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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.

Sustainable palm oil milestone in sight for Unilever

Unilever will be able to guarantee 100% sustainable palm oil for its European food business by the end of this year, it has announced.

Deeside’s KK Fine Foods to create 90 jobs

KK Fine Foods is creating 90 jobs on Deeside Enterprise Zone in a £4.2M investment – its largest to date – supported by the Welsh government and Finance Wales.

Top food and drink firms for graduates

Discount retailer Aldi has been recognised as the top food and drink business for graduates by the The Times newspaper.

Food industry must collaborate on moral responsibility

The food industry cannot be seen as truly responsible and sustainable until it stops wasting so much of the food it produces, according to Iglo Group.

R&R Ice Cream tops mid-market private food firms

R&R Ice Cream is the top mid-market private food processor in the UK by sales, according to the 10th annual Sunday Times Grant Thornton Top Track 250 list.

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.

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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.

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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%.

Agreeing frozen fish dates sparks hot debate

Consumers could be put off eating fish, if new EU rules governing the labelling dates of frozen fish are not better defined, the British Frozen Food Federation (BFFF) has warned.

Norovirus risk from Chinese strawberries warning

Strawberries from China will be subject to stiffer checks for norovirus and hepatitis A at EU borders, following an alert about contaminated produce from the EU's Rapid Alert System for...

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FMEAs open for entries

Entries for the 2014 Food Manufacturing Excellence Awards close on July 31. Don’t miss your chance to be a star. Enter online at www.foodmanwards.co.uk

Halal food tie-up to boost growth for Shazans Foods

Shazans Foods has secured funds that will boost growth and enable it to break into the chilled food arena for the first time via a deal with One Stop Halal.

Iceland Foods hails exports and store openings

Iceland Foods boasted of strong progress in store openings and exports in its full-year results.

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Lambert becomes Burton’s Biscuits chairman

James Lambert has been appointed chairman of Burton’s Biscuits Company, while retaining his role as chairman of R&R Ice Cream.

NFT aims to secure chilled food distribution site

Food and drink distributor NFT aims to develop a temperature-controlled dockside handling facility in the south east of England within the next 18 months.

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