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.
05-Dec-2011 - A new Ishida four-mix multi-head weigher is helping a Serbian frozen fruit and vegetable supplier to enter the important retail market for mixtures of four to six fruits.
05-Dec-2011 - Sponsored by: Air ProductShortlisted: Apetito, Ardo UK, Aunt Bessie's and R&R Ice Cream
23-Nov-2011 - Frozen food firms have showed “tenacity” and “ingenuity” in tough economic times despite increasing legislative burden from Europe, according to British Frozen Food Federation (BFFF) chairman Nick Shaw.
21-Nov-2011 - Frozen vegetable and convenience meal producer Pinguin Foods UK is reviewing 34 jobs at its facility in Boston, Lincolnshire.
08-Nov-2011 - The best of the best. Nothing less was celebrated last night at the Food Manufacturing Excellence Awards.
07-Nov-2011 - UK consumer inflation on food is the second highest in the EU – up 6.4% while world commodity prices are falling.
01-Nov-2011 - There is just one week to go before the stellar evening when food and drink manufacturers celebrate the best of the best at the Food Manufacturing Excellence Awards.
21-Oct-2011 - A social media campaign that could “provide a pipeline of talent into the industry” was announced by the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) earlier this week.
20-Oct-2011 - A robotics workshop will take place next month to help UK food and beverage manufacturers catch up with their European competitors.
19-Oct-2011 - Mounting pressure on dwindling water resources means that food manufacturers must cut consumption sooner rather than later, according to the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM).
17-Oct-2011 - The food and drink industry has pledged to double the number of apprenticeships in the sector by the end of next year.
13-Oct-2011 - Mars Food’s recall of some of its Dolmio PastaVita products underlines the need for effective contingency planning, according to legal specialists.
10-Oct-2011 - Food producers have sounded a cautious note following speculation that food prices are set to fall.
10-Oct-2011 - Small food firms have expressed doubts that the Bank of England’s £75bn injection into the economy will make their lives easier.
03-Oct-2011 - Chilling and freezing specialist GEA Eurotek has reported "a bumper serving of order wins", which it attributes to China and India's increasing appetite for French fries.
03-Oct-2011 - Tillery Valley, the national meal provider to the healthcare, education and local authority sectors, was one of the first companies in Wales to support the recent opening of the national food poverty and food re-distribution charity FareShare's Cardiff depot by providing both food and training assistance.
30-Sep-2011 - The freak September heatwave is providing a welcome boost for the food industry but placing impossible demands on some parts of the supply chain, it has been claimed.
19-Sep-2011 - Drawing up fresh guidelines for processors leading to a more efficient freezing and chilling of food is the aim of a new research group formed by Air Products and the Grimsby Institute.
19-Sep-2011 - Laila’s Fine Foods is reporting substantial growth in frozen and chilled ready meals as Mintel figures suggest the UK market is experiencing significant growth.
09-Sep-2011 - The launch of two new gluten-free products by Dr Schär UK is further evidence of the category’s move from niche to mainstream lifestyle choice, according to the free-from manufacturer.
07-Sep-2011 - Food Manufacture magazine, the sister publication of FoodManufacture.co.uk, has been redesigned to meet the needs of 21st century food and drink industry professionals.
24-Aug-2011 - Longbenton Foods’ Benton Lane site in Newcastle proved impossible to sell as a going concern due to its mammoth size and outdated layout, its administrator has told FoodManufacture.co.uk.
23-Aug-2011 - Premier Foods has appointed Ian Deste as group sales director, to replace outgoing incumbent Ian York who leaves the business at the end of this year.
18-Aug-2011 - Reports that Iglo Group private equity owner Permira is planning an imminent £1.5bn sale of the business are false, according to an industry source.
18-Aug-2011 - Pioneering Oxford technology firm Spice Application Systems (SAS) has grown overall sales by 20% so far this year, but admits the UK market is lagging behind Europe in uptake terms.