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Steve Barnes has been appointed the new director general of GroceryAid, after four years as commercial and membership director at the Food and Drink Federation (FDF).
Rising alcohol sales in Scotland has strengthened the case for introducing minimum unit pricing, according to Scotland’s public health minister Aileen Campbell.
Müller Milk & Ingredients’ decision to close its smaller dairies in East Kilbride and Aberdeen with the loss of 225 jobs has been called a “devastating blow” by the union...
Chemicals commonly found in plastic food containers may be weakening children’s teeth, new research has claimed.
Food crops are protecting themselves from more extreme weather by generating toxins that are potentially harmful to humans and animals, a new United Nations report has claimed.
Health lobby group the National Obesity Forum (NOF) has come under swingeing attacks from some of its own medical advisers in press reports over the past weekend, following controversial advice...
Family butcher business We hae meat will create six new jobs as part of its new range expansion deal with retailer Co-op Food.
The EU is a friend to our food and drink industries. As former executive chairman of Marks & Spencer, I have experience of the benefits that our membership of the...
The Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC) has taken the ground-breaking step of agreeing harvest control rules for skipjack tuna in the Indian Ocean.
Food manufacturers are facing higher butter prices after a “surprise rally” on global commodity markets, claims the head of a leading ingredients company.
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.
Leaders in the food manufacturing sector need to “up their game” over their commitment to human rights, a legal expert has claimed.
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.
Nothing is being done to protect UK food and drink firms from damage caused by another Calais crisis, according to the Scottish Seafood Association (SSA).
Government is coming under increasing pressure to set targets for the fat, salt and sugar content of food and drink in advance of the publication of its childhood obesity strategy,...
Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) has opened a new water-processing and bottling line at its Morpeth site, in Northumberland, following a £14M spend.
Improving food safety culture was the top training goal for almost 80% of respondents to a new global survey of food safety training.
An overreliance on collecting condition monitoring (CM) data could be hampering maintenance teams in their quest to improve plant operational efficiency, industrial service provider Eriks UK has warned.
A new automated bulk bag weigh batching system from Flexicon meters ingredients into a Flexi-Disc tubular cable conveyor that transports batches of a specified weight to downstream processing equipment, dust-free.
The manual process of putting together mixed chilled product trays has now been automated by Fanuc in collaboration with Pacepacker Services, using a robotic pot swap tray loading system.
Mettler-Toledo Safeline, supplier of metal detection systems, has been awarded a second Queen’s Award for Enterprise, this time in the Innovation category, for developing its family of Profile metal detection...
An unnamed UK nut and dried fruit processing and packing company has seen a 40% improvement in sensitivity and eliminated false rejects by replacing its old metal detectors with five...
A cost-effective way to extend life and improve functionality for select Thermo Scientific metal detector equipment is now available via the company’s Apex upgrade.
Food labelling will become more complex from December 2016 when the latest requirements of the EU’s Food Information for Consumers Regulation come into force, making it mandatory for products to...
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