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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.

Bakkavor slams union protest at Tesco headquarters

Chilled ready meals supplier Bakkavor has slammed the GMB union’s plans to protest at Tesco’s headquarters on Friday (July 15), over alleged changes to the pay and conditions of its...

Your chance to win a food manufacturing Oscar

The deadline is fast approaching to enter the 2016 Food Manufacture Excellence Awards the industry’s Oscars, which recognise outstanding achievement and the very best people and companies in the business.

Bakkavor recalls chilled guacamole over salmonella fear

Bakkavor recently recalled a number of chilled guacamole products due to the possible presence of salmonella.

My Local may enter administration: 1,650 jobs at risk

Convenience store chain My Local may enter into administration, putting 1,650 jobs at risk.

Brexit debate

EU referendum: and the result will be …

No, we can’t predict the result of tomorrow’s EU referendum debate. But we can offer you a sneak preview of the possible outcome by voting in our very own Food...

Uber’s food delivery service ‘offers opportunities’

Uber’s new food delivery service UberEats, which launched in the London area last week (June 16), will need to be “compelling” to convert users but could offer a new opportunity for food...

Cranswick launches new food-to-go brand

Cranswick Food has launched a brand new ‘food-to-go’ brand called ‘Munch’ in partnership with WHSmith and Fresh to Store, the new owner of KerryFresh, as part of a strategic development...

Diageo and BFFF make key appointments

Diageo and the British Frozen Food Federation (BFFF) have both announced key appointments this week.

2 Sisters signs five-year bakery contract

2 Sisters has signed a new, five-year contract for its Gunstones Bakery near Sheffield, which will offset the loss of a chilled contract with an unnamed retailer, the manufacturer has claimed.

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.

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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...

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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...

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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.

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