17-May-2013 - Food companies struggling to address deficits in their pension funds have been thrown a lifeline by the government appointed watch-dog that oversees company pension schemes.
15-May-2013 - Functional food firms are failing to win health claim approval for their products because they are repeatedly neglecting two of the three key requirements for success, the man in charge of the process has revealed.
14-May-2013 - A Derbyshire food company has been ordered to pay more than £32,000 after an employee severed the tip of his finger in a mincing machine.
08-May-2013 - Food taxes introduced by some EU member states to discourage the consumption of ‘unhealthy’ foods will not tackle obesity and risks hindering the competitiveness of EU food and drink industries, warns the manufacturers’ organisation FoodDrinkEurope.
08-May-2013 - The British Pig Executive (BPEX) has launched a new online database to showcase pigs that adhere to the Red Tractor welfare assurance scheme.
07-May-2013 - A large butchery firm has been ordered to pay £6,440 for safety failings after an employee sliced his forearm because his safety gloves offered insufficient protection.
07-May-2013 - A food manufacturer based in the village of Stilton in Cambridgeshire is campaigning for the right to name the cheese his company makes Stilton.
07-May-2013 - The Scotch Whisky Association’s (SWA’s) legal challenge to Scottish government plans to set a minimum price for alcoholic drink has failed and the “disappointed” organisation will appeal against the judge’s decision.
17-Apr-2013 - The government has announced a “wide-ranging” review of the horsemeat scandal to “restore and maintain consumer confidence” in the food chain.
08-Apr-2013 - Taxes should be levied on “unsustainable foods” as well as those that are deemed to be unhealthy, claims the new executive director of the Food Ethics Council.
08-Apr-2013 - Moy Park has been fined £10,000 and ordered to pay Environment Agency costs of £42,500 for emitting foul smells from its poultry unit in Kirkby on Bain, Lincolnshire.
27-Mar-2013 - A Northamptonshire grain firm has been ordered to pay £30,776 after a worker lost three fingers and a thumb on the unguarded blades of a running mixer.
22-Mar-2013 - Lancashire Council is testing a consignment of horsemeat imported from Hungary labelled as beef for the presence of the veterinary drug 'bute'.
18-Mar-2013 - Help with rising fuel costs, less red tape and easier access to finance are top of food manufacturers’ Wish List for the 2013 budget. FoodManufacture.co.uk asked some of the industry’s key players what they would like to see in the Chancellor’s Budget this Wednesday (March 20).
15-Mar-2013 - Government plans to introduce a 45p minimum pricing for alcohol in England and Wales appeared to be in disarray, as reports suggested Prime Minister David Cameron was preparing to ditch the proposal.
15-Mar-2013 - Hopes are rising that the use of the term ‘probiotic’ will not have to disappear on products following the failure of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) to give approval for a generic health claim for the ingredient last year.
14-Mar-2013 - Manufacturers eyeing burgeoning export opportunities in China must comply with a raft of new legislation in order to trade in the country – or face strict new penalties.
11-Mar-2013 - A former west Yorkshire food manufacturer — Andrew Jones Pies, of Huddersfield, which is now in administration — has been ordered to pay £375,000, after a gas explosion ripped through its bakery oven, killing a father of two and seriously injuring another worker.
08-Mar-2013 - The head of a family brewery has said he'll have no choice but to take out a shift on his packaging line if the government brings in duty stamps for cans and bottled beers.
05-Mar-2013 - Cranswick Country Foods has been ordered to pay £22,700, after its prosecution for safety failings that led to a worker receiving a serious head injury.
25-Feb-2013 - Ethnic food manufacturer and wholesaler Euro Foods was fined £6,000 and ordered to pay £12,000 costs after being found guilty of potentially fatal food adulteration in court recently (February 12).
25-Feb-2013 - Furniture giant IKEA has become the latest retailer to be drawn into the horsemeat scandal, after tests in the Czech Republic revealed traces of horsemeat in a consignment of meatballs made in Sweden.
25-Feb-2013 - A Huddersfield pie manufacturer has been found guilty of health and safety breaches that killed a factory worker in a gas oven explosion.
22-Feb-2013 - The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has revealed that 99% of nearly 3,600 tests for the presence of horse DNA on processed meat products have proved negative.
22-Feb-2013 - A mid-Wales beef burger producer, whose website boasts “full traceability”, has told FoodManufacture.co.uk he was “gutted” to learn his beef burgers contained 1% or more of horse meat.