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Environmental entries impress FMEA judge

Sustainability the highlight of FMEA entries

Food Manufacture Excellence Awards (FMEA) judge Jon Poole was particularly impressed by the environmental initiative entries in this year’s judging process.

Published: 27-Oct-2016

BRC’s four key messages to reduce campylobacter spread

British Retail Consortium’s four messages to reduce campylobacter

There are four key messages from the British Retail Consortium (BRC) to reduce the spread of campylobacter, according to food policy advisor Elizabeth Andoh-Kesson.

Published: 24-Oct-2016

Food firms can’t plan for Brexit until given more information

Food industry needs Brexit planning: law firm

The government should tell food and drink manufacturers how it plans to transpose EU law into UK law before the sector can prepare for Brexit, says DWF’s head of food group Dominic Watkins.

Published: 21-Oct-2016

Food crime boss on three achievements

Food crime boss claims three achievements over last year

The Food Crime Unit achieved three key goals of over the past year, its boss Andy Morling claims in this exclusive video interview, filmed at Food Manufacture’s safety conference.

Published: 19-Oct-2016

FMEA judge impressed by small companies

Small companies the highlight of FMEA entries

Food Manufacture Excellence Awards (FMEA) judge Dale Fiddy said the quality of entries from small to medium-sized enterprises caught his attention in this year’s judging process.

Published: 17-Oct-2016

Over 100 firefighters battle glass factory blaze

Firefighters battle glass factory blaze

More than 100 firefighters battled a blaze at a glass factory in Leeds, which manufactures bottles for drinks.

Published: 07-Oct-2016

Bells Food Group boss: how £3.6M investment will boost sales

Pie and pastry boss on how investment will boost sales

Ronnie Miles

Managing director - Bells Food Group

Scottish pie and pastry maker Bells Food Group is set to grow sales throughout the UK and beyond after completing phase one of a £3.6M investment, according to its md Ronnie Miles.

Published: 06-Oct-2016

PTF boss: ‘Uncertainty is the biggest challenge’

Food industry boss sets out Brexit fears

Andrew Kuyk

Director general - Provision Trade Federation

The biggest challenge facing the UK in the wake of the Brexit vote is the level of uncertainty over what leaving Europe means, the new head of the Provision Trade Federation (PTF) has claimed.

Published: 04-Oct-2016

New Brexit boss appointed by National Farmers Union

New Brexit boss appointed by National Farmers Union

The National Farmers Union (NFU) has appointed Nick von Westenholz to the new position of Brexit boss, as part of the organisation’s move to help put farming and food at the centre of the government planning for life after EU membership.

Published: 03-Oct-2016

PM ‘intends to protect’ EU national workers already here, after Brexit

PM ‘intends to protect’ EU national workers already here, after Brexit

The prime minister “absolutely intends” to protect the right of up to 100,000 non-UK EU nationals already working in the British food and drink sector to remain in this country after Brexit, according to her environment secretary Andrea Leadsom.

Published: 28-Sep-2016

Pork processor: collaboration has reduced audits

How meat firms have reduced their audit burden

Rob Nugent

Operations director - Direct Table Foods

The director at a leading pork processor has claimed that industry-wide collaboration has enabled his company to reduce the meat sector’s audit burden following the horsemeat crisis.

Published: 05-Sep-2016

Grocery regulator: ‘I am dependent on suppliers’

Video: supermarket ombudsman ‘depends’ on food and drink suppliers

Christine Tacon

Groceries Code Adjudicator

The woman in charge of regulating the relationship between retailers and suppliers says she is “totally dependent” on food and drink firms telling her about unfair practices.

Published: 01-Sep-2016

Frozen food boss leaves organisation on a positive note

Frozen food boss looks back on his time in charge

Brian Young, chief executive of the British Frozen Food Federation (BFFF) said the organisation is now “modern and forward-thinking”, as he looked back on his 10 years in charge.

Published: 24-Aug-2016

Frozen food manufacturers have ‘lots of opportunity’

Frozen food manufacturers have ‘lots of opportunity’ to grow

Frozen food manufacturers should follow consumer trends closely to benefit from the key drivers of the industry, according to British Frozen Food Federation (BFFF) chief executive Brian Young.

Published: 08-Aug-2016

‘Bright’ outlook for frozen food manufacturers

Frozen food sector worth billions

Frozen food manufacturing products are set to rise in popularity, based on consumers’ preference for less waste and higher nutrient value, according to a report from the British Frozen Food Federation (BFFF).

Published: 05-Aug-2016

Problem-solving through teamwork at Kellogg UK

Kellogg’s on how to solve problems through teamwork

Tony O’Brien

Manchester plant director - Kellogg UK

Delivering a high-quality consistent product and a tireless quest to improve working practices are what drive Tony O’Brien on after seven years as plant director at Kellogg UK’s Manchester factory.

Published: 03-Aug-2016

The Black Farmer: ‘brands are the future’

Gluten-free entreprenuer talks about the future of brands

Wilfred Emmanuel-Jones

Founder - The Black Farmer

Wilfred Emmanuel-Jones didn’t build a £10M business by sitting still – so Food Manufacture caught up with him while driving through the streets of London.

Published: 02-Aug-2016

What food and drink manufacturers worry about most

Brexit and sugar tax are food manufacturers’ top worries

Brexit and the sugar tax topped food and drink manufacturers’ concerns this year, according to the Food Manufacture Group’s exclusive industry-wide survey. We explore the headline results of the survey with the editor of Food Manufacture Rick Pendrous.

Published: 18-Jul-2016

Boosting productivity at Coca-Cola’s Wakefield factory

Coca-Cola factory boss talks staff engagement

Trevor Newman

Supply chain operations director - Coca-Cola European Partners

Boosting productivity by improving employee engagement is a four-step process at Coca-Cola European Partners’ (CCEP) Wakefield factory.

Published: 05-Jul-2016

Lightning strike causes fireball at food waste plant

Food waste plant fireball caused by lightning strike

A lightning strike that ignited a huge methane gas fireball at a food waste management site in Oxfordshire has caused £250,000 of damage.

Published: 27-Jun-2016

Lean and green tops the agenda for Kinnerton

Chocolate factory sweet on lean manufacturing plans

Mark Bullock

General manager - Kinnerton Confectionery

Leaner manufacturing and improved staff engagement are the twin targets of Kinnerton Confectionery’s site in Sherburn-in-Elmet, North Yorkshire.

Published: 24-May-2016

London bakery fire arsonist caught on CCTV

Bakery fire arsonist caught on CCTV

Dramatic CCTV footage of a masked arsonist attacking a London bakery has been released by the Metropolitan Police.

Published: 23-May-2016

Skilled managers ‘vital for lean manufacturing’

Lean food manufacturing depends on skilled managers

A skilled and fully-trained management team is vital for the success of lean and green food and drink manufacturing, according to fast-moving consumer goods improvement specialist Simon Spanyol, who took part in the Food Manufacture Group’s recent webinar dedicated to the subject.

Published: 19-May-2016

Lean and green manufacturing savings: what to expect

Lean and green manufacturing savings: what to expect

Lauras International partner, Jeremy Praud sets out what savings to expect from implementing a lean food and drink manufacturing programme in this video interview.

Published: 18-May-2016

M&S sourcing boss: what we expect from suppliers

Marks & Spencer’s sourcing boss: what we expect from suppliers

Marks & Spencer (M&S) sets demanding standards for its suppliers but rewards top class achievement, explains the retailer’s head of responsible sourcing and packaging and Plan A Louise Nicholls, in this exclusive video interview.

Published: 18-May-2016