All news articles for February 2015

DEFRA boss Liz Truss praised the 50 Food Stars

50 Food stars celebrated at DEFRA HQ

By Michael Stones

Fifty of the UK’s most promising food and drink entrepreneurs have been dubbed Food Stars by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) at a showcase event in London.

Peterhead Port from the air

Fish factory fire hits landings and prices

By Linda Groves

Northbay Pelagic’s fish processing unit in Peterhead is likely to be out of action until the tail end of the herring season, hitting UK landings and probably reducing prices.

OAL can install steam infusion kit in-line with pipework for continuous product heating

Steam infusion breakthrough saves processors cash

By Rod Addy

Food manufacturers could slash processing costs following breakthroughs in steam infusion technology that enable food to be heated at least three times faster than previous steam techniques.

Improperly cooked chicken contaminated with campylobacter is the top cause of UK food poisoning

Asda hit hardest by latest campylobacter results

By Rod Addy

Retailers have again failed to reach targets for campylobacter contamination in fresh shop-bought chickens, with almost three quarters of samples in the Food Standards Agency’s (FSA’s) latest survey results testing positive for the bug. 

Monster Khaos Energy + Juice was cited as an energy drink containing less sugar

Trade body shuns attack on energy drinks

By Rod Addy

The British Soft Drinks Association (BSDA) has rejected calls to ban the sale of energy drinks to children under 16, claiming they are not promoted to this age group.

Glanbia chalked up annual sales of £2.5bn

Glanbia Ingredients Ireland takes profit hit

By Rod Addy

Turbulent dairy markets hit profit margins at Glanbia Ingredients Ireland (GII) in the past year, although sales continued to grow and the development of a major milk processing venture remained on track.

High-protein breakfast key for people with Type 2 diabetes

Breakfast is key for diabetics

By Nicholas Robinson

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day for people with type 2 diabetes, an international study has claimed.

Invest in your structures to stay ahead of the convenience curve, says Eaton

Invest to win from convenience – Geoff Eaton

By Nicholas Robinson

The recovery among high street retailers and increased consumer demand for convenience shopping should prompt manufacturers to invest in and change their ranges and operations, an industry veteran has urged.

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