04-Dec-2013 - Unite, the UK’s biggest union, has demanded a parliamentary debate into hunger, as the nation’s food banks prepare to feed 60,000 people this Christmas.
04-Dec-2013 - Tesco is committed to innovation and investing in supply chain partnerships, the retailer’s technical director told the Fengrain conference.
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.
27-Nov-2013 - Young shoppers aged under 35 – who are more likely to shop ethically and adventurously than their older relatives, while cooking from scratch – offer opportunities to food manufacturers and retailers, according to new research from grocery think-tank IGD.
18-Nov-2013 - Local food initiatives – which aim to slash the length of supply chains – are blossoming across Europe, but their impact on the environment is not necessarily better than that of mainstream manufacturing, a leading academic has revealed.
18-Nov-2013 - Tesco is probing its ice cream cornet supply chain, after recalling own-label ice cream cones following the discovery of pain relief tablets in two cornets.
14-Nov-2013 - Weetabix’s new online sourcing system will help guarantee it secures the best suppliers to drive down costs and deliver international expansion plans, claims the cereal producer.
13-Nov-2013 - A lorry operated by Kingsmill owner Associated British Foods (ABF) became unexpectedly reunited with another division of the food and clothing giant, after wedging itself under one of Primark’s shopfront canopies in Cambridge this week.
13-Nov-2013 - Foodservice firm 3663 aims to invest millions of pounds in infrastructure, including four planned new depots in Wakefield; Hoddesdon; Bicester and Chepstow.
08-Nov-2013 - Clearer food labelling, longer product shelf-life and more work on fish and meat are opportunities for the food industry to drive down domestic food waste further.
05-Nov-2013 - Tesco has called for greater collaboration and a closer working relationship with its suppliers as it attempts to transform itself to restore its declining fortunes.Ellipsis …‘Quote marks’“Double quote”
04-Nov-2013 - Most shoppers feel powerless to influence global warming or the environment, according to grocery think tank IGD.
29-Oct-2013 - The need for genetic modification (GM) is set to be hotly contested, as the House of Commons (HoC) Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (EFRA) Select Committee begins a new inquiry into food security.
28-Oct-2013 - The first commercial food waste facility in the north east of England, worth £8M, has opened in County Durham, with planning permission to quadruple in size if necessary.
24-Oct-2013 - Food and drink manufacturers are meeting waste reduction targets, trade body the Food & Drink Federation (FDF) has claimed after the spotlight turned on retailers this week.
23-Oct-2013 - Tesco has moved to crack down on food waste as it emerged it is lagging behind other grocery retailers in the crucial area of bagged salads, according to its own data.
23-Oct-2013 - Unilever is introducing a sustainability badge across all qualifying Knorr products as the brand celebrates its 175th anniversary.
21-Oct-2013 - Müller Wiseman has safeguarded fresh milk supplies to customers after its ‘advanced’ Hampton Lovett dairy near Droitwich, Worcestershire, was hit by fire earlier this week.
16-Oct-2013 - Palmer & Harvey (P&H) has nailed a multi-million pound rolling chilled food contract with Tesco subsidiary One Stop.
14-Oct-2013 - The food and drink industry cannot continue to tolerate food poisoning outbreaks and needs to evaluate its whole supply chain in order to stamp it out.
11-Oct-2013 - Tackling the horsemeat scandal was not hampered by confusion over the roles of different agencies and departments, according to the government, despite independent reviews claiming otherwise.
11-Oct-2013 - Responsibilities for testing, labelling, food fraud, food safety and traceability should be reassessed, according to a National Audit Office (NAO) report on the horsemeat crisis.
09-Oct-2013 - Fruit importer and ripener SH Pratt has begun a 45-day consultation with staff and trades union GMB over proposals to axe more than 100 jobs at its Luton plant in Bedfordshire.
09-Oct-2013 - Consumer concerns about food traceability have risen rapidly this year, according to fresh research unveiled at the IGD Convention 2013.
08-Oct-2013 - The latest Food Standard Agency (FSA) tests have revealed no horsemeat or DNA at or above the 1% reporting threshold.