All news articles for September 2019

The Welsh Government is warning food and drink businesses to prepare for a number of challenges

Welsh firms urged to prepare for Brexit deadline

By Noli Dinkovski

Food and drink businesses in Wales should plan for the 31 October Brexit deadline regardless of whether they export to the EU or not, according to the Welsh Government.

The investment in The Meatless Farm Co, a local Yorkshire business, comes as Channel 4 is soon to launch its new National HQ in Leeds

Channel 4 invests in The Meatless Farm

By Rod Addy

The Meatless Farm Co is has clinched a seven-figure deal with leading British broadcaster Channel 4’s Commercial Growth Fund as the development of plant-based food gathers pace with a host of innovations.

Bio-based food contact materials are generally biodegradable or compostable

FSA: study green food contact materials

By Rod Addy

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has called for more research into bio-based food contact materials (BBFCMs) in order to rule out concerns they could pose allergen risks.

Manufacturers and retailers reduced sugar by 2.9% across 10 categories between 2015–2018

‘Mixed progress’ in sugar reduction: PHE report

By Noli Dinkovski

Breakfast cereal and yogurt manufacturers are leading the way in sugar reduction, but progress in confectionery, biscuits and puddings has stalled, according to Public Health England’s (PHE’s) second-year report on the food industry’s attempt to voluntarily...

Batters: 'If unfair practices are found to pervade this market then they must be dealt with.'

Beef prices reach crisis point

By Michelle Perrett

The National Farmers Union (NFU) and NFU Cymru have said that low beef prices are putting pressure on farmers and the situation is reaching crisis point.

Pickstock’s collaboration with farmers has raised the number of carcases hitting specification

Farmers aid Pickstock’s carcase uplift

By Noli Dinkovski

Closer collaboration with farmers has enabled beef processor Pickstock Telford to show a 15-percentage point uplift in prime carcases hitting their specifications over three months to the end of July.

Food waste in the UK totals 10mt every year

Government urged to set food waste targets

By Noli Dinkovski

MPs have urged the Government to set out annual food waste targets at every level of the food supply chain to mitigate the growing impact of climate change on domestic and global production.

Knibss: ‘I always describe it as a bit like walking into a house you’re going to buy and you instantly know that it’s the right place.’ David Knibbs (left) and wife Lydia (right).

Exclusive interview

Riding the meat-free wave at The Tofoo Company

By James Ridler

Finding the perfect small business to build into a nationwide brand has proved to be a massive success, as the owners of The Tofoo Company explain in this exclusive podcast interview.

Manufacturers will receive their first audit under new BRC standards in February 2020

Opinion

How risk plays a greater role in new BRC standard

By Richard Leathers

As the first audit against the new BRC Global Standards for Packaging and Packaging Materials Issue 6 approaches, food safety management systems lead at Campden BRI Richard Leathers runs though what manufacturers can expect to be audited on.

Wincanton's new chief executive, export success for the British Game Alliance and a new listing for the Meatless Farm co all feature in this round-up

Food and drink manufacturing news round-up

By James Ridler

From a senior appointment at one of the UK’s largest chilled supply chain operators to export success for the British Game Alliance, we round-up some of the latest developments in the food and drink manufacturing industry.

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