All news articles for February 2019

Red Tractor's Jim Moseley reiterated the benefits of a modular assurance scheme

Red Tractor cracks down on standards

By James Ridler

Assurance scheme Red Tractor removed more than 200 members in 2017 for not meeting standards, according to chief executive Jim Moseley.

Moving popcorn production to Pontefract could cost the jobs of 90 staff

KP Snacks factory move puts 90 jobs at risk

By James Ridler

KP Snacks has announced plans to close its Largo Foods UK popcorn factory in Barnsley and relocate production to Pontefract, West Yorkshire, putting 90 jobs at risk.

Veolia has defended delays in the Government's Resources and Waste Strategy

Veolia stands by strategy on waste delay

By Paul Gander

Waste management firm Veolia has defended expected delays in the implementation of the Government’s new Resources and Waste Strategy (RWS) for England, despite the pressure on users of plastics packaging, in particular, to demonstrate sustainability to...

Consumers are favouring a less is more approach, cutting back on the amount of meat on their plate

In-depth: meat trends

Meat industry under fire

By Aidan Fortune

The meat sector is under threat from a number of quarters – but there is hope. Premiumisation, better standards and more efficient processing operations are all expected to fuel market growth.

Blakemore: '3D printing will also infiltrate the food industry in a more pervasive way'

CITY FOOD LECTURE

Compass boss: how food tech will transform future

By Rod Addy

Augmented reality, 3D printing and artificial intelligence (AI) can help deliver a sustainable food system and the food industry needs to react to the challenges they pose, according to Compass boss Dominic Blakemore.

Birdseye's Lowestoft factory featured on last night's show

Birds Eye factory showcased in BBC TV series

By James Ridler

Birds Eye’s Lowestoft factory appeared in last night’s episode of the BBC Two show Inside the Factory, giving viewers a glimpse into production at the site.

Manufacturers could be leaving money on the table by not tapping into funds generated by the Apprenticeship Levy

Manufacturers missing out on £2.5bn of funding

By James Ridler

Food and drink manufacturers are missing out on £2.5bn of support for training schemes due to a lack of understanding of the Government’s Apprenticeship Levy, according to an expert in skills.

Cranswick was ranked Tier 1 in this year's Business Benchmark on Farm Animal Welfare

Cranswick tops animal welfare list

By James Ridler

Meat processor Cranswick has topped the charts for animal welfare for the third consecutive year in the global Business Benchmark on Farm Animal Welfare (BBFAW), while confectionery and snacks giant Mars lags behind.

ABF predicted growth in most of its divisions besides sugar

Sugar to halt ABF half-year progress

By Aidan Fortune

A predicted drop in revenue in its sugar division is expected to be the only black mark on Associated British Foods’ (ABF) interim results.

Vegan diets and climate change will be key drivers for innovation in food and drink manufacturing

Big food brands slow to innovate

By James Ridler

Food and drink brands are failing to cater to changing consumer preferences for plant-based products and less packaging, according to an environmental pressure group.

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