All news articles for August 2019

Young's sale of Pinneys in Scotland cost the manufacturer more than £11m

Pinneys closure costs Young’s £11m

By James Ridler

The closure of the Pinneys site in Annan, Scotland, owned by Young’s Seafood, cost the fish processor more than £11m, as it reported an operating loss in its financial results for the year ended 30 September 2018.

Bells of Lazonby is automating its portioned cake production using a bespoke robotics solution

Industry 4.0 pilot to benefit five food firms

By Rod Addy

Five food firms are set to benefit from an industry 4.0 pilot programme designed to boost their growth through Government match-funding to introduce digital technology.

New EU law could threaten the future of food and drink research and development

New EU law is R&D threat

By Rod Addy

The European Council’s launch of a regulation aimed at making food chain risk assessment more transparent and trustworthy could stifle research and development (R&D), law firm DWF has said.

Speechlys: ‘Full ingredient labelling regulations should not be seen as a singular solution’

Allergy rules: devil in detail

By Rod Addy

Updated allergy labelling rules have highlighted areas for further consideration, according to Jamie Cartwright, partner at legal firm Charles Russell Speechlys.

The FDF has pressured the Government to commit to net zero emissions

FDF presses Government on net zero

By Rod Addy

The Government’s promise to cut UK greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050 must now be fleshed out, with concrete plans set forth on how to achieve that goal.

Birds Eye’s Hull factory is able to produce up to 61t of peas an hour

Birds Eye factory urination incident ‘a hoax’

By Noli Dinkovski

Birds Eye has allayed fears that thousands of tonnes of peas might have to be destroyed at its Hull site, claiming the video of a man appearing to urinate on a production line was a hoax.

Manufacturers have voiced their criticisms for Michael Gove's deposit return scheme

Challenges posed by an ‘all-in’ DRS

By Paul Gander

Former environment secretary Michael Gove has been accused of attempting to rush through an ‘all-in’ model for a UK deposit return scheme (DRS), with powers to set up such a scheme now widely expected to form part of the imminent Environment Bill.

Vigilance is food manufacturers’ best weapon against listeria

Opinion

Vigilance is the best weapon against listeria

By Phil Voysey

Diligence, vigilance and understanding risk are key components in the fight against listeria contamination in food and drink products, according to Campden BRI microbiology department section manager Dr Phil Voysey.

The Hemp plant is the most common sauce of CBD oil used in food and drink production

All you need to know about CBD

By James Ridler

From its perceived medical benefits to the growth in the market, we run down the things you need to know about cannabidiol (CBD) and its use in food and drink production.

Stevenson: ‘The solution to climate change must not be seen as a one size fits all’

Red meat industry not climate change scapegoat

By James Ridler

The red meat industry should not be used as a scapegoat in discussions surrounding climate change, according to the head of the Livestock and Meat Commission for Northern Ireland (LMC).

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