Reports are surfacing of substantial amounts of vegetables going to waste that would otherwise be destined for fresh produce or frozen food processors because of the lack of labour required to harvest them.
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.
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.
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.
Mars Wrigley UK scraps black polyethylene liners from Maltesers boxes, innovation in tethered caps for aseptic filling and a side-sealing flow wrapper for cheese portions are among the latest packaging innovations.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.