All news articles for May 15, 2017

Food and drink manufacturers 'should take cyber-crime seriously'

Food and drink ‘must take global cyber attack seriously’

By Matt Atherton

The weekend’s global cyber attack, which struck dozens of National Health Service (NHS) trusts, should act as a wake-up call for food and drink manufacturers to take internet security seriously, warn industry representatives.

The new science labs will boost food industry NPD, claims the university

New £3.5M science labs to boost food and drink NPD

By Michael Stones

New £3.5M science laboratories at Abertay University, Dundee – designed to boost food and drink industry new product development (NPD) – will be opened officially on May 30.

A Somerset gangmaster has been fined £4,000 for supplying workers to a fish processor without a licence

Gangmaster fined for ‘acting above the law’

By James Ridler

A Somerset gangmaster who ignored repeated warnings and acted “above the law” has been ordered to pay more than £4,000, after admitting to supplying workers to a fish processing plant without the necessary gangmaster licence.

New product development is the biggest growth opportunity for food and drink businesses

NPD tops food and drink firms’ biggest opportunities

By Matt Atherton

New product development (NPD) is the biggest opportunity for food and drink manufacturers over the next 12 months, while fewer firms are positive about business prospects, according to a survey by advisory firm BDO.

Could your business win a food and drink manufacturing Oscar?

FMEAs 2017

Food manufacturing Oscars: could you win one?

By Rick Pendrous

The 2017 Food Manufacture Excellence Awards, which recognise the very best companies and individuals in UK food and drink manufacturing, are now open for receipt of entries.