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.
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.
Marks & Spencer (M&S) plans to cut 525 head office jobs, after a review of its management structure and operations.
Research that links neonicotinoid seed treated oilseed rape crops with the long-term population decline of wild bee species has further raised concerns about insecticide use, scientists have suggested.
The new boss of the Provision Trade Federation (PTF) has questioned the viability of continuing to support farmers with subsidies following the UK’s decision to leave the EU.
Egg processor Noble Foods Group – which also owns the premium dessert brand Gü – has appointed John Gildersleeve as its new chairman.
London’s top chefs have called for a ban on polystyrene packaging in an open letter to mayor Sadiq Khan, citing environmental and health concerns.
Two leading charitable food foundations have given their backing to a new initiative designed to raise awareness in the UK of the importance of fruit and vegetables and where it...
A “united, cohesive plan” is needed to protect drivers, vehicles and food products at the Port of Calais, according to a leading trade body.
Policy pressure group Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) was criticised for not considering food security in its paper, ‘New model farming: resilience through diversity’, according to the National Farmers Union (NFU)....
Ready meal and potato salad recalls cost manufacturer Swancote Foods nearly £600,000, according to owner Produce Investments.
Public Health England (PHE) is continuing to investigate the source of the latest E.coli outbreak that killed two and infected 161 people after declaring the outbreak was over.
Morrisons has sold its 10% stake in US online food retailer Fresh Direct for £45M.
Six food and drink industry leaders are battling it out for the coveted title Food Manufacture Personality of the Year. So, who will you vote for?
Some large UK retailers are failing to demonstrate the environmental benefits commonly attributed to plastic returnable transit packaging (RTP) when used for fresh produce, instead preferring it for reasons of...
The migrant threat to freight lorries at Calais is intensifying, with lorry roofs recently being slashed by stowaways trying to escape from queuing vehicles, warns the Freight Transport Association (FTA).