All news articles for December 2021

Brewers call for more help in facing COVID-19 challenges

Calls for help for small brewers

By Michelle Perrett

The Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) has called for more financial help for small brewers hit by the latest Covid restrictions.

Morrisons to offer own-label suppliers software to measure, track and forecast their operational carbon emissions.

Morrisons focuses on sustainability with suppliers

By Michelle Perrett

Morrisons is to offer 400 of its own-label suppliers access to a new industry-leading software platform that can accurately measure, track and forecast their operational carbon emissions.

Registar for the Food Manufacture webinar, Lean & Green: Save Costs and the Planet now

Lean & Green Webinar: Less than a month to go

By Gwen Ridler

There’s less than a month left to sign up for the next free, online Food Manufacture webinar, Lean & Green: Save Costs and the Planet, on 19 January 2022.

Hansford (pictured): 'For processors looking to move into this market, flexibility of infrastructure is important'


MAP gases and freezing considerations for plant-based foods

By Gwen Ridler

Neil Hansford, food packaging and cryogenic freezing expert at Air Products, discusses the freezing considerations and the application of modified atmosphere packaging (MAP) for plant-based foods or meat analogues.

Glanbia Cooperative Society has approved Glanbia's exit from its dairy joint venture

Glanbia £262m dairy disposal approved

By Gwen Ridler

The disposal of Glanbia’s share in dairy processing business Glanbia Ireland has been approved by joint-owner Glanbia Cooperative Society.

41% of shoppers reported adopting reusable grocery packaging to cut their environmental impact

IGD report backs industry's green packaging aims

By Rod Addy

The Institute of Grocery Distribution (IGD) has launched consumer research to encourage the food and consumer goods industry to halve the environmental impact of all packaging by 2030.

Efficient and renewable use of energy, water and other resources can help cut food manufacturers' bills

Lean & green: save costs and the planet

By Rod Addy

How can food and drink manufacturers offset rising production costs through increased efficiency and better use of resources, including renewable energy? That's the topic of the next Food Manufacture webinar.

QR codes will feature on packaging, providing carbon data for specific meals

Ready meals company claims carbon neutral status

By Rod Addy

Ready meals supplier Wild Hare Group has officially claimed carbon neutrality based on a full life cycle analysis (LCA) as it continues its quest to be a net zero food manufacturer.

Foster (pictured) defended the skilled worker visa and questioned producers' need for labour

Home Office deflects blame for UK labour crisis

By Gwen Ridler

Home Office minister for safe and legal migration Kevin Foster has been criticised for deflecting the blame for the UK labour crisis and not listening to the struggles with recruitment across the pork and poultry sectors.

Ortiz has worked on community socio-economic development and wellbeing in Africa and India

Typhoo Tea enlists experts to focus on ethics

By Rod Addy

Typhoo Tea has appointed Rocio Ortiz as responsible sourcing manager and enlisted the services of Lesley Western as corporate social responsibility consultant as it builds on its ethical agenda.

Miles outlined five active food fraud investigations

Food Crime Unit closes in on fraudsters

By Rod Addy

The Food Standards Agency's (FSA's) National Food Crime Unit (NFCU) is making progress on food fraud investigations, with sentencing following its first successful conviction due to take place this month.

Foppen is focused on added-value speciality smoked salmon products

Hilton acquires salmon producer Foppen

By Rod Addy

Multi-protein food business Hilton Food Group has agreed to acquire smoked salmon producer Dutch Seafood Company BV, which trades as Foppen, expanding Hilton's activities into the US market.

Diana Rodgers claims red meat has been unfairly targeted

Red meat is 'a scapegoat' for health and climate change

By Michelle Perrett

Red meat production is completely misunderstood and is being unfairly targeted as a scapegoat for concerns about health and climate change, a leading dietician, author and film director has claimed.

Newton: Manufacturers need to focus on technology's value as well as its features and functionality


How to increase profit margins in food processing

By Andrew Newton

Profit margin is one metric to keep a close eye on and strive to continuously improve. Here Andrew Newton considers ways to boost margins in food manufacturing businesses.

The Food Standards Agency said the regulatory system needed to adapt to a digital world

FSA: recovery dominated by COVID-19

By Michelle Perrett

The immediate future is dominated by recovery from COVID-19, but food inspections cannot be delayed 'indefinitely', Food Standards Agency (FSA) chief executive Emily Miles has said.

The consultation opens on 6 December and runs until 14 March 2022

FSA launches consultation on 'may contain' packaging

By Michelle Perrett

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has launched a consultation to gather views from businesses and consumers on the use of precautionary allergen information and labels, often written as 'may contain' on food packaging.

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