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Jon Poole interviews Cameron Rigg and Claire Martino to talk coaching and mentoring

The Talent Poole

Growing talent through coaching and mentoring

By Jon Poole

This month in The Talent Poole, we hear from Cameron Rigg and Claire Martino, both part of a small group of volunteers who have created and run the mentoring scheme, ‘Flourish-in-Food’.

TIPA introduces packaging tray made from rice waste which can use used for a multitude of food products. Credit: TIPA


Revolutionising packaging with a tray made from rice waste

By Bethan Grylls

Crafted from wasted rice by-product, the compostable packaging solutions leader says the new trays can not only be disposed of in compost bins in the home, but also recycled due to their 'rare pulp' make-up.

The UK dog food market is valued at almost £1.6bn. Credit: Getty / Grace Chon


Pet food trends and the 'humanisation of animals'

By William Dodds

Food Manufacture investigates the current pet food manufacturing landscape in the UK, examining the driving forces behind the sector's growth and the latest trends, with the insight from BENEO, SARVAL and Mars Petcare.

The BEUC has made a complaint about bottled water recycling claims to the European Commission. Credit: Getty / Image Source


Bottled water producers reported to EU over recycling claims

By William Dodds

The European Consumer Organisation (BEUC) and member organisations from 13 countries have reported alleged “misleading commercial claims” about the recyclability of products manufactured by major drinking water bottle companies.

Investment in IoT will only mean results if properly managed, says Kavakli. Credit:Getty/Macrovector


Drowning in data

By Baris Kavakli

Baris Kavakli, managing director of Portera B.V, looks at why IoT-enabled manufacturers are swimming against a tide of information from the shop floor and how they can begin to reorganise outdated workflows to make better use of data.

Lack of investment and mismanagement by the Government has left the horticulture sector at the brink in a bad shape. Image: Getty, Justin Paget


State of UK Horticulture threatens the country’s food security

By Gwen Ridler

A lack of investment and unappreciation of the UK’s horticulture industry has placed British growing at a crossroads and left holes in the UK’s food security, according to a new report from the House of Lords Horticultural Sector Committee.

Looking after the power behind the supply chain. Credit: Getty/timsa


Taking care of the people behind the supply chain

By Chris Gamm

Chris Gamm, chief executive of hospitality charity, Springboard, discusses the importance of protecting your staff when it comes to fostering reliability through the supply chain.

Ole & Steen and Ivy Farm feature in our latest senior appointment round-up. Credit: Getty/Hispanolistic


Ivy Farm and Ole & Steen announce new recruits

By Bethan Grylls

While Ole & Steen is looking for a new group CEO, it has also announced the new appointment of Graham Hollingshead as its UK MD. Meanwhile, Dr Harsh Amin has joined cultivated meat start-up Ivy Farm as its chief scientific officer.

UK sheep sales are strong, but inflationary pressures and Australian imports threaten the market. Image: Getty, tracielouise


UK sheep meat strong but challenges still remain

By Gwen Ridler

Rising sheep export tonnages and lamb domestic consumer sales paint a positive picture of the UK meat industry, but challenges and inflationary pressures continue to impact on the UK sheep sector in 2023.

Are robots ready to pick up the slack on food production lines, or is the tech still out of reach?


Robots get to grips with food processing

By Chris Froud

Are food manufacturers ready for fully automated production lines and can robots be the solution to making this a reality? Chris Froud, partner and patent attorney specialising in robotics and automation at European Intellectual Property Firm Withers...

Ben Lee, MD at Soanes Poultry

Me & My Team

From farm to factory: Inside Soanes Poultry

By Ben Lee

Soanes Poultry’s managing director Ben Lee covers how he came into the food sector and the importance of animal welfare at the Yorkshire chicken producer.

Raynor Foods is now an employee-owned business


Raynor Foods becomes employee owned

By Gwen Ridler

Food to go manufacturer Raynor Foods has become a 100% employee-owned company, with people on the move in the senior management team to support the transition.

Cooked chicken products can now be exported to Japan


British cooked poultry secures access to Japan

By Gwen Ridler

British cooked poultry products will soon reach Japanese dinner tables, thanks to a new market access deal expected to be worth £10m over the next five years.

Food Manufacture hears from four experts on managing allergens within your factory and supply chain. Credit: Moo Free/Getty:andresr/Hispanolistic


Allergen management in the free-from factory

By Bethan Grylls

Food Manufacture speaks to four experts, including free-from manufacturers Moo Free and Kirsty’s, around managing allergens within your factory and supply chain.

Avara is ahead of its SBTi targets. Credit: Getty/Richard Drury


Avara reduces scope emissions by 47%

By Bethan Grylls

Avara Foods’ 2023 Our Planet report has been published and shows strong progress across its environmental agenda, as its scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions see reductions tracking far ahead of its SBTi targets.

Cargo thieves are targeting higher value goods based on demand and shortages. Credit: Getty/shironosov


Food most targeted in supply chain thefts

By Bethan Grylls

A BSI report surveying global supply chain risks between 2021 and 2022 has identified food and fuel as top commodities involved in supply chain thefts, alongside an influx of sophisticated cyberattacks.

Step inside the factory at I.T.S

Me and my team: Step inside I.T.S

By William Dodds

In September 2023, Food Manufacture spent the day with flavour specialists I.T.S in order to learn more about how the business operates.

UK cheese exporters to Canada likely to see losses, says PTF's Rod Addy

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UK cheese exports to Canada: Not looking so 'grate'

By Rod Addy

UK cheese producers exporting to Canada face losing millions of pounds and are already taking a hit during post-Brexit bilateral negotiations to establish a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with the country.

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