All news articles for August 2020

Pladis said it had cut the sugar content in nine of its best selling McVitie’s biscuits last year

Pladis boosts profit and sales amid nutrition drive

By Rod Addy

Biscuits and snacks firm Pladis Foods, which makes brands such as McVitie’s, has reported significant annual growth in international profits and sales and outlined efforts to promote nutrition and healthy eating.

Red meat shelf-life boost could benefit other meats

Red meat shelf-life boost could benefit other meats

By Michelle Perrett

The British Meat Processors Association (BMPA) claims a move to convince the Food Standards Agency (FSA) to support extending chilled red meat shelf-life beyond ten days could benefit other meats too.

David Nairn has stepped down as MD of Burts Snacks

Former SHS Group drinks head to become Burts Snacks boss

By James Ridler

Burts Snacks managing director (MD) David Nairn has stepped down from his role after 14 years leading the business and is being replaced by the former MD of SHS Group’s drinks division David McNulty.

Arla Foods Ingredients launches first micellar casein isolate

Arla Foods Ingredients launches milk protein for processors

By Michelle Perrett

Arla Foods Ingredients (AFI) has launched the first micellar casein isolate called MicelPure to come in standard and organic versions to help manufacturers meet demand for organic, natural and functional protein products.

Calls for more obesity action

Sector pressed on obesity and healthy eating cost

By Michelle Perrett

The root causes of obesity lie in the food sector and the Government needs to invest in food innovation and reformulations that are affordable, a report by think tank Demos has revealed.

The Fakenham factory is upping production

Investment at Linda McCartney factory creates 80 jobs

By Michelle Perrett

Hain Daniels, the food manufacturer producing Linda McCartney’s under licence, has revealed it is ramping up production to cater for increasing consumer demand for meat-free products.

EIT Food has invested €5.4m (£4.87m) in supporting startups during the coronavirus outbreak

€5m COVID-19 support fund for food firms

By James Ridler

A new €5.4m (£4.87m) support fund to help food and drink startups navigate the challenges of the coronavirus outbreak has been announced by innovation and investment group EIT Food.

Vibrant Foods claims there has been a 'huge explosion in demand' for its Eat Real brand

Exclusive interview with Rohit Samani, chairman, Vibrant Foods: Part 1

Vibrant Foods boosts Indian food production

By Rod Addy

Indian foods manufacturer Vibrant Foods has increased production at its TRS Foods factory in Southall and East End Foods West Bromwich factory by 50% to manage surging sales, sparked by the coronavirus lockdown.

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