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Food Manufacturing Excellence Awards: The winners

Congratulations to all the firms that triumphed in the James Bond-themed, Food and Drink Manufacturing Excellence Awards (FMEAs) at the London Park Lane Hilton last night.

Congratulations to all the winners and finalists in our Bondtastic awards last night
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Dawn Meats wins top food manufacturing Oscar

Dawn Meats has won coveted Food Manufacturing Company of the Year trophy in the industry’s Oscars – the Food Manufacturing Excellence Awards (FMEAs), at the London Park Lane Hilton in a glittering award ceremony last night (November 20).

Top 10 UK chocolate brands: IRI

Cadbury Dairy Milk kept its position as top of the chocs in a chart of top 10 UK chocolate brands by value sales issued by market analyst Information Resources (IRI).

Jacob’s strike on at United Biscuits plant

United Biscuits’ (UB’s) Jacob’s factory faces a six-day strike, starting this Sunday (November 23), after last-minute talks to resolve a dispute over sick pay and outsourcing collapsed.

Baker to pay £16.8k after serious cut injury

A bakery firm has been ordered to pay nearly £17,000 after an employee suffered serious cuts to his fingers in a workplace accident.

Which? targets industry in campylobacter row

Consumer group Which? has increased pressure on food firms to cut the threat of food poisoning from high levels of campylobacter in poultry meat, launching a campaign targeting the issue.

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Faccenda ups efficiency with training and robotics

Faccenda has invested in robotics and training to increase production efficiency and slash waste at its new Telford factory, according to Catherine Gormley, general manager of the site.

Gluten-free 'isn’t best for general health'

Fresh research has rubbished claims gluten-free diets are healthier than consuming grains and has recommended they should only be followed by consumers with coeliac disease or food intolerances.

Two biggest hurdles holding back cultured meat

Boosting production and winning public acceptance are the biggest challenges for scientists seeking to make cultured meat more widely available, according to the scientist leading the research.

Food firms must act on obesity

Food and drink manufacturers cannot “sit back” and watch the obesity crisis worsen, a leading weight loss surgeon has urged, following the release of a report calling for a 10-year strategy to tackle the UK's obesity crisis.

Consumer trust in ‘miracle’ food ingredients shrinks

Manufacturers of products offering consumers one ‘magic bullet’ health solution are wasting their time, as consumers opt instead for traditional health foods, a new report has said.

Sustainable palm oil milestone in sight for Unilever

Unilever will be able to guarantee 100% sustainable palm oil for its European food business by the end of this year, it has announced.

Greenvale’s Swancote ups output by 60%

A £2M investment is set to boost Greenvale’s Swancote potato processing site’s output further, following an increase by more than 60% in the past five years.

News in brief

Three-year-old joins Primula’s cheese board

A three-year-old girl has been appointed to Primula’s ‘Cheese Board of Directors’ after entering a winning recipe into the firm’s competition.

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Elliott: power of public analysts must be boosted

Elliott calls for food analysts to unite to fight fraud

Discussions are underway to boost the power of local authority public analysts in a bid to fight...

Poultry processor’s stock market flotation set for 2015

Moy Park stock market flotation confirmed for 2015

Moy Park shares will be sold on the stock market for the first time next year, owner...

Poultry giant hit by £163.5M of costs and charges

2 Sisters Food Group hit by costs of £163.5M

Costs and charges of £163.5M increased 2 Sisters Food Group’s debts across the past full financial year,...

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