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27-Dec-2012 - Appearing on BBC TV’s Dragons’ Den helped Yorkshire cake entrepreneur Allison Whitmarsh secure the backing she needs to build cake factories across the UK.
21-Dec-2012 - Genetic modification (GM) could be used to produce flatulence-free sprouts, according to Rothamsted Research centre in Hertfordshire.
21-Dec-2012 - Transport bosses at retailer Argos have denied claims from Unite the union that they are being “mean-spirited” in scrapping two bottles of Christmas wine for staff in a dispute about work–life balance.
21-Dec-2012 - Informed sources say potential buyers for R&R Ice Cream put their first-round bids on the table this week – with the firm founded by US Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney rumoured to be in the running.
21-Dec-2012 - FoodManufacture.co.uk, together with its sister magazine Food Manufacture , will be back on January 2 2013, with more breaking news and views from the fast-moving world of food and drink manufacturing and two exciting events.
21-Dec-2012 - 2 Sisters’ dispute with workers at its West Midlands sites is now over and the strike planned for today (December 21) has been cancelled.
20-Dec-2012 - Premier Foods has renewed its long-standing license to manufacture Cadbury-branded cake products until at least June 2017 as part of its plan to boost growth...
20-Dec-2012 - UK food and drink manufacturing is set to benefit from a new competition, which is putting up £2M of government funding to promote automation research in the sector.
20-Dec-2012 - Food manufacturers have welcomed government plans to halve the notice period before firms can make large scale redundancies as a “step in the right direction”.
19-Dec-2012 - The working year is almost done, time to pause from ‘the business’ and embrace the festive season…go on, give it a big hug. Happy holidays!
19-Dec-2012 - Supermarket ready meals are healthier than the recipes of some TV chefs, according to researchers at Newcastle University.
19-Dec-2012 - 2 Sisters has made a solid start to its new financial year, according to the group’s ceo Ranjit Boparan.
19-Dec-2012 - The strike planned for yesterday (December 19) at 2 Sisters’ West Midlands sites has been cancelled in a bid to enable workers to reach an agreement with management.
19-Dec-2012 - The English Beef and Lamb Executive (EBLEX) has appointed Jonathan Eckley as its new marketing executive for its export team.
18-Dec-2012 - Separating food science from food fiction is the aim of a free live webinar to be staged on Thursday, January 24, 2013. If the general media’s coverage of food science and technology topics makes you mad, if you long for a more balanced debate about controversial topics such as genetically modified food, this webinar is for you.
18-Dec-2012 - The UK market for robots will grow by 3.4% from 2011 to 2016 as a result of increased investment in automation by food and drink manufacturers, according to market analyst IMS Research.
18-Dec-2012 - Cambridgeshire students have designed a ‘tear and share’ seasonal sausage that may appear on Waitrose shelves next year.
18-Dec-2012 - The launch of a robotics packaging solution to individually wrap mini cakes and muffins helped the Fabulous Bakin’ Boys become the Great British Bounce Back Champion.
17-Dec-2012 - There were 393 product recalls last year, 82 (20%) of which were food and drug related, according to the website www.recalluk.com . But this figure is not a true representation as a large proportion of recalls occur before product distribution.
17-Dec-2012 - The acquisition of Premier Foods’ East Anglian canning business has helped to boost the sales figures growth of food and drink manufacturer Princes by 28%, according to figures filed at Companies House last week (December 12).
17-Dec-2012 - Sainsbury has announced that Jean Tomlin will join its board as a non-executive director from January 1 2013, following the retirement of Anna Ford effective from December 31 2012.
17-Dec-2012 - European Commission plans to cut fish quotas next year will jeopardise the sustainability of stocks and “make things worse”, according to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA).
17-Dec-2012 - The Chinese instructions on a dough mixing machine contributed to a worker seriously injuring his hand at an Edinburgh food firm.
17-Dec-2012 - The European Commission (EC) wants to impose pension changes that would cost UK businesses £350bn (€440bn) and 180,000 jobs, according to research commissioned by the Confederation of British Industry (CBI).
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