All news articles for June 2022

Experts from the dairy and meat categories will offer insights to support your digital journey

Cheese and meat firms share digital insights

By Rod Addy

Digital technology can benefit businesses of all sizes and does not have to cost the earth, delegates will hear at the next free Food Manufacture webinar, which is sponsored by Siemens.

School children are confused about important areas of nutrition

Confusion reigns over important areas of nutrition

By Rod Addy

Widespread confusion about important areas of nutrition exists among UK consumers of all ages, according to the findings of a new survey from the British Nutrition Foundation (BNF).

Dimbleby: 'They have kicked stuff down the road to the Health Disparities white paper'

Government Food Strategy shows it's 'in pocket of food industry'

By Rod Addy

The Government Food Strategy has avoided backing 'bold, evidence-based recommendations' in Henry Dimbleby's National Food Strategy that would have significantly improved the UK food system – a 'shambolic' decision, pressure groups...

Digitalisation of the factory is here, but are businesses ready?

Digital feature: long read

Digital transformation: where now for food processing firms?

By Gwen Ridler

As the digitalisation of food and drink factories becomes a major talking point for manufacturers, are businesses prepared to embrace the change and where will this march into the future lead them?

Haarsma: 'UK one of the most advanced beer and cider markets in the world'

Heineken UK MD named

By Rod Addy

Heineken UK has named Boudewijn Haarsma as managing director (MD).

Carvalho: 'We can give the consumer full sight of their products’ journey from orchard to plate'

Why UK almond supplier is implementing blockchain tech

By Rod Addy

Veracruz Almonds is boosting traceability by implementing blockchain technology at its estates in Idanha-a-Nova and Fundão, Portugal in preparation for expanding its exports to distributors and suppliers in the UK and Europe.

Salmonella has dogged the food industry over the past few months. iStock credit Manjurul

Digital feature: long read

Food safety trends

By Michelle Perrett

The past two years have brought rapid and relentless change to the food chain and this shows no signs of slackening.

Solina has acquired a majority stake in Zafron Foods

Solina acquires majority stake in Zafron Foods

By Gwen Ridler

French ingredients firm Solina has expanded its reach into the UK with the acquisition of a majority stake in sauces and condiments manufacturer Zafron Foods from the Kenny family.

Comparing foodservice and retail sales of sausages and burgers gives a mixed picture

Digital feature: long read

Sausages, Casings, Burgers & Food Forming

By Rod Addy

Retail sales of sausages and burgers are flagging in comparison with last year's spike when consumption habits were ruled by lockdowns, but foodservice has rebounded significantly, the Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) claims.

Stephen Humphrey, managing director of Tuber Group, with his wife and shareholder Rebecca Humphrey

MyFresh acquired by Tuber Group

By Gwen Ridler

Potato firm Tuber Group has acquired fresh produce processor MyFresh from William Jackson Food Group for an undisclosed sum.

Seabrook Crisps reports strong trading

Seabrook Crisps reports strong trading

By Michelle Perrett

Seabrook, the Yorkshire-based crisps manufacturer owned by Calbee, has revealed it is growing at +32.2% year on year, outperforming the category.

Entries for World Steak Challenge 2022 now open

Entries for World Steak Challenge 2022 now open

By Gwen Ridler

Entries are now open for the World Steak Challenge 2022, the ‘world’s first’ event to give steak producers and suppliers a platform to showcase their products quality, breed credentials and processing standards on the international stage.

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