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Food manufacturing Oscars – video highlights

Food Manufacture Excellence Awards video hightlights

The best of the best in the food and drink manufacturing industry were celebrated at the Food Manufacture Excellence Awards (FMEAs) earlier this month. Enjoy the video highlights of the big night with this exclusive video show reel.

Published: 22-Nov-2016

Bradgate Bakery young talent highlights social media importance

Bakery youngster wins top manufacturing award

Social media should be used more effectively to recruit youngsters, according to the winner of the Young Talent of the Year award at the Food Manufacture Excellence Awards 2016, Wojciech Kalinowski.

Published: 22-Nov-2016

Wyke Farms’s md: ‘All our markets look for environmental sustainability’

Cheese boss: ‘All our markets look for environmental sustainability’

Wyke Farms’s customers worldwide demand high environmental standards, says the cheese maker’s md Richard Clothier in this exclusive video interview, after winning a Food Manufacture Excellence Award (FMEA).

Published: 18-Nov-2016

Food safety: stopping a risk becoming a crisis

Food safety: stopping a risk becoming a crisis

Stopping a food safety challenge becoming a multi-million pound crisis depends on first acknowledging the problem and having a recovery strategy in place to mitigate it, according to DWF partner Dominic Watkins.

Published: 15-Nov-2016

Food safety conference: chairman’s highlights

Food safety conference: chairman’s highlights

Greater sharing of food safety information was a key theme of Food Manufacture’s food safety conference, highlighted by conference chairman Professor Colin Dennis in this exclusive video interview.

Published: 15-Nov-2016

2 Sisters boss: Trailblazers to make a ‘huge difference’

Food boss: Trailblazers apprenticeship plan to make ‘huge difference’

The Trailblazers apprenticeship programme will make a key contribution to attracting young talent into food and drink manufacturing, says 2 Sisters boss Janette Graham in this exclusive video interview, filmed after she won the Food Manufacture Personality of the year award.

Published: 11-Nov-2016

Mash Direct in monster win at manufacturing Oscars

Mash Direct delivers monster win at manufacturing Oscars

Mash Direct, the Northern Ireland-­based ready meal and prepared vegetable supplier, has won the coveted overall Food Manufacture company of the year at the food and drink manufacturing Oscars, alongside the title Chilled, fresh and dairy manufacturing company of the year.

Published: 04-Nov-2016

Bakery manager: ‘handmade’ cakes driving growth

Cake maker sees growth in handmade

Tracey Lindle

A Scottish bakery manager has claimed consumer demand for products that look like they are made by hand is driving growth in the sector.

Published: 01-Nov-2016

Food safety policy to be restructured post-Brexit

Brexit to offer opportunities and risks for food safety

The UK needs a more joined up food policy after Brexit, to overcome sustainability, obesity and food safety issues, according to Which? chief policy adviser Sue Davies.

Published: 28-Oct-2016

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 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

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