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FDF’s top three ambitions for 2016

Tackling the UK’s obesity epidemic, resolving the debate surrounding Britain’s membership of the EU and boosting productivity will be the Food and Drink Federation’s (FDF’s) top three ambitions for 2016,...

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Dr Oetker launches ‘world’s first’ edible Xmas jumper

Dr Oetker has teamed up with Essex baker Juliet Sear to launch the “world’s first” edible Christmas jumper.

Moy Park to invest £10M, creating 100 jobs

Poultry processor Moy Park plans to invest £10M in its processing facility and hatchery in Derbyshire, creating 100 jobs.

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Sports nutrition firm wins manufacturing Oscar

Sports nutrition firm Glanbia Performance Nutrition has won the Ambient manufacturing company of the year title in the industry’s Oscars – the Food Manufacture Excellence Awards (FMEAs) – at the...

Greencore to invest £12M in new manufacturing unit

Greencore plans to invest £12M in building a new manufacturing unit at its food-to-go site in Northampton.

Five food manufacturing fires – in pictures

Five fires have ravaged food manufacturing sites in England over the past two months, according to reports on this website.

Food retailers to shun ‘wasteful’ ‘Black Friday’

Online food retailer Approved Food has backed Asda in its decision to shun ‘Black Friday’, which it warned could add to the UK’s food waste problem.

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Coca-Cola Enterprises unscrews drinks Oscar

Beverage giant Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) has won the Beverage manufacturing company of the year in the industry’s Oscars – the Food Manufacture Excellence Awards (FMEAs).

Flames destroy warehouse at food processing plant

A huge fire destroyed a warehouse at a food processing plant after an electrical fault last week.

Bakkavor creates 160 cream cake jobs

Bakkavor has created 160 jobs at its Newark desserts business in a bid to meet increased demand.

Small suppliers ‘main casualties’ of price war

The supermarket price war has hit small food manufacturers hardest, squeezing profit margins by more than a third, according to law firm EMW.

Food manufacturing to play key role in Morrisons’ revival

Food manufacturing’s key contribution to Morrisons’ recovery was again highlighted by leading City analyst Shore Capital, following a meeting with the troubled retailer.

Food firms must produce own energy or become ‘uncompetitive’

Food and drink manufacturers must develop their own ways of producing energy in order to remain competitive, according to Wyke Farms boss Rich Clothier.

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Three changes food industry must make to boost health

Food and drink manufacturers must make three changes across their businesses to help boost the health of consumers, according to consumer group Which?

Asian sweet maker opens manufacturing hub

Asian sweet maker Mushtaq Sweet Centre has opened a “bespoke” manufacturing hub in Birmingham after securing funding from Barclays.

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Kettleby Foods wins top environmental award

Kettleby Foods, part of the Samworth Brothers food manufacturing business, has won the Environmental trophy in the industry’s Oscars – the Food Manufacture Excellence Awards (FMEAs) – at the Lancaster...

Scottish meat firm creates jobs after £600k Co-op deal

Scottish meat business We hae meat has secured a £600,000 deal to supply 50 Co-operative stores across the country.

Why you should use all the senses to enhance your products

Food and drink manufacturers must understand how to combine touch, smell and sight to enhance the taste of their products in order to boost consumers’ overall enjoyment.

Princes ploughs £15M into bottled water site

Princes Group is to extend and redevelop its bottled water site in Eden Valley, Cumbria, in a £15M project starting next June.

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Food and drink manufacturing Oscars – in pictures

Moy Park, Premier Foods and 2 Sisters Food Group were among the 11 businesses that graced the stage at the Food Manufacturing Excellence Awards (FMEAs) earlier this month to collect...

Homes evacuated after meat factory ammonia leak

An ammonia leak at a meat processing factory forced the evacuation of about 30 nearby homes on Friday.

Food manufacturing Oscars – caught on camera

Relive the carnival atmosphere from the 15th annual Food Manufacture Excellence Awards (FMEAs) and hear from some of the winners as they picked up their gongs in this exclusive video.

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Tulip wins ingredients manufacturing Oscar

Warwick headquartered meat firm Tulip has flowered to win the Best new use of food ingredients trophy in the manufacturing industry’s Oscars – the Food Manufacture Excellence Awards (FMEAs).

Delia Smith quiet on Jus-Rol factory workers’ appeal

TV chef Delia Smith is ‘too busy’ to intervene in a dispute between General Mills and workers at its Tweedmouth factory, which manufactures Just-Rol pastry, following the manufacturer’s plans to...

Leatherhead Research in £9M move to near Epsom

Leatherhead Food Research (LFR) is relocating its headquarters from Leatherhead to a new heritage site near Epsom in a £9M move.