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Input cost inflation has driven producers to raise prices at a record pace

Uk food and drink manufacturing output contracts

By Michelle Perrett

UK food and drink manufacturing output contracted for the first time in 10 months in May, as input cost inflation drove producers to raise prices at a record pace, the Lloyds Bank UK Sector Tracker has revealed.

Food manufacturers can use these six steps to help tackle physical contamination in the factory

Opinion

Tackling physical contamination in six steps

By Ian Robertshaw

Ian Robertshaw, Global Key Account Manager at Mettler-Toledo Product Inspection, outlines six steps that food manufacturers can take to help prevent physical contamination in the factory.

Nadia Bidzinska is the  new head of sustainability at Ornua Foods UK

Ornua Foods appoints new UK head of sustainability

By Michelle Perrett

Ornua Foods UK, the producer of brands such as Pilgrims Choice cheddar and Kerrygold butter, is to focus on its green credentials with the appointment of Nadia Bidzinska as its new head of sustainability.

Johnson: 'Testing spend is coming under pressure and at the same time risk is increasing'

Food safety opinion

How can I cut food testing costs?

By Alison Johnson

Price pressures and increasing risk tempted us to choose between cost saving and managing risk.

The FSA has launched a consultation into whether changes should be introduced to the chilling requirements of Qurbani meat and offal supplied from slaughterhouses

Consultation into the collection of Qurbani meat

By Gwen Ridler

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has launched a consultation into whether changes should be introduced to the chilling requirements of Qurbani meat and offal supplied from slaughterhouses in England and Wales during the period of Eid al-Adha.

GI's hold untapped potential for British food, claimed a new report

Geographically protected foods represent 'untapped potential'

By Michelle Perrett

The UK has missed out on important opportunities because of how geographical indication policy is used, a new report called Entitled Untapped Potential: Protected Food and Drink Name Policy in the United Kingdom, produced by a group of MPs, has claimed....

Chambers has ended his 29-year long career with Swires and hi seven year stint as Finlays managing director

Finlays managing director steps down

By Gwen Ridler

Finlays managing director Guy Chambers has stepped down from the position after seven years in the role, marking the end of his 29 year-long career with parent company Swire.

Eduardo Noronha talks alternative proteins in this exclusive podcast

JBS delves deeper into the world of alternative proteins

By Gwen Ridler

In this exclusive podcast interview, JBS global head of innovation and operational excellence Eduardo Noronha discusses the meat processing giant’s plans for alternative proteins across plant-based, fermented and cultivated meat.

David Moore is its first group head of ESG.

Compleat Food Group appoints first group head of ESG

By Michelle Perrett

The Compleat Food Group (TCFG) is making a major investment in its ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance factors) capabilities with the appointment of David Moore as its first group head of ESG.

Sale of Morrisons' manufacturing base 'predictable'

Sale of Morrisons' manufacturing base 'predictable'

By Gwen Ridler

The sale of Morrisons’ warehouses, fisheries and manufacturing hubs in the wake of its acquisition by Clayton, Dublier & Rice (CD&R) is a predictable outcome, according to industry insiders.

The food and drink industry has responded to the Government's Food Strategy

Government food strategy: Industry response

By Gwen Ridler

The Government has been praised for its commitment to British produce in its new Food Strategy, but the apparent lack of dedication to Henry Dimbleby’s original National Food Strategy has left a bad taste in the mouths of some in the food and drink industry....

Experts from the dairy and meat categories will offer insights to support your digital journey

Cheese and meat firms share digital insights

By Rod Addy

Digital technology can benefit businesses of all sizes and does not have to cost the earth, delegates will hear at the next free Food Manufacture webinar, which is sponsored by Siemens.

School children are confused about important areas of nutrition

Confusion reigns over important areas of nutrition

By Rod Addy

Widespread confusion about important areas of nutrition exists among UK consumers of all ages, according to the findings of a new survey from the British Nutrition Foundation (BNF).

Dimbleby: 'They have kicked stuff down the road to the Health Disparities white paper'

Government Food Strategy shows it's 'in pocket of food industry'

By Rod Addy

The Government Food Strategy has avoided backing 'bold, evidence-based recommendations' in Henry Dimbleby's National Food Strategy that would have significantly improved the UK food system – a 'shambolic' decision, pressure groups...

Digitalisation of the factory is here, but are businesses ready?

Digital feature: long read

Digital transformation: where now for food processing firms?

By Gwen Ridler

As the digitalisation of food and drink factories becomes a major talking point for manufacturers, are businesses prepared to embrace the change and where will this march into the future lead them?

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