10-Dec-2013 - The full extent of food waste has been highlighted in a new infographic by design agency Neomammalian Studios.
09-Dec-2013 - Sweet manufacturer Haribo has booked Leeds-based engineering firm JPG to build its £92M confectionery plant at Castleford, West Yorkshire.
09-Dec-2013 - More joined up food and nutrition policy between government departments is urgently required, a former chief inspector of schools in England and top civil servant at the Department for Education and Skills, has warned.
09-Dec-2013 - Müller Dairy is planning £45-50M worth of investment across its UK business and expects eventually to create up to 100 jobs at its Market Drayton site in Shropshire.
09-Dec-2013 - Supermarket promotions tempt shoppers to buy more food than they need, which helps to fuel both obesity and waste, delegates to Fengrain’s conference near Peterborough were told recently.
09-Dec-2013 - Müller’s new £17M butter-making plant in Market Drayton, Shropshire, reveals the firm’s optimism and confidence in the UK, according to owner Theo Müller.
09-Dec-2013 - Compassion in World Farming’s Dr Tracey Jones is taking a softly, softly approach to getting major food firms to improve animal welfare standards, reports Gary Scattergood
05-Dec-2013 - The Countess of Mar in the House of Lords received a written reply from Earl Howe (Department of Health) on November 18 2013 on the question of the scientific evidence upon which government had based its policy to encourage people to eat less saturated fat.
05-Dec-2013 - Primary meat processors have called for the government to change what they consider to be “outdated regulations from the BSE era”, which apply to sheep but were originally intended to prevent people contracting diseases associated with “mad cows”.
04-Dec-2013 - Many unauthorised novel foods, which could present a health risk to consumers, are feared to be on sale across the UK without the knowledge of the regulatory authorities, bringing into question the effectiveness of the approvals process and its enforcement.
04-Dec-2013 - Tesco is committed to innovation and investing in supply chain partnerships, the retailer’s technical director told the Fengrain conference.
03-Dec-2013 - By choosing the right apprenticeship framework and with appropriate training and guidance, young apprentices can facilitate a change in workplace culture helping to lock-in and sustain continuous improvements, providing a valuable resource for the future.
03-Dec-2013 - The Scottish Shellfish Marketing Group (SSMG) has won the coveted title Meat, poultry and seafood manufacturing company of the year in the industry Oscars – Food Manufacture’s Food Manufacturing Excellence Awards (FMEAs), at the London Park Lane Hilton last month.
03-Dec-2013 - Hovis owner Premier Foods hit the headlines again last month as rumours emerged of a possible sale of its troubled bread business.
03-Dec-2013 - Allied Bakeries has won the coveted title Bakery manufacturing company of the year in the industry Oscars – Food Manufacture’s Food Manufacturing Excellence Awards (FMEAs), at the London Park Lane Hilton last month.
02-Dec-2013 - Price – though very important – isn’t enough for the multiple retailers any more. In their quest for differentiation, other considerations, such as provenance, have become even more important.
02-Dec-2013 - AB Produce supplies prepared vegetables to the food wholesale, retail, catering and processing sectors. It decided to install a third EZstrip cake pump from Nov Mono when it was having problems with its system of screw augers, steel collection bins, macerators and pumps, which it used to collect and process vegetable peelings before transferring them to an on-site treatment plant.
02-Dec-2013 - Tasked with installing a new cream line at Rodda’s Cornish creamery, engineering supervisor Paul Johnson chose a MasoSine SPS2 sanitary process pump supplied by Watson-Marlow Pumps Group.
02-Dec-2013 - When Crewe-based FayreField Foods established its custom-built cheese cutting and packaging plant, it called on vacuum pump manufacturer Busch to supply two R 5 0630 oil-lubricated rotary vane vacuum pumps, which stand alone in a purpose-built enclosed unit adjacent to the main production building. The R 5s supply vacuum for packaging via a Sealed Air Octopus machine.
02-Dec-2013 - Pump and mixer manufacturer Landia has introduced a new pumping station for Grocontinental, one of the UK’s leading international storage and distribution companies, that has a dedicated cheese cutting facility for the dairy industry, as well as an ingredient sorting service.
02-Dec-2013 - Twinings’s Andover factory has 13 machines producing between 45M and 75M tea bags a week. The production process creates high levels of bloom dust, which used to be swept up at the end of each shift – until the firm invested in Dustcontrol UK’s dust extraction kit
02-Dec-2013 - Bakery ingredients supplier Renshaw Napier has asked contract cleaning specialist Hygiene Group to service its production facility in Liverpool.
02-Dec-2013 - Equipment supplier Lingwood Food Services has been involved in the development of a state of the art salad factory for Kanes Foods.
02-Dec-2013 - Food Vision, the international event for senior executives in the food and drink sector involved with strategic planning, returns to Cannes in France in March 2014.
02-Dec-2013 - Yorkshire-based egg producer Chippindale Foods has invested £4.2M in a new 55,000m2 production facility in Flaxby, North Yorkshire, to boost output, following growing demand for its products.