All news articles for January 2022

Morrisons is to scrap use-by dates on its own-label milk products

Morrisons scraps use-by dates on milk

By Gwen Ridler

Morrisons has announced plans to scrap use-by dates on its own-label milk packaging by the end of January, in a bid to prevent waste.

Collett: 'New ingredients are being introduced all the time'

Ask The Expert, in collaboration with the Institute of Food Science & Technology (IFST)

Ask The Expert: sugar reduction in soft drinks

By Vicky Collett FIFST CSci

Vicky Collett, (consultant) global quality manager for a joint venture between PepsiCo and Unilever, explores the challenges of sugar reduction in soft drinks.

The lack of details surrounding the end of the CF Fertilisers deal has created uncertainty among food firms

End of CF Fertilisers deal raises CO2 shortage fears

By Gwen Ridler

The end of the Government’s deal with CF Fertilisers to maintain supplies of CO2 gas has created uncertainty among food manufacturers, with concerns of higher prices and sudden shortages.

Changes to food and drink export processes have proved to be a headache

Digital feature: long read

Freightful times for food exporters

By Lynda Searby

UK exporters will have to wait for the COVID fog to lift before they can get a clear view of the future, says Lynda Searby.

Mike Pipe at Mettler Toledo explained five benefiots of adopting x-ray systems in the food factory

Five reasons to onboard X-ray detection

By Gwen Ridler

Mike Pipe, head of global sales at Mettler-Toledo outlines his top five reasons food and drink manufacturers should start looking to invest in x-ray inspection.

BHC produces a range of spirits, honey and jams

The British Honey Company to consolidate production

By Rod Addy

Distiller, honey and jam producer The British Honey Company (BHC) has announced plans to close its Worminghall, Buckinghamshire office and distillery and consolidate production, dispatch and research & development at its Market Harborough site.

Currie: 'We have created a plan for strong growth'

Greggs appoints successor to Roger Whiteside as CEO

By Rod Addy

Greggs, the bakery retailer and manufacturer, has appointed Roisin Currie, currently Greggs retail and property director, as chief executive, replacing Roger Whiteside, who has already announced his intention to step down from the board.

Just Desserts makes a range of artisanal desserts and cakes, including cheesecakes

Regal Food Products Group acquires Just Desserts

By Rod Addy

Regal Food Products Group Plc, the company behind the Regal Bakery, Regal Foods and Yorkshire Baking Company brands, has acquired premium desserts manufacturer Just Desserts for an undisclosed sum.

Veganuary has heralded a swathe of new product launches from food and drink firms

Veganuary 2022 new product launches

By Gwen Ridler

With Veganuary now upon us, Food Manufacture takes a look at some of the latest products launched by food firms hoping to tempt consumers away from meat this January.

The Seasonal Workers visa scheme has been updated to run until the end of 2024

Seasonal Workers scheme extended to 2024

By Gwen Ridler

The Government has extended the Seasonal Workers visa scheme to the end of 2024 to allow foreign workers to pick edible and ornamental crops, but employers were warned this isn’t a long-term solution.

Diana Food has grown red beet for natural coloring for more than 30 years

Denmark's Oterra acquires Diana Food's Holbeach site

By Rod Addy

Denmark-based natural food colours supplier Oterra has completed its acquisition of Diana Food's natural colourings business, which includes its factories at Holbeach, Lincolnshire and Cossé in France.

Soreen features on tonight's epsiode of Inside the Factory

Inside the factory visits Soreen

By Gwen Ridler

MasterChef star Greg Wallace visits malt loaf manufacturer Soreen in tonight’s episode of BBC documentary series Inside the Factory (5 January 2022).

X-rays rule the roost in detection tech, but metal detectors still have their place

Detection and inspection feature

Advances and developments in detection and inspection technology

By Gwen Ridler

In the world of detection and inspection, the latest advances in food safety technology have been propelled by a need to not only save space and money, but also larger goals of becoming more sustainable and offering more comprehensive coverage for discovering...

Low stocks and shipping issues could see a shortage of sushi rice in the UK

Sushi rice prices set to explode

By Gwen Ridler

The UK is set to experience a significant increase in the price of sushi rice, according to ingredients firm Eurostar Commodities.

Mellinals and Zoomers are deamnding plant-based options from food firms

Millennials and Zoomers demand plant-based options

By Gwen Ridler

Millennials and Zoomers (Generation Z) expect food brands to have a plant-based option and are more prepared to pay more to get it, according to chocolate brand Barry Callebaut.

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