Ambient food producers may not have the short shelf-life issues of their colleagues in the chilled sector to contend with. But those manufacturing canned and dried products often have image and technical constraints to overcome, which new processes and marketing initiatives are helping to overcome. Keep in touch with the latest news from the sector.
Food manufacturers could slash processing costs following breakthroughs in steam infusion technology that enable food to be heated at least three times faster than previous steam techniques.
Food firms should work harder to cut and communicate sugar content in their products, according to seven in 10 consumers responding to a survey by market analyst Mintel.
Community Foods has secured a multi-million pound contract to supply Lidl.
A fire caused by the sun’s rays shining through a jar of Nutella chocolate spread has destroyed a family home in west London and killed a pet dog.
Feeding peanut protein to babies significantly cut the risk of them developing allergy to the nuts, according to a study in the New England Journal of Medicine.
Tesco, Morrisons, the Co-operative Group and northern retailer Booths all appointed new bosses this month as they look to protect themselves against the challenges of the changing retail market.
McCormick & Company has bought Italian spices business Drogheria & Alimentari (D&A) for €85M (£62.5M) in a deal it claims will boost the portfolio it offers retailers and manufacturers....
A batch of paprika was the most likely source of undeclared almond protein, which has sparked three allergy alerts, according to the Food Standards Agency (FSA).
Weetabix has saved thousands of pounds by replacing motors on the breakfast cereal extruders at the Corby factory that makes products such as Weetos and Crunchy Bran.
Three food brands make up the top five most loved brands by British consumers, according to a poll by advertising agency Isobel.
Aldi has seized 8% of the UK rapeseed market through a single £1.2M deal with Phoenix Speciality Oils.
The Food Standards Agency (FSA) is probing the presence of unlabelled almonds in three food products recalled since the end of last month.
Noble Foods has completed the construction of a £10M egg-packing centre in Oxfordshire, which is now providing up to 14.4M free-range eggs a week to the UK’s leading supermarkets.
Indo European Foods, the manufacturer of meal kits, cook-in sauces and micro meals, has won a 400-store distribution deal with Morrisons.
Seabrook Crisps could “investigate areas for potential investment” to speed up growth after appointing independent corporate finance advisor McQueen, according to ceo Jonathan Bye.
PepsiCo plans up to 56 job cuts at its Leicester Walkers Crisps factory, the snacks and drinks giant has confirmed.
Food and drink manufacturers’ exports could be threatened by the recent Greek election result, if the successful Syriza party destabilises the euro, warns a specialist foreign exchange provider.
Food and drink manufacturers’ achievement of slashing carbon dioxide emissions by 35%, has won praise from environment secretary Liz Truss.
UK food and drink manufacturers have welcomed a recommendation from the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) that exposure to the chemical bisphenol A (BPA) poses no risk to human health.
Bennett Opie aims to double sales from £25M to £50M in five years and has opened a new warehouse facility as it seeks to boost UK and overseas business.
Premier Foods has reported another fall in sales for the fourth quarter of last year, while reaffirming its pledge to drive down costs .
Crisp manufacturer Tyrrells has been ordered to pay £13,000 for safety failings after an employee lost part of a finger in an accident involving an industrial fryer.
Mars Food will expand its Norfolk King’s Lynn facility in a multi-million pound investment plan, following a £1.1bn trade partnership deal between the UK and the US.
Trade talks to free up business between the EU and the US are a “win-win” opportunity for UK food and drink manufacturers and consumers, according to the Food and Drink...
Funny Geordies Ant and Dec are in the odds at 1,000/1 to replace Dalton Philips as Morrisons’ new ceo, according to tweets following his announced departure today.