All news articles for January 2014

E.coli O157 infection can cause stomach cramps, diarrhoea, nausea and fever

More E.coli O157 cases in Scotland not ruled out

By Rod Addy

Food safety authorities have not ruled out further food poisoning cases after an outbreak of infection from the potentially deadly germ Escherichia coli O157 (E.coli O157) has made seven people ill in Scotland.

Food businesses are failing to cut as much energy as they could do, says Ritchie

Food and drink firms miss energy savings

By Laurence Gibbons

Food and drink manufacturers fail to properly use existing equipment to save energy in production and as a result are looking in the wrong places to cut costs.

Strong sales of Cathedral City helped Dairy Crest achieve a 4% increase in key brand growth

Dairy Crest expects £10M profit boost from Nine Elms sale

By Michael Stones

Dairy Crest expects to report full-year profits ahead of market expectations, thanks to a £10M boost from the sale of its Nine Elms milk depot, according to its interim management statement covering the nine months to December 31 2013.

FSA adds clarity to rules on the sale of raw milk

FSA forced to add clarity on raw milk rules

By Nicholas Robinson

Confusion about the route to sale of raw milk has forced the Food Standards Agency (FSA) to add clarity on where unpasteurised products can be sold.

Tomato and basil was the most popular soup with Shopitize users in January

Soup purchases increase by 300% in the past month

By Laurence Gibbons

Soup purchases increased by 300% in the past month as purse-string tightening British consumers look to keep both costs and calories down, according to research from shopping app, Shopitize.

Fleximize will offer loans to businesses that have already been refused money by banks

SMEs rejected by banks offered financing

By Laurence Gibbons

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the food and drink sector could benefit from an innovative and flexible source of financing if they have previously been rejected by banks, according to a new company launched this week.

A cure for children's allergic reactions to peanuts has moved a step closer, according to a study published in The Lancet

New peanut allergy treatment for kids ‘a great success’

By Michael Stones

A cure for children suffering the misery – and sometimes fatal consequences – of peanut allergy has moved significantly closer, according to a consultant allergist involved in a new ground-breaking study.

Pork's strong performance over Christmas helped boost Cranswick's figures

Pastry and pork hold promise for Cranswick

By Rod Addy

"Pleasing progress" with its newly opened pastry facility and strong pork prospects bode well for Cranswick’s future as it celebrates a successful third financial quarter (Q3), according to one analyst.

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