All news articles for June 2024

The fee for intervention charges from HSE have increased. Credit: Getty/Thank you for your assistant

Legal Brief

Cost pressures mount for F&B manufacturers following HSE fee hike

By Elliott Kenton

Elliott Kenton, partner and health and safety expert at national law firm, Weightmans, takes a look at the Health and Safety Executive’s recent move to increase the fees it charges for inspections – so-called ‘fees for intervention’ – and explains what...

Tate & Lyle completes sale of remaining interest in Primient. Credit: Getty/Klaus Vedfelt


Tate & Lyle completes $350m Primient sale

By Bethan Grylls

Tate & Lyle Plc has completed the sale of its remaining 49.7% interest in Primary Products Investments LLC to KPS Capital Partners, LP.

Several manufacturers have taken precautionary measures, recalling items including sandwiches. Credit: Getty/luismmolina


E.Coli outbreak leads to death

By Bethan Grylls

A person has died in England after being infected with E.Coli - with 49% of cases admitted to hospital since outbreak began.

The Business Leaders' Forum is an annual event hosted by Food Manufacture that invites leaders to problem solve and knowledge-share


Will disjointed thinking destroy us?

By Bethan Grylls

By 2025, it’s predicted that there will be more than 75m ‘smart’ connected devices. Yet, despite our instantaneous, online lifestyles, we are still experiencing a sense of 'disconnect' between the food industry, government and consumers.

Mark Lumsdon Taylor led an exclusive workshop at this year's Business Leaders' Forum addressing the tsunami of sustainability regulations

The Business Leaders' Forum Newsletter

The ‘lean’ path to ESG success

By Mark Lumsdon Taylor

Mark Lumsdon Taylor, partner and head of sustainability for ESG at MHA, outlines the benefits of integrating ESG commitments into a lean food manufacturing model.

Pictured centre: Pedro Sancha, president & CEO at NSF, surrounded by Belgium’s Mastercooks

Long read

The importance of independent sensory labs in NPD

By Bethan Grylls

In the competitive landscape of the food industry, developing new products and refining existing ones is not just a matter of taste but a complex and often high-stakes endeavour.

German yoghurt producer Ehrmann has acquired Trewithen Dairy in Cornwall


Trewithen Dairy acquired by German yoghurt maker

By Gwen Ridler

Trewithen Dairy has been acquired by German yoghurts and desserts maker Ehrmann for an unknown sum, with plans to open a new production facility as it expands its reach into the UK market.

Food Manufacture explores some tips and tricks to make your supply chain more sustainable and adaptable. Image: Getty

Long read

Building a sustainable and adaptable supply chain

By Gwen Ridler

As food and drink businesses struggle to cope with a constantly shifting world of regulations and geopolitical tensions, Food Manufacture explores how you can make your supply chain more sustainable and adaptable.

The brewer produces a wide range of beer and cider. Credit: Adnams


Adnams chair to step down

By William Dodds

The chair of beer manufacturer Adnams has confirmed his intention to step down.

William Watkins is the new president of the BSDA


Radnor Hills CEO elected BSDA president

By Gwen Ridler

William Watkins, founder and chief executive of drinks firm Radnor Hills, has been elected president of the British Soft Drinks Association (BSDA).

Saputo Dairy UK is to remove non-recyclable cover papers from its Clover, Utterly Butterly and Country Life Spreadable products


Saputo UK ditches non-recyclable cover papers

By Gwen Ridler

Saputo Dairy UK is to remove non-recyclable cover papers from three of its most popular spreadable products, eliminating 44 tonnes of unnecessary packaging.

The new standard includes 64 additional criteria. Credit: Getty / Jonathan Knowles


New British Lion egg code introduced

By William Dodds

The British Egg Industry Council (BEIC) has launched an updated code of practice for the production of British Lion-certified egg products.

ESG, confusing new regulations and a sense of comradery in the industry were key takeaways from this year's BLF

Business Leaders' Forum

Key takeaways from Business Leaders' Forum 2024

By Gwen Ridler

Food Manufacture caught up with some of the delegates at Business Leaders’ Forum 2024 to find out their key takeaways from this year's event.

Business Leaders' Forum attendees discuss labour shortages in the food and drink sector. Credit: Jim Winslet


How can we solve the recruitment crisis?

By William Dodds

Recruitment and labour shortages was on the agenda at Business Leaders’ Forum on 13 June 2024, with senior figures from across the food and drink industry offering their insights and possible solutions.

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