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.
03-Dec-2013 - Iglo Foods Group has won the Supply chain initiative of the year award in the industry Oscars – Food Manufacture’s Food Manufacturing Excellence Awards (FMEAs), at the London Park Lane Hilton last month.
30-Nov-2013 - The British Frozen Food Federation (BFFF), which represents the UK’s frozen food manufacturing sector, is entering a period of significant change as it adapts itself to meet the challenges of a changing world, its new president Peter Allan has said.
27-Nov-2013 - Hundreds of food and drink industry professionals gathered at the Park Lane Hilton, in London to celebrate the 13th annual Food manufacturing excellence awards, last week (November 21).
27-Nov-2013 - Premier Foods was the big winner at this year’s Food Manufacturing Excellence Awards – picking up the awards for Food manufacturing company of the year, Ambient manufacturing company of the year and Training programme of the year.
26-Nov-2013 - Ardo UK will improve efficiencies across its whole operations to grow in the ‘tough’ frozen foods market after winning the Food Manufacturing Excellence Award (FMEA) for Frozen Company of the Year.
30-Oct-2013 - Researchers who discovered frozen broccoli lacks the ability to form sulphoraphane, the cancer-fighting phytochemical in fresh broccoli, have shown how the food industry can restore the frozen vegetable’s health benefits.
25-Oct-2013 - Unilever has defended itself against trades union claims its green business strategy may be sustainable for profits, but not for jobs.
15-Oct-2013 - Warburtons and R&R Ice Cream are among 40 food and drink businesses on a league table of the UK’s 250 leading mid-market private companies.
07-Oct-2013 - A machine design for keeping ice cream cones upright during filling that has been used for decades has finally been granted a patent.
04-Oct-2013 - Acquiring other business with a broader product range is the only way food and drink businesses can survive and grow, according to the boss of one ready meal firm.
02-Oct-2013 - Congratulations to all the food and drink businesses shortlisted in the Food and Drink Manufacturing Excellence Awards (FMEAs).
30-Sep-2013 - Based on customer research, Air Products has modified its Freshline QS tunnel to make it even more user-friendly for food firms wanting to try new frozen product lines or expand their freezing capacity. The entry-level Freshline QS tunnel is now 6m long, down from 8m, with the same freezing capacity.
30-Sep-2013 - It was a vintage year for entries in the Food Manufacturing Excellence Awards (FMEA), according to Paul Wilkinson, chairman of the judging panel.
03-Sep-2013 - Frozen food brand Birds Eye has secured poet Roger McGough to write a series of short stories that will be used to encourage children to eat properly.
30-Aug-2013 - Iceland Foods has expressed interest in a student’s prize-winning invention: frozen fruit tea cubes.
08-Aug-2013 - Food firm Kerry Group has posted promising half yearly figures despite UK brands flat-lining in spreads and frozen food as a result of heavy promotions and the horsemeat effect.
31-Jul-2013 - There’s still time to win a coveted Food Manufacturing Excellence Award (FMEA). It’s free to enter and winning could do your food and drink business a power good. So, why not measure your business against the best of the best in UK food and drink manufacturing?
29-Jul-2013 - Frozen fruit and vegetable manufacturer Ardo UK has appointed Collin Slater as its new technical director.
26-Jul-2013 - A Lincolnshire frozen potato products manufacturer has been ordered to pay more than £17,000 after its health and safety manager was burned by hot oil.
22-Jul-2013 - Winning the title Food Manufacturing Company of the Year at the Food Manufacturing Excellence Awards (FMEAs) last autumn impressed major customers, such as Tesco, and boosted staff morale, said Andy Weston-Webb, Birds Eye Iglo md UK and Ireland.
18-Jul-2013 - Young’s Seafood has transformed its IT systems, bringing them in-house to boost service to all its factories and improve IT support.
17-Jul-2013 - James Lambert has stood down as chief executive of R&R Ice Cream, following the completion of PAI Partners’ acquisition of the Yorkshire-based firm from Oaktree Capital Management yesterday (July 16).
02-Jul-2013 - Daregal Gourmet and Delice de France were the big winners at the British Frozen Food Federation's (BFFF's) awards at the London Hilton on Park Lane last month.
01-Jul-2013 - Owen Paterson, head of the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) claimed Grocontinental made a “major contribution to the local economy” as he opened its £5M frozen food warehouse.
24-Jun-2013 - Rising energy costs are driving food and drink manufacturers towards green solutions, with a 53% jump in the number of on-site renewable electricity projects in the sector last year, SmartestEnergy has claimed.