All news articles for August 2020

Traceability issues could cost food manufacturers the trust of its consumers

Recalls heighten consumer mistrust in food firms

By James Ridler

More than a third of UK consumers believe food and drink firms are not transparent enough when it comes to product recalls, according to standards and barcode provider GS1 UK.

Preventative maintenance is shaping up to become a major part of the production process

Preventing the future, today? The world of preventative maintenance

By James Ridler

While artificial intelligence does not offer all the predictive solutions to production line problems, it can help humans to take action in advance of a major breakdown. But how advanced is the UK food and drink industry in adopting a more technological...

The BFAWU has raised grievances overs the apparent overlooking of their members for agency staff at Greencore Northampton

Greencore in trade union row over agency workers

By James Ridler

Prepared foods manufacturer Greencore is in dispute with the Bakers, Food and Allied Workers Union (BFAWU) for hiring agency staff to meet demand while lower paid employees remain on furlough.

Abergavenny Fine Foods has secured funding from HSBC UK

Abergavenny Fine Foods in seven-figure investment

By James Ridler

Welsh manufacturer Abergavenny Fine Foods has secured a seven-figure finance package from HSBC UK to help extend its reach into vegan food, reach £40m in sales within three years and protect jobs.

The UK is responsible for 4% of global ice cream innovation

Vegan ice cream demand grows

By Michelle Perrett

Demand for plant-based foods has seen an increase in launches of vegan ice cream, new data from research company Mintel has revealed.

Retail sales of cheese, milk and butter grew during lockdown

Dairy retail sales boomed during lockdown

By Michelle Perrett

Milk, cheese and butter sales boomed in retail during lockdown as consumers drank hot beverages and scratch cooked at home, new data from marketing campaign, Milk Your Moment has revealed.

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