All news articles for May 2019

Lucy Wager's Pudology is one of the brands taking advantage of the free-from desserts sector

Development hub

The pull of free-from puddings

By Ellie Woollven

As vegan, vegetarian, and flexitarian trends take hold, start-up firms are capitalising on the free-from puddings sector.

An example of the effluent found by Thames Water

Fine Lady Bakery fined £180,000

By Helen Gilbert

An Oxfordshire bakery has been ordered to pay a record £180,000 fine after allowing waste material to illegally enter the local sewer network.

Food and drink innovation at Food Tech Week

Innovation at London Food Tech Week

By James Ridler

From new uses of hemp and cannabidiol in food and drink to the growing trend of fermented beverages, YFoods’ London Food Tech Week showcased some of the latest innovations from across the industry, featured in this photo gallery.

Pig price increase branded ‘insult’

Pig price increase branded ‘insult’

By Aidan Fortune

The National Pig Association (NPA) has deemed the latest increase in the pig price an “insult to the hard work of the industry”.

Ishida has helped cereal manufacturer Sante attain more accurate loads

Ishida helps cereal maker on accuracy

By Ellie Woollven

Ishida is using the recent installation of 20 multi-head weighers at a plant in Poland to underline what it claims is the productivity, consistency and accuracy of its equipment.

Supplies of alcoholic and soft drinks could be disrupted if strike action goes ahead

Drinks supplies at risk as workers threaten strike action

By Helen Gilbert

Supplies of alcoholic and soft drinks under the Britvic, Pepsi, Coca-Cola, Carlsberg and Coors brands could run short in some parts of the UK this summer if strike action at a drinks logistics business goes ahead.

Müller will close its Foston site, claimed Usdaw

Union confirms Müller factory closure

By James Ridler

More than 200 jobs are at risk at Müller Milk & Ingredients’ Foston plant in South Derbyshire, after the dairy processor confirmed plans to close the site, according to the Union of Shop, Distributive and Allied Workers (Usdaw).

Improvements across the dairy sector strive to make the industry more streamlined and fit for purpose

Dairy processing

UK Dairy: Streamlined for success?

By Rick Pendrous

Faced with many challenges, the UK dairy processing sector is undergoing a transformation to ensure it is fit for purpose.

Adopting practices in the health sector can prevent safety-related product recalls

Avoid recall risk through ‘Never Events’

By Noli Dinkovski

Food firms can avoid serious safety-related product recalls by applying the ‘Never Event’ principle used in the health sector, a leading consultant in the field has argued.