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.
Leaving the EU without a trade deal would be worse than the UK accepting a bad deal, claimed EEF, the manufacturing organisation – and any suggestion otherwise was “simply unacceptable...
Warnings about wide discrepancies in food hygiene standards, from the consumer pressure group Which?, have been accepted by the Food Standards Agency (FSA).
Food and drink in Wales is to get a £21M boost, as the Welsh government launches a programme to fund research into food production and safeguard thousands of jobs.
Potato processing firm M&F Ltd has appointed administrators to sell the company’s assets, with the loss of 90 jobs.
The BBC Food and Farming Awards identified seven top trends – including a focus on alcoholic drinks and ethnic flavours – based on the hundreds of entries in this year’s awards.
Food manufacturers should buy more British food, urges the National Farmers Union (NFU), after thanking discount retailer Lidl for backing British food and farming.
Fresh food saw the largest category growth in the grocery market last year, as consumers spent an extra £3.7bn on fast-moving consumer goods (FMCGs), according to new research by Nielsen.
The BBC Future Food Award finalists include an underground urban salad producer, a seaweed producer and a community seed co-operative.
Labour turnover in the British workforce fell to 14% last year – down from 16% in the previous year, according to the latest Annual Labour Turnover data from EEF, the manufacturers’ organisation.
Almond milk, avocados and new flavours of water were the three fastest-growing food product categories in 2016, as consumers began to embrace the ‘clean-eating’ trend.
Local British food and drink has seen a boost in the past year, according to supply chain standards organisation GS1.
An egg producer in North Yorkshire is set for expansion, after receiving an £800,000 investment to grow the business.
A fatal accident in a grain storage facility resulted in a £50,000 fine for farming firm Maurice Mason Ltd last week (Friday March 10).
Frozen food producer d’Arta UK is to join forces with a farmer co-operative and a bio-energy firm to build what it claims will be one of the UK’s greenest food...
Eating 10 portions of fruit or vegetables a day could prevent 7.8M premature deaths a year, according to research by the Imperial College London.
Organic food sales grew 7.1% to £2.09bn last year, revealed The Soil Association, as consumer interest in organic grew.
Mash direct has secured a £1M distribution deal with Morrisons, which will see five gluten-free products introduced to more than 380 stores nationwide.
Tesco’s total organic food sales increased 15% over the past year, the supermarket revealed, as organic fish and dairy products proved more popular with shoppers.
Cucumber is expected to be ‘flavour of the year’ in 2017, based on growing demand for refreshing, clean and healthy food and beverages, a Swiss fragrance and flavour company has claimed.
Morrisons is seeking at least 200 new British food and drink suppliers, it revealed today (February 17), after a report claimed only 52% of food eaten in the UK came from British farmers.
Tesco’s failure to remove out-of-date promotional labels from its shelves is a criminal regulatory offence, which could lead to fines – and even imprisonment of individuals found guilty, a law...
The National Farmers Union (NFU) is actively lobbying government to ensure British farmers are not disadvantaged compared with their main competitors in Europe following Brexit, its president Meurig Raymond told...
Exporting food free from genetic-modification (GM) to the US is a big opportunity for UK food manufacturers, according to Northern Ireland-based prepared vegetable supplier Mash Direct.
The prospects for driving up UK exports of food and drink to countries around the world are good, provided there is sufficient ambition among UK manufacturers themselves and the government...
Sainsbury recalled a number of its stir-fry products last week, after testing found the possible presence of salmonella in them.