All news articles for March 2019

You food and drink legal questions are answered by our experts

Food and drink industry legal Q&A

By James Ridler

We pose your hard hitting regulatory and legislative questions to our experts in this month’s legal Q&A.

Ridgard: ‘I think it’s true to say that fantastic people make fantastic products’

The Original Baker invests in workers

By James Ridler

A confident and passionate workforce is key to creating great products, according to the founders of Malton-based pie, pastry and sausage roll specialist The Original Baker.

Mondelēz International claimed fourth place for its UK milk chocolate wafer snack Cadbury Roundie

Top five global food and drink innovators

By Rod Addy

Nestlé, Barilla, Mondelēz International, Danone and PepsiCo have emerged as the top five global food and drink innovators, according to research by Nielsen.

The inquiry will explore the potential of a tax on packaging containing less than 30% recycled materials

Plastic packaging inquiry launched

By Rod Addy

An inquiry into plastic packaging for food and drink is being launched by the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (EFRA) Committee, aiming to track progress on developing eco-friendly alternatives and how they perform.

New product launches by Coca-Cola and Unilever feature in this month's gallery

New product launches in food and drink

By James Ridler

From Coca-Cola energy drinks to Marmite peanut butter, we take a look at some of the latest developments and trends in the food and drink industry in this gallery of new product developments.

Inside the Factory co-presenters Gregg Wallace and Cherry Healey at the Primula factory in Gateshead

Cheesemaker features on BBC Two factory show

By Noli Dinkovski

A north-east spreadable cheesemaker showed the nation how it makes 3,000t of product a year when it appeared on TV series Inside the Factory earlier this week (26 March).

Dunbia was handed a record fine for non-compliance of TSE regulations at its Preston site (stock image)

Dunbia given £266,000 fine by FSA

By Aidan Fortune

Red meat processor Dunbia has been fined more than £266,000 by the Food Standards Agency (FSA) for the failure to remove parts of the animal designated specified risk materials.

BCMPA chief executive Rodney Steel explained how co-packers are reaping the benefits of Brexit

Co-packers benefit from Brexit doubt

By Paul Gander

Food industry uncertainties both around Brexit and the acceptability of different packaging materials are strengthening the position of co-packers, the boss of the trade body representing the sector has suggested.

CCEP has listed on the London Stock Exchange

CCEP listed on London Stock Exchange

By James Ridler

Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) has listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE), three and a half years after the merger to create the world’s largest independent Coca-Cola bottler.

Interfood Technology's Textor slicers are designed to

Interfood meets the bacon slicing challenge

By Ellie Woollven

Two models in the Textor range can overcome the challenge of effective bacon slicing in a high-capacity environment, supplier Interfood Technology has claimed.

Employers could be expected to fit the bill for their EU workers. Picture from the Government's Parliament TV website

Employers to foot EU worker bill

By James Ridler

Food and drink manufacturers could be expected to foot the bill to keep their EU migrant employees in the country once the UK leaves the EU.

The Ingredients Show promises to offer a wealth of new flavour trends

Ingredients Show preview

Food ingredients show returns to Birmingham

By James Ridler

If being at the forefront of ingredients innovation is crucial to your business, a show taking place at the Birmingham NEC next month could prove to be a goldmine.

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