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FMEA Oscar hopefuls ‘should play to their strengths’

Food Manufacture Excellence Awards entrants ‘should play to strengths’

Entrants to this year’s Food Manufacture Excellence Awards (FMEAs) should use their unique strengths as the basis for their entries, recommended FMEA judge Simon Chattock, ahead of the deadline for entries on Monday July 24.

Published: 19-Jul-2017

Coke boss gives packaging sustainability advice

Drinks boss gives food and drink packaging tips

Nick Brown

Head of Sustainability - Coca-Cola European Partners

Coca-Cola European Partners’ (CCEP’s) head of sustainability Nick Brown is urging food and drink manufacturers to reform recycled packaging collection systems, as his business steps up its recycling programme.

Published: 19-Jul-2017

Labour ‘one of this year’s awards themes’: FMEA judge

Labour market to top Food Manufacture Excellence Award themes

Jeremy Richardson

director - Turner & Townsend Suiko

Coping with the challenges of a reduced labour market will be one of the key themes of this year’s Food Manufacture Excellence Awards (FMEA), predicts FMEA judge, Jeremy Richardson, speaking ahead of the deadline for entries on Monday July 24.

Published: 17-Jul-2017

IFT show highlights food science communication

IFT show highlights food science communication

The passion to communicate food science more effectively characterised the Institute of Food Technology’s (IFT’s) Annual Meeting & Food Expo in Las Vegas last month, according to the organisation’s immediate past president Professor Colin Dennis.

Published: 14-Jul-2017

Trust was ‘key issue’ at Food safety conference

Food safety trust tops Food Manufacture’s conference agenda

Steven Walker

director general - Campden BRI

Developing trust with food safety regulators was the key issue of this year’s Food Manufacture Food safety conference, says the conference chair and Campden BRI director general Professor Steven Walker.

Published: 12-Jul-2017

Food safety culture ‘important for product delivery’

Food safety culture ‘better than training’

Sterling Crew

head of technical - Kolak Snack Foods

Food safety culture plays an important role in delivering a high quality product, says Kolak Snack Foods head of technical Sterling Crew.

Published: 11-Jul-2017

Ways to win a food or drink manufacturing Oscar

Food manufacturing Oscar winner’s top three tips

Jack Hamilton

director - Mash Direct

Showcasing innovation, answering each question individually and using award entries to measure year-on-year improvement were Mash Direct’s top three tips for winning a Food Manufacture Excellence Award (FMEA), after the business triumphed at last year’s Oscars.

Published: 07-Jul-2017

Cheese blending boss on exclusive Guinness deal

Guinness deal for small cheese blending firm

Melvin Glynn

Managing director - Windyridge Cheese

A cheese blending boss has claimed a new factory and an exclusive Guinness deal is likely to double the turnover of his business by the end of the year.

Published: 07-Jul-2017

Organic tea boss: demand for premium goes global

Organic tea boss on why premium pays

Mark Bagwell

Operations director - Wessanen UK

Organic tea maker Clipper Teas is experiencing “real international demand” for premium black tea variants, according to the man responsible for developing the business.

Published: 03-Jul-2017

UK needs to be more vocal on global meat antibiotic use

UK meat industry needs urge Asia to cut antibiotic use

Reg Smith

agriculture director - Faccenda

The UK’s meat sector needs to be more vocal in encouraging Asian countries to cut antibiotic use, as treatment here has significantly reduced, says the British Poultry Council’s (BPC’s) Reg Smith.

Published: 29-Jun-2017

Food firms ‘to get more control’ with new FSA plan

Food firms ‘to get more control’ with new FSA plan

John Barnes

Food safety consultant - Enmoore

The Food Standards Agency’s (FSA’s) plan to refocus its resources to investing more money in strategic science and data analysis will give food and drink manufacturers more control over their destiny, according to former-FSA head of local authority enforcement John Barnes.

Published: 26-Jun-2017

Ecotrophelia UK winner on attracting young talent

Green food award winner on attracting younger talent to food

Food manufacturers could do much more to attract younger people to the industry, according to the winner of this year’s Ecotrophelia UK gold award.

Published: 19-Jun-2017

Safety conference to focus on latest industry tech

Food safety conference to focus on latest food manufacturing tech

Richard Akkermans

Technology Director - Campden BRI

How new technology will benefit food safety will fall under the spotlight, courtesy of Campden BRI, at this year’s Food Manufacture food safety conference.

Published: 14-Jun-2017

Freshasia given ‘confidence boost’ after FMEA nomination

Food Manufacture Excellence Awards finalist given confidence boost

Jian Lan

Director - Freshasia Foods

Winning a place on the Food Manufacture Excellence Awards (FMEAs) shortlist provided a big boost to staff at Chinese food maker Freshasia Foods.

Published: 02-Jun-2017

Organic tea maker sets out 10-year vision

Organic tea maker’s new factory set to meet demand

Mark Bagwell

Operations director - Wessanen UK

Organic tea maker Clipper will be able to meet predicted growth for the next 10 years when its new “best-in class” facility opens in the autumn, according to the man in charge of overseeing the development.

Published: 01-Jun-2017

How to win a food manufacturing Oscar

Food Manufacture Excellence Awards’ judges give tips on how to win

Food Manufacture Excellence Awards (FMEAs) judges have urged companies entering the awards to include the entire story behind their success in their applications, for the best chance to win a food and drink manufacturing Oscar.

Published: 30-May-2017

Firms ‘must prepare for promising’ earned recognition

Food safety conference to prepare firms for earned recognition

Food Manufacture’s food safety conference will arm delegates with the latest information on earned recognition, according to Enmoore food safety consultant and former Food Standards Agency (FSA) boss John Barnes.

Published: 12-May-2017

Nim’s Fruit Crisps founder on life after Brexit

Nim’s Fruit Crisps boss on life after Brexit

Nimisha Raja

Founder and ceo - Nim's Fruit Crisps

Promoting the British origin of food and drink products will pay off for manufacturers after Brexit, according to Nim’s Fruit Crisps founder and ceo Nimisha Raja.

Published: 05-May-2017

Typhoo boss: Brexit is a grocery-wide export opportunity

Tea boss on why Brexit is an export opportunity

Somnath Saha

Chief executive - Typhoo Tea

Brexit provides an export opportunity for the whole food and drink sector thanks to the strong reputation of British products, the boss of the UK’s second largest tea manufacturer has claimed.

Published: 07-Apr-2017

Coca-Cola boss on overcoming first impressions

Coca-Cola boss on overcoming first impressions

Jane Buckley

Operations director - Coca-Cola European Partners (Morpeth)

The boss at Coca-Cola European Partners’ (CCEP) Morpeth site has claimed her management style has been helped by a greater understanding of how others perceive her – boosting staff engagement at the site.

Published: 05-Apr-2017

‘Our manufacturing Oscars boosted productivity and sales’

Winning a food manufacturing Oscar ‘boosted sales’

Winning a food and drink manufacturing Oscar boosted Mash Direct’s productivity and sales, says its director Jack Hamilton.

Published: 29-Mar-2017

Gluten-free growth is creating new markets: Edme

Gluten-free growth is creating new markets

Bakery growth is continuing to be driven by premium, indulgent and artisanal products, but the ever-increasing popularity of gluten-free is enabling opportunities in new markets.

Published: 16-Mar-2017

Food safety conference helps plan for change

Food Manufacture’s safety conference prepares firms for change

The Food Manufacture Group’s one-day food safety conference will help businesses prepare for change over the next five years, according to food hygiene consultant and former Food Standards Agency (FSA) boss John Barnes.

Published: 13-Mar-2017

Pork producer: ‘We’ll continue to innovate’

Meat firm boss on the importance of innovation

Chris Hayman

Md - Dicksons Pork Butchers

A meat firm boss has claimed innovation through new product development (NPD), and improved shelf-life and packaging, will allow his business to grow both supermarket sales and its own retail arm.

Published: 01-Mar-2017

GM-free food is big US export opportunity for manufacturers

GM-free food is big US export opportunity for manufacturers

Exporting food free from genetic-modification (GM) to the US is a big opportunity for UK food manufacturers, according to Northern Ireland-based prepared vegetable supplier Mash Direct.

Published: 14-Feb-2017

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