All news articles for December 2018

We recap the most read stories on Food Manufacture in 2018

Food Manufacture’s most read stories of 2018

By James Ridler

From 2 Sisters Food Group’s disposal of its red meat business to the top food and drink trends for 2019, we count down the most read stories on this website in 2018.

Jo Discombe has been named BDCI Festival Dinner chair

BDCI appoints new festival chair

By James Ridler

Jo Discombe, business development director at Finnebrogue Artisan, has been named the new Festival Dinner chair of the Butchers’ and Drovers’ Charitable Institution (BDCI).

The Ice Co has secured two export deals with supermarkets in Europe

Award winner The Ice Co secures export contracts

By James Ridler

Yorkshire-based The Ice Co, named Frozen Food Manufacturing Company of the Year at this year’s Food Manufacture Excellence Awards, has secured two large export contracts with major supermarkets in Europe.

Unilever has acquired The Vegetarian Butcher

Unilever buys The Vegetarian Butcher

By James Ridler

Unilever has continued its acquisition trail with the purchase of meat-free producer The Vegetarian Butcher for an undisclosed sum.

Dairy Partners hosted its export partner Foodgears

Welsh dairy firm hosts Chinese export partners

By James Ridler

Welsh cheese producer Dairy Partners has played host to visitors from its partners in China and Hong Kong, as it works to strengthen its export relationships.

Macdonald: ‘We [in the UK] are leaders in nutrition and we need to make sure we carry on helping the rest of the world do nutrition in the right way’

More quality nutrition science urged

By Rick Pendrous

Eminent scientist Professor Ian Macdonald has raised fears about the future of high-quality, evidence-based nutrition research in the UK.

Real Good Food aims to focus on the potential of its Brighter Foods and Cake Decoration divisions

Real Good Food Group in R&W Scott disposal

By Rod Addy

Real Good Food (RGF) Group has disposed of its R&W Scott jam business via a management buy out (MBO) as its board continues its strategy of refocusing activity on core growth areas.

The Government's immigration strategy threatens to cut access to labour, warned the FDF

New immigration rules threaten food labour

By James Ridler

New immigration controls proposed by the Government to encourage the flow of skilled workers into the country threaten to hike up hiring prices and cut access to labour, according to members of the food and drink industry.

Brexit: the clock is really ticking now

No-deal Brexit fears build

By Rod Addy

Businesses' Brexit fears have snowballed, amid a House of Commons statement yesterday that 3,500 service personnel were on standby to support Government departments in the event of a 'no-deal' scenario.

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