Michelle Maynard

Michelle Maynard has been a journalist for more than 20 years. She has written for consumer magazines and national newspapers, and made numerous TV and radio appearances.

High & dry

Happy New Year everyone. It’s been a funny old start to 2014 – mainly because I can’t actually believe it’s 2014. My monster Millennium hangover feels like just yesterday – not a staggering 14 years ago. But one thing I did learn from such over-indulgence was that, contrary to popular belief, it IS possible to …

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Lovely Rita…

Sorry for such blog-tardiness of late – or should that be tardy-blogness (I think I prefer the latter). I have no great excuse or explanation other than the fact I’ve been working hard. Sorry if that sounds dull, and I know you expect more of me, but what can I say… However, you’ll be pleased …

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I don’t Bite…

The eagle-eyed among you may well have noticed that Bite has, erm, bitten the dust. But fear not as, like a phoenix from the ashes, www.michellemaynard.co.uk has risen in its place. ‘But why?’ I hear you all cry in unison. The answer is quite simple. A lawyer’s letter from a global organisation, with a not …

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Park life

Well, week one of working for myself is almost up. And dare I say it? I have no idea how I ever had the time to hold down a full-time job. The past few days have been a delightful mix of work, networking and, of course, the occasional pub lunch. Anyone who’s ever walked away …

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Having a Ball

I would now like to declare Bite officially open for business. In true launch style, I’ve smashed a bottle of champers against my computer and look forward to welcoming you all aboard. My morning started with a networking breakfast and, thankfully, copious amounts of orange juice which heroically battled to dilute the wine still coursing …

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Take it as red…

I’ve been in Milan this week for an exclusive tour of Sensient Food Colours Italy – the largest European producer of natural red colours (both liquid and powder) for food production, using grape skins and black carrot. The site processes more than 1,000 tonnes of materials per day during the grape harvesting season, and extracts 90 …

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Are you the new Health & Wellbeing Champion?

Companies wishing to submit an entry to the Health and Wellbeing Champion category of the FDF Awards 2013 have until 24 May to submit their entries. Entries in the category can include product reformulation and the development of healthier products; workplace wellbeing initiatives; sponsorship of health related activities and any other initiative that aims to …

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Allergy progress?

A clinical study commissioned by the Food Standards Agency will identify, for the first time, how sensitivity to peanut is altered by external factors including exercise and stress. The three-year TRACE study will be led by Dr Andrew Clark, allergy consultant at Addenbrooke’s, which is part of Cambridge University Hospitals. Dr Clark, and his colleagues …

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