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FDF’s top three ambitions for 2016

Food manufacturing’s top three goals for 2016

Tackling the UK’s obesity epidemic, resolving the debate surrounding Britain’s membership of the EU and boosting productivity will be the Food and Drink Federation’s (FDF’s) top three ambitions for 2016, can exclusively reveal.

Published: 25-Nov-2015

Three changes food industry must make to boost health

How the food industry can boost consumer health

Food and drink manufacturers must make three changes across their businesses to help boost the health of consumers, according to consumer group Which?

Published: 20-Nov-2015

Why you should use all the senses to enhance your products

Food firms should consider all the senses when innovating

Food and drink manufacturers must understand how to combine touch, smell and sight to enhance the taste of their products in order to boost consumers’ overall enjoyment.

Published: 18-Nov-2015

Food manufacturing Oscars – caught on camera

Food industry awards video highlights

Relive the carnival atmosphere from the 15th annual Food Manufacture Excellence Awards (FMEAs) and hear from some of the winners as they picked up their gongs in this exclusive video.

Published: 16-Nov-2015

Don’t overlook our industry: Young Talent winner

Food industry shouldn’t be overlooked by youth

Young people shouldn’t overlook the food industry as it can offer many job roles and quick progression, according to the winner of the Food Manufacturing Excellence Award (FMEA) for Young Talent of the Year.

Published: 13-Nov-2015

Turkey boss sets out goal on campylobacter

Campylobacter control is turkey boss's mission

Bernard Matthews group technical director Jeremy Hall has set out his mission to make poultry the meat of choice over the next 10 years by preventing campylobacter food poisoning.

Published: 11-Nov-2015

Moy Park Oscar winners: the video interview

Moy Park Oscar winner caught on camera

“Truly delighted”, was the verdict from Moy Park’s human resources director Mike Mullan, after his firm scooped the top award in the Food Manufacture Excellence Awards (FMEAs).

Published: 09-Nov-2015

Food safety conference: key lessons learnt

Food industry lifts lid on food safety

A greater need for collaboration between the food industry and government to boost data sharing to help improve food safety was one of the key messages from the Food Manufacture Group’s food safety conference.

Published: 05-Nov-2015

Food business starters should be hungry for knowledge

Food industry new starters offered top tip

Young people starting their food business careers should hungry for knowledge about the roles they’ve taken on and slip a “finger in lots of pies”, according to the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) boss Jane King. 

Published: 03-Nov-2015

Top snacking trends revealed as UK leads innovation

Top snacking trends

Health and indulgence are key trends shaping the snack market as the UK leads the way in innovation, according to a food trend expert.

Published: 29-Oct-2015

Snack market will grow despite war on fat

Snack food market will continue growth

The crisp and snack market will continue to grow despite greater public focus on sugar, salt and fat content in foods, according to the boss of one snack firm.

Published: 28-Oct-2015

Inside look: Délifrance’s new innovative facility

Bakery firm invests in innovation and staff

Délifrance UK’s £30M investment in its Southall site has helped it commit to innovative new products and its staff, according to the firm’s boss.

Published: 21-Oct-2015

Genius feels benefits of own-label manufacturing

Free-from food firm benefits from own-label contracts

Manufacturing own-label products alongside its branded free-from bakery items has helped Genius Foods build stronger relationships with retailers, according to the firm’s boss.

Published: 19-Oct-2015

Food manufacturers must respond to consumers’ ‘huge cultural shift’

Food industry must respond to consumers' culture change

Food and drink manufacturers must respond to a “huge cultural shift” in consumer behaviour towards own-label products, according to grocery think tank IGD ceo Joanne Denney-Finch.

Published: 14-Oct-2015

Big four retailers ‘dug their own grave’

Supermarkets to blame for downfall

The big four supermarkets have “undoubtedly” dug their own grave and contributed to the “crisis” in the retail industry,  according to Clive Black of Shore Capital.

Published: 09-Oct-2015

Beware of food safety comfort zones

Food safety comfort zones can hurt

Food and drink manufacturers should be aware of falling into food safety comfort zones or they risk costly recalls, producing inefficiently and not satisfying their customers.

Published: 07-Oct-2015

Crime boss appeals for food industry partnership

Food crime boss appeals for new partnership

The new boss of the Food Crime Unit, Andy Morling, issued a passionate plea for partnership to beat food and drink crime, in this exclusive video interview, filmed at Food Manufacture’s Food safety conference.

Published: 05-Oct-2015

Improve supply chain transparency urges AHDB boss

Improve food supply chain transparency: AHDB boss

Food manufacturers should help to improve transparency in the food supply chain and share more information about changing customer tastes more openly, urges Jane King, new boss of the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB), in this exclusive video interview.

Published: 23-Sep-2015

More quality, depth and diversity among food manufacturing Oscars

Food awards feel quality boost

Improved quality, depth and diversity were the three themes of this year’s Food Manufacture Excellence Awards (FMEA), according to one of the judges.

Published: 07-Sep-2015

Better veterinary medicines regulations needed

EU needs better veterinary medicines regulations

Improved veterinary medicine regulations are needed urgently to help the EU safeguard food supplies and protect human health, according to a recent conference.

Published: 30-Jul-2015

UK lagging behind France on food waste redistribution

UK food industry more wasteful than France

The UK food and drink industry is lagging behind France with the amount of surplus food it send for redistribution, according to food redistribution charity FareShare.

Published: 18-Jun-2015

Investment brings more control for Aspall

Cider firm’s investment pays off

Cider manufacturer Aspall’s widespread investment programme has helped it gain more control over its business, according to its boss.

Published: 01-Jun-2015

Top three energy tips for food firms

How food firms could save energy

Food manufacturers could cut their energy costs by operating more energy efficiently, avoiding production during expensive peak demand periods and working more closely with their energy providers.

Published: 27-May-2015

Faccenda’s steam tool cuts campylobacter by 80%

Poultry company’s bug blasting to start commercial-scale operations

Faccenda Foods has achieved 80% campylobacter reductions in its whole chickens and plans to launch the first UK continuous production line application of SonoSteam, which enabled that, for Asda in June.

Published: 21-May-2015

Break down barriers to retail buyers

Food firm's barriers to retailers removed

Barriers to retail buyers can be smashed by food and drink entrepreneurs, according to the founder of business support organisation Enterprise Nation.

Published: 08-May-2015