All news articles for July 2019

Exports of beef and sheepmeat to the EU will drop significantly in a no-deal Brexit, claimed HCC

UK meat exports to plummet in no-deal Brexit

By James Ridler

Exports of beef and sheepmeat to the EU will plummet and prices will drop in the event of a no-deal Brexit, Hybu Cig Cymru (HCC) – Meat Promotion Wales has warned.

Healthy snack brand Graze is taking its products to Ireland

Graze expands into Europe

By James Ridler

Healthy snacking brand Graze has continued its expansion overseas, launching direct-to-consumers in the Republic of Ireland.

Sarah Matthews and Bill Treddenick discuss Lorien Engineering Solution's apprenticeship programme

Meet the apprentice: Lorien Engineering Solutions

By James Ridler

Lorien Engineering Solutions apprentice Sarah Matthews talks about her ongoing learning, while operations director Bill Treddenick outlines the importance of meeting the skills challenge head-on

Addo Food Group is consulting to close its Spalding site in 2020

Bakery jobs threat as Addo plans to axe Spalding site

By Noli Dinkovski

More than 400 jobs are under threat at Addo Food Group’s Spalding site after the chilled pastry specialist opened a consultation process to close the factory and transfer production to its Poole and Palethorpes bakeries.

Better technology and reporting techniques have led to a recall rise in the UK

In-depth: food safety

Rise of the recall

By Nick Hughes

While opinions are divided on the reason for the recent surge in food recalls, businesses are advised to have a clear system to mitigate the impact of such incidents.

Ornua planned to move production away from Whitchurch to its facility in Nantwich

Jobs impacted by Ornua factory closure

By James Ridler

Irish dairy producer Ornua has announced plans to close its Whitchurch site, affecting the roles of the 90 members of staff employed at the factory.

Catton: ‘Asbestos is still a major issue. It is still present in hundreds of thousands of buildings in Britain, many of them in the food and drink manufacturing industry’

Opinion

Managing asbestos in food and drink businesses

By Neil Catton

Neil Catton, committee member of the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health’s (IOSH’s) Food and Drink Industries Group, discusses the challenges posed by asbestos in food businesses and how to manage the risk associated with the material.

Nourishe3d founder Melissa Snover shares her dream for personalised nutrition using 3D printing

Development hub

A glimpse into life in 3D

By Ellie Woollven

3D printing of food is turning from pipe dream into commercial reality, as nutrition supplements firm Nourish3d is about to prove.

The Food Manufacture 2020 Awards prepare to rock your world

Excellence Awards deadline draws near

By Rod Addy

There are just two weeks left to submit your free web entry to the 2020 Food Manufacture Excellence Awards (FMEAs), the deadline for which is 29 July.

Gove: ‘We also acknowledge in government that we emphatically do not want a no-deal exit’

‘Best possible’ Brexit deal needed: Gove

By Noli Dinkovski

The Government needs to make sure the UK gets the best possible Brexit deal to prevent putting the food and drink industry under unnecessary strain, environment secretary Michael Gove has argued.

Plant-based meat, such as the Vegetarian Butcher’s Mc2 Burger (pictured), is a key trend for manufacturers

Ingredients producer identifies key food trends

By James Ridler

Alternative proteins and sustainability are the key trends that food and drink manufacturers should be keeping their eyes on, according to ingredients and flavourings producer Griffith Foods.

The Food Standards Agency has appointed Emily Miles as the new chief executive

Food Standards Agency appoints new chief exec

By James Ridler

Emily Miles – current acting director general for the EU exit delivery group at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) – has been appointed the next chief executive of the Food Standards Agency (FSA).