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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.

Frozen fish firm fined £500k for fatal injuries

A frozen fish firm has been ordered to pay more than £500,000 last week (June 24) after an employee suffered fatal injuries.

Ice cream firm invests £10k in bobsleigh team

Frozen desserts firm R&R Ice Cream has invested £10,000 in the British Bobsleigh & Skeleton Association (BBSA) to help promote winter sports to Britain’s Young Athletes.

Asda recalls burgers after plastic contamination

Burgers contaminated with plastic, salmon products infected with listeria and mislabelled soup sparked three food recalls last week by Asda, OT (Smoked Salmon) and Waitrose.

Nottingham Trent students win Ecotrophelia UK

A student team from Nottingham Trent University has scooped the gold prize for their low-fat, non-dairy ice cream made with algal protein, in the UK leg of Ecotrophelia 2016 –...

Sales fall 1.3% at R&R Ice Cream

R&R Ice Cream has posted a 1.3% drop in sales for the first quarter of 2016 as its acquisition of Nestlé’s South Africa business, fluctuating exchange rates, and tough European...

Seven food manufacturing fires – in pictures

Fires, some linked to suspected arson, have continued to devastate food factories and other premises connected to the sector over the past six months. Here’s a quick photo tour of...

Vitafoods

Vitafoods Europe 2016 – a snapshot in tweets

Vitafoods Europe 2016 opened its doors to the world’s healthy food and nutrition industry in Geneva this week. Here we capture some of the show’s big themes delivered by the social...

McCain Foods fined £800k for arm rip accident

Frozen food manufacturer McCain Foods has been fined £800,000, after a worker nearly lost an arm in an accident involving a conveyor.

FMEAS

Food and drink manufacturing Oscars now open

The 2016 Food Manufacture Excellence Awards (FMEAs) are now open for entries. So, if your company wants to be recognised for its achievements and join the celebrations at this year's...

Foodex 2016

Food firms could learn from insurance firms on fraud

Food and drink manufacturers need to learn from other industries, such as the insurance sector, and use a “systems approach” to identifying fraudulent activity in their businesses, a leading academic...

Kerry Group reports growth in business volumes

Kerry Group has posted a 2.9% growth in business volumes, driven by its Taste & nutrition and Consumer food divisions in first quarter results, thanks partly to its children’s snack product...

Nestlé agrees frozen foods deal with R&R Ice Cream

Nestlé and R&R, a leading ice cream company based in the UK owned by PAI Partners, have signed an agreement to set up Froneri, a global ice cream and frozen...

McCain sees pre-tax profits rise despite sales dip

Chip producer McCain Foods GB has seen pre-tax profits for the full year hit almost £64M, up from £54.7M in 2014.

Driverless HGVs: on road to cut food logistics costs

Driverless heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) could soon be helping to lower the cost of food logistics, by enabling lower fuel consumption and reducing carbon emissions.

R&R Ice Cream's turnover surges towards €1bn

R&R Ice Cream boosted its annual turnover to just shy of €1bn for the year to December 31, 2015, at €992M compared with €838M the previous year.

Vending hot ready meals from frozen products

A new vending machine, which produces hot meals from frozen products, will be launched on to the market over the next two months, according to the ceo of Bidvest Foodservice,...

Tesco to use social media to drive frozen sales

Tesco has plans to boost its online sales of frozen foods – where it sees greatest opportunity to drive volume – in an attempt to address an underperforming category instore, using...

Morrisons agrees grocery supply deal with Amazon

Morrisons and Amazon have agreed a new supply agreement, making the retailer’s products available for home delivery through the Amazon Prime Now service.

News in brief

Sealer launched for very large trays

Heat sealing specialist Proseal has introduced a new tray sealer specifically designed to handle very large food trays. The GT5exSD can seal trays up to 400mm wide, making it ideal...

Andy Murray invests in Dragons’ Den reject

Tennis ace Andy Murray has helped Dragons’ Den reject ice cream manufacturer Oppo secure more than £300,000 of crowd funding by investing in the ‘guilt-free’ ice cream brand.

Dragons unimpressed by healthy ice cream pitch

Oppo Ice Cream failed to win backing after Dragons’ Den investors raised concerns about the aftertaste of the healthy product on last night’s TV show.

Confusion about origin and added water labelling

EU legislation designed to avoid consumers being mislead about the country of origin of ingredients contained in compound foods they purchase is likely to cause headaches for food manufacturers, according...

News in brief

Iceland signs three-year pallet deal with CHEP

Iceland has signed a new three-year deal with pallet provider CHEP that is expected to deliver supply chain efficiencies in the frozen food supermarket chain’s operations, both in the UK...

Frozen food manufacturing jobs at risk at Iceland

Iceland has put what could be up to 150 jobs at risk at its frozen food manufacturing site in Manchester.

Dawnfresh Seafoods sells frozen scampi business

Britain’s largest trout producer Dawnfresh Seafoods has sold its frozen scampi business, including stocks, to Whitby Seafoods for an undisclosed sum.

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