fermenting, sun drying, preserving with salt, various types of cooking, Such basic food processing involved chemical enzymatic changes to the basic structure of food in its natural form, as well served to build a barrier against surface microbial activity that caused rapid decay. Salt-preservation was common for foods that constituted warrior and sailors' diets until the introduction of canning methods. Evidence for the existence of these methods can be found in the writings of the ancient Greek, Chaldean and Roman civilizations as well as archaeological evidence from Europe and South America and Asia; these tried and tested processing techniques remained the same until the advent of the industrial revolution. Examples of ready-meals date back to before the preindustrial revolution, include dishes such as Cornish pasty and Haggis.
Both during ancient times and today in modern society these are considered processed foods. Modern food processing technology developed in the 19th and 20th centuries was developed in a large part to serve military needs. In 1809 Nicolas Appert invented a hermetic bottling technique that would preserve food for French troops which contributed to the development of tinning, subsequently canning by Peter Durand in 1810. Although expensive and somewhat hazardous due to the lead used in cans, canned goods would become a staple around the world. Pasteurization, discovered by Louis Pasteur in 1864, improved the quality and safety of preserved foods and introduced the wine and milk preservation. In the 20th century, World War II, the space race and the rising consumer society in developed countries contributed to the growth of food processing with such advances as spray drying, juice concentrates, freeze drying and the introduction of artificial sweeteners, colouring agents, such preservatives as sodium benzoate.
In the late 20th century, products such as dried instant soups, reconstituted fruits and juices, self cooking meals such as MRE food ration were developed. By the 20th century, automatic appliances like microwave oven and rotimatic paved way for convenience cooking. In western Europe and North America, the second half of the 20th century witnessed a rise in the pursuit of convenience. Food processing companies marketed their products towards middle-class working wives and mothers. Frozen foods found their success in sales of juice concentrates and "TV dinners". Processors utilised the perceived value of time to appeal to the postwar population, this same appeal contributes to the success of convenience foods today. Benefits of food processing include toxin removal, easing marketing and distribution tasks, increasing food consistency. In addition, it increases yearly availability of many foods, enables transportation of delicate perishable foods across long distances and makes many kinds of foods safe to eat by de-activating spoilage and pathogenic micro-organisms.
Modern supermarkets would not exist without modern food processing techniques, long voyages would not be possible. Processed foods are less susceptible to early spoilage than fresh foods and are better suited for long-distance transportation from the source to the consumer; when they were first introduced, some processed foods helped to alleviate food shortages and improved th
Sanitarium Health and Wellbeing Company
The Sanitarium Health and Wellbeing Company is the trading name of two sister food companies. Both are wholly owned by the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Founded in Melbourne, Victoria, in 1898, Sanitarium has factories in Australia and New Zealand, producing a large range of breakfast cereals and vegetarian products. All the food products it manufactures and markets are plant vegetarian, its flagship product is Weet-Bix, sold in the Australian and New Zealand breakfast cereal markets. Sanitarium has produced and marketed many food products throughout its 120 year history, including peanut butter, vegetarian meals and beverages; the company closed them in the 1980s. During his time in Australia, pioneer Adventist Ellen G. White's son Willie convinced Seventh-day Adventist Edward Halsey, a baker at John Harvey Kellogg's Battle Creek Sanitarium, to immigrate to Australia. Halsey arrived in Sydney, New South Wales, on 8 November 1897, he rented a small bakery in Melbourne, produced granola and Granose.
His team and he sold it from door to door as an alternative to fat-laden or poor nutritious foods popular at the time. The business relocated to larger premises in Cooranbong, New South Wales, next to the campus of the seminary which became Avondale College. In 1900, Halsey transferred to New Zealand, where he began making the first batches of Granola, New Zealand's first breakfast cereal, Caramel Cereals, wholemeal bread in a small wooden shed in the Christchurch suburb of Papanui. Sanitarium New Zealand and Sanitarium Australia work together. Sanitarium has factories in places including Berkeley Cooranbong in New South Wales. Weet-Bix was manufactured, from 1928, at 659 Parramatta Road, where until recent times Sanitarium signage could still be seen; this factory antedates the purchase of Weet-Bix by Sanitarium in 1930. A factory closed in the late 1990s; the Hackney factory in Adelaide, South Australia was closed in October 2010. In June 2017, Sanitarium caused controversy when it objected to a specialty shop-owner based in Christchurch, New Zealand, trying to import 300 boxes of Weetabix into the country.
New Zealand Customs detained the boxes at the request of Sanitarium on the grounds the British-made Weetabix competed with and confused the branding of their own New Zealand-made'Weet-bix'. Sanitarium faced a backlash in New Zealand as a result. After failing to come to a settlement, Sanitarium filed civil action against the shop owner; the case hearing began in the High Court at Christchurch on 30 July 2018. Neither the Australia nor the New Zealand Sanitarium companies pay company tax on their profits, due to their ownership by a religious organisation. On their official website, Sanitarium defend their tax exemption with several points, stating they operate for charitable purposes, that income tax exemptions are available to all companies and individuals in New Zealand who limit themselves to charitable purposes. However, the exemption is considered unfair by their competitors; the church's New Zealand group one accounts booked total income of $204.8 million in 2014, which included $4.3 million in government grants and $5.9 million in donations.
Up & Go is the brand of a range of liquid breakfast products manufactured and marketed by Sanitarium Health and Wellbeing Company. The brand was the first product that established the category of liquid breakfast in supermarket and convenience stores in Australia and New Zealand. Many other brands have entered the category since the late 1990s, forced the brand to defend its market share. In June 2013, Choice magazine released a study of 23 liquid breakfast products questioning the validity of claims that were made by manufacturers including Up & Go claims regarding fibre content. Sanitarium defended Up & Go in a release citing the current code of practice for nutrient claims that a product must contain a minimum of 3 g of dietary fibre per serving to be considered "high in fiber" and Up & Go contained 3.8 g of fiber per 250-ml serving. Weet-Bix, its family of products: Weet-Bix Bites Wildberry Weet-Bix Bites Honey Crunch Weet-Bix Bites Apricot Weet Bix Bites Energize Weet Bix Multi-Grain Weet-Bix Oat Bran Weet-Bix Hi-Bran Weet-Bix Energize Hi-Protein Weet-Bix Gluten Free Weet-Bix Cholesterol Lowering Weet-Bix Blends Cranberry and Coconut Weet-Bix Blends Apple and Cinnamon Granola Granola Clusters Puffed wheat Honey Weets Skippy Corn flakes Skippy Ricies Light'n'tasty Muesli range Cluster Crisp Range Weeties Double Crunch Apple and Cinnamon Double Crunch Apricot GHF Vita Brits GHF Toasted Muesli Fibre life Range Bran Bix Honey PuffsSome older names, no longer produced: Gravy Quick NrG Cereal Good Morning Stamina Maximize Lite Bix Banana Ricies Flavoured Water Sanitarium Peanut Butter Peanuts Peanut Butter Natural Peanut Butter Marmite Vitamite So Good and its family of products: So Good Coconut Milk So Good Ice Cream So Good Lite So Good Almond Milk Flavoured So-Good Organics Simply Soy Rice Milk Up & Go Breakfast Yoghurt Health food Health food store La Loma Foods – owned by the Seventh-day Adventist Church List of vegetarian and vegan companies Macrobiotic diet Parr, R. & Litster, G..
"What Hath God Wrought!": The Sanitarium Health Food Company Story. Sanitarium Health Food Comp
Autoglym is a British manufacturer of a range of car care and valeting products, which are sold in over 45 countries. Established in 1965, based in Letchworth, Autoglym is part of the Altro Group; the company's products are used by customers such as vehicle manufacturers, bodyshops, professional valeting companies and transport operators. The product range consists of exterior and glass care products, it includes Autoglym LifeShine, a dealer-applied system of treatments that provides long-lasting protection for the paintwork and upholstery of a car. Autoglym holds two Royal Warrants in the UK as Supplier of car care products; the Autoglym brand was founded in 1965 by a UK Motor Trade entrepreneur Dennis Barley who developed a unique system for renovating used car paintwork. There were 11 products in the original range, including polishes, a sealant, a paint renovator and glass, interior and wheel cleaners; the products were only available to professional valeters working in workshops. The company had its manufacturing base in Digswell.
Welwyn Plastics used to produce other liquid products for various other industries, before deciding to concentrate on the production of Autoglym products, due to the strong growth of the brand. The sales and administration centre was in Welwyn Garden City trading as Autoglym; the first Autoglym training and product testing facility was established at the Welwyn site, something that has always been a key element in the Autoglym product development and improvement process. Autoglym was purchased by the Altro Group in the mid-1970s; the Autoglym name was now becoming an open'trade secret' and due to repeated requests from members of the public the decision was taken to introduce a range aimed at the home enthusiast. In 1986 Autoglym launched their retail range consisting of existing products and some developed for home users; as the brand continued to expand Autoglym outgrew their Welwyn site and sought new premises in Letchworth Garden City, adjacent to the Altro Headquarters. Autoglym moved to Letchworth in 1991 allowing increased manufacturing output, larger research and development facilities, larger product testing and development bays and the unification of the sales and manufacturing departments on one site.
1991 brought about a new line of products, the body shop range. This was developed in response to requests from customers who wanted a silicone free range of compounds and glass cleaners that would be safe to use in silicone free environments. ISO accreditation was awarded in 1991 along with a Royal Warrant from the Prince of Wales; the Queen Mothers Royal Warrant followed in 1992. The Public Service Vehicle division catering to buses and trains was established at the beginning of 1994. A line of bespoke motorcycle products was launched in 2001; the LifeShine new vehicle protection system was launched in 2003. HM The Queen awarded her Royal Warrant in 2004; the Autoglym championships were held in Loughborough in 2018, with Tony Staples winning first prize for his shiny BMW 3 series. Active Insect Remover Alloy Wheel Seal Aqua Wax Autofresh Bird Dropping Wipes Bodywork Shampoo Conditioner Bumper & Trim Detailer Bumper & Trim Gel Cabriolet Fabric Hood - Maintenance Kit Car Glass Polish Caravan and Motorhome Cleaner Clean Wheels Custom Wheel Cleaner De-Icer Engine & Machine Cleaner Extra Gloss Protection Fast Glass Glass Spray Hi-Foam Interior Shampoo Hi-Tech Aqua-Dry Hi-Tech Finishing Cloth Hi-Tech Flexi Water Blade Hi-Tech Interior Microfibre Hi-Tech Microfibre Drying Towel Hi-Tech Wheel Brush High Definition Cleanser High Definition Wax Instant Show Shine Instant Tyre Dressing Intensive Tar Remover Interior Shampoo Leather Care Balm Leather Cleaner Metal Polish Odour Eliminator Paint Renovator Perfect Palm Applicator Perfect Polishing Cloth Pressure Wash Rapid Detailer Satin Matt Black Silicone Spray Silicone-Free Spray Super Resin Polish Surface Detailing Clay Kit Ultra Deep Shine Ultimate Screenwash Vinyl & Rubber Care Wheel Silver