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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)...

The new report praises the food sector's support of the nation's health

Food manufacturers support nations health

By Michelle Perrett

Food manufacturers are continuing to innovate and support the health of the nation, a new report by the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has claimed.

Cutting, slicing and dicing equipment traditionally used for meat and dairy is being adapted for plant-based products

Digital feature: long read

Cutting, slicing and dicing trends

By Rod Addy

Last year, compact and energy saving machinery were the watchwords in cutting, slicing and dicing and, while those trends haven’t disappeared, this year there’s a renewed focus on quality and consistency.

An outbreak of listeria has been linked to smoked fish

Ongoing listeria outbreak linked to smoked fish

By Gwen Ridler

An ongoing outbreak of listeria in the UK has been linked to smoked fish, according to an investigation led by the UK Health Security Agency, Food Standards Agency and Food Standards Scotland.

The BMPA, FSS and Neat Burger have announced senior appointments

Food and drink industry senior appointments: Round-up

By Gwen Ridler

The British Meat Processors Association, Food Standards Scotland and Neat Burger have all announced senior appointments, covered in this round-up of people on the move in the food and drink industry.

Moo Free has installed new equipment to help produce its latest sweet treats range

Moo Free invests in new panning equipment

By Gwen Ridler

Free-from chocolate manufacturer Moo Free has invested in new machinery at its Devon factory to support the launch of three new snacking products.

Barry Callebaut claims to be the largest manufacturer of chocolate and cocoa products

Barry Callebaut factory in Moreton faces closure

By Rod Addy

Chocolate manufacturer Barry Callebaut has begun consulting with employees over the proposed closure of its Moreton factory in Merseyside, which employs 45 full-time staff.

The FSA's list of credible CBD products could create confidence for investors and brings clarity to manufacturers

FSA CBD product list brings clarity to the sector

By Gwen Ridler

Producers of food and drink products containing cannabidiol (CBD) have been provided with clarity over the future legality of their products on the UK market, as the Food Standards Agency (FSA) published its list of credible Novel Foods applications.

Counterfeit Wonka chocolate bars have been spotted on store shelves in the UK

FSA issues fake Wonka chocolate warning

By Gwen Ridler

UK and Ireland food safety authorities have warned members of the public to be on the lookout for counterfeit Wonka chocolate bars being sold in shops and online across the country.