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London group FoodCycle wins government funding

Bromley-by-Bow-based FoodCycle has received £10,000 of government funding to help it increase volunteering opportunities.

Crantock Bakery: ‘almost time to open second site’

Crantock Bakery is considering expanding to a second factory after the installation of a flow wrapping machine from a company called KernPack enabled it to expand production almost six-fold.

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Scottish space whisky set to land on earth

Scottish whisky sent into space three years ago to discover how gravity affects the maturing process will return to earth in 11 days, on September 12, according to its distiller.

Almost 170 jobs go as Pasta Reale goes under

Almost 170 jobs have been lost at fresh and filled pasta processor Pasta Reale as the Sussex-based company called in administrators from BDO on August 26 after 35 years of trading.

Manufactured ice cream superior to homemade

Manufactured ice creams can offer a superior taste experience when compared to homemade product, and premium brands contain less air and more fat, according to a US food scientist.

Three-step guide to tackle slavery in food and drink

Food and drink businesses should incorporate a three-step approach into their management practices to tackle forced labour in the industry, according to a report by Stronger Together.

Seafood processor doubles jobs with investment

Jonas Seafood will treble its turnover this year to more than £2M after £210,000 was pumped into the business last year, md Kevin Jonas has said.

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Food and drink firms confused about energy scheme

Food and drink firms are confused about the changes they must make to comply with the mandatory energy efficiency assessments, required as part of the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS).

Timeline shows 2 Sisters turbulent journey

2 Sisters Food Group (2SFG) has been forced to cut more jobs than it has created at a number of the production sites it has acquired over the past four years.

Food waste remains a costly problem

Food manufacturers could increase their profits by over 10%, simply by more effectively using the waste they generate, claims a specialist food recycling organisation.

BBC’s Horizon backs ethical production of mussels

Scottish rope-grown mussels were highlighted as one of the most environmentally friendly ways of producing protein in a BBC Horizon programme on August 20.

More than 800 job cuts proposed at bakery plants

More than 800 job cuts have been proposed at 2 Sisters Food Group’s Gunstones bakery and Avana Bakeries, previously owned by 2 Sisters and now owned by Utopia Foods.

Best food jokes of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival

Comedians performing at the world famous Edinburgh Festival Fringe have earned plaudits for food and drink-based one liners from comedy writers, television stations and the press.

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Scottish schools to study food products

Scottish school pupils will be taught how food and drink products are developed and brought to market in a bid to inspire them to consider careers in the industry, according...

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Twitter users defend Greggs over ‘scum’ hack

Twitter users have come to the defence of high street baker Greggs after a fake and offensive logo replaced its logo on Google and went viral.

Treat energy as seriously as health and safety

Food and drink manufacturers should treat energy management as seriously as health and safety, according to the boss of energy efficiency specialist JRP Solutions.

Organic health claims 'worryingly overstated'

A report claiming that organic crops are more nutritious than non-organic crops is not supported by the evidence, according to leading experts in the field.

New body set up to help inspectors spot food fraud

Providing Trading Standards and environmental health officers with the skills needed to spot food fraud will be a priority for a new membership organisation set up by the Chartered Institute...

Cambridge University seeks real life Willy Wonka

Cambridge University is searching for a real life Willy Wonka to study the fundamentals of heat-stable chocolate, including how it to prevent it from melting in hot countries.

Retail loyalty a thing of the past

Store loyalty is diminishing as more shoppers are using four different retailers on average each month, according to grocery think-thank IGD.

Neonic ban threatens UK mustard crop

UK mustard production could be at severe risk, causing problems for manufacturers of brands such as Unilever’s Colman’s mustard, if a ban on neonicotinoid pesticides is enforced in the UK,...

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Wyke Farms boss joins free energy webinar

The boss of Britain’s largest independent cheese maker Wyke Farms is taking part in a free, one-hour webinar dedicated to energy savings next month.

Blaze costs WC Rowe £2M to renovate

Fire damaged pasty manufacturer WC Rowe will have to spend more than £2M on its Falmouth site to bring it back up to standard, the director in charge of the...

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Beware the views of Britain’s ‘food Taliban’

Nutrition is not a precise science. Most studies on the effects of human dietary intake have to take account of potentially confounding factors, since it is rarely possible to control...

Yearsley begins second phase of cold store expansion

Frozen food distributor Yearsley Logistics has begun the second phase of a £5M three-part expansion next to the group’s headquarters in Heywood in Greater Manchester less than a year after...