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Business leaders tackle fat tax at industry forum

Fat tax and discount retailers in spotlight

Debate about taxing ‘unhealthy’ foods provoked division at Food Manufacture’s Business Leaders’ Forum and was a top hot topic singled out by Geoff Eaton, chairman of New England Seafood International.

Published: 23-Jan-2015

Top three tips to securing investment

Top ways food and drink firms can secure investment

Food and drink firms seeking crowdfunding must provide detailed business information to ensure they stand out from the competition to potential investors.

Published: 19-Jan-2015

Promote health benefits or risk political sidelining

Food industry must shout about health credentials

The food industry must promote about its health benefits or risk being sidelined in the lead-up to the General Election in May, according to the chairman of the Oxford Farming Conference.

Published: 16-Jan-2015

Does Groceries Code Adjudicator need new teeth?

Groceries code powers spack political debate

Tougher powers for the Groceries Code Adjudicator (GCA) were under discussion at last week’s Oxford Farming Conference.

Published: 14-Jan-2015

UKIP spokesman speaks up for migrant workers

UKIP speaks up for migrant food workers

The UK Independence Party (UKIP) has acknowledged the contribution of migrant workers to the food industry, while its agriculture spokesman revealed how his poultry business relied on a contractor staffed by east European workers.

Published: 12-Jan-2015

Food policy to be key to next Labour government

Food policy to be at heart of next Labour government

Labour has pledged to put food policy at the heart of a new “industry strategy”, while introducing a more joined-up approach to food safety and health challenges, if it is successful after the general election on May 7.

Published: 09-Jan-2015

FMEA wins boost team morale: Dawn Meats boss

Meat firm wins top food manufacturing industry Oscars

Winning not one but two Food Manufacturing Excellence Awards (FMEAs) in the industry’s Oscars last month will boost team morale, said Dawn Meats boss Isla Roebuck.

Published: 03-Dec-2014

FMEAs 2014 video highlights

Food manufacturing industry celebrates – on film

Hundreds of food and drink industry professionals gathered at the Park Lane Hilton Hotel to celebrate the very best in UK food and drink manufacturing, last month (Thursday November 20).

Published: 01-Dec-2014

Thorntons’ youngster wins young talent Oscar

Food manufacturing award won by sweet youngster

Thornton’s production line manager Jodie Adcock has won the inaugural Young Talent of the Year award in the industry’s Oscars – the Food Manufacturing Excellence Awards (FMEAs).

Published: 26-Nov-2014

Greencore boss wins personality award in FMEA Oscars

Sandwich boss wins food manufacturing Personality award

Greencore chief executive Patrick Coveney has won the coveted Personality of the year award in the industry’s Oscars – the Food Manufacturing Excellence Awards (FMEAs), at the London Park Lane Hilton in a glittering awards ceremony last week.

Published: 24-Nov-2014

Two biggest hurdles holding back cultured meat

Cultured meat update from lead scientist

Boosting production and winning public acceptance are the biggest challenges for scientists seeking to make cultured meat more widely available, according to the scientist leading the research.

Published: 20-Nov-2014

Five-step plan to beat food waste

How food firms can tackle food waste

Food waste charity Hubbub has launched a five-step manifesto to help food manufacturers tackle food waste.

Published: 17-Nov-2014

Nestlé boss invites teachers to spend day in a factory

Nestlé boss encourages teachers to spend a day in a factory

Spending at least one day a year in a factory would help teachers better advise their students about the merits of a career in manufacturing, according to Nestlé.

Published: 14-Nov-2014

Study science and maths for ‘fast track’ career

Science and maths advised for fast track career

Young people who study science and maths at A’ Level can expect a fast-track career in business, said the chair of a new campaign to promote the subjects among school children.

Published: 12-Nov-2014

Step change in food firms’ environmental initiatives

Step change for environmental initiatives

Food and drink manufacturers are transforming their impact on the environment and the entries for this year’s Food Manufacturing Excellence Awards (FMEAs) reflect this, according to food industry consultant Jean Feord.

Published: 31-Oct-2014

Food industry ‘teaming with’ high quality new talent

Food industry alive with new talent

The food and drink industry is “teaming with” young talent injecting passion and fresh qualities into businesses, according to the National Skills Academy for Food and Drink.

Published: 28-Oct-2014

TV star sets food and drink industry a mission

Food industry your 'licence to thrill' awaits

TV star Mark Durden-Smith has set food and drink manufacturers a mission to join him in celebration of the best the industry has to offer at the Food Manufacturing Excellence Awards (FMEAs) next month.

Published: 27-Oct-2014

Food industry must collaborate on moral responsibility

Food industry needs to collaborate on waste

The food industry cannot be seen as truly responsible and sustainable until it stops wasting so much of the food it produces, according to Iglo Group.

Published: 27-Oct-2014

Supply chain relationships ‘need more work’

Food supply chain relationships ‘need more work’

Relationships along the food supply chain need more work, according to Professor Colin Dennis, chair of the food safety conference.

Published: 24-Oct-2014

Beware food safety impact of reformulation

Food safety could be threatened by reformulation

Small-scale food manufacturers have been warned to beware the food safety consequences of reformulating their products to remove salt, sugar and fat.

Published: 22-Oct-2014

Antimicrobial resistance: stop arguing and start working together

Antimicrobial resistance: ‘stop rowing and work together’

Doctors, vets and farmers should stop rowing about who is responsible for the spread of antimicrobial resistance and work together to beat the “apocalyptic threat” it poses.

Published: 20-Oct-2014

New campylobacter control costs only 4–5p a bird

New food poisoning treatment costs only  4–5p a bird

A new technique to control campylobacter infections in poultry – which killed 110 Britons last year – is being developed at the modest cost of only 4–5p a bird.

Published: 17-Oct-2014

Prepare for food industry shake-ups, says IGD expert

Watch out for grey swans, says IGD expert

Food firms can prepare for ‘unpredictable’ market shake-ups if they make themselves more outwardly-focused and more open to change, according to IGD chief economist James Walton.

Published: 13-Oct-2014

Food industry successfully filling skills gap

Food industry talent drive builds government support

The food and drink industry’s quest to attract new talent is gaining ground, according to the president of Mars Chocolate UK Fiona Dawson.

Published: 10-Oct-2014

Brands must target occasions, consumption, says Premier Foods

Premier Foods focuses on eating occasions, shopping styles

Premier Foods is targeting eating occasions and changing shopper habits in order to boost sales of brands such as Mr Kipling cakes and Ambrosia desserts, according to its boss Gavin Darby.

Published: 10-Oct-2014

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