All news articles for July 2016

Abergavenny Fine Foods' md Melanie Bowman has brought the company back from the ashes

Cheese firm rebuilds factory destroyed in fire

By Matt Atherton

Abergavenny Fine Foods opened its new factory on July 7, a year after fire destroyed the company’s goat’s cheese production at Blaenavon, south east Wales.

Kettleby Foods: The bakers’ union has accused Samworth of ‘intimidation’ at the site

Samworth union row intensifies after ‘bullying’ letter

By Noli Dinkovski

Samworth Brothers’ long-running dispute with a bakers’ union is set to intensify after the manufacturer was accused of circulating a “bullying” letter to its workers, in a bid to sign away their collective bargaining rights.

Fire crews tackled the blaze at Dogsthorpe Flour Mill

Firefighters tackle flour mill fire

By James Ridler

A fire at a food manufacturing site in Peterborough was battled by fire fighters in the early hours of Monday morning (July 25).

McDonald's is to create 5,000 new UK jobs by the end of next year

McDonald’s to create 5,000 jobs by 2017

By Matt Atherton

McDonald’s plans to create over 5,000 new jobs in the UK by the end of next year, despite consumer confidence falling to a 21-year low, according to a new survey.

Paramount Packaging Systems has reported increasing demand

Form-fill-seal kit offers users 'enhanced integrity'

By Rick Pendrous

Paramount Packaging Systems (PPS) the distributor of Fuji Machinery Company’s horizontal and vertical form-fill-seal (VFFS) equipment in the UK and Ireland has reported increasing demand for its Alpha VII flow-wrapping equipment with food processors,...

Arthur Mallon Foods has upgraded its equipment

Sausage maker raises its output with tray sealer

By Rick Pendrous

Irish sausage maker Arthur Mallon Foods, based in County Monaghan, has upgraded its equipment with a top seal tray sealer from Packaging Automation (PA), enabling the company to increase production speeds by about 40% and reduce tool changeover time.

Versaperm's new permeability meter shows users how their packaging is performing

Permeability of packs is checked

By Rick Pendrous

The latest VI vapour permeability meters from Versaperm can show users just how well their packaging is performing.

Tesco has unveiled new pots for its food-to-go products

New pots for food-to-go at Tesco

By Rick Pendrous

Food packaging suppliers Faerch Plast and Colpac recently joined forces to develop a new pack design in conjunction with fresh prepared foods manufacturer Bakkavor for a new Tesco food-to-go range.

Beavertown brewery installed an ICS Cool Energy temperature system

Brewer chills out with high quality beers

By Rick Pendrous

Beavertown Brewery, a fast-growing London craft brewery, is making use of high-performance temperature control systems from ICS Cool Energy to meet its cooling requirements.

Industrial Refrigeration Services launched a specialist energy surveillance service

Cooling system energy check service launched

By Rick Pendrous

A specialist energy surveillance service has been launched by Industrial Refrigeration Services (IRS) to help large food manufacturers plan for a greener future with a reduced carbon footprint and energy cost savings.

Gilsons bakery installs new sprial freezers from Starfrost

Gilsons bakery installs spiral freezers

By Rick Pendrous

UK bakery Gilsons, based at Kettering in Northamptonshire, has invested in two spiral systems from freezing and chilling equipment manufacturer Starfrost to help it introduce new products and boost capacity on two bread lines.

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