All news articles for May 2021

Murphy & Son saves £100,000 through brewery innovation

Innovative approach pays off for Murphy & Son

By Jerome Smail

Brewing supplies and consultancy firm Murphy & Son claims to have saved nearly £100,000 over the past three years through its approach to product development.

Campden BRI continuous flow study aims to boost efficiency

Campden BRI study aims to cut over-processing costs

By Jerome Smail

An investigation into minimising over-processing could boost efficiency and profitability for food manufacturers, according to the project’s researchers at science and technology hub Campden BRI.

Tollcross: the factory would cease operations in the second half of 2022 under the plans

Pladis Tollcross factory to close, jeopardising 468 jobs

By Rod Addy

Pladis, the global snacking company, has announced a proposal to close its factory in Tollcross, Glasgow, subject to a full and meaningful consultation with employees putting 468 workers at risk of redundancy.

Incorporating new equipment into a factory can create cross contamination challenges

Cross contamination and cleaning in factory design

By James Ridler

Issues surrounding cross contamination and hygiene must be at the forefront of a producer’s mind when integrating new machinery into their factories, according to Mariane Hodgkinson, hygiene consultant for specialist cleaning equipment supplier Hillbrush.

CapVest has agreed to sell Valeo Foods to Bain Capital Private Equity

Valeo Foods sale agreed by owner CapVest

By James Ridler

The sale of Valeo Foods – owner of brands including Kettle and Rowse – to Bain Capital Private Equity has been agreed by current owner CapVest for an undisclosed sum.

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