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A product recall of rum and chicken and sweetcorn salad from Asda was announced by the Food Standards Agency (FSA) over the past month.
Many manufacturing business leaders are delaying investment until after the EU referendum on June 23, according to TV business broadcaster Steph McGovern.
Nichols announced a relaunch of its sugar-free brands this summer, following the news of the tax on sugary drinks, and predicted earnings would be in line with expectations.
Brewdog has raised £19M from its latest crowdfunding campaign but fell short of its planned £25M.
Coca-Cola Great Britain (CCGB)is to improve and rebrand Coke Zero as Coca-Cola Zero Sugar, in an attempt to change the mix of its portfolio.
Food and drink manufacturers have denied claims made by consumer pressure group Which? that shrinking the pack size of products was a “sneaky way of increasing prices”.
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...
The government’s sugar tax on soft drinks could open the floodgates for further food taxes, warns accountants Old Mill.
A leading healthy food campaigner has claimed to be “sympathetic” towards manufacturers of food and drink high in fat, salt or sugar, as they are not operating on a level...
The advertising of foods high in fat, salt or sugar (HFSS) to children online has moved a step nearer to falling under the same restrictions as TV advertising after it...
George Osborne’s announcement of a sugar tax on soft drinks in last month's budget took everyone by complete surprise. Cynics were quick to accuse him of blatantly trying to deflect...
Newcastle drinks brand Canny is planning to revive the flavoured milk category with the launch of what it claims is the UK’s first 100% naturally-flavoured milkshake.
A novel inkjet approach, which allows label printers to print a wide variety of digitally textured labels just by using high opacity white ink on its N610i digital colour label...
Langham Brewery, a microbrewery situated between Midhurst and Petworth in West Sussex, is using products from Hygiena International to test the effectiveness of its cleaning procedures.
The Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) is considering calling time on itself, after 45 years as one of the globe’s largest single-issue consumer groups.
Scottish soft drinks company AG Barr says it will focus on lower sugar products to adapt to changing consumer tastes and the chancellor’s proposed sugar tax.
New product development will become even more important for food and drink manufacturers, after the Chancellor’s sugar tax budget bombshell, according director of the Aurora Ceres Partnership Steve Osborn, who chaired Food Manufacture's...
Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) has unveiled a five-step plan for the future of sustainable manufacturing, which includes ‘smart’ ingredients with the potential to replace sugar, fat and salt.
Soft drinks companies are looking into options, including legal action, in the wake of the government plans to introduce a soft drinks tax.
Key questions are emerging about the effectiveness of the proposed soft drinks tax, following the statement by George Osborne in the budget last week.
Shepton Mallet Cider Mill owner C&C Group has been branded “the unacceptable face of capitalism” by Unite the union, after the manufacturer forecast profits of £80.35M (€103M), shortly after news about redundancies...
A surprise tax on sugary soft drinks to tackle childhood obesity, unveiled in Chancellor George Osborne’s budget, has dismayed manufacturers but delighted campaigners, including celebrity chef Jamie Oliver.
The food and drink industry is calling for Chancellor George Osborne to take action on duty, help small businesses and support green energy in the budget today (Wednesday March 16).
Nestlé UK’s upgraded coffee factory at Tutbury in Staffordshire has been officially opened by business secretary Sajid Javid, who praised the £325M investment and additional 425 jobs created.
A Midlands distillery has secured a lucrative deal to export its products to China.