All news articles for May 2019

Developments in forming and casing have been driven the need to improve quality and reduce waste

Sausages, casings, burgers & food forming

Shaping the future of sausages and burgers

By Alyson Magee

The sausage and burger markets have faced serious pressures and come out the other side. Now, the sectors are focused on how they can grow and remain efficient.

Unite has secured a three year pay deal for 1,000 Cadbury workers

Cadbury pay deal ‘quickest on record’: Unite

By James Ridler

Staff across Mondelēz’s UK Cadbury sites have secured a three-year pay deal in what has been described as the “quickest round of negotiations on record” by workers’ union Unite.

Meadow Foods has made two senior appointments

Meadow Foods makes senior appointments

By James Ridler

Dairy processor Meadow Foods has strengthened its senior team with the appointment of Gary Lambert as its head of strategic operations.

Warehouse mangers urged to seek clarity on forklift examinations

Managers urged to seek clarity over forklift inspections

By James Ridler

Warehouse managers have been urged to seek greater clarity over thorough examinations for forklift trucks, after Health and Safety Executive (HSE) figures revealed they were involved in 1,300 serious accidents each year – 50% more than heavy goods vehicles...

Sleaford Quality Foods is to switch all its black plastic packaging for white

Ingredients supplier ditches black plastic

By James Ridler

Ingredients supplier Sleaford Quality Foods (SQF) is to convert all its plastic packaging from black to white, as part of its sustainability pledge.

This June’s Food Tapei will play host to 1,750 exhibitors sharing 4,800 stands

SHOW PREVIEW

Food Taipei to showcase best of the Orient

By Noli Dinkovski

Flavours of the Orient are to be brought into focus next month when Taiwan plays host to one of Asia’s largest food exhibitions.

Food safety in China, hygienic wheels and air filters feature in this round-up

Food safety news round-up

By Noli Dinkovski

From a specialist sharing his globally recognised model with a Chinese food body to the future president of the Institute of Food Science & Technology, we round-up the latest developments in food safety.

Pret is rolling out ingredients labelling on all its products nationwide

Pret launches nationwide ingredients labelling

By James Ridler

Pret A Manger is to roll out a full list of ingredients for all the fresh food it sells in stores, following the deaths of two customers that suffered allergic reactions from eating its sandwiches.

Are cobots the future for factories, or will manufacturers resist the robot revolution?

The future factory

Cobots and the future of food factories

By Michelle Knott

Collaborative robots – or cobots – can help reduce labour costs and take on the more boring repetitive tasks in a plant, but how flexible are they and how much resistance is there to their presence in the workplace?

Hanwell has launched an app for tracking critical environmental alerts

Hanwell adds mobile alarms app

By Ellie Woollven

Wireless environmental monitoring equipment specialist Hanwell Solutions has introduced a smart EMS Alarms app for critical environment alerts.

Sales of ethically-sourced food and drink grew to £8.2bn in 2018

UK ethical food sales worth £8.2bn

By James Ridler

Sales of ethical food and drink in the UK hit £8.2bn in 2018 and are projected to continue growing through 2019, according to new research by Mintel.

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