All news articles for February 2020

Food Manufacture Company of the Year: Raynor Foods

Award winner Raynor Foods: model could inspire others

By James Ridler

Raynor Foods could be a model for other food firms with its on-site hydroponic vertical farm supplying its factory, claimed executive chairman Matt Raynor after winning Food Manufacture’s top award.

Left to right: Apprentice Martin Stewart and manager John Whalen

Meet the apprentice: Uin Foods

By James Ridler

Glasgow-based Uin Foods’ apprenticeship scheme aims to stretch those enrolled on it, encouraging them to come up with their own answers. Apprentice Martin Stewart and manager John Whalen explain how this process benefits both the learner and the company.

Muir: ‘We need more highly skilled and trained people, but building up the industry’s reputation will be difficult’

The food and drink industry’s image problem

By James Ridler

A lack of food and drink engineers is down to more than just numbers, says Selby College assistant director Ian Muir (pictured) … and it’s up to industry to ring the changes.

Deforestation ban is being urged

WWF calls for ban on ‘deforestation’ foods

By Michelle Perrett

WWF, the conservation organisation, is calling for imported food products that destroy natural habitats to be made illegal as part of its campaign called ‘Let’s get deforestation #OffOurPlates’.

Red meat exports have boomed

Red meat exports boosted by Asia

By Michelle Perrett

Red meat exports from the UK rocketed to more than £1.5bn last year, making 2019 one of the strongest years on record, statistics from HM Revenue & Customs have revealed.

Unilever-owns Knorr commits to plant-based

Knorr commits to more plant-based foods

By Michelle Perrett

Unilever-owned Knorr has committed to increasing the number of its products featuring plant-based foods from its Future 50 Foods by 25% by 2025.

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