UK-based ingredients manufacturer Soya International has been acquired by vegetable oils and fats processor AAK, headquartered in Sweden, for an undisclosed sum, in a bid to become the world’s leading supplier of soy-based emulsifier lecithin.
The UK will have systems in place to prevent food that does not meet high standards from entering the country in the event of a no-deal Brexit, according to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.
A quarter of breweries are not using Trade Approved scales, despite potentially risking fines of more than £1,000 and even imprisonment for not doing so, according to a survey by the Marsden Weighing Group.
Meat production in the UK makes the best use of the country’s agricultural land and greatly aids biodiversity and countryside management, according to British Meat Processors Association (BMPA) chief executive Nick Allen.
A new course designed to educate engineers on lean practices in manufacturing has been launched by fledgling training provider New Model in Technology and Engineering (NMiTE), in partnership with Avara Foods.
Food Manufacture's Food Safety Briefing will cover the latest scientific advances on fighting pathogens in the food chain, courtesy of Dr Roy Betts, head of microbiology at Campden BRI, alongside other topics.
Sales of confectionery, cakes, crisps and sugary drinks north of the border are to be curbed after the Scottish Government announced plans to restricting the promotion of food high in fat, sugar or salt (HFSS).