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Chilled foods

Chilled ready meals, sandwiches and sushi; it’s a tough business, whether you’re in branded or own-label products. Demanding retail customers want better quality at lower prices - and they want extended shelf-life of products. Find out about the latest business and regulatory news, plus innovative processes to meet changing consumer demands.

Rare burger consumption forces FSA to revise advice

The growing trend for serving rare burgers in restaurants across the country has raised serious concerns by the Food Standards Agency (FSA) about the increased risk of food poisoning through...

Chilled food helps Greencore beat chilly market

Chilled products and food-to-go drove Greencore’s global growth in its first financial quarter (Q1), the company has reported.

People on the move in the food and drink industry

Dalton Philips’ departure from Morrisons leads our latest selection of people on the move in the food and drink industry.

Bakkavor workers celebrate £1M National Lottery win

A group of lucky 13 workers at Bakkavor’s Spalding factory are celebrating winning £1M on the EuroMillions National Lottery.

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Greencore ceo: profit collapse a top industry trend

A “catastrophic collapse” in retail profitability was one of five top food industry trends highlighted by Greencore ceo Patrick Coveney at Food Manufacture’s Business Leaders’ Forum on January 20.

Time is running out for setting effective MRLs

If the food industry does not act on the EU’s potential imposition of Maximum Residue Limits (MRLs) for disinfectants soon, it will be too late, Chilled Food Association (CFA) director...

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Bigham's to launch single portion meals

Upmarket ready meal manufacturer Charlie Bigham’s is planning to launch four of its dishes in single portion versions in March.

Greggs is a 2014 star, as supermarkets struggle

Greggs delivered a strong performance in 2014 with its food-to-go format, underlining the strong growth in convenience channels.

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Bakkavor buys US prepared food firm

Bakkavor has bought US own-label prepared foods firm B Robert’s Foods in a multi-million pound deal as the UK chilled food firm seeks to boost its business in the region....

Food can’t boost M&S’s ‘dismal’ performance

Marks and Spencer’s “dismal” performance was lessened by strong food sales, but the posh retailer’s weak online business could be troublesome, city analysts have warned.

Probiotic term could reappear on yogurt in UK

The term ‘probiotic’ could make a re-appearance on pots of yogurt on sale in UK supermarkets, if Italy is successful in getting approval for its use as a ‘generic descriptor’.

2 Sisters Food Group slammed for supplier letter

2 Sisters Food Group faces criticism from the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) after BBC’s Newsnight programme revealed a letter to suppliers claiming they could wait over four months for...

2 Sisters Food Group’s green plan creates 150 jobs

2 Sisters Food Group is investing millions of pounds in a green initiative that looks set to create 150 jobs as well as dramatically slashing its energy bills and greenhouse gas emissions.

Food manufacturing Oscar winners in pictures

Irish meat firm Dawn Meats was the big winner at the 2014 Food manufacturing excellence awards, earlier this month, picking up the Environmental initiative of the year and the overall...

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FMEAs 2014 video highlights

Hundreds of food and drink industry professionals gathered at the Park Lane Hilton Hotel to celebrate the very best in UK food and drink manufacturing, last month (Thursday November 20).

Samworth Brothers restructures and adds 370 jobs

Samworth Brothers has split its Walkers Midshire Foods division into two separate businesses: Walkers Deli and Walkers Sausage Co, while separately announcing the creation of 370 jobs at another facility.

FSA campylobacter results make grim reading

Tests show campylobacter contamination increased substantially over the summer in shop-bought raw chicken and the food industry must do more to tackle the problem, according to the Food Standards Agency...

Greencore’s revenue gains driven by food-to-go

Greencore’s group revenue climbed by 6.4% to £1,273.5M in the year to September 26 2014, thanks to the strong performance of its food-to-go business, according to boss Patrick Coveney.

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Greencore boss wins personality award in FMEA Oscars

Greencore chief executive Patrick Coveney has won the coveted Personality of the year award in the industry’s Oscars – the Food Manufacturing Excellence Awards (FMEAs), at the London Park Lane...

Which? targets industry in campylobacter row

Consumer group Which? has increased pressure on food firms to cut the threat of food poisoning from high levels of campylobacter in poultry meat, launching a campaign targeting the issue.

Bakkavor invests in chilled breads facility

Bakkavor revealed plans for a multi-million pound investment in its chilled bread plant at Crewe as it reported results up to the end of its third financial quarter (Q3).

Greencore sandwich plant taps Hungary for workers

Greencore has defended itself against claims it is drawing mainly on workers from Hungary as part of an expansion of its Northampton sandwich factory entailing at least 250 new jobs.

Young’s Seafood builds on strong chilled growth

Young’s Seafood boosted sales of its brand by 21% in the chilled food category in the past year and has announced plans to expand its chilled range, with new innovation,...

People on the move in the food and drink industry

Melanie Leech’s decision to quit as director general of the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) after almost a decade in the role leads our selection of the latest people on...

News in brief

S&A Foods appoints new md

Chilled ethnic food manufacturer S&A Foods has appointed David Fearnley-Brown as its new md.

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