Like the dairy sector, meat producers are coming under flak for the large carbon footprint of their raw materials and issues of animal welfare; while rising inspection costs and tight margins mean the sector is consolidating to take advantage of ‘vertical integration’ and economies of scale. Whether you’re in red meat, poultry or game, it’s important to avoid being skewered by unexpected change.
2 Sisters Food Group founder Ranjit Singh Boparan has claimed a vote to leave the EU – Brexit – could spell disaster for the UK food industry.
Hilton Food Group’s 2016 turnover is forecast to rise, according to leading financial analyst Shore Capital.
Campylobacter rates in fresh chickens are continuing to fall due to the number of retailers removing neck skin.
EU membership is “vital for the success” of the UK food and drink manufacturing sector, argues Sir Stuart Rose, chairman of Britain Stronger in Europe and former executive chairman of...
Members of the Bakers, Food and Allied Workers Union (BFAWU) at 2 Sisters’ RF Brookes factory in Rogerstone, Newport, are to strike over proposals to change their working conditions.
Unite members at the 2 Sisters’ Pizza Factory in Nottingham started voting on Monday (May 23) on possible strike action in a dispute over an outstanding pay claim for 2015.
Meat firm Cranswick’s full-year results have been praised by City analysts for their “outstanding performance”.
To help poultry processors minimise ‘give-away’ on products, Marel Poultry has developed ‘a robot with a knife’ concept for intelligent fixed-weight poultry batching.
Meat processor Cranswick has posted rising annual sales in full-year results, after 12 months of “strong commercial growth” and “strategic development”.
2 Sisters Food Group is seeking talks with the Bakers, Food and Allied Workers Union (BFAWU), after its members at Pennine Foods factory in Sheffield staged a 48-hour walkout, at...
Advice to eat more fat in a bid to tackle obesity and type 2 diabetes, from the National Obesity Forum (NOF), has been branded as irresponsible by Public Health England (PHE).
Asda’s food and drink suppliers are set to save £50M, as the supermarket extends its Sustain & Save Exchange programme, claims the retailer.
Marks & Spencer (M&S) sets demanding standards for its suppliers but rewards top class achievement, explains the retailer’s head of responsible sourcing and packaging and Plan A Louise Nicholls, in this exclusive video interview....
Food and drink manufacturing business leaders should help their staff understand the business benefits of EU membership, ahead of the referendum on June 23, according to environment secretary Liz Truss.
The problem of campylobacter contamination in poultry will not be resolved until the “underpinning science” behind the bacteria is fully understood, a leading food technologist has warned.
2 Sisters Food Group is staging a series of recruitment events in the East Midlands in a bid to fill dozens of vacancies of manufacturing and other roles.
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...
Poultry processor Moy Park has posted underlying profit before tax up by 32% to £14.1M, due to improved efficiency and cost savings, in first-quarter results ended April 2 2016.
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...
Country of origin labelling (COOL) should be made mandatory for meat and milk, Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) have again highlighted.
Meat processor Tulip plans to create more than 100 jobs at its King’s Lynn plant in Norfolk.
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...
Poultry processor 2 Sisters Food Group said that the onslaught of avian influenza, negative consumer sentiment following campylobacter reporting and food deflation impacted its financial results for the year ending August 1 2015.
Karro Food Group, the pork supplier, claims it has “fully transformed” its business, after years of turnaround.
Combating campylobacter infection requires a broad industry approach of co-ordinated action, according to Food Manufacture's Big Video Debate on the subject at Foodex last month.