Added value, seasonal and local sourcing are the hot topics in fruit and vegetable processing these days. But the genie is out of the bottle and consumers want their strawberries nicely tasty, packed and available 365 days of the year. Discover the latest pre-preparation techniques to increase your margins and how to square the circle of availability versus low carbon footprint.
Global ingredients supplier Cargill has opened an innovation centre, designed to create new food products and flavours for its customers, in China.
Own-label food manufacturer Bakkavor has appointed two non-executive directors, as part of the company’s plans for growth in the UK and internationally.
Sushi manufacturer Ichiban UK has invested in a labelling and coding automation system to ensure compliance with retailers’ codes of practice.
Brexit is the greatest policy challenge facing UK farmers at present, with continued uncertainty about access to the single market and huge concerns about access to workers from EU Member...
The food supply chain will need to adopt advanced technologies – such as “bio-fortification of crops” – if the world is to meet the huge nutritional challenges it faces in...
A confidential food crime hotline has been launched by the National Food Crime Unit (NFCU), which it hoped would encourage industry insiders to report offences.
Up to 1,000 food and drink jobs could be created in Pembrokeshire, after plans were unveiled for a new food park.
New product development, obesity and the future of nutrition dominated discussions at this year’s Food Matters Live event at the ExCel, London.
Clean and clear labelling and the benefits of plants in new product development lead analyst Innova Market Insights’ top 10 food and drink trends for 2017.
A blaze at a food processing plant has been confirmed as an arson attack by West Yorkshire Police.
Potato processing firm Glenview Foods was fined £3,000 on November 9, after pleading guilty to six food safety offences last week, including failing to properly clean its facility and conduct pest control.
Domestic growers and farmers face a “catastrophe” if their subsidies are not maintained after the UK leaves the EU, the head of a logistics firm has claimed.
Mash Direct, the Northern Ireland-based ready meal and prepared vegetable supplier, has won the coveted overall Food Manufacture company of the year at the food and drink manufacturing Oscars, alongside...
Retailer Morrisons’ like-for-like sales have grown in the 13 weeks to October 30 2016, while total sales for the company had fallen.
Australian researchers have come up with a way of extending the life of fruit and vegetables with a new innovative non-toxic compound for coating produce.
More than 5M pumpkins end up in landfill after Halloween – a real life “food waste horror story” – research by Unilever and charity Hubbub has revealed.
Sandwich manufacturers are “cautious” about being the first to market with a fully-automated sandwich systems.
Any deregulation of food made with genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) in the UK after Brexit is likely to result in a huge rise in imports of GM products from Asia and...
Potato supplier Branston has partnered with Tesco to open a £5M extension of its Lincolnshire factory, which will be used to reduce food waste by peeling wonky spuds for mashed...
An apple-based ingredient designed to be added to typically challenging products has had its range extended.
The problem of ‘sharding’, where the plastic film covering packs of prepared fruit and salads tears apart upon opening, has been overcome by Sealed Air using its Cryovac Sealappeal product.
Sainsbury may be lagging behind in the supermarket price war, according to one analyst, after the retailer posted its second consecutive quarter of falling sales, which the retailer blamed on...
Replacing meat with plant-based sources of protein significantly increases life expectancy, according to a decades-long study in the US.
Morrisons’ chief executive David Potts has thanked the retailer’s “food makers”, after the business reported rising like-for-like sales and profits in first-half results posted yesterday (September 15).
Banana producer and distributor Fyffes has expanded its operations in Canada, after acquiring its second mushroom business in British Columbia.