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.
Tesco has slammed Unite the union’s claims that it has made “a pitiful pay offer”, which could lead 700 drivers and warehouse staff striking ahead of key Christmas trading....
Young people shouldn’t overlook the food industry as it can offer many job roles and quick progression, according to the winner of the Food Manufacturing Excellence Award (FMEA) for Young...
Sainsbury’s 17.9% slump in underlying pre-tax half year profits to £308M reveals the challenges facing the whole food industry, according to a leading retail analyst.
The fresh produce supply chain is “a battleground” and growers may be forced to cut the amount they produce, the National Farmers Union (NFU) has warned.
Morrisons sales continue to slide – with like-for-like sales, excluding fuel falling by 2.6%, blamed partly on a reduction in promotional vouchers – in third-quarter results posted this week.
Morrisons has promised to give all unwanted edible food to charity, in the first pledge of its kind by a leading British supermarket.
Fresh produce packer Elision UK has more than doubled its site capacity by opening a second facility.
Migrant workers, mainly from Romania, endure high-pressure work conditions and stay in “appalling” accommodation at an apple packing plant in Kent, Channel 4 News has claimed.
Morrisons has signed a pledge to support Britain’s armed forces community.
The UK’s “damaged food supply chain” has proved the biggest casualty of supermarket price war, warns business recovery specialist Begbies Traynor, as it notes stability returning to the struggling UK grocery sector...
Toffee apples can become contaminated with the potentially deadly food poisoning bug Listeria monocytogenes (Lm), according to the latest research.
Tesco has posted a 55% slump in first-half underlying profit to £354M from £779M last year, the day after its boss Dave Lewis pledged to standardise payments to its suppliers.
A gangmaster has lost her licence after underpaid workers were taken in a “dangerous” van to farms where they graded potatoes and picked daffodils.
A food company that was able to supply customers just two days after its factory burned to the ground will be moving into modern new premises this month.
Labour needs more time to develop its food policy, while industry should respect the vegan convictions of the new shadow environment secretary, according to the Food and Drink Federation (FDF).
A blaze that tore through Selby Salads’ manufacturing site in North Yorkshire and wrecked its warehouse leads this week’s top news headlines.
Food manufacturers should help to improve transparency in the food supply chain and share more information about changing customer tastes more openly, urges Jane King, new boss of the Agriculture...
A 14-year-old boy has been arrested in connection with a huge fire at a salad factory.
Boots has been forced to recall sushi that may contain metal shards, shortly after Premier Foods withdrew gravy granule tubs due to fears over similar metal contamination.
Morrisons ceo David Potts has invested £500,000 in the business, shortly after reaffirming the retailer’s commitment to food and drink manufacturing.
Food safety incidents caused by microbes continue to rise after E. Coli overtook salmonella as the “number one” problem, according to the Food Standards Agency (FSA).
3D food printing presents one of the top four food safety challenges of tomorrow, according to the Food Standards Agency (FSA).
The freight industry has welcomed plans to probe the lack of professional drivers in the haulage sector, unveiled by Parliament’s Transport Select Committee.
Carl Ravenhall’s decision to quit his role as boss of Müller Wiseman Dairies leads our latest selection of people on the move in the food and drink industry.
Morrisons has revealed a 47% plummet in half-year profits before tax to £126M plus plans to close 11 stores, affecting up to 900 jobs, as boss David Potts reaffirmed his faith in...