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Food and drink firms confused about energy scheme

Energy scheme still a mystery to firms

Food and drink firms are confused about the changes they must make to comply with the mandatory energy efficiency assessments, required as part of the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS).

Published: 27-Aug-2014

Treat energy as seriously as health and safety

Energy is as important as health and safety

Food and drink manufacturers should treat energy management as seriously as health and safety, according to the boss of energy efficiency specialist JRP Solutions.

Published: 19-Aug-2014

GM isn’t scary, says SOFHT chairman

Consumers shouldn’t be scared of GM

Genetically modified (GM) foods should not be scary and a balanced debate about the science must take place for the food industry to provide consumers with more choice.

Published: 15-Aug-2014

Street food tells manufacturers what’s on trend

Food firms told to visit street food markets

Visiting street food markets will provide food manufacturers and retailers with instant and authentic feedback about new products and the latest food trends, claim stall holders at London’s newest street food market.

Published: 11-Aug-2014

Food manufacturing Oscars celebrate young talent

Food industry young talent celebrated in manufacturing awards

The Young Talent of the Year award – a new category in the Food Manufacturing Excellence Awards – will help to attract more young people into the sector, says Paul Wilkinson, chair of the judging panel.

Published: 28-Jul-2014

Obesity crisis demands more food science research

More research needed to tackle obesity crisis

More research is needed to counter Britain’s burgeoning obesity crisis, according to the Institute of Food Science & Technology (IFST), which helped the Food Manufacture Group stage an independent, free, one-hour video on the subject earlier this month.

Published: 14-Jul-2014

Obesity webinar speakers sum up key messages

Obesity experts sum up webinar messages

Calls to base Britain’s obesity debate on a more scientific footing and the urgent need to reformulate food and drink products were just two of the key messages speakers took from the Food Manufacture Group’s obesity webinar last week.

Published: 08-Jul-2014

Lucrative opportunities in brands from the past: Burtons

Burtons sees value in brands from the past

Reviving food brands from the past could prove even more lucrative if food businesses successfully tap into consumer nostalgia, according to Stuart Wilson, Burton’s Biscuit Company chief commercial officer.

Published: 23-Jun-2014

Food safety conference to help protect food firms

Food safety conference will highlight food industry risks

Food and drink manufacturers can learn how to guard against hazards and discover the latest science and technology to help them at the Food Manufacture Group’s Food safety conference in October.

Published: 18-Jun-2014

RSPO needs to broaden its principles: Cargill

Sustainable palm oil lobby group needs broader standards

The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) has been called on to renew its principles on zero deforestation, land development and rights by Cargill Refined Oils Europe.

Published: 13-Jun-2014

Top three barriers preventing consumers recycling

Drinks firm’s big three barriers to consumer recycling

Bad habits, misconceptions and a lack of trust are the three main barriers preventing consumers from recycling, according to research by Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) and the University of Exeter.

Published: 13-Jun-2014

Food firms risk exposure over non-sustainable palm oil

Food firms’ negative effect on the planet to be exposed

Food manufacturers that don’t use purely sustainable palm oil supplies risk being named and shamed on social media, the WWF has warned.

Published: 11-Jun-2014

Mondelēz throws down sustainable palm oil gauntlet

Mondelēz challenges suppliers’ sustainable palm oil efforts

Mondelēz is challenging palm oil suppliers to step up their game so it can move towards using physical supplies of purely sustainable palm oil for all its products.

Published: 11-Jun-2014

BNF to school children on provenance of food

Food origins to be taught during Healthy Eating Week

The British Nutrition Foundation (BNF) will educate school children on the provenance of food as part of its Healthy Eating Week 2014.

Published: 30-May-2014

FSA lacks resources to take on national food fraud policing role

FSA boss Catherine Brown raises doubts about Elliott report

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) lacks the resources to take on a national policing role for food fraud within a new food crime unit, as recommended by Professor Chris Elliot in his interim report following last year’s horsemeat scandal.

Published: 30-May-2014

Dairy UK opens its doors to the world

Global dairy industry welcome to join Dairy UK

Global dairy manufacturers can join Dairy UK as associate members for the first time, chief executive Dr Judith Bryans has told

Published: 28-May-2014

IFST conference paints ‘multi-coloured’ picture of food industry

Food science and technology conference wrap up

The Institute of Food Science and Technology’s Jubilee conference offered something for everyone involved in food production and research and painted a multi-coloured picture of the industry.

Published: 27-May-2014

Food industry branded as ‘stock villain’ by media

Food science sounds scary to consumers

The food industry is branded as a “stock villain” in the media, resulting in food science and technology being feared and misunderstood by consumers.

Published: 21-May-2014

Government demands more detail from Elliott review

Government demands more detail from horsemeat review

The government has demanded more information on the recommendations in professor Chris Elliott’s interim review into the horsemeat crisis.

Published: 19-May-2014

Little consumer choice in crisp category

Little consumer choice in crisp category

Consumer choice has been tainted by too few brands dominating the crisp category, the founder of a new crisp brand has claimed.

Published: 23-Apr-2014

Milk wars will ‘stifle’ dairy sector investment

Milk wars will ‘stifle’ dairy sector investment

Supermarkets’ heavy discounting of milk prices was threatening the future of the dairy sector, a Dairy Crest site director has warned.

Published: 22-Apr-2014

Food science under spotlight at IFST jubilee conference

Food science under spotlight at IFST jubilee conference

Mapping the future of food science is the aim of the Institute of Food Science & Technology’s (IFST’s) jubilee conference next month, according to its chief executive Jon Poole.

Published: 16-Apr-2014

Manufacture foods to showcase quality: NFU

Manufacture foods to showcase quality: NFU

Farmers stepping into food manufacturing to supplement their incomes should use the opportunity to showcase the qualities of the rural sector, such as better food security and freshness, the National Farmers Union (NFU) president has said.

Published: 16-Apr-2014

Manufacturers miss big breaks with small innovations

Manufacturers miss big breaks with small innovations

Food and drinks manufacturers could be missing out on ground-breaking new product development opportunities by making too many small adaptations to existing products, a leading consultant has warned.

Published: 14-Apr-2014

Invest in small food firms or risk losing income

Invest in small food firms or risk losing income

Big food and drink manufacturers should invest in small firms to protect their income streams and benefit from injecting an innovative and entrepreneurial spirit into their businesses.

Published: 11-Apr-2014