28-Apr-2013 - The Scottish government is working with the British Standards Institute to develop a new Scottish marketing and advertising standard covering foods high in fat, salt and sugar.
13-Mar-2013 - The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has rejected claims by a US campaigner that British manufacturers produce food that is “contaminated” with extra sugar.
11-Mar-2013 - About 50 new jobs will be created in Yorkshire when Symington’s transfers production of its noodles from China to the UK.
04-Mar-2013 - More companies – food manufacturers and foodservice outlets – need to sign up to the government’s Public Health Responsibility Deal (PHRD) Food Network (FN), if the initiative is to make a real difference in helping to stem the rising tide of obesity in the UK, its chair has warned.
27-Feb-2013 - Associated British Foods (ABF) is locked in row with Oxfam about what the charity claims is the “veil of secrecy” the food manufacturing giant allegedly uses to hide the “human cost” of its supply chain.
18-Feb-2013 - Calls for a tax on fizzy drinks and a TV watershed for advertising high fat foods from the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges (AMRC) have been slammed by the soft drinks industry and advertising representatives.
13-Feb-2013 - Newport crisp manufacturer Sirhowy Valley Foods has been ordered to pay nearly £15,000, after a worker lost his thumb in an unguarded machine at its factory in Crumlin, Newport.
29-Jan-2013 - Food and drink manufacturers have rejected calls from the campaign group Sustain for the chancellor to introduce a duty on sugary drinks at the next Budget.
02-Jan-2013 - Consumers are increasingly considering fibre intake to be more important than calorie counting - especially in the UK - according to research commissioned by international food group Beneo.
02-Jan-2013 - Higher beet costs, adverse currency movements and weak prices in China are expected to hit Associated British Foods' (ABF's) profits from sugar in the current financial year. However, medium-term prospects for sugar look good, according to Shore Capital analysts, who predict earnings before interest and tax (EBIT) of £450M this year.
19-Dec-2012 - Supermarket ready meals are healthier than the recipes of some TV chefs, according to researchers at Newcastle University.
13-Nov-2012 - Food manufacturers across Europe have welcomed Denmark’s plans to ditch its fat tax , as exclusively revealed by FoodManufacture.co.uk in August.
01-Nov-2012 - The much debated launch of a consistent ‘front-of-pack’ nutrition label is currently the talk of the food manufacturing and retail industry, writes Ian Pickett, joint founder of specialist recruitment agency Drayton Partners.
30-Oct-2012 - Potato growers will become “extinct” if manufacturers and processors impose penalties on them for contract shortfalls caused by the poor weather.
24-Oct-2012 - New research has linked foods rich in acrylamide, such as chips, to a higher risk of low birth weight children, while levels of the chemical in chips are rising, according to a separate report the European food watchdog the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).
24-Oct-2012 - The government’s plans to launch a hybrid front-of-pack labelling system will help consumers make more informed, healthier choices about food purchases, claims health minister Anna Soubry. But others believe the plan will damage the food industry . Here, we provide a snapshot of the different views about the Department of Health’s controversial plan.
28-Sep-2012 - Financial analysts have welcomed Tate & Lyle’s trading update for the six months ending September 30 but warned of a challenging second half.
10-Sep-2012 - Food and fashion firm Associated British Foods (ABF) will report adjusted operating profit for the second half of its financial year “substantially ahead of last year”, thanks to a strong performance in sugar.
04-Sep-2012 - In a bid to win the battle against obesity, DuPont Nutrition & Health has made a soluble fibre and low-calorie carbohydrate that can help to increase satiety and reduce food intake.
31-Jul-2012 - An ingredient made by a German food group is being used to 'power' a low-glycaemic-index performance drink that has been launched in the US
31-Jul-2012 - To enable bakers to offer lower-fat pies and pastries at a lower-cost, National Starch Food Innovation is extending the application of two of its products to shortcrust pastries.
13-Jul-2012 - Associated British Foods (ABF) reported ‘remarkable’ results for its sugar business but challenging trading for grocery in its interim management statement covering the 40 weeks to June 23.
02-Jul-2012 - Didier Videau shares his plans for expansion, including growing sales of his firm's starch products across the globe. Rod Addy reports.
27-Jun-2012 - A new Scottish food standards agency to remedy the country’s 'poor' diet could be operating within a year.
27-Jun-2012 - Campaigners have dismissed assurances from the Department of Health (DoH) that it has no plans to extend proposals for the plain packaging of tobacco to food and drink high in fat, sugar and alcohol.