All news articles for March 2019

Global business Cerealto Siro Foods makes products ranging from baby food and biscuits to breakfast cereal and pasta

Cerealto Siro Foods names UK MD

By Rod Addy

Cerealto Siro Foods has appointed Jason England as UK managing director, in the wake of its creation following the merger of Grupo Siro and Cerealto.

The Belgian company specialises in creating ingredients for bakery, patisserie and chocolate products

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How Puratos puts innovation centre stage

By Noli Dinkovski

With innovation centres around the world, Puratos is on the frontline of new product development. So, what are its latest findings?

EU law states a food business must provide information on 14 specific allergens

Food Standards Agency defends allergen stance

By Rod Addy

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has rejected claims it should require foodservice firms to print full allergen labelling on packaged foods displayed to consumers under allergen labelling guidelines.

Castle MacLellan produces a range of pâtés at its Kirkcudbright facility

Jobs threat at Scots pâté producer

By Noli Dinkovski

A Scottish pâté producer has confirmed jobs are at risk following a difficult year of trading in a “changing and challenging” market.

Dale Vince (centre): ‘Our products are simple – just great food made from vegetables for kids’

Vegan football club owner opens factory

By Noli Dinkovski

The entrepreneur behind the world’s first vegan football club has opened a plant-based food business to tap into the £1bn-plus UK school dinners market.

On-hand support: A Go-Go founder Adam Dick (left) with Heck co-founder Andrew Keeble

Heck unveils excellence centre for start-ups

By Noli Dinkovski

Sausage-maker Heck has set up a mentoring scheme to support other Yorkshire-based businesses after claiming EU grant funding in the region had been pulled.

Fennell: ‘It’s a nonsensical policy that is proving almost impossible to police’

Awarding body boss critical of Apprenticeship Levy

By James Ridler

The Government’s Apprenticeship Levy is hard to police and prohibitive to smaller food and drink manufacturers, according to the chief executive of training awarding body FDQ Terry Fennell.

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