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Chilled foods

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.

Brexit Debate

2 Sisters’ boss Ranjit Boparan warns against Brexit

2 Sisters Food Group founder Ranjit Singh Boparan has claimed a vote to leave the EU – Brexit – could spell disaster for the UK food industry.

Campylobacter rates in chickens continue to fall

Campylobacter rates in fresh chickens are continuing to fall due to the number of retailers removing neck skin.

Poultry give-away reduced with integrated portioning line

To help poultry processors minimise ‘give-away’ on products, Marel Poultry has developed ‘a robot with a knife’ concept for intelligent fixed-weight poultry batching.

Mash Direct to target US in international roll-out strategy

Mash Direct, the Northern Ireland-based prepared vegetable supplier, is to target the US as part of its plans to expand its international operation.

Ready meals ‘lower in salt and sugar’ from new process

Ready meals with lower sugar and salt content are the benefits claimed for a new retort system adopted by TV show Dragon’s Den winner Ross Mendham.

Marks & Spencer wins award for environmental impact

Marks and Spencer (M&S) has been rewarded for leading the way with reducing environmental impact and carbon emissions at this year’s Freight Transport Association (FTA) Multimodal Awards.

Lean webinar

M&S rewards lean and green suppliers

Marks & Spencer’s (M&S’s) own-label food and drink suppliers that meet the retailer’s stringent “lean and green” manufacturing and ethical trading standards, as part of its Plan A initiative, are...

Lean webinar

Lean and green manufacturing savings: what to expect

Lauras International partner, Jeremy Praud sets out what savings to expect from implementing a lean food and drink manufacturing programme in this video interview.

Greencore’s food-to-go strategy ‘is working well’

Greencore’s food-to-go strategy is working well, both at home and in the US, claims ceo Patrick Coveney, as the manufacturer posted half-year group revenue up by 7.5% to £691.6M.

Lidl recalls three products after allergy fears

Discount retailer Lidl has recalled three of its products on fears that undeclared allergens were present in some of its foods.

Bakkavor: trading conditions to ‘remain challenging’

Bakkavor expects trading conditions to remain “challenging” in the coming months, as it reported revenues up 1.4% to £415.8M for the first quarter ended March 26, 2016.

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...

Lean webinar

Greencore boss sets out lean manufacture gains

Lean and green food manufacturing is about far more than “switching off the lights and lagging the pipes”, Greencore’s group technical director Helen Sisson explains in this exclusive video interview....

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...

Warehouse worker survives cheese warehouse collapse

A factory worker trapped under tonnes of cheese survived for nine hours before being rescued at a Shropshire warehouse.

NFT opens its chilled facility at Tilbury

Chilled logistics specialist NFT officially opened its new £25M temperature-controlled facility at the Port of Tilbury in Essex last month.

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...

Fire in food logistics refrigeration unit

A fire, sparked by a refrigeration unit, at a food logistics site was extinguished by two fire engines from the Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service on Wednesday April 27.

Addo Food Group resolves dispute with union Unite

Addo Food Group – the Poole-based food manufacturer formerly known as Pork Farms – has agreed to recognise Unite following a positive meeting with union representatives earlier today (Friday, April 29).

Kerry Group reports growth in business volumes

Kerry Group has posted a 2.9% growth in business volumes, driven by its Taste & nutrition and Consumer food divisions in first quarter results, thanks partly to its children’s snack product...

Bakkavor welcomes upgrade in corporate credit rating

Bakkavor has welcomed an upgrade in its corporate credit rating from Standard & Poor (S&P).

Lean webinar

Lean food manufacturing webinar: still time to register

Lean and green food and drink manufacturing and evaluation processes will be the focus of Food Manufacture’s free, one-hour webinar tomorrow (Tuesday April 26) at 11am and there’s still time...

Foodex 2016

Food leaders should ‘grow a pair’ over EU promotion

Food and drink manufacturing leaders and other business executives who support EU membership have been urged to promote the benefits of membership far more actively, in hard-hitting comments from Food...

Lean webinar

Greencore’s tasty savings from lean manufacturing

Convenience food group Greencore will feature in Food Manufacture’s free, one-hour webinar, dedicated to lean and green food and drink manufacturing and evaluation processes, scheduled to take place at 11am...

EU biocide plans pose ‘food safety threat’

The UK food industry has launched a co-ordinated campaign to seek a change to the European Commission's (EC's) new Biocidal Products Regulation, which, as currently constituted, would limit the availability...

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