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Business leaders have issued an urgent call for a new ‘Entrepreneurs’ Fund’ to be set up to help new food and drink manufacturers make the next step in their growth.
Culina Logistics has appointed Steve Winwood as its new chief operating officer, as part of its strategy to drive business development and growth.
Food businesses need more government support to create a sustainable food system, according to a new report.
Allied Bakeries has invested in a new “energy efficient” bread production line at its Stockport bakery, as part of its £35M capital expenditure programme.
The likelihood of growing climate volatility and extreme weather incidents “wiping out” agricultural production and food systems is “increasing rapidly”, warns a leading expert.
Campylobacter is smarter than scientists thought as it is able to alter its “swimming behaviour” inside human bodies to find food, according to new research by scientists at the Institute of Food Research (IFR).
Multi-national meat company Vion has sold its Debbie & Andrew’s sausage brand to WA Turner, a subsidiary of ABP Food Group, for an undisclosed sum.
Horse meat could have been sold in supermarket burgers for up to a year, the UK’s food safety boss revealed (January 30).
Tesco will tell MPs later today (January 30) that one of its meat suppliers – Silvercrest, part of the ABP Food Group – was responsible for the discovery of horse DNA in some of its value burgers.
ABP Food Group − the company whose subsidiary Silvercrest Foods supplied Tesco with burgers contaminated with horse DNA − has pledged to become “an industry leader” in DNA testing procedures and repeated its apology.
Unite the union has slammed the “staggering greed” of Greencore’s “modern-day mill owners” as hundreds of workers prepare to walk out of Greencore’s Hull factory today (January 30).
Pioneering nanotechnology research to enrich the iron content of potatoes could result in a range of fortified crops, according to researchers at Nottingham Trent University’s School of Science and Technology.
The government has urged the French agricultural ministry not to block reform of the EU sugar regime, which could unlock lucrative markets for UK food and drink exports around the world.
Scottish food manufacturer Browns Food Group has acquired the Hall’s brand from Dutch multi-national Vion for an undisclosed sum, safeguarding 50 jobs.
Greencore’s latest trading results follow a successful previous year for the group against a tough trading environment. They have been welcomed as a “sound start” to the new financial year by analysts who predict “robust margins” within the group.
Trading Standards officials have discovered poultry, beef and veal in products that were being sold as lamb kebabs.
Arla Foods Ingredients is investing £102M in a new lactose manufacturing facility in Denmark that will have “a major impact on the supply of lactose to the UK food industry”.
Food and drink manufacturers have rejected calls from the campaign group Sustain for the chancellor to introduce a duty on sugary drinks at the next Budget.
UK food and drink manufacturers are being urged to back the UK’s first accredited engineering degree dedicated to the needs of the food and drink manufacturing sector.
Mergers and acquisitions in the food and drink manufacturing sector emerged as a key theme of the Business Leaders’ Forum staged earlier this month in central London by our sister title Food Manufacture.
The Irish government has declared a “major breakthrough” in the investigation into the horse meat DNA found in value burgers as “conclusive test results” link the source to an ingredient from a Polish supplier.
Food policies and advice based on the best available science are needed to protect consumers from 1M cases of UK foodborne illness every year, according to the food safety watchdog, the Food Standards Agency (FSA).
The boss of Britain’s biggest food manufacturer, Premier Foods, has quit the debt-laden company today (January 28) after only 18 months, in a move that surprised City analysts.
Christine Tacon’s appointment as the new groceries code adjudicator leads this month’s selection of people on the move.
Residents of cliff-top homes that are under threat of demolition thanks to land slippage are claiming that the cliff’s instability is caused by a waste pipe running from a nearby McCain frozen food factory to the sea.
Three men have been jailed for manufacturing illegal and potentially fatal vodka using industrial alcohol that is normally used in antifreeze and cleaning fluids.
Food manufacturers with a good hygiene record will be subject to fewer inspections by local authority environmental health officers, following rule changes by the Food Standards Agency (FSA).
The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has issued an emergency recall after cakes and other sweet products labelled under the brands Cake Factory Outlet and Clearance Cake Excess were produced in a factory contaminated from rat infestation.
Chief scientist with the food safety watchdog the Food Standards Agency Dr Andrew Wadge has underlined the safety of horse meat during a webinar question-and-answer session yesterday (January 24).
Food safety watchdog the Food Standards Agency (FSA) has admitted that five horses which tested positive for the veterinary drug phenylbutazone – claimed by Labour to be a carcinogen – were exported to France for food last year.
Britain’s biggest union Unison has demanded more inspection and testing of horse meat to protect consumers yesterday (January 24), as Burger King dropped meat supplies from ABP Food Group and Waitrose suspended frozen burger sales sourced by a subsidiary of the firm.
High street baker Greggs has appointed Roger Whiteside as its new chief executive, following Ken McMeikan’s decision to leave the group last month.
The UK government is anti-organic and is therefore failing “to promote its benefits” to the public, the boss of an organic and free-from bakery has claimed.
Health minister Anna Soubry has put the food and drink industry on notice that the government would be prepared to regulate on food’s salt, fat and sugar content if further progress is not made to stem the growing obesity epidemic afflicting the UK, which is estimated to cost the National Health Service £5bn a year.
The UK food industry would face a labour shortfall, export uncertainty and a regulatory black hole if Britain walked away from the EU, experts have warned.
Time is running out to register for the free food science and technology webinar ‘Food fact and fiction, separating science from myth’ before its transmission tomorrow (January 24) at 11.00 GMT.
The appointment of Christine Tacon as the UK’s first groceries code adjudicator is “an important step in the battle to ensure fairness across the supply chain”, according to the National Farmers Union (NFU) and others.
A new international training centre will help “raise the bar” for the standard of food imported into the UK and protect consumers against a rising tide of food safety incidents.
Müller Wiseman is building a new butter plant in Shropshire that will create 100 jobs by the end of 2013.
Online grocer Ocado’s appointment of former Marks & Spencer (M&S) boss Sir Stuart Rose has been welcomed by City analyst Shore Capital, while acknowledging the challenges he faces.
“The scientific consensus on genetically modified [GM] crops is even greater than that for climate change,” claims EuropaBio, the European association for bio industries.
Doubts have been raised about the validity of the DNA analysis that detected horse meat in burgers at Irish beef processing plants, as the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) refuses to release the scientific report of the findings.
Two illegal workers have been jailed for documentation offences and two deported after the UK Border Agency (UKBA) arrested five immigration offenders in a raid at a Somerset egg production facility.
Twitter went wild with puns about horse meat burgers last week, as the British food industry struggled to come to terms with news that beef burgers sold by Tesco, and other retailers, had become contaminated with horse DNA . Here’s a selection of the best puns.
Prime minister David Cameron, Sir Paul McCartney and Tim Smith, Tesco’s group technical director and former Food Standards Agency boss, all feature in this collection of quotes about the discovery of horse and pig DNA in beef burgers sold by Tesco, Iceland and other retailers. Here’s a snapshot of the crisis ‒ in quotes ‒ from the key players and leading opinion-formers.
The 2012 trend for major cross border merger and acquisition (M&A) activity in the UK food and drink industry is set to continue in 2013.
A former boss of the Co-operative Group’s farming business, Christine Tacon, has been appointed as the groceries code adjudicator.
A Cornish pasty firm has secured a government investment of £1.5M, which it will use to expand its business and create 50 jobs.
Disappointing retail figures – including a slowdown in food sales – and the impact of the recent bad weather could plunge Britain into a triple-dip recession, experts are warning.
Pop icon Sir Paul McCartney has defended supermarkets in the intensifying row over horse meat contamination of beef burgers.
2 Sisters Food Group has won a new supply contract that will create 100 jobs at its Nottinghamshire sandwich manufacturing facility, Solway Foods.
Genetically modified (GM) animal feed stuffs have become so widespread that it is increasingly difficult to avoid them, Meurig Raymond, NFU deputy president told Food Manufacture’s Business Leaders’ Forum.
The National Farmers Union (NFU) has demanded UK retailers assess their sourcing and labelling policies, after the discovery of horse DNA in beef burgers sold by Tesco, Iceland and other retailers.
Premier Foods' "short and sweet" trading statement issued yesterday (January 17) reveals the progress senior management is making in reviving the fortunes of the debt-laden food manufacturer, according to City analysts.
A South Yorkshire food manufacturer has been ordered to pay £7,000, after one of its workers lost the tip of her finger in an accident involving a badly-guarded machine at its Doncaster factory.
The ABP Food Group claims to have found the source of the horse meat in the burgers produced at its Silvercrest Foods facility in Ireland and has halted production at the site in County Monaghan.
Government’s improved understanding of the food and drink manufacturing sector was one of three key themes of Food Manufacture’s Business Leaders’ Forum, which took place on Tuesday, January 15, according to the event chairman Paul Wilkinson.
Greggs has appointed Allison Kirkby as an independent non-executive director with effect from January 30.
Digital print technologies have yet to take packaging converting by storm, but eroding differentials in ink costs, larger, more specialised presses and an ability to compete for mid-length runs could be about to change that.
Tesco and three other retailers are investigating how beef burgers on sale in Britain and Ireland became contaminated with horse meat.
The organic market in the UK is being stifled by poor marketing and the economic crisis, according to major players in the industry.
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has launched a new initiative, which aims to make data used in risk assessments publicly available, as part of its commitment to improve transparency.
Thorntons missed out on the Christmas online shopping boom due to the late deployment of its new website and operational issues that “had a significant impact on sales in the period”, new figures reveal.
Europe’s largest own-label ice cream manufacturer has bought the Yoomoo frozen yogurt brand for an undisclosed sum.
Britvic’s merger with AG Barr has been delayed by the Office of Fair Trading (OFT), which extended its timetable for a decision today (January 14).
A sandwich manufacturer was shut down as an emergency measure, after environmental health inspectors from Glasgow City Council discovered “significant infestation” on its premises.
Waitrose has put 420 jobs at risk by ending one of its distribution contracts with logistics firm Kuehne + Nagel.
PepsiCo is considering replacing 87 staff with modern packaging machines at its Walkers crisps factory in Lincoln.
The science of nutrition is set to benefit from two new awards from the British Nutrition Foundation (BNF), which will support newly appointed lecturers and researchers and those demonstrating excellence in the communication of the subject.
Food manufacturers haven’t always received the policy attention they deserve because it isn’t necessarily viewed as a trendy industry.
Only 2% of consumers scan labels for information about genetically modified (GM) produce when buying food products for the first time, according to new research from food safety watchdog the Food Standards Agency (FSA).
Unite the union has urged Asda to reinstate its contract with Welsh Country Foods (WCF). The plea comes after WCF’s owner Vion UK warned that losing the contract could force the closure of the Anglesey site with the loss of up to 350 jobs.
Asda chief operating officer, Judith McKenna has been promoted to a strategic and development role at parent-company Wal-Mart’s Arkansas headquarters.
One of the world’s hottest peppers, together with alderwood smoke, the pawpaw fruit and a classic cookie from the Netherlands will feature in the top 10 flavour trends for 2013, according to a report published by flavour company Sensient Flavours.
This spring will bring job cuts for some of the 169 staff at the Scottish Salmon Company (SSC) in the Western Isles, as the firm announced a review of its Stornoway harvesting and processing operations last week (January 8).
Bristol couple Ian and Ruth Yard sold their food retail outlet and invested the £250,000 in setting up their first factory manufacturing Ooh! Chocolata chocolate bars.
Nearly 350 jobs are under threat at Vion's Welsh Country Foods’ lamb processing facility on the Island of Anglesey, after the manufacturer warned today (January 11) that it could be forced to close the business.
The chief scientist of the government’s food safety watchdog, the Food Standards Agency, is to take part in a free webinar designed to move the debate about food science and technology onto a firmer scientific footing.
Major players from across the political spectrum have joined forces to call on the government to develop a long-term UK industrial strategy – something the Trades Union Congress (TUC) believes will boost manufacturing sectors and stimulate economic growth.
Meat packing firm Hilton Food Group has announced a new joint venture with Woolworths − Australia’s largest retailer − in its latest trading statement for the 52 weeks to December 30.
Britain’s biggest food manufacturer Premier Foods revealed plans yesterday (January 10) to close its Glasgow flour mill, casting doubt over the future of 15 jobs at the Dunaskin Street site.
Production staff at Dairy Crest’s Fenstanton plant in Cambridgeshire are expected to clock off for the last time today (Friday, January 11), in line with its plans announced last April to close the site with the loss of 248 jobs.
Governments in developed nations should tell retailers not to reject foods on the basis of appearance, in a bid to prevent half of all food ending up as waste, according to a new report from the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) .
England’s oldest jam maker, Duerr’s has appointed Clive Sharpe as the first non-executive to its board in a bid to consolidate on-going growth in the spreads and preserve sector.
Supermarket group Tesco has appointed Chris Bush as its new UK md just two-days before the anniversary of last year’s announcement of very poor trading.
Prescribing legal limits for levels of sugar, salt and fat in food – as touted by the Labour Party this week – is not the right way to improve the nation’s health.
Britain’s biggest retailer Tesco enjoyed a happier Christmas than Marks and Spencer, with sales up by nearly 2%, compared with sales down by the same amount at M&S.
Martin Glenn has announced his intention to step down as ceo of the Iglo Group having “achieved the objectives he set out” when he took up the role in 2006.
Helping to combat food scares is one of the aims of the free food science and technology webinar to be staged on Thursday January 24, according to the Institute of Food Science & Technology (IFST).
Food price inflation is expected to stabilise over the next few months – despite recent reports of big food price increases from Waitrose – according to market research organisation BRC-Nielsen.
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has launched a full public consultation on the safety of aspartame after publishing its draft opinion, which states it poses “no toxicity” worries for consumers at current levels.
Food and water security will become an increasingly significant threat over the coming decade as global environmental and economic pressures impact on supply chains, according to a new report published yesterday (January 8) in London by the World Economic Forum (WEF).
The government is using prime-time TV to raise awareness of the “hidden nasties” in everyday food.
A family owned confectionery manufacturer is creating 26 new jobs in Cornwall to meet increased demand for its own-label chocolate and fudge products.
Attitudes to cheese in the UK have been transformed in the past 10 years, with the 'traditional' cheese industry now in the best shape since the Second World War.
Pan-European manufacturers that have signed up to Leatherhead Food Research's (LFR's) innovation 'club' will get a glimpse of the latest novel emulsion, hygiene and fibre optic sensing technologies at its first meeting later this month.
A new £5M (€6M) research project aims to provide small food firms (SMEs) with the scientific evidence to prove that bioactive peptides and polyphenols can help reduce deaths caused by heart disease.
Morrisons has appointed Nick Collard as its new group marketing and customer director.
UK savoury snack manufacturer Intersnack has appointed Sam Thain as factory general manager for its Corby site, home of its Pom-Bear snack brand.
Foodservice supplier, Brakes has appointed Mike Park as its new business unit director for the west region.
Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in the UK food and drink manufacturing sector last year helped to set a three-year record for the UK economy, according to information services company Experian.
Samworth Brothers’ is building a new food manufacturing facility that will create up to 700 jobs in Leicestershire.
Liquid food and drink processor and packager Framptons is to create at least 30 jobs at its site in Shepton Mallet, Somerset.
Does the mainstream media's coverage of food science and technology make you fume? Do you long for more scientific sense in the ongoing debates about genetic modification (GM), nanotechnology, food irradiation, antimicrobial treatments and other topics - within a framework of public acceptability?
Soft drinks firm Nichols has outperformed the market with total sales up by 9% to £108M for the year ended 31 December 2012, according to its pre-close trading statement.
The UK’s fourth biggest supermarket Morrisons has “lost touch with its core customers”, claimed one leading city analyst, after the retailer reported total sales down by 0.5% over the six weeks to December 30 2012.
Celebrity chefs and other leading opinion-formers are poisoning the debate about genetically modified (GM) food, claims environmentalist and author Mark Lynas.
BBC TV Apprentice finalist Nick Holzherr officially launched his ‘Whisk’ food app business today (January 7), which has integrated the online delivery systems of Tesco and Waitrose.
Warburtons is to close its Blackpool bread roll bakery with the loss of 55 jobs.
The government has rejected calls from Labour to consider introducing legal limits on fat, sugar and salt in food aimed at children, insisting that its plans to tackle obesity are working effectively.
Innovative food safety techniques adopted during the Olympic and Paralympic Games have created a legacy for the industry, claims the Food Standard Agency's (FSA's) chief scientist Dr Andrew Wadge.
The UK is taking part in its first pan-European food innovation competition to promote new developments, creativity and sustainability to students pursuing a career in the food sector.
The UK should ban pork and pork products which do not comply with the EU sow stall ban introduced on January 1, a leading Scottish farmer told the Oxford Farming Conference yesterday (January 3).
Britain’s biggest food manufacturer Premier Foods has been fined £15,000 for the illegal discharge of effluent into the Severn Trent Water’s sewer system.
A former campaigner against genetic modification (GM) told the Oxford Farming Conference yesterday (January 3) he deeply regretted his part in the campaign that has denied millions safe and affordable food.
Food sellers can help dispel myths about genetic modification (GM), Owen Paterson, secretary of state at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, told the 0xford Farming Conference yesterday (January 3).
Promoting British food exports should be higher up the government’s agenda than dealing with badgers, according to the director general of the British Frozen Food Federation.In an exclusive video interview for FoodManufacture.co.uk, Brian Young said greater government support for food manufacturers would be one of his key resolutions to improve the industry in 2013.
Nestlé has won the latest legal spat in its chocolate war with Cadbury after it stopped its rival from copying the shape of its KitKat fingers.
Gary Frank's dream of donuts took the Fabulous Bakin' Boy on a multi-million pound journey. Mike Stones reports
Multivac will be displaying a range of integrated packaging lines at this May's IFFA show in Frankfurt.
Marel has launched new handling and collation systems for fixed-count or fixed-weight packs. The TG9 tray grader and TD9 tray diverter grade product trays to collate fixed count, fixed weight or a combination of fixed count and weight boxes of packs with totalised labels - with complete traceability.
Waitrose is soon to follow the lead of Marks & Spencer (M&S) and Tesco. The latter two were the first UK retailer to adopt the use of a proven ethylene remover insert in their packs of fresh produce.
Fresh fish is often perceived by consumers as difficult to handle and prepare. Now, shoppers at Morrisons 500 fish counters have a new option that makes it easy to store, cook and clean up after fresh fish, with new taste ideas too.
Can we afford to use bioplastics in our packaging? Can we afford not to use them? The debate is producing plenty of heat, reports Paul Gander
With interest in 'ready-to-cook' food growing, compartmentalised trays with differentiated barriers for various meal components might be a recipe for the future.
Silverson recently added the ultramix assembly AX5 to its AX pilot scale mixer range. For batches of up to 50l, this pilot scale laboratory mixer features touch-pad controls with variable speed, tachometer, ammeter and integral rise and fall benchstand.
Mitsubishi says its new L Series programmable logic controller (PLC) offers increased functionality, ease of expansion and a user-centric design inspired by the FX micro PLC.
When family bakery Fulfil identified the mixing process as a bottleneck that impeded its expansion plans, it chose to install the Risco RS450 mixer from Multivac for its "functionality, competitive price, and fast availability".
Boge's new remote diagnostics tool, Airstatus, is designed to increase safety and transparency in compressed air production and all associated components, which helps prevent costly service technician call-outs.
WEG says its new electric motors are the only complete standard model that exceed the yet-to-be-implemented European energy efficiency regulations IE4.
Atlas Copco Compressors has added four new models to its AQ oil-free, water-injected screw compressor range that incorporate energy-efficient variable speed drive (VSD) technology. The new AQ 15-30 kW VSD compressors include air- as well as water-cooled variants and offer substantial energy savings and operational efficiency for oil-free applications, according to Atlas Copco.
A product developed for the rigours of the construction site is now being applied to the food and drinks industry.
DuPont says its enzyme FoodPro Cleanline enables manufacturers of ultra-high temperature (UHT) milk products to increase their processing capacity, cut costs and benefit the environment.
Insecurity makes UK food firms wary of investment in automation, reports Laurence Gibbons
With the Health and Safety Executive facing cuts to its budget, what will be the impact on the industry's safety record? Asks Paul Gander
A spate of injuries has been reported over the past few months. Most of these were the result of unguarded or poorly guarded food processing and food packaging machinery.
DuPont Nutrition & Health aims to accelerate growth within eastern Europe with the launch of its range of mesophilic cultures for Tvarog.
Kaneka Pharma Europe is highlighting new applications for two ingredients: Ubiquinol - the active form of coenzyme Q10 with higher bioavailability - and the liquorice extract Glavonoid, which is said to help reduce visceral fat.
Arla Foods Ingredients says its "breakthrough whey protein" will enable the manufacture of great-tasting sports drinks with very high protein.
Beneo has recently developed two new sugar-free confectionery concepts: 'Dessert Candy' and 'Candy in Candy'.
Flour improving specialist Mühlenchemie's new enzyme compound Pastazym Plus has been designed to enhance the quality of pasta and deliver cost savings - irrespective of wheat quality.
In response to "consumer demand for authentic cheese profiles", global ingredients manufacturer Synergy is launching a range of cheese flavours that can be incorporated into dough.
Hydrosol's new stabilising systems enable deli food manufacturers to produce freezable inexpensive ketchup and spicy sauces.
Global ingredients manufacturer Tate & Lyle claims to have formulated a fizzy cola drink that delivers a 50% calorie reduction using a natural origin sweetener. The key ingredient used was Tasteva, a stevia-based sweetener developed by Tate & Lyle.
Lynda Searby goes back to the future to explore the retro confectionery revival
Consumers are increasingly considering fibre intake to be more important than calorie counting - especially in the UK - according to research commissioned by international food group Beneo.
Ingredion has launched a new range of clean-label starches which, it claims, has "the highest ever process tolerance". This means they can be used in a wider range of products than ever before.
Heritage and quality are key, Stilton boss Billy Kevan tells Gary Scattergood
In 2013 food labelling will again be a major preoccupation. But country of origin labelling (COOL) will not play a part. Anyone who thought they might have understood the implications will have a rude awakening if they see the European Commission (EC) list of questions for stakeholder consultation and data collection for a: 'Study on the application of rules on voluntary labelling of foods and on the mandatory indication of country of origin or place of provenance of meat used as an ingredient'.
Higher beet costs, adverse currency movements and weak prices in China are expected to hit Associated British Foods' (ABF's) profits from sugar in the current financial year. However, medium-term prospects for sugar look good, according to Shore Capital analysts, who predict earnings before interest and tax (EBIT) of £450M this year.
Oxfordshire bakery The Fabulous Bakin' Boys won top honours in the Great British Bounce Back competition, thanks to an innovative automation solution featuring packaging robots from Spain.
Sustainability will continue to rise up the corporate agenda, emerging markets will become increasingly important and commodity prices will continue to rise in 2013, according to predictions from Leatherhead Food Research (LFR).
Chilled foods manufacturer Greencore has completed the sale of its Minsterley desserts business to Müller Dairy.
Food manufacturers and shoppers have been warned about a tide of meat and meat products produced from 40,000 illegally produced pigs an hour entering the European food chain, after the EU outlawed sow stalls yesterday (January 1).
Responding to widespread calls, the government has announced that the watchdog proposed to police the Groceries Supply Code of Practice will have the teeth to fine supermarkets that abuse power.
Reform of the EU's Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) is unlikely to happen for at least another two years because MEPs and the European Commission (EC) are struggling to agree on the budget, it has emerged.
Tate & Lyle has launched a £30M venture capital fund to help develop new ingredients and boost small start-up firms.
The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has called on the government to exclude the food industry from its new Energy Bill, which allows energy providers to raise their charges to pay for investment in renewable energy resources.
Will 2013 prove to be the pivotal year in which the UK's future as part of the EU tips against continued membership? Are we inexorably moving towards a referendum on staying in? And what would be the implications for our food and drink industry if we were to come out?
Separating food science from food fiction is the aim of a free live webinar to be staged on Thursday, January 24, 2013. FoodManufacture.co.uk has teamed up with the Institute of Food Science & Technology (IFST) to help move the debate about challenging food science and technology topics onto a more secure scientific footing – within a framework of consumer acceptability.
Genetically modified (GM) salmon moved a step closer to US, and possibly European, dinner plates last month with the publication of a favourable environmental assessment from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
The government has launched a new plan to attract more young people into the food and farming industries.
Secretary of state at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Owen Paterson has outlined his three New Year’s resolutions for the food industry. In this exclusive article for FoodManufacture.co.uk, Paterson reflects on what he will do in 2013 to help the UK’s largest manufacturing sector.
Leading food manufacturers and retailers, such as Bakkavör and Morrisons, featured in the most popular news articles of the year published on FoodManufacture.co.uk. The Food Manufacturing Excellence Awards and a unicorn also made an appearance in our top 14 articles. Enjoy our photo round up of the food and drink manufacturing year - in pictures.
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