All news articles for July 2019

Howard: ‘We’re looking forward to continue to grow on a national scale’

Sales and jobs boost for Clearly Drinks

By Noli Dinkovski

A north-east soft drinks manufacturer says investing in people and processes has enabled it to grow revenue by 20% and staff by 50% in the last 12 months.

Exports of beef and sheepmeat to the EU will drop significantly in a no-deal Brexit, claims 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 snacking brand Graze is making its products available in Ireland

Graze expands into Europe

By James Ridler

Healthy snacking brand Graze has continued its expansion overseas by launching a direct-to-consumer channel 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.

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.

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