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Love Hearts maker Swizzles features on BBC show

Sweet manufacturer Swizzels opened its doors to BBC Two series ‘Inside the Factory’ last Tuesday (August 23), as the programme explored its Derbyshire-based factory, which produces Drumsticks, Love Hearts and Parma Violets....

2 Sisters £45M investment to secure jobs

A £45M investment at 2 Sisters Food Group’s Scunthorpe factory will secure the site’s 1,600 jobs.

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Furniss Biscuits begins investment programme

Furniss Biscuits has installed a new modern oven as part of its ongoing investment programme.

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Which sector saw highest costs since the Brexit vote?

The cost of manufacturing food and drink products has risen 4.3% over the past 12 months across all sectors, according to latest data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

Bisphenol A-free can coatings in limbo

As pressure increases on the supply chain to can coatings free of bisphenol A (BPA), the first wave of BPA-NI (non-intent) alternatives, where the chemical is not intentionally added, is...

Sweeteners ‘make people eat more’

Mounting evidence that artificial sweeteners can raise appetite levels, and lead to increased calorie intake, has been backed up by a major new study that claims to show for the...

Bakkavor sales rise 3.2% in second quarter

Bakkavor has reported a 3.2% rise in second-quarter sales, boosted by strong international revenues.

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Food Manufacture Excellence Awards: Star performers

Book your place at the Food Manufacture Excellence Awards, which take place at the London Hilton in Park Lane on Wednesday November 2.

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Food Manufacture Excellence Awards: Sponsors profiles 2016

Big thanks to the sponsors of the Food Manufacture Excellence Awards, which take place at the London Hilton in Park Lane on Wednesday November 2. Here's a quick guide this...

Me and My Factory

Kellogg’s cutbacks make the factory more efficient

Kellogg's Tony O'Brien is using company cutbacks to make his site more efficient, says Noli Dinkovski

Food manufacturing that's lean and green saves money

By reducing the waste they generate, food firms can save money as well as proving themselves more environmentally responsible.

Müller at the centre of milk price storm

Angry milk producers have hit back at Müller, after the dairy processor dismissed protests outside its Market Drayton factory last week.

Heinz factory appears in BBC TV documentary

The secret recipe behind Heinz Baked Beanz remains a mystery, after Heinz’s 70-year-old Wigan factory appeared on BBC Two’s ‘Inside The Factory: How Our Favourite Foods Are Made’ last night....

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The Black Farmer: Brand of Plenty

Having survived cancer, The Black Farmer is on a mission to boost sales, reports Noli Dinkovski.

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Survey to highlight supply chain challenges

The Food Manufacture Group is conducting an online survey of logistics and supply chain professionals to gather data on the implications for the food and drink sector of the momentous...

Pastry maker targets manufacturers after £3.6M spend

A Scottish pie and pastry maker has set its sights on working with new food manufacturers after completing the first phase of a £3.6M investment into the site.

Frozen food manufacturers have ‘lots of opportunity’

Frozen food manufacturers should follow consumer trends closely to benefit from the key drivers of the industry, according to British Frozen Food Federation (BFFF) chief executive Brian Young.

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Signature Flatbreads opens new £10M factory extension

Food and farming minister George Eustice opened a new £10M extension to Signature Flatbread’s factory in Dunstable last month (July 4).

‘Bright’ outlook for frozen food manufacturers

Frozen food manufacturing products are set to rise in popularity, based on consumers’ preference for less waste and higher nutrient value, according to a report from the British Frozen Food...

Sugar reformulation guide released by FDF

The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has released a free reformulation guide for small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs), designed to help them reduce the sugar content in their products.

Bakery factory’s £13M build to create 50 jobs

Geary’s Bakery’s plans for a £13M factory could create up to 50 new jobs and double its bread-making production.

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Problem-solving through teamwork at Kellogg UK

Delivering a high-quality consistent product and a tireless quest to improve working practices are what drive Tony O’Brien on after seven years as plant director at Kellogg UK’s Manchester factory....


UK food researchers miss out on EU projects

Andrea Leadsom, the former Conservative contender for prime minister, had her first official outing as environment secretary last month at the launch of the Industry Approved Apprenticeship Programmes from the...

Poultry producers sign £10M joint venture deal

Poultry producers Dartmouth Foods and Faccenda Foods are to open a new £10M facility in Plymouth as part of a joint venture to maximise the operating potential of both companies.

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Ginsters factory fire was ‘difficult’ to fight

A fire at Ginsters Callington factory was described as “difficult” by firefighters from Cornwall Fire & Rescue on Monday (August 1).