All news articles for January 2019

Detection and inspection equipment is evolving to help with traceability as well as tracing contaminants

Equipment in-depth

Detection and inspection: a vision of the future

By Alyson Magee

The latest detection and inspection equipment can help manufacturers improve quality and traceability as well as reduce contamination and food waste, bringing cost savings too.

The FDF accused the Government of using its consultation on food promotions to distract industry from the real issues surrounding Brexit

FDF slams restrictions on food and drink promotions

By James Ridler

The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has deemed the launch of the Government’s consultation on plans to restrict promotions of food and drink products high in fat, sugar and salt (HFSS) as “grossly insensitive” and a “monumental distraction”.

Princes makes a range of branded canned and packaged fish, fruit, meat, ready meals, pies, pastes and juices

Princes Foods takes profit hit

By Rod Addy

Raw material cost increases and deflationary pressures hit Princes Foods’ pre-tax profit in the past financial year, according to a spokesperson for the business, although the company succeeded in boosting sales.

Brexit may cause some investors to hold off on further deals for a time

Pending EU exit fails to slow industry deals

By Rod Addy

Food industry merger and acquisition (M&A) activity in 2018 remained unhampered by the UK’s pending exit from the EU, with the overall volume of deals up on the previous year.

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