All news articles for September 2019

The food industry is the biggest output generator out of any UK manufacturing sector and is also growing exports strongly

Industry pumps £30 billion into economy

By Rod Addy

UK food processors pump £30bn into the economy, representing 15.1% of manufacturing output, according to an analysis produced by Santander and manufacturers' organisation Make UK.

Jack Bostock (left) and Tom Kitchen-Dunn will appear on BBC Two’s Dragon’s Den this Sunday (22 September)

Online meat business to appear on Dragons’ Den

By Noli Dinkovski

A West Yorkshire meat business that offers vetted farmers a direct selling route to consumers is to pitch for funds on BBC Two’s Dragons’ Den this Sunday (22 September).

Cutting down on meat production to slash carbon emissions would leave more than half of the UK's arable land unused

PFLA: UK most suited for meat production

By James Ridler

Reducing the manufacture of meat products in the UK would waste two-thirds of the country’s land available for food production, according to certification body the Pasture-Fed Livestock Association (PFLA).

The FSA has issued two unrelated product alerts on listeria and hygiene issues

Food Standards Agency issues listeria and hygiene warnings

By Rod Addy

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has issued two alerts warning of potential listeria contamination and a processor supplying products “that have not been produced in accordance with food hygiene and legislative requirements".

Major disruption is expected at the Irish border if a no-deal Brexit goes ahead, warned experts

No-deal chaos to hit Irish border

By James Ridler

Severe disruption will hit food manufacturers in Northern Ireland (NI) and the Republic of Ireland (ROI) if the UK crashes out of the EU without a deal on 31 October, according to food policy experts.

Perez questioned whether taxes could really curb obesity in the UK

Opinion

Putting a lid on health taxes

By Steve Perez

Global Brands founder and chairman Steve Perez questions the effectiveness of taxes to combat the rise of obesity in the UK.

Chlorine washing is used to disinfect chicken in the US

Academics raise post-Brexit chlorinated chicken fears

By Noli Dinkovski

The Government has been accused of trying to “soften up” the public for lower food standards post-Brexit after one of its chief scientific advisers claimed imports of chlorinated chicken and beef reared with artificial hormones should be decided by “consumer...

From industry speakers, packaging innovations and awards, this year's PPMA will have something for everyone

PPMA Total Show 2019

Enthusiasm high in run-up to PPMA Total Show 2019

By Noli Dinkovski

Despite many challenges facing the processing and packaging industry, enthusiasm for this year’s PPMA Total Show remains high and organisers are upbeat.

Lab Connect will debut at Lab Innovations at the National Exhibition Centre on 30 October

Spotlight – Laboratory testing

Networking tool set to speed event meetings

By Ellie Woollven

The UK’s only show dedicated to the laboratory industry has launched a new free networking tool to help visitors and exhibitors set up meetings in advance, in order to optimise their visit.

A cavalcade of packaging and labelling technology will be on display at this year’s PPMA Total show

PPMA Total Show 2019

PPMA Total Show preview

By Noli Dinkovski

From robotics to baggers to boot washers, we take a look at some of the new items on display at the PPMA Total Show this year.

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