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Kerry Group has posted solid growth in UK sales of chilled own-label ready meals and ready-to-cook products in the first half, “outperforming category growth rates”.
A rapid egg cooling system that uses carbon dioxide to create a thin layer of ice on the inside of the shell would cut salmonella illnesses and significantly extend product shelf life, said the US scientist spearheading the development.
Givaudan plans to streamline its savoury flavour manufacturing production in Europe, with a new plant in Hungary designed to take over most of its current production from the UK and Switzerland.
Hampshire-based Stiletto Foods has made its first foray into the US market after striking a deal with natural foods giant Whole Foods Market that will see Mrs Crimble's free-from products listed in five of Whole Foods Market’s 11 regions in the US.
UK imports of Californian raisins increased by 26% during the 2009/10 season, according to the trade organisation representing the largest Californian growers.
A patent search conducted by Leatherhead Food Research (LFR) during research for a report on food colours has revealed a flurry of activity by firms to identify new sources of black, white and blue colours: shades the food industry has always struggled to source from nature.
Are you a board level director at a food and drink manufacturing company? If so, then reserve your place at Food Manufacture’s annual business leaders’ round table debate at Eversheds’ London HQ on Tuesday January 18, 2011.
Hundreds of proposed botanical-health relationships ranging from antioxidant activity to skin health to immunity to gut health will almost certainly be rejected if the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) holds to its current methodologies, according to an EU herbal group.
Bradford-based crisp manufacturer Seabrook is scouting around for a second production facility in the Northampton area after unveiling ambitious plans to more than double sales from £28m to £63m in the next five years.
Amaranth-based gluten-free products may be edging towards wider acceptance after German scientists provided key information on preparing amaranth-based sourdoughs.
If a protected geographical indication (PGI) application for Lincolnshire Sausages is not derailed, producers accounting for more than 95% of sales will be excluded from the market, a leading manufacturer has claimed.
Cut-backs in food safety and hygiene training may be setting up a ‘food poisoning time bomb’, suggest results of a survey from the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH).
Warburtons will start using an 11-tonne electric truck to make deliveries to customers in central London from its Enfield bakery next month.
The alignment of Somerfield and Co-operative food ranges will be completed by the end of next month, 17 months after the £1.6bn merger was sealed and at least six months before the Somerfield store fascia disappears from the High Street.
Bosses at CenFRA (Centre for Food Robotics and Automation) are talking to a series of potential new backers in a bid to secure alternative sources of funding before government cash dries up.
New reformulated Mars chocolate bars are going on sale in Europe with 15 to 20 per cent less saturated fat than their predecessors.
Surveys that compare salt levels in products of different weights targeted at different eating occasions and then single out individual firms for criticism are unfair and unhelpful, Marks & Spencer has argued.
More than 90% of Poundland’s food and drink products are now bought directly from manufacturers rather than third parties, its boss has revealed.
Relatively simple and inexpensive robots could be the key for robot manufacturers looking to boost UK sales, according to a leading automation industry figure.
A strong performance from its global nutritionals arm and a return to profitability in Irish dairy ingredients helped to fuel a 38.7% surge in operating profit to €66.3m (£54.6m) on sales up 9.7% to €1.036bn (£852.5m) at Glanbia in the first half.
First Milk’s plan to build a new creamery in Campbeltown could be delayed as a contigent planning application from Tesco is held back.
Culina Logistics is looking to work more closely with retailers on primary distribution contracts (collecting goods from manufacturers or shared user depots on behalf of retailers for delivery into their regional distribution centres).
UK media watchdog Ofcom has rejected complaints from cereal food giants Nestlé and Kellogg’s that they were treated unfairly by the Channel 4 programme What’s in Your Breakfast?
Vion said it plans to expand its veal processing operations after being given the go-ahead by the European Commission to acquire Weyl.
A new Turkish government report shows that the nation’s consumers are increasingly favouring the mass grocery retail (MGR) sector, while rising disposable incomes also mean an accompanying shift towards packaged, frozen and processed foods.
Treating potatoes with electricity and ultra-sound could improve their antioxidant activity by up to 60 per cent, according to new research from Obihiro University in Hokkaido, Japan.
Twinings has confirmed that a “small number” of staff at its factory in North Shields have accessed confidential payroll details relating to 263 staff without authorisation.
Bosses at meat and poultry giant Vion should find out on September 1 whether staff at its chicken processing plant in Llangefni plan to take strike action over pay.
There is “growing chatter” in the trade that Arla – currently the sole supplier of fresh liquid milk to Asda – could lose some business to rival Robert Wiseman Dairies if Asda seeks to diversify its supply base, according to City analysts.
Arla’s 1bn-litre ‘super dairy’ will not – as suggested in press reports this week – be constructed ‘near the western fringe of the M25 between Slough and Uxbridge’, bosses have insisted.
The world’s first 100 percent biodegradable chip packet attracted a lot of noise last week, but not the buzz that SunChips’ maker FritoLay had been hoping for.
Premium vodka and spirit producer Chase Distillery is confident of doubling its turnover to £3-4m in 2011 on the back of strong US sales.
UK demand for food-grade recycled plastics continues to outstrip supply and drive prices, according to a new report from the UK government-funded Waste Resources Action Programme (WRAP).
Global food and drink giant PepsiCo has pledged to invest $250m in its food and beverage business in Vietnam over the next three years.
Ecclefechan Tart, shortbread, Scottish wild venison, Ayrshire bacon and several regional preserves and speciality cheeses are all prime candidates for EU protected name status, according to a new report.
Asda boss Andy Clarke’s recent ‘Gerald Ratner’ moment simply reflects what any product developer working with the supermarkets will tell you in private, that the retailer’s own-label range does not stack up against the competition in the quality stakes.
Duerr's has ceased manufacturing at its Prestage Street factory in Old Trafford, with production to transfer to its larger factory at the Roundthorn Industrial Estate in Wythenshawe.
US food giant Campbell Soup Company has emerged as a potential bidder for biscuits and snacks giant United Biscuits.
Food manufacturers working with Amazon on its new UK grocery business remain frustrated and disappointed by its progress six weeks after launch, although most still say they would not bet against the online retailer in the long-term.
250 staff at Northumberland Foods have lost their jobs after eleventh-hour talks to rescue the frozen food manufacturer from administration fell through.
The Scottish Pelagic Fisherman’s Association (SFPA) claims that Icelandic and Faroese government decisions over mackerel fishing quotas for 2010 are “insane”, and could raise prices for food producers, as well as putting Scotland’s Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) mackerel fishery accreditation at risk.
Staff at Northumberland Foods face an uncertain future after bosses were forced to call in administrators this week for the second time in 18 months.
The firm behind heart-friendly beetroot juice Beet It has secured new retail listings for its ‘one-shot’ 70ml packs after a successful launch in Holland & Barrett.
Tiptree jam maker Wilkin & Sons is on the lookout for further acquisitions after sealing a deal to buy Essex-based luxury puddings manufacturer Coles Traditional Foods.
Speciality food manufacturers are being invited to pitch their wares to buyers at upmarket food retailer Booths at a Waterstones branch in London on October 7 as the firm seeks to spice up its range.
Middlesbrough-based snacks manufacturer Baked Snacks Company (BSC) has good prospects provided any new backer can inject sufficient capital into the business to give it a fighting chance, according to sources close to the firm.
Heinz has reduced its energy budget by more than 13% at its Kitt Green factory in Wigan over the past two years.
Strike action by staff at Maple Leaf Bakery UK’s Walsall factory has been delayed due to a technicality and a reballot is now being conducted, according to the Bakers Food and Allied Workers Union (BFAWU).
R&D professionals in UK food firms have the chance to be part-funded to attend a functional food symposium in New Zealand later this year.
Volumes at Carlsberg UK increased in the low double-digits in the first half of the year.
A leading economist says that industry sources and analysts predicting the Russian wheat export ban will have little impact on EU food prices are “naïve”, and overlook the fact that major futures contracts for Russian wheat are now worthless.
California-based flavor firm Senomyx has entered into a four-year partnership with PepsiCo in order to develop sweetness enhancers and natural high-intensity sweeteners for new PepsiCo products.
Direct foreign investment in the Indian food processing industry rocketed 175 per cent during 2009-10 to reach $279.33m and now plays an important role in developing the sector, according to the national government.
New research suggests that mixing different protein emulsifiers could create more stable emulsions – reducing the need for surfactants.
Raisio is reaping the rewards of buying British snack brand Glisten with a 22 per cent increase in net sales in H1; with a new growth phase now underway, more acquisitions could be on the horizon.
The Russian ban on grain exports will boost profits at ADM, Cargill and Viterra in the coming months, according to credit ratings agency Moody’s.
The recent surge in wheat prices could crank up costs at Premier Foods by £8-10m in the fourth quarter, according to Investec Securities.
The administrator for Middlesbrough-based snack maker Baked Snacks Company (BSC) says it remains confident of selling the business as a going concern.
‘Household names’ in food and drink manufacturing are conducting trials with fruit-based sweetener Sweet Freedom following its successful launch in the retail market.
Sales of chilled ready meals surged 8.4% in the year to July 11, while volumes shot up 14.4% over the same period, according to new data from Kantar Worldpanel.
TDG has pumped £1m into its cold store at the Altens industrial estate in Aberdeen.
Welsh ice cream manufacturer Wild Fig has tripled production after picking up a major contract to supply ice cream tubs to the Wales Millennium Centre.
Kerry Group has acquired Lancashire-based infused oils maker Springthyme Oils, FoodManufacture.co.uk has learned.
Food manufacturers that fail to register for the government's Carbon Reduction Commitment Energy Efficiency Scheme (CRCEES) before the September 30 deadline risk substantial fines, experts have warned.
Countries with adequate space and little recycling infrastructure, such as parts of the US and the UK, could lower their carbon footprint substantially by sending PET (polyethylene terephthalate) bottles to landfill – rather than recycling or incinerating them, say researchers.
Kerry Group has confirmed the terms of its offer to buy Cork-based cheese maker Newmarket Co-operative Creameries in a €33m deal.
Are you prepared for the next sudan-1 or melamine scandal? What are the food safety risks threatening the food supply chains of tomorrow, and do you have the technical and financial resources to deal them them?
Greencore has notched up a “very positive” set of summer trading figures, posting a 7% increase in sales to €281.2m in its convenience foods division in the four months to July 23, driven by strong growth in food-to-go and prepared meals.
French dairy giant Groupe Lactalis has signalled its commitment to maintaining Rachel’s brand and production in mid-Wales, according to Calon Wen, the co-operative that supplies all of the organic yogurt maker’s milk.
The Food Manufacture Personality of the Year award recognises someone who has made a significant contribution to the food and drink sector in the past year, whether through brokering deals, transforming the fortunes of his business, raising the profile of the food industry in government or the media, or simply delivering exceptional results.
The firm behind a new breed of microscopic salt crystals that can help manufacturers slash sodium and retain their clean label status is conducting its first trials on cheese.
Swansea-based ready meals manufacturer Ethnic Cuisine has finally closed for business less than three years after parent company Northern Foods acquired it.
Global wheat stocks are sufficient to absorb production shortfalls in the short-term, but things could deteriorate rapidly if Russia's winter wheat crop is as bad as its spring crop, according to analysts at Rabobank.
The New-Zealand-based firm driving the commercialisation of an intense natural sweetener from monk fruit (luo han guo) is seeking clearance to market it in the EU following successful trials with some of the world’s leading food and drink manufacturers.
Production will recommence at Warburtons fire-ravaged Bolton bakery in September, the firm has revealed.
Northern Foods is selling Dalepak Frozen Foods to the Irish Food Processors Group (IFP) in a £6.4m deal.
Farmer-owner dairy business First Milk has teamed up with Morrisons to improve sustainability and cut costs in the cheese supply chain.
Buxton Spa Bakery has ceased trading and its affairs are now being wound-up by administrators.
Premium muesli Nature’s Pleasure was pulled from supermarket shelves after just 12 months because of "economic pressures", according to Kellogg's UK md Greg Peterson.
Nuts, dried fruits and confectionery firm Zeina Foods has boosted its cold storage capacity by 70% following a £1.7m investment in a new cold store.
Dairy Crest could be the biggest loser if the UK’s biggest supermarkets decide to shake up supply contracts over the next 18 months, while rival Robert Wiseman Dairies has the most to gain, according to a new report.
Former Holland’s Pies md Neil Court-Johnston is still out of the business almost three months after being suspended in the wake of allegations that he had talked with third parties regarding a management buyout without the consent of company bosses.
The Trades Union Congress has written to business secretary Vince Cable asking him to investigate whether Twinings received EU funds to “relocate” production from the UK to a new Polish factory, given that UK jobs could be lost as a result.
The consultancy that lodged a high-profile health claim application about soy protein says it remains confident of achieving a successful claim despite last month’s controversial negative opinion from the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).
The fragile recovery in developed markets could make it hard to pass on rising raw materials costs in the second half, Unilever has warned.
The Redwood Wholefood Company expects 2009/10 sales to grow by 10% from just over £3m driven by growing demand for meat and dairy-free products.
Growing demand for meat with a clear provenance was one driver behind a multi-million pound investment programme by Vion to expand its processing operations in Scotland and create 250 new jobs.
Kellogg’s head of nutrition has called for UK journalists to look at the firm’s cereals as a whole and not just single out their sugar content.
United Biscuits has been fined £10,000 plus costs by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) after a worker had two fingers sliced off by a mixing machine.
Higher energy and raw material prices coupled with fragile demand and weak retail pricing could put many food manufacturers – particularly bakers – under intense margin pressure this year, analysts are predicting.
Vimto maker Nichols has posted a 39% leap in pre-tax profit to £6m on sales up 17.6% to £44.2m in the first half.
Premier Foods remains ‘open-minded’ about selling off assets to pay off debts, bosses have revealed as the firm released interim results broadly in line with expectations, but warned of rising cost inflation in the second half.
Leading soy supplier Solae has criticised the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) for a selective approach that saw the agency’s health claims panel dismiss upward of 30 human intervention studies contained in an article 14, soy protein, cholesterol-lowering dossier.
Britain’s meat processors are missing out on lucrative overseas demand for offal, it has emerged. This is particularly the case with tripe (large stomach lining) – and other so-called ‘fifth quarter’ by-products of carcass ‘deconstruction’.
Dual ovenable board trays look set to grab a share of the ready meals and other prepared foods markets, as performance improves and environmental and cost pressures mount.
Some slaughter houses and meat cutting plants that are in breach of food safety controls and present potential hygiene hazards are still operating – despite the refusal or withdrawal of approval by the Food Standards Agency (FSA) – because of a loophole in the law.
Exova has developed a modular halal food-auditing standard that reflects growing interest amongst UK manufacturers in products that meet Islamic law.
The EU’s forthcoming Agency Workers Directive will have a major impact on employers of temporary staff, says Frederick Dawson
Staff employed at a massive Lowestoft burger factory destroyed by fire last month have been warned that they face the risk of redundancy.
The new watchdog tasked with policing supermarkets’ dealings with suppliers will still have teeth, despite its “astonishingly low” budget, government officials have insisted.
Vegetable crisp manufacturer glennans has seen sales surge by 22% over the past 12 months driven by strong demand for own-label crisps.
Premier Foods has lost market share in three out of four of its key trading categories in the second-quarter, according to Nielsen data supplied to Investec Securities.
Carbon dioxide will remain a niche refrigerant in food production in the short to medium term, although it is gaining ground in the food retail sector, according to experts at BOC Group.
A project to cut insurance costs for small food processors in north west England has been given EU funding clearance.
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has issued a negative opinion to a health claim submission linking soy protein and reduced LDL cholesterol.
The UK’s Food Standards Agency (FSA) has said it is investigating claims that milk from a cloned cow has entered the nation’s dairy supply.
The European Commission is aiming to finalise the controversial nutrient profiling model outlined in the health claims Regulation by the end of this year, almost two years behind schedule.
Food processors on interruptable electricity supply contracts face a rising incidence of ‘brown outs’ – where power is temporarily switched off when demand exceeds supply.
Swingeing cuts to local authority finances risk creating another serious foodborne disease outbreak on a par with the E.coli O157 incident in Wales in 2005, food safety experts have warned.
The Findus Group has called upon politicians to “educate themselves” on fishing issues ahead of proposed changes to the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) in 2011.
A modular frequency inverter has been introduced which is specifically designed for pump, fan, and compressor applications.
A wide selection of interfacing options and expansion modules is offered with a new range of cabinet inverters, which allow industrial automation applications from simple speed control to complex servo positioning.
To keep pace with demand from the food and drinks sector, Alfa Laval has launched the ThinkTop Basic actuator-sensor interface (ASI) valve sensing and control unit.
Improved speed control on one of its production lines is enabling gluten-free manufacturer The Village Bakery (Nutrition) to save £20,000 a year at its Abenbury Way site in Wrexham. The installation of an ABB general machinery drive with high ingress protection (IP66) has delivered a combination of cost savings.
Ishida Europe has designed and installed a packing line that enables three to four operators to produce prepared salads at up to 40 trays a minute, while automating inspection and making every pack traceable to a stored X-ray image.
Filtration and separation specialist Porvair Filtration Group has designed a double layer membrane filter for use in the wine industry.
The Black Sheep Brewery produces cask ales and bottled beers at its Yorkshire site.
The crumpet department at Hovis Greenford has now gone paper-free with the Principle Suite system from Applied Principles. The system had previously been successfully trialled in the bread plant at Greenford.
Steam systems have many uses in the manufacturing world, including humidification, hot water and heating.
BioNova's new accelerated aerobic biodigester transforms food waste in around 72h into a nutrient and energy-rich material.
Micromac Filtration has re-designed and upgraded the effluent treatment infrastructure at frozen ready meal supplier Headland Foods.
Power and automation firm ABB's swappage scheme will swap out incumbent drives from any manufacturer. It is supported by a recycling programme, which is now in its eighth year and offers at least 17.5% off the list price of a new ABB drive.
The interference caused by domed bases of bottles, jars and cans when X-ray scanning for contaminants has troubled manufacturers across the food processing industry.
Lab testing specialist Oxoid is now helping microbiologists to obtain next-day Listeria results with the rapid DuPont Qualicon Bax System Listeria monocytogenes (Lm) 24E and Bax System Genus Listeria 24E assays. The speed of these assays enables manufacturers to obtain a 'yes' or 'no' answer before products are released from the factory.
Manufacturers with cooling towers, water tanks and distribution systems can receive a legionella risk assessment as well as a full cleaning and disinfecting service from Hygiene Group.
When frozen food wholesaler Freshpack built a new production line at its Stoke-on-Trent factory, it included a twin-headed combination metal detection system with ferrous-in-foil inspection facility and checkweigher from Fortress Technology.
As the sophistication of infrared (IR) cameras increases, so their usefulness in food processing as part of automated machine vision applications also grows.
Independent cheese producer Wyke Farms has chosen iFacility to enhance its food safety compliance.
A tank cleaning machine has been developed specifically to meet the exacting cleaning-in-place (CIP) requirements of the food, brewing, beverage and dairy sectors.
I read with interest John Dunn’s item on factory design in the July 2010 issue (p63), which raised many key issues.
I am writing with regard to the article published in the July issue of Food Manufacture (p7) ‘Soft drinks firm labels Coca-Cola’s production plant ‘a disgrace’.
Recent announcements about the future of the Food Standards Agency (FSA) dealt with the handover of country of origin labelling (COOL) to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA).
Simulation, as a term, evokes images of a second-class experience. But it could help Britain’s food manufacturers avoid costly mistakes on new installations.
Do I detect a faint whiff of optimism circulating through our sector?
We are born, we grow up, and then we die, making way for the next generation. Such is the circle of life. Otherwise, the world would be a very crowded place.
Storage and distribution firm Grocontinental has clinched an agreement granting dairy business First Milk the use of its recently completed £3m, 7,432m2 multi-temperature warehouse to store its cheese.
Swingeing budget cuts by the government are likely to impact on the food industry, but how? asks Michelle Knott
Bisphenol A is in fact one of the world’s most researched chemicals and has a history of risk assessment in Europe going back a quarter of a century. So why is it still generating such heated responses? asks Sebastian Day
Honeytop Speciality Foods is storming the tortilla market and continues to champion innovation in products and processes, as Rod Addy discovers
I come from Saudi Arabia and came to the UK to finish my education. I was very ambitious. I was brought up on wonderful food in the Middle East. I’m lucky I’m doing something I love. I am not that interested in cooking, but I do love food and manufacturing.
One of the UK's largest frozen food warehouses opened last month in Cambridgeshire.
The government's decision to cut funding for the Sustainability Development Commission (SDC) the publicly funded body serving the UK has been met with outrage.
More than 50 people a day have illegal foods seized at ports and airports when entering the UK, according to the latest government figures.
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) seems set to deliver a 'no changes necessary' opinion on tolerable daily intake (TDI) of the controversial plastics chemical bisphenol A (BPA).
Safety regulators will have a much better idea of EU consumer exposure to a wide range of chemicals contained in different flavourings, additives and food contact materials when a pan-European research programme called FACET is completed in about two years.
A sensible balance between UK biofuels and food production is impossible without comprehensive data capture and land use management and proper government incentives.
John Stevenson, MP for Carlisle, has been elected chair of Food and Drink Manufacturing All Party Parliamentary Group. The body's remit is to raise the profile of the UK's food manufacturing sector and represent its interests among parliamentarians.
Natural foods firm Hain Celestial employed Chalfont construction to upgrade Heinz's former facility at Fakenham, Norfolk, so that it could produce a new range of desserts.
Food Manufacture's editor Rick Pendrous has been made a Fellow of the Society of Food Hygiene and Technology (SOFHT).
The government launched its review of waste policies last month.
Beef and veal output from major producing countries fell by an average of two per cent in 2009.
Palletways, a freight transport company that specialises in small consignments of cargo has expanded operations at its southern hub in Greenford, Middlesex.
Supermarket minced beef has come under flak for the variety of fat content in samples taken by council trading standards inspectors.
The Food Standards Agency is to look at whether a system of 'earned recognition' or 'earned autonomy' can be used to set priorities for local authority (LA) inspections of food businesses to reduce the burden on LAs under the shadow of cuts.
Further work is needed to attract women to food science, according to Helen Munday, director, scientific and regulatory affairs, Coca-Cola northwest Europe.
Intellectual property (IP) wrangles with universities have impeded joint research projects for Premier Foods, according to Dr Simon Branch, Premier's head of innovation and improvement.
Cash flow difficulties, market volatility, reduced customer orders and consumer spending cutbacks were all consequences of the recent recession reported by small food and drink manufacturers in the East Midlands.
Uncoordinated government funding threatens UK food production and security research, according to experts.
The soaring cost of crucial food ingredients is hitting manufacturers hard.
Controls that force processors and butchers to use separate equipment for raw and cooked meats are being sought by the Food Standards Agency (FSA).
Rexam has applied its proprietary rotary thermoforming (RTF) technology to new containers used by Danish brand Tulip for its heat-processed pork products.
Consumer awareness of Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification is growing, says the charity, largely as a result of its increased visibility on supermarket food and drink products. And that awareness, together with growing brand owner engagement with sustainability issues, is likely to lead to still greater interest in certification in the sector.
European moves to reclassify post-consumer waste could be of much more than mere semantic interest as far as glass is concerned.
At a recent Leatherhead conference, a speaker from Mintel said the number of new products making 'natural' and 'green' claims increased steadily between 2005 and 2009. But I'm not convinced that consumers understand all these claims.
US-based colours processor DD Williamson is targeting Europe with ingredients that would potentially suit organic products.
Oxford Nutrascience is launching cranberry and omega-3 fortified chews in September, having already produced calcium fortified chews under its Ellactiva brand.
As a consumer, caterer, chef and food developer, I have found the Food Standards Agency (FSA) to be a great source of clear and concise information that has helped me to make more informed choices and, more importantly, produce food safely. It has lived up to its mission statement: 'safer food, better business'.
UK meat manufacturer The Big Kitchen has launched a Lamb Kofta dish for caterers who want to take advantage of the growing demand for ethnic dishes.
Cathedral City is completing its £10M brand relaunch with new-look products to satisfy the £24M adult snacking market.
Chase Distillery has launched its marmalade vodka. The team marinated marmalade in award- winning Chase Vodka, then infused extra oranges.
UK supplier of nuts, seeds and dried fruit, Zeina Foods has introduced a new snack under the Zeina Love Our Foods brand.
The upward trend for venison continues with the launch of Scottish Slimmers Wildly Healthy Venison Sausages.
The appointment of Dr Hans Tromp as professor of Colloid Chemistry at Utrecht University promises new technological solutions for low-fat food products, according to food research firm Nizo.
Aiming at the healthy end of the snack market, Munchy Seeds has launched Crunchy Bites.
Despite ongoing issues with health claims legislation, the positioning of food and drink products promising to aid heart health appears to be continuing unabated, according to data from the Innova Database.
Ghanaian entrepreneurs Lloyd and Adwoa Hagan-Mensah of Raymond's Blanc's BBC2 series The Restaurant have launched London's first Ghanaian cookery school.
Consultation closes this month on the latest version of a guidance document for the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI v6), which seeks to converge the requirements of third-party certification schemes recognised under its umbrella.
Salt replacement and anti-microbial properties are being studied, says John Dunn
Retailers are behind a core part of the Food Standards Agency's (FSA's) latest five-year strategy of targeting the UK's biggest source of foodborne illness. They have come up with a plan to work with their suppliers to substantially reduce levels of campylobacter bacteria in poultry meat.
The shortlist has been announced for the 2010 Food and Drink Federation (FDF) Community Partnership Awards.
'Buy British standards' is the coalition government's latest plan for public sector food procurement.
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