All news articles for April 2022

Johan Westman ceo: 'The war has also affected the global economy'

AAK to exit Russia permanently

By Michelle Perrett

AAK, the global fats and oils business, is the latest company to announce it is to exit from its operations and investments in Russia, following the Ukraine war.

The Government has U-turned on its decision to implement further restriction on EU imports

Government U-turn on border strategy: Industry reaction

By Gwen Ridler

The UK government’s U-turn on border strategy will help clear up red tape surrounding imports, but could endanger parts of the industry to potentially devastating disease risks, warned members of the food and drink industry.

Kellogg's planned the challenge the rules on the promotion HFSS in court

Kellogg’s launches legal challenge against HFSS guidelines

By Gwen Ridler

Kellogg’s has launched a legal challenge against the Government’s upcoming restrictions on retail promotions for food and drink high in fat, salt and sugar (HFSS), claiming the rules unfairly represented breakfast cereals.

You have until 26 May to get your CBD products on the FSA's CBD product list

Last chance to register CBD products

By Gwen Ridler

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has issued a final call for food and drink products containing cannabidiol (CBD) to be added to the public list.

Co-op has removed use-by dates from its own-label yogurts

Co-op scraps use-by dates on yogurts

By Gwen Ridler

Co-op is the latest supermarket to scrap use-by date labels on its own-label produce in a bid to cut down on food waste.

Unilever to stop marketing food and drink to under-16s

Unilever to stop marketing foods to under 16s

By Michelle Perrett

Unilever has revealed it is to stop marketing food and beverages to children under the age of 16 years old, across both traditional media and social media.

BFFF has launched a programme to help combat rising energy prices

BFFF launches energy saving programme

By Gwen Ridler

The British Frozen Food Federation (BFFF) has launched a programme to help its members manage the recent price hikes in gas and electricity.

Nuno Teles is to take over as managing director of Diageo GB

Diageo makes senior management changes in GB

By Michelle Perrett

Drinks company Diageo has announced that Nuno Teles, currently President of the Diageo Beer Company (DBC) in North America, is to take over as managing director of Great Britain on 1 July 2022.

The owners of the Sharpham Dairy celebrate winning B Corporation

Sharpham Dairy gets certified as a B Corporation

By Michelle Perrett

Devon-based Sharpham Dairy has successfully achieved certification as a B Corporation (B Corp) and said it is the first cheese dairy in the country to achieve this globally recognised accreditation.

There's just one week left to sign up to our free tech webinar, sponsored by Siemens

One week to go: Free tech webinar

By Gwen Ridler

There’s just one week left to sign up for Food Manufacture’s free webinar on how to use tech to optimise operations and resources, sponsored by Siemens.

Rackley (pictured): 'The government has, I believe, missed a golden opportunity to create a cohesive, UK-wide approach to producer responsibility for packaging waste.'

Opinion

Extended Producer Responsibility scheme a 'missed opportunity'

By Alice Rackley

The government’s Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) response should be applauded as a positive step towards incentivising UK businesses to play their part in the circular economy, but missed a golden opportunity to create a cohesive, UK-wide approach...

Ella's Kitchen has partnered with Menzies Distribution for its logistics needs

Ella's Kitchen sources new logistics partner

By Gwen Ridler

Organic baby food firm Ella’s Kitchen has sourced a new logistics partner to handle distribution across the UK, following an extensive review into its future warehouse and distribution requirements.

The Innovation Portal is looking for solutions to sustainability

Nomad Foods launches innovation portal to support sustainable diets

By Michelle Perrett

Nomad Foods – the frozen food company which owns brands including Birds Eye, Findus and igloo – has partnered an Open Innovation Portal as it invites partners to share solutions that could be scaled to help shape the future of food and support more sustainable...

PLant-based meat sales hit a 'record high' in 2021, according to the Good Food Institute

Plant-based sales hit 'record high'

By Gwen Ridler

Sales of plant-based meat alternatives grew 19% to £2bn in western Europe in 2021, a record high according to a new report from the Good Food institute.

Jon Burton talks research and development on the Enriched range

R&D and plant-based fish: John West podcast

By Gwen Ridler

In this exclusive podcast interview, Jon Burton – marketing director at John West – discussed the research and development process behind the brand’s Enriched line of tuna products and the growth of plant-based alternatives to fish.

Red meat supplies could face global challenges

Global supplies of red meat to 'remain tight'

By Michelle Perrett

Changes in supply patterns could lead to a limited supply of red meat – particularly beef – on the global market, a new report from Hybu Cig Cymru – Meat Promotion Wales (HCC) has predicted.

The ECDC will investigate any links between raw materials and the ongoing salmonella outbreak

Salmonella outbreak: potential link to raw materials

By Gwen Ridler

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) is to investigate a potential link between contaminated raw material and the multi-country outbreak of salmonella connected to Ferrero’s Belgian chocolate factory.

Commodity prices are increasing

World food commodity prices make 'significant leap'

By Michelle Perrett

World food commodity prices made a “significant leap” in March to reach their highest levels ever as the war in Ukraine spread shocks through markets for staple grains and vegetable oils, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)...