All news articles for March 2018

Bakers Basco manages and licenses four million bread baskets and associated wheeled dollies

Poultry firm pays £18k for equipment misuse

By Michelle Perrett

Al-Ummah Halal Poultry of Barnsley has agreed to pay £18,000 in costs and damages to Bakers Basco, after using its bakery equipment without permission.

Michael Bell has been elected IFST vice president

IFST elects new vice-president

By James Ridler

Michael Bell, executive director of the Northern Ireland Food and Drink Association (NIFDA), has been elected vice-president of the Institute of Food Science & Technology (IFST).

The Ice Cream Alliance represents more than 530 businesses in Great Britain and Ireland


Ice cream trade body appoints new president

By Michelle Perrett

The Ice Cream Alliance (ICA), the trade association for ice cream manufacturers and retailers, has appointed Henry Nurkowski as president.

The UK has agreed to leave the EU on 31 December 2018

Brexit transition deal: food industry reacts

By Aidan Fortune and Michelle Perrett

Today's agreement for the UK to fully withdraw from the EU after a 21-month transition period has been met with a mixed reaction by the food industry.

UK universities are producing enough workers for the food industry to grow, NIFDA claims

Northern Ireland food faces skills crisis: trade body

By Noli Dinkovski

The UK university system is failing to create the right people to allow the food and drink sector to grow, and the anticipated post-Brexit fall in overseas workers will only exacerbate the problem, a Northern Ireland trade body has claimed.

Waste reduction in focus at trade show

Anuga FoodTec preview

Waste reduction focus at Anuga

By Rick Pendrous

Waste reduction within the food and drink sector, through ‘upcycling’ strategies and innovative methods for the recovery of materials from by-products, will be the main focus of the Anuga FoodTec show, which takes place this week (20–23 March) in Cologne,...

Teenagers are twice as likely to be obese if they remember junk food ads

FDF responds to junk food ad critics

By Michelle Perrett

Food companies are facing increased pressure over unhealthy adverts, following new research from Cancer Research UK.

Eating bacon cured using nitrates could increase consumers' risk of contracting cancer

Green tea ingredient solves bacon cancer risk

By Michelle Perrett

Bacon’s cancer-promoting properties can be avoided by replacing nitrates commonly used in the curing process with polyphenols found in green tea, according to a report by Queen’s University Belfast researchers.

Greater collaboration between suppliers and retailers is needed, claimed Kirby

More collaboration with retailers needed, claims analyst

By James Ridler

Food and drink manufacturers and suppliers need to create open, trusted and collaborative relationships with retailers to guarantee success in the fast moving consumer goods market, according to a consumer trends analyst.

Transition period has been proposed for withdrawal

Brexit transition deal agreed

By Michelle Perrett

The UK and the EU have provisionally agreed an “ordered withdrawal” that will mean transition ends on 31 December 2020.

Prewett's has launched a range of gluten-free cookies

News in brief

Prewett’s launches gluten-free cookies

By James Ridler

Gluten-free biscuit manufacturer Prewett’s has launched Mini’s Chunky Choc Chip Cookies, the second product in its new Mini’s range.

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