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Food and drink crime: what tops experts’ wish list

 Food crime: what’s on the experts’ wish list

Persuading people to share information about suspected food and drink crime, co-ordinating intelligence sharing and harnessing technology to beat criminal activity topped the wish lists of experts taking part in Food Manufacture’s Big Video Debate on food fraud at Foodex.

Published: 06-May-2016

Campylobacter: rapid chilling is ‘nearest to silver bullet’

Campylobacter: rapid chilling is ‘nearest thing to silver bullet’

Campylobacter control using rapid surface chilling (RSC) is “the nearest thing we have to a silver bullet”, and should be adopted widely to cut infection levels, according to Bernard Matthews group technical director Jeremy Hall.

Published: 04-May-2016

2 Sisters boss: ‘apprentices play a key role’

2 Sisters boss: ‘apprentices play a key role’

2 Sisters Food Group relies on apprentices to help plug the skills gap, according to its group technical learning and development manager, who helped frame the government’s new Trailblazer programme of apprenticeships.

Published: 03-May-2016

Manufacturing spending ‘hit by EU referendum uncertainty’

Manufacturing investment ‘delayed by EU referendum fears’

Many manufacturing business leaders are delaying investment until after the EU referendum on June 23, according to TV business broadcaster Steph McGovern.

Published: 03-May-2016

Food Crime Unit boss aims to win food firms’ trust

Food Crime Unit boss sets out priority for year ahead

Winning food and drink manufacturers’ trust, as a first step to persuading them to share information to help combat crime, is the top priority of the head of Food Standards Agency’s (FSA’s) Food Crime Unit Andy Morling.

Published: 22-Apr-2016

Insects as human food set for tasty growth

Insects as human food set for tasty growth

Insects as a source of human food are set for big growth, driven by western consumers’ sense of culinary adventure and environmental responsibility, according to speakers at our food innovation conference last month.

Published: 21-Apr-2016

Retailers’ interest in lean manufacturing is ‘massive opportunity’

Retailers’ interest in lean manufacturing is ‘massive opportunity’

Food and drink retailers’ growing interest in lean manufacturing is a “massive opportunity” for manufacturers, according to Lauras International, which is sponsoring Food Manufacture’s free, one-hour webinar focusing on the topic at 11am on Tuesday April 26.

Published: 08-Apr-2016

Why manufacturers should tell ‘a story about food’

Food manufacturers should tell a good story

Telling a good story about the provenance of food and drink products could benefit manufacturers, Mintel’s David Jago told the innovation conference New Frontiers in Food and Drink.

Published: 29-Mar-2016

Innovation conference highlights potential on offer

Innovation conference highlights the potential on offer

New product development will become even more important for food and drink manufacturers, after the Chancellor’s sugar tax budget bombshell, according director of the Aurora Ceres Partnership Steve Osborn, who chaired Food Manufacture's recent innovation conference.

Published: 24-Mar-2016

Lewis Pie & Pasty Co prioritises staff engagement

Lewis Pie & Pasty Co puts priority on staff engagement

Engaging staff is a key means of delivering productivity improvements at the Lewis Pie & Pasty Company.

Published: 03-Mar-2016

Food manufacturing webinar focuses on lean and green

Lean and green food manufacturing webinar: register now

The latest thinking on lean and green food and drink manufacturing will be the focus of a free access webinar, to take place at 11am on Tuesday April 26.

Published: 01-Mar-2016

Food business leaders more outward-looking this year

Food industry looking towards good year

Food and drink business leaders were more outward-looking at this year’s Business Leaders’ Forum (BLF) ahead of a “positive” year in the food industry, despite various challenges it faces.

Published: 08-Feb-2016

Business Leaders: 'one person was missing'

Business Leaders Forum: Where was the shopper?

One person was missing from the Food Manufacture Group’s Business Leaders’ Forum, according to Joanne Denney-Finch, chief executive of grocery think tank IGD. That person was the shopper, it was claimed.

Published: 08-Feb-2016

Business Leaders: ‘premier event in food calendar’

Business Leaders:  ‘premier event in the food calendar’

The Business Leaders’ Forum (BLF) – organised by the Food Manufacture Group – has grown to become “probably the premier event in the food calendar”,  according to host sponsor DWF.

Published: 08-Feb-2016

Food boss: people integral to business growth

Bakery firm's staff retention key to success

Retaining knowledgeable employees who are committed to the business is the key to any successful food manufacturing business, according to one food boss.

Published: 04-Feb-2016

How horse riding helped food boss in business

Food boss’s valuable horse-riding lesson

Dawn Foods’s boss Chris Jenkins urged food and drink businesses to show the courage of their convictions in order to secure business success.

Published: 02-Feb-2016

What keeps Wyke Farms boss awake at night?

What keeps Wyke Farms boss awake at night?

What keeps Wyke Farms md Richard Clothier awake at night? “Everything”, he tells us in this disarmingly frank video interview. But his particular concerns focus on the availability of labour and the UK’s potential exit from the EU.

Published: 01-Feb-2016

Greencore considered Brexit, but not planning for it

Food firms should consider life outside EU, not plan for it

Greencore has considered business terms outside the EU, but has no plans in place should Britain vote to leave in a referendum.

Published: 01-Feb-2016

Rapeseed oil pressing firm diversifies for growth

Rapeseed oil pressing firm goes nuts for coconuts

Cold-pressed rapeseed oil production has helped Phoenix Group grow from nothing into a £1.7M business in little over six years, but the ambitious Nottinghamshire-based company isn’t stopping there.

Published: 28-Jan-2016

Jamie Oliver ‘deserves food manufacturers’ thanks’

Why food manufacturers ‘should thank Jamie Oliver’

Food and drink manufacturers should thank celebrity chef and anti-sugar campaigner Jamie Oliver for focusing attention on their contribution to healthy eating, according to Geoff Eaton, chairman of New England Seafood International.

Published: 27-Jan-2016

Scottish food and drink manufacturers ‘fear Brexit’

What Brexit means for Scottish food manufacturers

Scottish food and drink manufacturers fear the consequences a vote to quit the EU, according to the boss of Scotland Food and Drink, who urged a back-to-basics approach to manufacturing.

Published: 26-Jan-2016

Four reasons to stay in the EU: Greencore boss

EU referendum: vote to stay, says Greencore boss

Four factors explain why the food and drink industry would be much better off if the UK voted to retain EU membership rather than opting to leave, Greencore ceo Patrick Coveney told the Food Manufacture Group’s Business Leaders Forum in London.

Published: 22-Jan-2016

Food manufacturers’ role in delivering ‘a fitter future’

Food manufacturers must encourage healthy choices

Food and drink manufacturers must do more to encourage consumers to make healthy choices through promotional and marketing activities, according to nutritionist Susan Jebb.

Published: 14-Jan-2016

Food firms: ‘study scientific impact of innovation’

Food manufacturers: why you must study scientific impact of innovation

Food and drink manufacturers should study the scientific impact their innovations have on consumers to boost the overall enjoyment of their products.

Published: 08-Dec-2015

Kolak boss shares top advice to young food starters

Snack food boss’s top advice to start-ups

Start-up food and drink manufacturers must have a strong belief in their products and persevere, despite the challenges, in order to succeed in business, according to the boss of one snack food firm.

Published: 07-Dec-2015

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