All news articles for January 2020

Heck has invested £1.5m in vegan and chicken products

Heck invests £1.5m in sausage line

By James Ridler

Yorkshire-based Heck has invested £1.5m in new sausage and burger machinery on the back of increased demand for vegan and chicken products.

EU could increase meat prices

EU could increase meat prices

By Michelle Perrett

The European Parliament is set to debate a plan to increase the price of meat across the EU to reflect its environmental costs.

Unilever reviews tea business

Unilever reviews tea business

By Michelle Perrett

Unilever has launched a strategic review of its tea business after admitting “subdued consumer demand” for black tea.

Key takeaways from the Business Leaders’ Forum

Key takeaways from the Business Leaders’ Forum

By James Ridler

Energy, sustainability and the environment were the key takeaways from this year’s Business Leaders’ Forum from Food Manufacture, according to associate sponsor EDF.

Innovation has been key to Flower & White's growth last year

Me & my team

Flower & White: Masters of meringue

By Leanne Crowther

Leanne Crowther, co-founder of Flower & White, explains how the company has elevated the humble meringue to new heights through product innovation and hard work.

Hoads Farm refuted animal welfare allegations

Hoads Farm refutes animal welfare allegations

By Michelle Perrett

Egg supplier Hoads Farm has refuted animal welfare allegations levelled against it by protestors, saying it operates “above and beyond” the high standards laid down by the British egg industry.

Suntory takes 10% stake in Macallan owner

Suntory takes 10% stake in Edrington

By Michelle Perrett

Suntory Holdings, the Japanese drinks group, has purchased 10% of Scottish-based spirits company Edrington for an undisclosed sum.

Smith: ‘Retailers are asking for something that looks like meat, tastes like meat and feels like meat and it’s okay if it’s not clean-label’

Business Leaders' Forum

Mixed messages complicate production

By James Ridler

Calls for clean-label foods are put on the backburner in favour of creating products that are tastier and have a better mouthfeel, according to ingredients supplier Griffith Foods.

New rules for nutrition labels could prove impractical to action

Practical issues of new food packaging guidelines

By James Ridler

The Food Standards Agency’s (FSA’s) new guidance on allergen labelling changes for prepacked for direct sale food does not resolve some of the practical issues of complying with the new legislation, an expert in allergen law has claimed.

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