All news articles for June 2014

McIntosh: 'We need a significant shift in how the UK produces food'

Food security report: DEFRA must take lead

By Rod Addy

Government must lead the genetically modified (GM) food debate and take a more co-ordinated approach to food security, with the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) at the vanguard.

Frank Dale Foods makes a range of products, including quiches

Party foods firm wins £675k to create 15 jobs

By Rod Addy

Frank Dale Foods has secured £675,000 to fund the creation of 15 jobs and double its turnover to £7M in the next five years, according to chairman Nigel Cushion.

Discounters such as Aldi look set to capture 11% of the grocery market by 2019, says IGD

Discount retailers to get stronger, says IGD

By Rod Addy

Discounters such as Aldi and Lidl are set to double their sales in the next five years, accounting for £1 in every £9 spent by 2019, according to grocery think tank IGD.

Food poisoning figures in the UK exceed 1M, according to the FSA

UK food poisoning cases exceed 1M

By Michael Stones

There are more than 1M cases of food poisoning in the UK – with campylobacter remaining the most common foodborne pathogen – according to new figures published by the Food Standards Agency (FSA).

Darby: 'This innovative agreement will help us improve the efficiency of Premier's grocery infrastructure'

Premier Foods completes Specialty Powders deal

By Rod Addy

Premier Foods’s joint venture with Specialty Powders to produce powdered foods and drinks under contract at its Knighton factory has been completed on schedule.

Don't miss your free place at our independent obesity webinar on Thursday July 3 at 1100 GMT

Food science and nutrition groups back obesity webinar

By Michael Stones

Three leading food science, technology and nutrition groups have joined forces to back Food Manufacture’s free, independent, one-hour obesity webinar to be staged on Thursday July 3 at 1100 GMT, in a bid to move the debate about obesity onto a firmer...

Kendrick: 'right thing to do'

Nestlé commits to paying Living Wage

By Rod Addy

Business secretary Vince Cable praised Nestlé yesterday (June 30) as the first mainstream manufacturer to gain Living Wage accreditation, recognising its efforts to pay realistic living costs beyond minimum wage.

Coconut covered snowballs have melted the taxman's heart

Coconut snowball tax melts away

By Rod Addy

VAT no longer applies to coconut covered snowballs made by Thomas Tunnock and Lees of Scotland because they are cakes, an Edinburgh tribunal has ruled in a long-running saga.

Register your vote to decide who will crowned Food manufacturing Personality of the Year

Food Manufacturing Excellence Awards

FMEA Personality of the Year - the nominees

By Rick Pendrous

The six candidates below have been shortlisted by the Food Manufacture Group editorial team for the Personality of the Year Award. Now it’s up to you. Who do you think has done most over the past year, either to raise the profile of the food and drink...

June has seen a spike in demand for British-made goods overseas

Record highs for food firm order books

By Nicholas Robinson

Food manufacturers' order books have reached record levels, despite supermarket price wars hitting margins, new Confederation of British Industry (CBI) survey figures have shown.

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