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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.

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).

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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...

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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...

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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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Lean and green manufacturing boosts Greencore

Greencore’s group technical director Helen Sisson will explain how lean and green manufacturing has boosted the convenience food manufacturer’s performance in a free, one hour webinar, which will take take...

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Asda relaunches its Italian range

Faerch Plast worked closely with own-label food manufacturer Greencore to give Asda’s core Italian chilled ready meal range a makeover with new black and green dual-colour trays made from high...

Organised crime could infiltrate food industry

More than 20 organised crime groups have links to the food industry and counterfeiting and piracy could account for more than £1bn of annual UK food and drink trade, according...

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Free webinar focuses on lean food manufacturing

Food Manufacture’s latest, free one-hour webinar will focus on the business benefits of lean and green food and drink manufacturing and evaluation processes and will take place at 11am on...

CHP finds favour in chilled operations

Manufacturers with a requirement to chill food should be looking at using combined heat and power (CHP) units to meet their needs now that the technology has improved and the...

Ice pigging reduces changeover waste

A novel hygienic ice pigging machine, expected to provide users with big savings on raw materials wasted during changeovers between piped products, has been launched for use in the food...

Renewable carton use is set to rise

Tetra Pak believes it will sell more than 100M ‘green’ cartons this year, with most of the demand coming from European countries.

Bakkavor to recruit 45 apprentices

Bakkavor, the fresh prepared foods manufacturer, is to recruit 45 apprentices across the UK during 2016.

Compostable and biodegradable films face up to challenges

The future of compostable and biodegradable films in mainstream food is partly dependent on price differentials with oil-derived alternatives, partly on consumer education and end-of-life infrastructure, and partly on the...

Mash Direct targets growth in south of England

Mash Direct, the vegetable accompaniments brand, is targeting major growth in the south of England and aiming to become a truly national brand across the UK, following a new deal with...

Lean and green webinar

Lean and green manufacturing: free one-hour webinar

Lean and green food and drink manufacturing and evaluation processes will the focus of Food Manufacture’s latest free, one-hour webinar, to take place at 11am on Tuesday April 26.

Fraudsters target Greencore in recruitment scam

Convenience food group Greencore has warned fraudsters are targeting the manufacturer as part of a recruitment scam.

News in brief

Sealer launched for very large trays

Heat sealing specialist Proseal has introduced a new tray sealer specifically designed to handle very large food trays. The GT5exSD can seal trays up to 400mm wide, making it ideal...

Greencore’s UK and US progress hailed by analysts

Convenience food group Greencore has received a glowing report for its progress both in the UK and US, following a meeting between its management and city analysts and investors yesterday...

Consumers fear modern life will destroy food links

Consumers in the UK are worried that the growth of convenience foods could cause them to lose a connection with what they eat, according to new research published today (February...

Bakkavor posts 2% growth boosted by fresh prepared foods

Bakkavor has posted 2% like-for-like revenue growth to £1.65bn for its financial year ended December 26 2015, boosted by a strong performance in UK fresh prepared foods.

Confusion about origin and added water labelling

EU legislation designed to avoid consumers being mislead about the country of origin of ingredients contained in compound foods they purchase is likely to cause headaches for food manufacturers, according...

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