All news articles for November 2021

The report urges the food industry to act with urgency to tackle global environmental issues

What has the food industry achieved on sustainability?

By Rod Addy

Food industry leaders have united to tackle sustainability, health and food safety over the past year, despite significant challenges, but to make more progress they should be their 'own biggest critics'.

Consumers are showing great interest in protein-rich drinks, such as tropical protein water, as well as foods

How to make the most of the protein trend

By Rod Addy

Taste and health and wellness are the largest trends associated with protein-rich foods as the 'protein revolution' offers product developers 'exciting opportunities', according to Kerry Group.

The Portman Group is calling for calorie labelling to remain voluntary

Alcohol manufacturers move towards calorie labelling

By Michelle Perrett

Almost half (47%) of alcoholic drinks from leading UK brands now carry calorie information on their labels, in addition to other warnings, the drinks watchdog The Portman Group has revealed.

Martin: 'There is currently no legal definition of what a vegan product is in the UK or EU'

Legal opinion

Plant-based food labelling: what the law says

By Pete Martin

The meteoric growth in sales and the variety of plant-based foods has been so fast that the thinking on how such products are labelled has barely kept up. Here, Pete Martin, regulatory director at product information specialist Ashbury explores the latest...

Coveney: 'Delighted to be appointed as SSP’s next group CEO'

What job will Patrick Coveney do next?

By Rod Addy

Patrick Coveney has tendered his resignation as Greencore's director and chief executive officer and plans to become CEO of foodservice group SSP from 31 March 2022.

All herbs and spices are not of the same quality, McCormick's Chris Jinks has warned. iStock credit: AlexRaths

McCormick warns of herbs and spices adulteration

By Michelle Perrett

McCormick & Company, the US-based ingredients supplier, has called on manufacturers in the herb and spice industry to check their businesses for fraudulent practices following the publication of an EU report.

Ian Stone, president and chair of the British Frozen Food Federation, has called it a 'pivotal' moment

Frozen food has 'once in a lifetime opportunity'

By Michelle Perrett


The frozen food industry has a ‘once in a lifetime’ opportunity to grow sales and help cut carbon emissions according to Ian Stone, president and chair of the British Frozen Food Federation (BFFF).

Couch: 'We continue to invest in the long-term sustainability of our business'

Cranswick acquisitions offer more growth in non-meat

By Michelle Perrett

Meat processor Cranswick has revealed the acquisition of plant-based Ramona’s Kitchen and Atlantica UK has created 'exciting opportunities' for further growth in its rapidly expanding Continental Products business.

Buttriss: 'Nutrition should also be central to discussions about how to transform diets and food systems'

UK food production needs transformation

By Michelle Perrett

UK food production needs to be transformed to achieve healthier and more sustainable diets, leading experts claimed at the British Nutrition Foundation’s (BNF's) annual day conference.

Bunzl has agreed 13 acquisitions so far this year

Chilled and frozen food gel pack firm Hydropac acquired

By Rod Addy

Bunzl plc, the specialist international distribution and services group, has announced the acquisitions of chilled and frozen food gel pack firm Hydropac and industrial clothing specialist Workwear Express.

AMP: metal cans are the most recycled drinks packaging in the world

Ardagh Metal Packaging to build $200m NI can plant

By Rod Addy

Ardagh Metal Packaging (AMP) has announced plans to build a $200m drinks can plant near Belfast in Northern Ireland, creating many full-time jobs for engineers, technicians and other roles.

PLant-based chicken, boozy ice cream and 0% ABV whiskey all launched this month

Food and drink product launch round-up

By Gwen Ridler

Plant-based chicken breasts, lupin beans and an everyday sourdough lead this round-up of the latest product launches from food and drink manufacturers.

Steve Morgan (left) has stepped down as chief executive of Synergy Europe, to be replaced by Sebastiano Pagano (right)

Synergy Europe chief executive steps down

By Gwen Ridler

Synergy Flavours European chief executive Steve Morgan is to step down from the role at the end of this year, ending 14 years with the company.

Boparan: 'Silly to plug any gaps by using imports'

2 Sisters to add 900 workers in visa boost

By Rod Addy

2 Sisters Food Group president Ranjit Singh Boparan has praised the Government's temporary visa scheme for seasonal poultry workers, claiming it has helped source up to 900 EU workers in the run-up to Christmas.

The FSA and UKRI have funded six projects bringing togetherresearchers and the public to investigate food standards and safety

FSA helps fund citizen science research projects

By Gwen Ridler

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) and UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) have awarded £200,000 to fund six projects uniting the public and researchers to investigate food standards and safety challenges.

International trade secretary Anne-Marie Trevelyan hope to promote export opportunities to UK businesses

Trade secretary launches export campaign

By Gwen Ridler

A campaign urging UK businesses to ‘sell to the world’ and explore export opportunities has been launched by the international trade secretary.

Scientists and MPs have signed an open letter calling for a shift to a plant-based food system

Government urged to shift to plant-based food system

By Gwen Ridler

World leaders have been urged to negotiate a global transition to a plant-based food system in an open letter signed by Intergovernmental Panel of Climate Change (IPCC) Scientists, Nobel Laureates and MPs.

The group has seen exports double

Bradford food manufacturer doubles export revenues

By Michelle Perrett

Regal Food Products Group, the Bradford-based food manufacturer, has seen its export revenues more than double since 2016, with the company now selling products in over 40 countries.

Brand boasting green credentials are popular

Leading UK food brands recognised for innovation

By Michelle Perrett

The UK dominates the leader board, accounting for 60% of Europe’s top breakthrough innovations of the FMCG world, the NielsenIQ BASES annual report has revealed.

Fortress has supplied Trigon with a new small-scale metal detector

Trigon installs new Stealth metal detector

By Gwen Ridler

Nut supplier Trigon Snacks has installed a bespoke, small footprint metal detector to help meet strict retailer requirements for its new range of packaged nuts.

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