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Martin Kennedy (pictured): 'The impact can no longer be absorbed by farmers and the food and drink industry'

NFU Scotland pressures Government on labour crisis

By James Ridler

The National Farmers Union (NFU) Scotland has joined with businesses and organisations across the industry calling for immediate action from the Government to address the labour crisis affecting the food and drink sector.

As the trend of plant-based foods continues to grow, how are manufacturers developing flavours to compliment them

The plant-based flavour challenge

By Lynda Searby

The plant-based food trend has been building momentum for some years now, but when Tesco sets a target to increase sales of vegan meat alternatives by 300% by 2025, you know that it has well and truly exploded.

Keeping food cold has become more challenging in the aftermath of Brexit, as environmental issues force manufacturers to rethink how chilled products are stored

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Cold chain warms to sustainable goals

By James Ridler

Temperature-controlled storage and distribution has come under considerable scrutiny, as the food industry balances a need to keep food fresh and safe with the environmental and financial cost of doing so.

Animal rights protestors blockaded Arla's distribution site in Buckinghamshire

Vegan activists blockade Arla plant

By James Ridler

Vegan protest group Animal Rebellion have blockaded the Arla distribution centre in Aston Clinton, Buckinghamshire, demanding the dairy producer transition to plant-based by 2025.

Steve Corby (pictured) and Antony Greenwood have taken leadership roles at Orchard House Foods

Orchard House Foods announces leadership hires

By James Ridler

Prepared fruit and fresh fruit drinks supplier Orchard House Foods has strengthened its leadership team with the appointment of Steve Corby as its new chief executive and Antony Greenwood as commercial director.

Lill: 'Committed to continuing to invest'

BBF agrees to acquire Sargents Bakeries

By Rod Addy

BBF Limited has agreed to acquire Sargents Bakeries Limited, which makes sweet pies, tarts and sundaes for an undisclosed sum, creating a combined business with a turnover of almost £200m, employing 1,700 people.

Heck founder Andrew Keeble urged the Government to take action against nationwide staff shortages

Heck boss warns of Christmas food shortages

By James Ridler

The UK will be hit with a raft of food shortages over the Christmas holiday period if the Government doesn’t step up and address the continued staff shortages across the food and drink supply chain, according to Heck founder and managing director Andrew...

Fresh produce flavour and longevity can be altered by changing the intensity and spectrum of the light it receives

Emerging Science

Emerging Science: fresh produce and light manipulation

By Natasha Spencer

Improving the taste and increasing the longevity of fresh produce and ultimately producing the best possible salads for food processors, light manipulation is proving its potential.

Reducing water usage can be achieved by all businesses through simple methods, explained Norman

Managing water usage at Suntory

By James Ridler

Suntory Beverage & Food Europe head of sustainability gives advice on how to cut down water usage in the factory in this exclusive podcast.

Brodie: 'The current issues require immediate short term solutions'

Food Manufacture webinar

'Worst skills crisis in our lifetime' - Avara Foods's Brodie

By Rod Addy

The food industry faces 'the worst skills crisis in our lifetime', according to Andrew Brodie, Avara Foods people and communications director, one of the participants in Food Manufacture's 9 September webinar tackling the issue.

Euronext maize costs dipped in July

Ingredients for Success

Ingredients for success: grain costs and coating trends

By Rod Addy

European maize prices dip, while wheat costs stay high - plus savoury coating trends, innovation for healthier protein bars and plant-based solutions for hybrid products all feature in our August Ingredients for success.

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