All news articles for September 2021

From finance to drinks, Suppey has built Kyon Drinks up to be a contender in the non-alcoholic drinks market

Kyon Drinks: New drinks launch dodges the pandemic

By Gwen Ridler

In this exclusive interview, Kyon Drinks founder Daniel Suppey talks Food Manufacturer through the trials of setting up a drinks business during a global pandemic and the strengths of the non-alcoholic drinks market.

Jenkins: 'It might sound obvious, but everything about how we consume food will become more integrated - even more than it already is.'

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The future of the lunch break: Huckletree

By Hugo Jenkins

Hugo Jenkins, vice president of commercial at Huckletree, discusses the future of lunch breaks as the nation emerges from lockdown.

Dalehead Foods are to create 25 new roles across its Corsham operations

Dalehead Foods to create 25 new jobs

By Gwen Ridler

Pork and lamb processor Dalehead Foods has announced it is recruiting for 25 skilled and unskilled roles at its Corsham site.

BArcode Festival returned in 2021 after a year's hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic

Grocery Aid boss on supporting the industry through the pandemic

By Gwen Ridler

Speaking at this year’s Barcode Festival – an event set up by Grocery Aid to allow members of the grocery industry to come together, relax and celebrate – chief executive Steve Barnes commented on the impact of COVID-19 on the members of the food and...

Pictured: Blue Aurora founder Rachel Templeton

Reducing waste and beating COVID at Blue Aurora

By Gwen Ridler

Rachel Templeton, founder of blueberry wine producer Blue Aurora, spoke with Food Manufacture about reducing food waste and finding success despite the COVID-19 pandemic in this exclusive podcast.

Barnfather will be one of four speakers on the day

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Skills crisis webinar: one day to go

By Rod Addy

Food Manufacture's webinar 'How to boost manufacturing productivity in a skills crisis', which is sponsored by Aptean will air in just 24 hours, featuring insights from experts from the food industry.

The webinar will cover areas including managing audits efficiently and HACCP planning

Food Manufacture webinar

Food Safety Briefing: Weak Links in The Chain 6 October

By Rod Addy

Food Manufacture is running its usual free annual Food Safety Briefing on 6 October online from 3pm to 4.30pm, featuring experts tackling topics ranging from allergens to ensuring robust HACCP plans and audits.

AH Worth Ltd has been fined £300,000 for health and safety failings

AH Worth Ltd fined £300k for health and safety failings

By Gwen Ridler

Potato processor AH Worth Ltd has been fined £300,000 for health and safety failings, after employees were exposed to sulphur dioxide (SO2) gas released due to poor to planning and unsafe systems of work.

Saiban: 'the key challenge will be how these targets are actually met'

The food industry's climate change challenge

By Jason Saiban

You would think the UK food sector has enough to deal with right now - upwards of 10% of the UK workforce deciding to remain in mainland Europe causing severe labour shortages, supply chain issues and stock delays.

Investment in green meat initiatives could circumvent the need for alternative proteins as a replacement, claimed the BMPA

Alternative proteins not the answer to meat climate change issues

By Gwen Ridler

UK Government should invest more time and money into proven ways to help reduce meat’s carbon footprint than focus on alternative proteins as a solution to climate change issues, according to the British Meat Processors Association (BMPA)

L to R: Jara and Master: Simply Doughnuts is developing new flavours for overseas customers

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Simply Doughnuts in NPD and export push

By Rod Addy & James Ridler

Simply Doughnuts, winner of the 2021 Food Manufacture Bakery Manufacturing Company of the Year award, is launching three new flavours and enjoying export success, founder, owner and managing director Shiraz Master explains in this exclusive podcast.

The free webinar is being held from 3pm to 4pm on 9 September

Food Manufacture webinar

Greencore experts join skills crisis webinar

By Rod Addy

Greencore experts Carl Schubert, group manufacturing excellence and engineering director, and Phil Barnfather, HR director - operations will offer tips and guidance in Food Manufacture's webinar tackling the food industry's labour shortage.

The new vegan friendly additions to the Baxters Plant Based Soups range

Baxters adds vegan lines to plant-based soups range

By Rod Addy

Baxters Food Group has introduced three vegan friendly flavours to its Plant Based Soups range into Asda and Sainsbury's stores nationwide: Spiced Red Lentil; Sundried Tomato & Thyme and Thai Yellow Vegetable Curry.

TMI is to add 'clean' smoked bacon to its repertoire through its partnership with Besmoke

TMI Foods reveals smoked bacon project

By Gwen Ridler

Fully cooked crispy and back bacon supplier TMI Foods has signed an exclusive licensing agreement with Besmoke to deliver clean and natural smoked products into its portfolio.

Martin Kennedy (pictured): 'The impact can no longer be absorbed by farmers and the food and drink industry'

NFU Scotland pressures Government on labour crisis

By Gwen Ridler

The National Farmers Union (NFU) Scotland has joined with businesses and organisations across the industry calling for immediate action from the Government to address the labour crisis affecting the food and drink sector.

As the trend of plant-based foods continues to grow, how are manufacturers developing flavours to compliment them

The plant-based flavour challenge

By Lynda Searby

The plant-based food trend has been building momentum for some years now, but when Tesco sets a target to increase sales of vegan meat alternatives by 300% by 2025, you know that it has well and truly exploded.

Keeping food cold has become more challenging in the aftermath of Brexit, as environmental issues force manufacturers to rethink how chilled products are stored

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Cold chain warms to sustainable goals

By Gwen Ridler

Temperature-controlled storage and distribution has come under considerable scrutiny, as the food industry balances a need to keep food fresh and safe with the environmental and financial cost of doing so.

Animal rights protestors blockaded Arla's distribution site in Buckinghamshire

Vegan activists blockade Arla plant

By Gwen Ridler

Vegan protest group Animal Rebellion have blockaded the Arla distribution centre in Aston Clinton, Buckinghamshire, demanding the dairy producer transition to plant-based by 2025.

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