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Ambient foods

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.

Me and my factory

Sweet firm Kinnerton focuses on staff engagement

Kinnerton Confectionery’s Mark Bullock tells Noli Dinkovski about how staff engagement schemes are making his site an attractive place to work.

Premier Foods and Sainsbury bosses get bonus boost

The bosses of Premier Foods and Sainsbury have both received increased bonuses this year.

Pladis: New ‘global leader’ for biscuits and confectionery

Yildiz Holding has brought together its core biscuit, chocolate, and confectionery businesses to form a new £3.58bn multinational firm called Pladis, intended to become “a global leader” in the sector....

Undeclared allergens cause food recalls

Salmon skewers, cheese snacks and breakfast snacks were some of the products recalled last month over reports of undeclared allergens, according to the Food Standards Agency (FSA).

Nut packer installs new metal detectors

An unnamed UK nut and dried fruit processing and packing company has seen a 40% improvement in sensitivity and eliminated false rejects by replacing its old metal detectors with five...

Monsanto rejects Bayer’s $62bn takeover bid

Monsanto, the international agriculture and seeds company, said it was still open to “constructive conversations” after rejecting an offer from German chemicals company Bayer, which would have reportedly created the...

Activity-based labels are on the move

A proposal to introduce activity-equivalent calorie labels from the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH), has been met with a cautious welcome from the Food and Drink Federation (FDF)....

Real Good Food opens new headquarters

The newly-opened headquarters of Real Good Food (RGF) will help boost the company’s product development and innovation, claims the manufacturer.

UK Chinese food firm targets exports – to China

Breaking into the lucrative food market in China is the aim of UK based Chinese food manufacturer Ming Foods, after securing an undisclosed amount of funding.

Baxters Food Group to cut up to 80 jobs

Baxters Food Group plans to cut up to 80 jobs at its Fochabers site in Moray, as the firm implements a new ‘manufacturing transformation programme’. 

Tyrrells acquires German snack maker

Tyrrells Crisps has bought German organic crisp maker Aroma Snacks for an undisclosed amount – the company’s first European acquisition.

Seven food manufacturing fires – in pictures

Fires, some linked to suspected arson, have continued to devastate food factories and other premises connected to the sector over the past six months. Here’s a quick photo tour of...

Vitafoods

Vitafoods Europe 2016 – a snapshot in tweets

Vitafoods Europe 2016 opened its doors to the world’s healthy food and nutrition industry in Geneva this week. Here we capture some of the show’s big themes delivered by the social...

FMEAS

Food and drink manufacturing Oscars now open

The 2016 Food Manufacture Excellence Awards (FMEAs) are now open for entries. So, if your company wants to be recognised for its achievements and join the celebrations at this year's...

Me and my factory

Glanbia gears up production to meet rising demand

Glanbia Performance Nutrition’s Alex Baker tells Noli Dinkovski how his sports nutrition production site is meeting growing demand.

Foodex 2016

Food firms could learn from insurance firms on fraud

Food and drink manufacturers need to learn from other industries, such as the insurance sector, and use a “systems approach” to identifying fraudulent activity in their businesses, a leading academic...

Yearsley doubles site capacity and creates 120 jobs

Yearsley Logistics has almost doubled the size of its Belle Eau Park facility in Newark, Nottinghamshire, with the launch of a 27,000 pallet ambient storage depot, creating 120 new jobs.

Leicester football win celebrated in crisps and rum

Snack food manufacturer Walkers has released special edition Salt & Victory crisps to mark Leicester City Football Club’s shock Premier League win, while Morgan Rum is to pay tribute to team captain...

Premier Foods formalises deal with Nissin

Premier Foods and Nissin Foods Holdings Company have entered into a relationship agreement on terms and conditions, following the announcement by US spices firm McCormick that it was withdrawing its...

Cocoa firms offer African farmer support

A project to improve the livelihoods of cocoa farmers and their communities in Tanzania has received backing from two leading chocolate makers.

News in brief

Dual-sealing of cases reduces contamination

Endoline Machinery has developed a new system that both glues and tapes filled cases, following a request from an Egyptian ingredients supplier to a global soft drinks company for extra...

Food manufacturing ideas wanted for Dragons’ Den

Food and drink manufacturing entrepreneurs are being invited to win £50,000 worth of investment for their business, by taking part in the hit BBC television show Dragons’ Den.

More strikes ‘inevitable’ at Unilever’s Colman’s Mustard plant

Further strike action against Unilever is “inevitable” if the company does not return to talks, a leading trade union has claimed.

Opinion

Coconut oil: superfood or not?

The nutrition science community is becoming increasingly concerned about the health halo around coconut oil and the risk to health if consumption becomes a regular occurrence.

Pouches are set to grow in non-retort packing applications

The latest report on high-barrier pouches from Smithers Pira predicts that global demand will continue to increase at rates above 6% a year to 2020, but with retort pouches despite...

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