The horsemeat crisis is bringing four benefits to the UK food industry, despite all the adverse publicity that followed in its wake, said speakers at Food Manufacture’s webinar – Horsemeat, learning the lessons of an avoidable crisis – held yesterday (May 16).
Food companies struggling to address deficits in their pension funds have been thrown a lifeline by the government appointed watch-dog that oversees company pension schemes.
The key business challenges for food firms whose products aid disease management are overcoming the “huge disconnect” between the number of consumers who claim to be interested in them and the number who actually purchase them, while also making inroads into the increasing demand for “personalised products”.
Own-label food manufacturers, meat processing firms and bakery ingredients companies are among 40,000 small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) still awaiting compensation after some banks mis-sold loan ‘protection’ products which proved both damaging and difficult to exit.
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