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The launch of the Magnum Infinity range in Europe helped Unilever to sales growth of 8.4% with turnover up by nearly 12% to €12.1bn in the first quarter of this year.
Own-label food manufacturer Bakkavör has opened a new facility at its Caledonian Produce site in Bo’ness, West Lothian and started financial restructuring talks with its lenders.
Growth in the food and drink industry will be driven by further mergers and acquisitions, reveals a survey of private equity and corporate firms in the UK and Ireland conducted by financial advisor Grant Thornton.
European food and drink manufacturers represent not only the EU’s largest manufacturing sector but also one of its most stable, according to industry representatives FoodDrinkEurope.
Trendy parents-to-be could open a new niche market for British bakers by commissioning cakes for so-called gender reveal parties, held to reveal the sex of their unborn baby to family and friends.
Kelly’s of Cornwall has nailed £200,000 worth of savings in two years from environmental projects ranging from reduction in water use to more efficient effluent treatment.
Walkers Crisps will add 110 new jobs to its Leicester plant as part of a £15.2M upgrade, revealed its owner PepsiCo.
Food manufacturers are battling private equity players to acquire Iglo Foods Group, which owns Birds Eye, with a touted price of up to £2.4bn, according to experts.
More than half (58%) of small food and drink firms reported growth and 20% reported high growth, revealed a recent business survey in the West Midlands.
The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has rejected claims that it acted “over-zealously” in pressing for the prosecution of Somerset meat firm A C Hopkins (Taunton) for breaking meat hygiene regulations.
Manufacturers and retailers may use cross-category promotions between drinks and food to stem lost sales arising from government plans to introduce a minimum price for alcohol.
Worcestershire egg firm Bumble Hole Foods has been ordered to pay £19,000 after a worker severed two fingers while cleaning a production line drain.
Busting food and drink manufacturers’ myths about automation is the subject of this video debate Food Industry Robotics: the opportunity up for grabs.
The newly-formed Active & Intelligent Packaging Industry Association (AIPIA) is urging the European Commission (EC) to legislate in order to clarify which AIP technologies and materials can be used, and how they can be applied.
Retailers Asda, Morrisons and Iceland have been slammed by the Children’s Food Campaign (CFC) as the worst offenders for allegedly targeting children with junk food and undermining healthy eating.
Somerset meat firm A C Hopkins (Taunton) has been ordered to pay £23,000 in fines and costs for breaching the meat hygiene regulations.
More US consumers want to source their vitamins and minerals from foods and drinks rather than supplements, according to the Chicago-based Institute of Food Technologists (IFT).
Tory MP Laura Sandys will today call for a radical shake-up of the UK’s food supply chain to help consumers deal with rising food prices and reduce waste.
Herring harvested from the west coast of Scotland will receive accreditation from the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) in Brussels today (April 25).
The UK’s largest food producer Premier Foods posted sales up 1.3% to £427M in the first three months of this year but left city analysts questioning its margin performance.
The drive to encourage people to adopt sustainable diets could exacerbate problems of nutrient deficiency in vulnerable sections of the UK population, the director general of the British Nutrition Foundation has warned.
Marmite manufacturer Unilever has given the opinion-dividing spread a royal makeover to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.
KitKat maker Nestlé has beaten rival manufacturer Danone in the takeover battle for baby-food business Pfizer Nutrition after agreeing an offer of £7.35bn ($11.85bn) for the firm.
Soaring sugar prices have boosted results at Associated British Foods, according to city analysts, after the firm announced its half year results for the period ending March 3.
Allergen thresholds that food manufacturers can use to ensure safe production within factories and for improved product labelling could become a reality within two years, a Uniliever expert has claimed.
The Food Standards Agency (FSA) aims to cut campylobacteriosis by commissioning research to trace the sources of Campylobacter infection – often linked to poultry.
Food safety watchdog, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has urged EU Member States to step up monitoring of turkeys for salmonella infection.
Levels of the chemical acrylamide are rising in some food products while falling in others, according to the latest survey by the Food Standards Agency (FSA).
Independent food laboratories are gearing up to meet increasing demand for their services from manufacturers and retailers as incidents related to allergens in foods increase.
Two new X-ray food safety detection systems make the identification of contaminants quicker and more cost-efficient, claim the manufacturers Thermo Fisher Scientific and German manufacturer Heuft.
Nearly 90% of respondents to a new survey agreed that a career in food and drink manufacturing offered either “good career prospects” or “stable and secure employment”.
Milk Tray maker Cadbury has rejected claims reported in the Daily Mail that it has secretly reformulated its Milk Tray chocolates.
Owner of UK cereal manufacturer Weetabix, the private equity firm Lion Capital has refused to confirm or deny press reports that it is in talks to sell the brand to Shanghai-based Bright Food.
Environmental pressure group WWF has slammed the government for its “woefully inadequate” record in helping meat processors cut meat waste and consumers eat less meat and fewer livestock products.
Food manufacturers will have to wait until the results of a government survey are published this summer to discover if the Schmallenberg livestock disease is likely to cut beef and lamb supplies and push up prices.
The government is deepening the obesity crisis by allowing flagship academies to lower national nutritional standards, warns Jamie Oliver.
Bakery giant Warburtons has denied claims that it signed a pledge protesting about genetically modified (GM) wheat, written by pressure group GM Freeze and others.
The Edinburgh Salmon Company (ESC) predicts export growth will lift its turnover to £50M within the next five years, after its acquisition by French equity firm Merinvest earlier this month for an undisclosed sum.
Food and drink manufacturers should adopt robotic technology or risk losing out to foreign competition, warns Mike Wilson, director of the Automation Advisory Service.
Two fire engines and 10 firefighters were called to tackle a fire at a pizza factory owned by the Bakkavor Group in Harrow, north west London yesterday (April 19).
East-Kilbride bakery products supplier Enterprise Foods has been named as a firm to watch, linked to a hot 100 list of British private companies with the fastest growing profits.
Business leaders, food and drink scientists, and industry figures, including two government ministers, attended the Food and Drink Federation’s President’s Dinner held in London this week. Here’s a snapshot of the evening captured in Twitter posts.
The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) wants the government to encourage more firms to join the Public Health Responsibility Deal (PHRD) rather than extend the commitment of its existing members.
Duck producer Gressingham wants to persuade 10% of British households to eat duck regularly within two years in a bid for the meat to rival beef and lamb.
Sandwich manufacturer Solway Foods, part of 2 Sisters Food Group, has been found guilty of constructive dismissal and disability discrimination when a worker was forced to resign after falling at the firm’s Northamptonshire factory.
Anglo-Irish chilled foods manufacturer Greencore faces a tough challenge in the US convenience foods market, according to city analysts, after the firm announced the purchase of Arizona-based food-to-go firm Marketfare yesterday (April 17).
Record profits from its overseas supermarkets have propped up tumbling British sales at retail giant Tesco as the firm revealed it will invest £1bn in improving UK stores and cutting prices.
The row between meat hygiene workers and the Food Standards Agency (FSA) has escalated today (April 18) after the union Unison demanded answers over missing pay for hundreds of agency workers.
Morrisons has played down news reports that it intends to expand its new seafood processing site in North Lincolnshire, which is due to open in September.
Chilled food manufacturer Greencore has acquired US food-to-go firm Marketfare for £22M ($36M).
Unite the union and the Union of Shop, Distributive and Allied Workers have confirmed that they are in talks with Dairy Crest following its decision to axe nearly 500 jobs with the closure of two UK dairies.
Dairy Crest’s decision to axe 500 jobs at two of its UK dairies, coinciding with the loss of a key liquid milk contract with Tesco, confirms its commitment to the market, according to city analysts.
Bread manufacturer Warburtons’ new range of naan breads will make it the first major UK bakery brand to enter the Indian food sector, the firm has claimed.
Food manufacturers have rejected claims from the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges (AoMRC) that advertising food at the Olympics will worsen the UK’s obesity crisis.
Food manufacturers are making plans to avoid being hit by staff shortages caused by “Olympic sickies” and a surge in holiday requests when the games begin this summer.
As ministers consider a significant increase in the recycling target for plastics, the role of additives in compromising the single most successful stream of post-consumer recyclate (PCR) is becoming clearer.
Alcoholic drinks maker Halewood International, egg products producer Noble Foods and sweet maker Tangerine Confectionery are the top three food and drink firms included in a list of 100 British private companies with the fastest growing profits.
The latest victim of tough-talking Lord Alan Sugar was food manufacturer Jane McEvoy after she was “fired” from TV show The Apprentice last week.
Florida-based Cott Beverages plans to expand production at Scottish drinks firm Sangs, which it bought out of administration last month for an undisclosed sum.
The financial health of the food manufacturing sector is being hit by the government’s commitment to renewable energy, leaving some firms facing the threat of insolvency, according to industry experts.
Meat hygiene workers who carried out work for the Food Standards Agency will protest outside the organisation’s headquarters this afternoon after its poor handling of a contract resulted in £500,000 of unpaid wages, Unison has claimed.
Lack of investment from risk-adverse bankers is threatening food and drink manufacturers’ ability to spearhead the export-led economic recovery long predicted by government ministers.
A total of 50 jobs are facing the axe at Nestlé and Dairy Crest as consultation processes continue at two of the firms’ factories in Scotland and Somerset.
A report from consumer watchdog Which? revealing that one-in-five supermarket chickens was contaminated with campylobacter has been welcomed by the UK poultry industry.
Social media-savvy food manufacturers use Facebook and Twitter to forge links with customers that boosts sales in ways that large firms cannot, claims Wilfred Emmanuel Jones, founder of the Black Farmer brand.
An anti-meat poster from campaign group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) linking meat to death from obesity has been slammed by the meat industry and labelled “shoddy scaremongering”.
No negative effects on human and animal health or the environment can be traced to a trial of genetically modified (GM) maize strain which produces insect toxin, according to research from the European Food Safety authority (EFSA).
The row between drinks distributer Trade Team and former workers at its Hams Hall site has ended after Unite the union confirmed a compensation package had been agreed for its members.
From Caribbean food guru Levi Roots to agriculture minister Jim Paice, all sectors of UK food and drink manufacturing were represented at Foodex 2012 and Food & Drink Expo, which took place at the NEC Birmingham last month. Don’t miss our photogallery charting the highlights of the UK’s premier food manufacturing, processing, ingredients and logistics shows.
Food manufacturers are being warned of a possible food fraud surrounding the production of imported basmati rice which could be intentionally contaminated with Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs).
Premier Foods, Dairy Crest and Britvic are among a growing number of food and drink manufacturers under increasing financial pressure as a result of a struggling retail market, according to a new report.
The £5.6M management buy-out of Scottish confectioner Lees Foods and its plans to restore the business to private ownership has been welcomed by city analysts.
Chilled foods manufacturer Bakkavör has been rewarded for its commitment to health and safety at two of its UK sites by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA).
Passion and planning ability are the two key qualities for launching a career as a successful food entrepreneur, according to Caribbean food guru Levi Roots.
Plastic packaging around fresh meat could become a thing of the past if new research into the use of edible anti-microbial coatings proves successful.
The drinks industry will challenge the government's introduction of a 40p minimum price per unit of alcohol, say sources in the sector.
A new tray sealer and check-weigher range from Ishida Europe, launched recently at the Anuga FoodTec show in Germany, will help manufacturers boost efficiency and throughput, claims the firm.
Greencore’s commitment to honouring loss-making contracts as part of the Uniq deal has hit the successful integration of the business, according to city analysts.
Food and drink manufacturers are on track to realise the government’s ambition for the sector to lead the UK’s economic recovery after research confirmed it as one of the UK’s few growth industries last year.
Food and drink manufacturers are looking for a university partner to establish the UK’s first dedicated food and drink engineering degree, designed to produce graduates equipped with sector specific engineering skills.
Bombay Halwa has gone live with a dedicated, multi-million pound production facility for a ready meal range that caters for rocketing demand for halal food.
Every bank holiday costs the UK economy £2.3bn, according to the think tank the Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR).
Cereal manufacturer Kellogg has distanced itself from the row over the dismissal of workers at one of its major clients after the union Unite targeted the firm in a bid to draw attention to the dispute.
A review of the Gangmasters Licensing Authority (GLA), which polices firms supplying temporary labour, has been welcomed by the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) as a way of cutting red tape for food manufacturers.
Food and drink manufacturers are missing out on recruiting young talent by failing to promote their industry in schools and colleges, Nestlé apprentice Sam Richards told the HR Forum at trade event Foodex, staged at the NEC.
Increased promotional activity and price increases have boosted sales at fresh food manufacturer Bakkavör, with recent job cuts at its English Village Salads (EVS) business also contributing to the strong performance last year.
Meat producers have hit out at the Food Standards Agency (FSA) after it revealed a list of UK firms where alleged incidents of bullying and harassment have been reported over the past two years.
Last-minute negotiations between meat processing firm Vion and workers at its South Lanarkshire plant have led to the immediate cancellation of imminent industrial action in the row over pay and conditions at the site.
The long-running pension row at consumer giant Unilever has ended after Unite overruled fellow unions GMB and the Union of Shop Distributive and Allied Workers (Usdaw) and accepted an improved offer from the firm.
Many food and drink manufacturers are set to abandon health claims approval under new EU legislation and go, instead, for nutrition claims, for which the approvals hurdle is much lower, according to experts.
Irn-Bru manufacturer AG Barr is diversifying into the £800M UK ice cream market with the launch of a new range of Rubicon-branded ice creams developed from its juice range.
Kraft chief executive Irene Rosenfeld’s pay packet soared by 13.5% to nearly £14M last year after hitting targets relating to the controversial Cadbury takeover.
Scottish First Minister, Alex Salmond has opened a new £4M bottling facility at Tennent Caledonian’s Wellpark brewery in Glasgow that will enable the brewer to meet its export targets.
Food manufacturers should view the production of sustainable palm oil as a “serious business opportunity”, according to a recent study from the World Wildlife Fund (WWF).
A total of nearly £3.5M was paid to Premier Food’s executives last year, with new md Michael Clarke receiving a golden hello payment of £1.94M upon joining the firm eight months ago.
Sector skills councils (SSCs), including Improve, which represents the food and drink sector, have come under a scathing attack by the head of the Meat Training Council (MTC) for not meeting the needs of the sectors they represent.
Kerry Foods has blamed soaring competition in the UK cooked meats market for its decision to close its Durham meat processing factory with the loss of 350 jobs.
Robots intended for use in food processing and hygenic design were top trends at the trade event Anuga FoodTec, staged in Cologne, Germany last week, according to the show organisers. In this podcast, Professor Herbert Buckenhuskes, from one of the organisers DLG, picked out the highlights for FoodManufacture.co.uk.
Fresh food manufacturer Bakkavör has been accused of failing to follow the correct operational procedures at its Lincolnshire plant after it was fined £8,000 for discharging dirty water into a stream.
Food and drink manufacturers must improve the image of their industry if they are to attract new recruits, warns the Food and Drink Federation (FDF).
Turkey producer Bernard Matthews plans to invest £10M this year in factory expansion, plant upgrades and an anaerobic digestor.
Dairy cooperative First Milk is to invest £17M in the expansion at its Maelor creamery in Wrexham, North Wales.
Premier Foods’ all-important Power Brand plan has been questioned by city analysts who expressed concern over the strength of some of the firm’s core brands.
German-based Bosch Packaging Technology is predicting sales of £707M (€850M) this year, according to its president Friedbert Klefenz.
Government-funded support network Interface – Food and Drink will offer Scottish food and drink manufacturers nearly £20M over the next five years for research and development.
Food and drink manufacturers’ “over-reliance” on migrant workers and the challenge of attracting young recruits, were hot topics at Food Manufacture’s HR forum. Here, we capture a flavour – in quotes – of a wide-ranging and, at times, hard-hitting debate.
Stronger industrial starch margins in Europe have boosted sales at sweeteners manufacturer Tate & Lyle following the announcement of the firm’s full year results.
The acquisition of up-for-sale Ragu manufacturer Symington’s could be the key to unlocking the success of Premier Food’s non-core brands, according to city analysts, after reports of private equity interest in the businesses.
Pooles Pies could reach £100M in sales within the next five to 10 years, according to Neil Court-Johnston, the new owner and chief executive and former Holland’s Pies boss.
Morrisons has acquired full ownership of its Farmers Boy Deeside (FBD) fresh meat facility from former partner Cranswick as the retailer steps up its plan to become the UK’s largest fresh food manufacturer by 2015.
Fears that European consumers could miss out on the potential health benefits offered by food science because of the European Food Safety Authority's (EFSA's) rejection of almost two thousand submissions for health claims approval could prove to be yet another unfounded food industry scare story.
Heinz and Greene King are two of the latest firms in the food and drink sector to take advantage of energy efficient improvements to significantly cut the operational costs of their boilers.
A quarter of people in the UK have low vitamin D levels, which puts them at risk of deficiency.
Think back to what you were like at 15. Possibly you were sullen and uncommunicative at times, but most likely you were also full of energy and ideas. These latter traits are foremost among the characteristics of Vitafoods Europe 2012, which, now in its 15th year, returns to Geneva, Switzerland, in May.
Heart health ingredients based on oats and barley are set to become serious contenders in the growing fortified functional food market.
The flavours industry was a hive of acquisition activity in 2011. One of the biggest deals of the year saw Kerry acquire Cargill's global flavouring operation in December.
Finding the right fat, sugar or salt replacer is only part of the challenge when reformulating or developing new, 'healthier' foods. Arguably, balancing the flavour profile of the reduced fat, sugar or salt product is a far more difficult task, for reasons that Minerva Calatayud, Givaudan's product manager taste, summarises.
Health conscious consumers must weigh up whether they get omega 3 (O-3) from fortified food or supplements. Martin Jamieson, president and chief executive of Ocean Nutrition Canada (ONC), which claims to be the world's largest O-3 ingredient supplier, heads a company specialising in both.
Flavourings firm Symrise has developed multiconcentrated citrus oils in a bid to deliver the 'freshly squeezed' flavour of citrus fruits. Marketed under the naturally citrus! brand, the oils have been designed for long-lasting stability, high solubility and can be mixed in solids and liquids.
Egg whites contain high-quality proteins with important nutritional and functional properties. Egg white proteins are relatively easy to digest and are efficiently absorbed into the body, which makes them useful for processing food products such as nutritional bars, powdered mixes and medical care products.
Whey ingredient manufacturer Volac has pledged to expand the number of products under its newly launched consumer brand The Good Whey Company.
US-based Cactus Botanics aims to build its presence in Europe by establishing its first warehouse on the continent in Germany.
Beneo's sweetener Palatinose confers weight management and fat burning benefits more effectively than higher glycaemic sugars, according to recent studies the firm commissioned.
Ingredients giant DSM is launching the first in a range of enzyme-based supplements with potential as food ingredients to help consumers with food intolerances.
Cherry flavour juices carrying 'superfruits' branding are increasing in popularity in Europe, according to research from Innova Market Insights.
Guar gum prices could plunge as early as November, assuming good harvests, with producers likely to be increasing crops of cluster beans from which the ingredient is derived.
Roquette is boosting production and innovation to meet growing demand for dairy and microalgae ingredients.
Rod addyThe crisis in sustainable palm oil (SPO) supply is improving in Europe, but progress is slow and sourcing the right fractions remains a challenge, according to industry stakeholders.
If there is one single piece of advice that the food and drink industry, and indeed the wider global community, needs to hear at this particular juncture it would be this: accentuate the positive, eliminate the negative.
Two coders from Linx Printing Technologies are now available globally (except for the US).
Freshness and convenience were top of the menu when Swiss bakery Jowa set out to supply the Migros supermarket chain with Italian recipe pizzas for its popular Anna's Best line.
Italian packaging machinery firm PFM has announced a new variant of its Falcon flow-wrapper, which enables nests of pasta such as tagliatelle, vermicelli and similarly fragile products to be wrapped on edge in a slimline film pack, ready for display
A range of protein trays has been developed by Linpac Packaging in time for the barbecue season that will help consumers further reduce food waste this summer.
Visions of automaton servants to cater for every need are a far cry from the present state of robotics. Despite this, the use of robots in automated primary packaging systems present significant benefits to manufacturers in terms of hygiene, throughput rates and avoiding unnecessary damage to products. But due to concerns over price and justification, take up has been slower than some experts predicted.
Food and drink manufacturers have given Chancellor George Osborne's budget a mixed response. However, given his need to focus on reducing the deficit, the overall view was that it was relatively business friendly.
Portion packs appear to be winning over converters and brandowners in the armoury being deployed against domestic food waste.
Marel has launched an in-line meat marinating system.
KP Foods, a part of the United Biscuits group, has had issues in recent years with refrigeration dryers failing because of the acidic conditions on site. This can be caused by ingredients such as acetic acid affecting the internal copper tubing.
Yeast producer Lallemand GB has installed two Babcock Wanson BWD fire tube boilers with integral economisers and BW72H control system at its Suffolk plant.
German organic food producer Barnhouse is using an Ajax Equipment continuous mixer and batch mixer to make organic crunchy granola for breakfast cereals on a new process line.
Is marketing compatible with good food science? I ask this having recently attended two conferences on the new European Nutrition and Health Claims regulation at which the two appeared to be pulling in opposite directions.
In 1962 management guru Peter Drucker described logistics as the economy's "last dark continent." He said: "We know little more about distribution than Napoleon's contemporaries knew about the interior of Africa."
The Holsworthy Biogas power station in Devon, which turns over £5M a year, is proof that a large-scale anaerobic digestion plant can operate economically when commercial food waste is used as the feedstock.
Swiss cheese makers must ensure fast and controlled eye formation in cheeses such as Maasdammer and Emmenthal, while maintaining a nutty flavour and light mouthfeel.
Enzymes are widely used in the formulation of marinades and tenderising recipes. Marinade enzymes can be added directly to meat but, in most cases, they are used as part of a 'marinade formulation', which could include salt, sugars, herbs and spices and preservatives. The formulation can be produced as a powder to sprinkle over the surface of the meat or as a liquid, in which the meat can be soaked or tumbled.
Stevia holds great potential for reformulation in a wide range of food categories, such as dairy, beverages and confectionery, according to Cargill.
National Starch Food Innovation has launched Purity Gum Ultra: a new starch-based emulsifier for cloudy beverages. The firm says the product delivers "exceptional turbidity and stability" in soft and alcoholic beverage formulations.
Algatechnologies has developed a 2% natural astaxanthin in a liquid emulsion format under the AstaPure brand.
Frutarom Savory Solutions has launched a new starter culture, Bitec Advance LD-20, to make firm and fresh raw sausages and sausage spreads. The firm says the culture decreases pH value rapidly, while providing an especially mild acidic profile. Additionally, end products gain high stability.
Kerry Ingredients & Flavours has designed emulsification and texture systems to improve processing characteristics and enhance the appeal and sensory qualities of fat-reduced products from cakes to margarines, desserts and whipped toppings.
Veal still has a controversial reputation because of the way it used to be produced in the UK. But the days of rearing calves in crates are long gone and British Rose Veal now comes with the approval of animal welfare bodies.
If there is part of its name that sums up what the Provision Trade Federation (PTF) stands for it is the word 'trade'. However, reading through Providing for Britain: a new book published to celebrate the PTF's 125th birthday, you'd be forgiven for thinking that it's equally about the emergence of London as a centre of global business since the late 19th Century or maybe even the history of 'the great British breakfast' as the book pretty much starts and ends with the Brits' love affair with bacon.
Mrs Crimble's is taking gluten-free products further into the mainstream bakery sector, says Jeremy Woods, md of Stiletto Foods, which makes the brand.
Food processors cutting monosodium glutamate (MSG) from powdered or canned soups can now access an improved version of natural enhancer Sante from Israel-based LycoRed.
Food manufacturers can access more fibre options for fortification and texture and taste enhancement of breakfast cereals and baked goods, thanks to ingredients company Ulrick & Short extending its Scilia fibres range.
Two things strike you as soon as you begin to engage Intersnack md Richard Robinson in any conversation about his background. The first is that, although he is relentlessly positive, it is in a way that's not the least bit irritating. His is a quiet, calm positivity, not a zealous, aggressive one.
This is Summit Foods' 31st year. Our core business is frozen meat-based snacks. My family background was in farming, but I have worked in food processing all of my career. My father used to supply eggs to Morrisons. Then came the Edwina Currie [salmonella in eggs] crisis, which hit his business along with the wider industry, quite hard.
Too many food and drink companies are missing out on huge potential "hidden" cost savings in their operations, a expert in lean manufacture has claimed.
Rising input costs are set to drive new collaborative strategies for businesses operating in the food supply chain, according to a leading economist.
Northern Irish family Morelli are on top of the ice cream world. The firm was voted the best vanilla ice cream maker in the UK for its Irish double cream vanilla ice cream at last month's Champion of Champions final of The National Ice Cream Competition.
Food and drink organisations from across the UK will be able to get recognition for their impact on their local community and the natural environment by entering this year's Community Partnership Awards (CPA) organised by the Food and Drink Federation (FDF).
As the economy continues to impact on consumers throughout 2012, soft drinks manufacturers will have to boost innovation to offset increased pressure, according to Britvic boss Paul Moody.
Saturated fat is the ingredient most likely to be promoted on supermarket shelves, according to Ed Garner, communications director at Kantar Worldpanel.
Senior soft drink executives have poured scorn on continued EU pressure to roll out taxes on sugary foods, including France's soda tax, which was levied on sugary drinks from January 1.
Public health and nutrition is not getting the recognition it deserves now that it falls under the auspices of the Department of Health (DoH), say a number of leading scientists.
I was going to write about cancer and red meat but then I watched the webcast of the Food Standards Agency (FSA) Board meeting on March 20 on the microbiological safety of raw drinking milk.
Speculation has resurfaced over the past month that Hula Hoops maker United Biscuits (UB) is planning to sell off its salty snacks business.
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