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Frozen savoury, desserts and ice cream have long had an image problem of ‘cheapness’. But the sector is fighting back with new top of the range products. Frozen is also tapping into issues of food waste by promoting the longevity of its products, while addressing carbon footprint concerns by the adoption of new energy efficiency refrigerant technologies.

Food industry must unite to tackle obesity and waste

The food industry must engage with frozen food firm Iglo Group’s latest programme to tackle obesity, food waste and unsustainable production, according the firm’s boss Elio Leoni Sceti.

Heinz’s aim to shut Norfolk plant ‘devastating’

Heinz’s plans to close its Aunt Bessie’s potato factory at North Walsham in Norfolk, threatening 200 jobs, is “devastating” news, according to trades union Unite.

Supermarket listings create jobs at Chinese food firm

An increase in interest from supermarkets for Chinese foods has led to the creation of 10 new jobs and a £700,000 investment by one manufacturer.

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Fear of speaking out against supermarkets must stop

Manufacturers must speak out against the financial pressures supermarkets place on them if they are ever to invest in automation and improve their margins, an industry boss has urged.

Home-cooked not always best

Home-cooked meals may not be the healthiest or cheapest option for consumers, as food businesses continue to respond to health and price concerns by adapting their recipes, according to new...

Low food risk from Cook’s high-labour model

Handmade ready meal firm Cook claims more human hands in the manufacturing process does not increase the risk to food hygiene standards or decrease overall operational efficiency.

Wild says no to plain vanilla

Flavour company Wild is launching “unusual” ice cream flavour combinations, following a rise in product launches featuring dessert flavours.

Manufactured ice cream superior to homemade

Manufactured ice creams can offer a superior taste experience when compared to homemade product, and premium brands contain less air and more fat, according to a US food scientist.

Yearsley begins second phase of cold store expansion

Frozen food distributor Yearsley Logistics has begun the second phase of a £5M three-part expansion next to the group’s headquarters in Heywood in Greater Manchester less than a year after...

‘Unprecedented’ foreign exchange storm hits Nestlé

Nestlé has been hit by ‘unprecedented’ foreign exchange issues, according to chief financial officer and executive vice president Wan Ling Martello.

News in brief

As if by magic: colour-changing ice cream

A Spanish physicist has invented an ice cream that changes colour as it is licked.

Greencore to earn millions through disposals

Greencore is slashing its debt levels by completing deals that will net it more than £24M in the current financial year.

News in brief

Iceland Manufacturing celebrates recycling progress

Iceland Manufacturing has boosted recycling at its Manchester base, which has gone from recycling none of its waste two years ago to recycling more than 95%.