All news articles for July 2013

Could your food and drink business win a coveted food and drink manufacturing Oscar?

Food Manufacturing Excellence Awards

Still time to win food and drink manufacturing Oscar

By Mike Stones

There’s still time to win a coveted Food Manufacturing Excellence Award (FMEA). It’s free to enter and winning could do your food and drink business a power good. So, why not measure your business against the best of the best in UK food and drink manufacturing?

Greencore's product mix includes a range of prepared meals

Tale of two regions for Greencore

By Rod Addy

Greencore’s third quarter (Q3) results tell a tale of two regions, with strong progress in the US offsetting declines in its UK heartland.

Arla has claimed that its Aylesbury dairy fits its sustainability agenda

370 jobs threatened by Arla dairy closure

By Rod Addy

Arla plans to close its Ashby-de-la-Zouch dairy and distribution centre in April 2014, threatening up to 370 jobs, and shift volume to its new Buckinghamshire facility at Aylesbury.

Premium brands such as Johnnie Walker Blue are slipping down a treat with North American youngsters

Diageo focuses on premium local brands and Scotch

By Mike Stones

New Diageo boss Ivan Menezes has confirmed the drinks giant’s commitment to premium local brands and Scotch whisky, as the firm released its preliminary results for the full-year ended June 30 2013.

The horsemeat crisis had made Irish shoppers far more aware of food safety concerns, according to the FSAI report

Horsemeat crisis puts food safety on Irish agenda

By Mike Stones

The horsemeat crisis has made Irish shoppers far more aware of food safety concerns and significantly changed their buying habits, according to new research from the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI).

Allum took over the responsibilites of Farnsworth on July 1

Cranswick director to stand down

By Laurence Gibbons

Patrick Farnsworth has announced his decision to stand down as an independent non-executive director of meat firm Cranswick on August 1 2013.

Opening its doors next month: Wigan University Technical College

New college opens its doors to careers in food and drink

By Gary Scattergood

Next month Wigan University Technical College (UTC), which will specialise in providing young people between 14 and 18 with the skills required to embark on careers in food and drink manufacture, will open its doors.

Food Manufacture's Food safety conference will take place on October 17th near Birmingham

Post-horsegate inspection regime changes

By Rick Pendrous

The Food Standards Agency's (FSA's) director of operations Andrew Rhodes will use Food Manufacture's Food safety conference in October to outline what changes are likely to inspection regimes in the food supply chain in the wake of the...

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