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31-Jan-2013 - 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.
31-Jan-2013 - Culina Logistics has appointed Steve Winwood as its new chief operating officer, as part of its strategy to drive business development and growth.
31-Jan-2013 - Food businesses need more government support to create a sustainable food system, according to a new report.
31-Jan-2013 - Allied Bakeries has invested in a new “energy efficient” bread production line at its Stockport bakery, as part of its £35M capital expenditure programme.
31-Jan-2013 - The likelihood of growing climate volatility and extreme weather incidents “wiping out” agricultural production and food systems is “increasing rapidly”, warns a leading expert.
31-Jan-2013 - 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).
31-Jan-2013 - 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.
31-Jan-2013 - Horse meat could have been sold in supermarket burgers for up to a year, the UK’s food safety boss revealed (January 30).
30-Jan-2013 - 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.
30-Jan-2013 - 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.
30-Jan-2013 - 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).
30-Jan-2013 - 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.
30-Jan-2013 - 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.
30-Jan-2013 - Scottish food manufacturer Browns Food Group has acquired the Hall’s brand from Dutch multi-national Vion for an undisclosed sum, safeguarding 50 jobs.
29-Jan-2013 - 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.
29-Jan-2013 - Trading Standards officials have discovered poultry, beef and veal in products that were being sold as lamb kebabs.
29-Jan-2013 - 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”.
29-Jan-2013 - 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.
28-Jan-2013 - 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.
28-Jan-2013 - 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.
28-Jan-2013 - 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.
28-Jan-2013 - 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).
28-Jan-2013 - 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.
28-Jan-2013 - Christine Tacon’s appointment as the new groceries code adjudicator leads this month’s selection of people on the move.
28-Jan-2013 - 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.
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