All news articles for September 2018

Buttriss asks if more gut bacteria research is needed


Why more gut bacteria research is needed

By Judy Buttriss

Do the bugs cohabiting our bodies influence disease risk, body weight or even manipulate our minds through the so-called gut-brain axis?

The Fry Family Co's new vegan range will be available in Sainsbury's

The Fry Family Food Co launches vegan range

By James Ridler

Vegan food company The Fry Family Food Co’s new range of chilled meat-alternatives are set to appear in 500 Sainsbury’s stores, as vegan-friendly launches continue to hit supermarket shelves.

Saggiomo is concentrating its office space, cold rooms and processing facilities at the Croydon site

Shellfish firm invests in south London move

By Rod Addy

Shellfish processor Saggiomo Luxury Foods has secured £90,000 from HSBC UK, which it has invested in consolidating its operations in Croydon, having moved from Mitcham in south-west London.

Seaweed & Co has secured export success with help from the Department of International Trade

Export success for edible seaweed business

By James Ridler

Edible seaweed processor Seaweed & Co has reported export success for its products worldwide, as it works with the Department of International Trade (DIT) to help meet global demand.

Powters has extended its listing with Tesco

Powters secures national Tesco listing

By James Ridler

Family-run sausage producer Powters has secured a national listing with Tesco, as it plans to increase production and distribution.

The Global Index examines the CSR performance of more than 33,000 companies across nine industries from 2015 to 2017

Small food firms ranked top for corporate social responsibility

By James Ridler

Small food and drink companies were the top-ranked group for their corporate social responsibility (CSR) record in the second annual edition of EcoVadis’ Global CSR Risk and Performance Index. The report shows one of the ways in which firms’ performances...

Müller posted an operating loss in its full-year results

Müller posts operating loss in challenging market

By James Ridler

Dairy processor Müller UK & Ireland has posted an operating loss of £132m for the 12 months ending 31 December 2017, as the company continued to target cost-cutting measures.

Minister Rutley (pictured at the Westmorland County Show) is Defra's latest appointment with a focus on food and drink strategy (Image credit: UK Parliament)

Government food and drink strategy head appointed

By Aidan Fortune

The Government has appointed David Rutley as new Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with a focus on the UK’s Food and Drink Industrial Strategy.

The GLAA is set to released a revision to its licensing standards

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GLAA launches revised licensing standards

By James Ridler

The Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA) is to launch new licensing standards at the start of next month, in a bid to better protect vulnerable and exploited workers.

Ishida and snack food system provider Heat and Control have revealed a new complete line

Ishida and Heat and Control reveal complete line

By Aidan Fortune

As part of their proposal to establish a stronger collaborative alliance, providing food industry customers with full “end to end” processing and packaging lines, equipment firm Ishida and snack food system provider Heat and Control held an open house...

Elaine Swift (centre) talks about UCC's dedication to offering a 'total coffee solution'

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UCC offers ‘total coffee solution’

By Aidan Fortune

Offering the total coffee experience takes dedication. Elaine Swift, managing director of UCC Coffee UK and Ireland, sets out strong ambitions for the business.

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