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.
07-Mar-2014 - Food and drink manufacturers should send teenage apprentices into schools to inspire youngsters to choose the right qualifications to launch a career in the industry, as part of a new approach to careers advice, says George Eustice, food and farming minister.
05-Mar-2014 - Online retail giant Amazon is poised to deliver “a fresh approach” to the UK grocery market, with online sales of fresh, chilled, frozen and ambient food products delivered direct to customers, predicted Charles Wilson, Booker chief executive.
03-Mar-2014 - Frozen food manufacturers must stop dwelling on the horsemeat scandal and focus on revitalising the sector, Dr Oetker UK md Peter Franks has advised.
03-Mar-2014 - Young’s Seafood boss Leendert de Hollander has stood down from his role to take up a senior leadership position at an unnamed firm outside the seafood industry.
03-Mar-2014 - Captain Morgan became the second alcohol firm to have an advert banned by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) this year, after Heineken also had an ad banned last month.
28-Feb-2014 - Frozen food manufacturer Findus Group has acquired Belgium frozen potato brand Lutosa Retail, for an undisclosed amount yesterday (February 27).
27-Feb-2014 - Food firms face a skills drain, unless they raise wages in line with economic growth, a leading economist has warned.
26-Feb-2014 - An EU-wide initiative targeting food fraud, costing €12M, has been announced, spearheaded by the UK’s Food and Environment Research Agency (FERA).
26-Feb-2014 - Greencore has invested millions of pounds in US frozen food-to-go manufacturing as it seeks to build on its success in the market.
25-Feb-2014 - Book your printer now, if you haven’t done so already, is one of three top tips from research organisation Campden BRI, delivered at the Food Manufacture Group’s webinar on the Food Information to Consumers Regulation (FIR).
06-Feb-2014 - Relying on one large customer could be disastrous for small to medium-sized manufacturers (SMEs), according to Frecco Food and Beverage operations manager Paul Barney.
03-Feb-2014 - The Billington Group has strengthened its food portfolio by snapping up TSC Foods, the firm behind Glorious! soup for an undisclosed sum.
31-Jan-2014 - The skills gap in the food and drink manufacturing sector has not shrunk, despite the latest government statistics showing that UK unemployment overall has fallen.
24-Jan-2014 - The Food Standards Agency’s (FSA) decision to extend Tim Bennett’s role as chair until December 2014 leads our selection of people on the move in the food and drink industry in January.
20-Jan-2014 - Ardo UK has embarked on a £4M project to expand the frozen food firm’s cold store at Charing in Kent.
15-Jan-2014 - Young’s Seafood has appointed Wayne Hudson as its new md for its frozen food division.
08-Jan-2014 - UK frozen food sales in 2014 are set to recover from last year’s horsemeat scandal, British Frozen Food Federation (BFFF) director general Brian Young has said.
06-Jan-2014 - Food and drink manufacturers should check their preparations now for the new food labelling rules – due to be introduced on December 14 2014 – which will “change the goalposts”, according to law firm DWF.
29-Dec-2013 - Bacon-flavoured condoms and glow-in-the-dark ice cream feature in our selection of the weirdest food and drink news articles of the year.
18-Dec-2013 - Frecco Food & Beverage has appointed Paul Barney as its new production and operations manager.
13-Dec-2013 - A study carried out by researchers at Sheffield Hallam University, in collaboration with Chaucer Foods – which claims to be the world's largest supplier of freeze-dried fruit – has found that freeze drying strawberries had no significant impact on their nutrient content.
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.
02-Dec-2013 - Regulation and innovation present some difficult choices for developers of chilling and freezing technology, discovers Paul Gander
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).