All news articles for February 2019

Sleaford Quality Foods has pledged to make all of its packaging recyclable or compostable by 2022

Sleaford Quality Foods announces sustainability pledge

By James Ridler

Ingredients supplier Sleaford Quality Foods (SQF), Ambient Manufacturing Company of the Year at last year’s Food Manufacture Excellence Awards, has pledged to make all of its packaging recyclable or compostable by 2022.

The end user's needs are as important as the customer's, according to Barry Callebaut

Building consumer trust key for Barry Callebaut

By James Ridler

A business-to-business (B2B) producer should work to understand the consumer’s needs as much as the customer’s, Belgian chocolatier Barry Callebaut has claimed.

Manufacturing output fell to a 15-month low in January

Manufacturing output dips to 15-month low

By James Ridler

Output in the manufacturing sector, including food and drink businesses, has plunged to its lowest level in 15 months, according to business advisor BDO.

More than half of businesses said they were stockpiling to weather Brexit

Business leaders' Forum

Brexit top of industry agenda

By Aidan Fortune

Brexit was on everyone’s mind at the Food Manufacture Business Leaders’ Forum. Taking place in London last month and sponsored by legal firm DWF, the event saw representatives from the UK’s top food and drink businesses gather to discuss the challenges...

Products of animal origin will be able to display the EC identification mark for a transitional period

‘No control’ on export labelling rules post-Brexit: Defra

By Noli Dinkovski

The Government is aiming “wherever possible” to allow a transition period for food labelling changes if the UK leaves the EU without a deal on 29 March – but warned it had “no control” over how changes will be enforced overseas for exporters.

FoodDrinkEurope has called for better contingency plans to safeguard the agri-food chain

FoodDrinkEurope urges Brexit contingency planning

By James Ridler

FoodDrinkEurope (FDE), the manufacturers’ organisation for the European food and drink industry, has urged companies on both sides of the Channel to prepare for a no-deal Brexit scenario.

Products made at Kara include floured baps and seeded deli rolls

Finsbury in £1m Kara factory spend

By Noli Dinkovski

Bakery firm Finsbury Food Group has invested £1m into boosting production efficiency at its Kara foodservice facility in Manchester.

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