All news articles for May 2022

Natasha's Law saw all pre-packed food labeled with the allergens it contained

Natasha Foundation clinical trials: Exclusive podcast

By Gwen Ridler

In this exclusive podcast interview, Natasha Allergy Research Foundation co-founder Nadim Laperouse discussed his hopes for the recently launched clinical trials, as well as the work that has already been done with the food and drink industry.

Allergens require specialised cleaning techniques to prevent cross contamination in the food factory

Cleaning to prevent allergen cross contamination

By Gwen Ridler

Cleaning is an essential part of allergen control in the food factory, but special care must be taken to choose the appropriate method to avoid cross contamination, warned Christeyns Food Hygiene Technical Director Peter Littleton.

Alfa Laval's PlusClean system reduces water consumption by 80% compared to other disinfection systems

Alfa Laval debuts new clean-in-place system

By Gwen Ridler

A new clean-in-place (CIP) system that guarantees total coverage during the sterilisation process and an 80% reduction in water consumption has been developed by Alfa Laval.

The Government has pushed back restrictions on HFSS promotions in stores

Government delays restrictions on HFSS promotions

By Gwen Ridler

The Government’s delay in the implementation of restrictions on advertising and volume promotions for high fat, salt and sugar (HFSS) foods has been criticised for contradicting its levelling up ambitions and escalating the cost of treating obesity.

Dalton Philips will take up the role of Greencore chief executive

Greencore reveals Coveney replacement

By Gwen Ridler

Convenience food manufacturer Greencore has appointed Dalton Philips as chief executive and executive director to replace Patrick Coveney.

Ensuring compliance across a complex supply chain is tough at the best of times

Experts from Tesco and McCormick tackle compliance

By Rod Addy

Experts from Tesco and global herbs and spices supplier McCormick & Company will form part of a panel tackling traceability and compliance in a volatile market in our free webinar on 25 May.

The market has received a boost with the reopening of gyms and leisure centres

Digital feature: long read

Sports Nutrition trends

By Michelle Perrett

Consumer interest in health and wellness has grown since the pandemic struck, with a focus on protection and immunity and a corresponding need for exercise fuelling growth in sports nutrition.

Two Yorkshire universities have helped digitalise Rakusen's with the help of a £618k grant

Rakusen’s digitalises business with £618k grant

By Gwen Ridler

Sheffield Hallam’s National Centre of Excellence for Food Engineering (NCEFE) and the University of Bradford’s Faculty of Engineering have secured a £618k grant to support biscuit and wafer manufacturer Rakusen’s growth and sustainability plans.

NFU Scotland met with the DEFRA minister

NFU Scotland raises funding concerns with Government

By Michelle Perrett

Future funding, the food security crisis and soaring costs were top of the agenda when NFU Scotland met with Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs George Eustice in Westminster this week.

The Portman Group has updated its best practice Alcohol Labelling Guidelines for producers

New guidelines launched for alcohol labelling

By Michelle Perrett

Drinks watchdog The Portman Group has updated its best practice Alcohol Labelling Guidelines for producers, which gives information how to communicate alcohol and health-related information to consumers, across multiple channels.

Scotland accounted for the largest share of UK food and drink exports, according to the FDF

Scotland accounts for the largest share of UK food and drink exports

By Michelle Perrett

Scotland, alongside Wales and the North East of England, had the strongest recovery in response to the supply chain problems caused by Covid-19 and the new UK-EU trading relationship, according to research by the Food and Drink Federation (FDF).

The number of adults skipping meals grew in the past three months, according to The Food Foundation

Calls for Government action over food security

By Michelle Perrett

There has been a rapid rise (57%) in the proportion of households cutting back on food or missing meals altogether in just three months, new data from The Food Foundation has revealed.

The Plastics Packaging Tax has already affected packaging costs for businesses

Packaging costs rise in wake of plastics tax

By Gwen Ridler

Packaging costs have risen for six out of 10 businesses since the launch of the Plastics Packaging Tax in April, according to new research by Lindum Packaging.

The dairy sector is focused heavily on measuring Scope 3 on-farm emissions

Digital feature: long read

Dairy processing: cows, costs and carbon

By Lynda Searby

Richard Clothier, managing director of Wyke Farms, might be a big cheese in the dairy industry, but that doesn’t mean he is impervious to the cost pressures facing his third-generation cheese-making business.