Contaminants in foodstuffs
Contaminants create problems that seem to plague meat and fish producers, as was highlighted in the press earlier this year with the Scottish salmon...
Probiotic benefits for patients
New work being carried out by the University of Reading hopes to discover whether probiotic products can be beneficial in the treatment of autistic...
New label warnings for high vitamin or mineral content
The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has advised manufacturers that food supplement products with high levels of certain vitamins or minerals should carry...
Maize flour use gets a boost
A new maize germ flour high in nutrients and having an extended shelf-life is being marketed by Limagrain Cereal Ingredients.Nutricorn is a...
Ashworth Foods has sold its frozen unbaked savoury business to pie and slice producer Peter Hunt's Bakery Foods, a part of theLyndale group.The sale...
Ready meals are back in salt spotlight
The Food Standards Agency (FSA) is likely to shift the spotlight back on to ready meals in its campaign to reduce levels of salt in foods.Speaking at...
Greggs hunts new site to feed south with savouries
Baker and retailer plans large factory for bake-off products
Extra £45m for Manor, but plants close
RHM-owned Manor Bakeries is closing some of its cake-making facilities in a bid to cut operating costs and eliminate overcapacity.It will close its...
Experts shortage dogs EFSA work
Staff shortages may force the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) to abandon some of its planned research and subcontract out other work, according...
Tesco accused of manipulating supply to drive down prices
move into convenience stores gives supermarket "stranglehold"
Government rapped for delay in implementing gangmasters bill
The government has failed to understand the urgent need to implement a gangmasters bill and is still ignorant of the scale of illegal activity,...
Seafood group fishes for dab hand
Fish sector promotion agency Humber Seafood Group has unveiled a fish wrap product based on the little-used dab as part of a project to promote...
Safety crackdown on bakers' dust
The bakery industry's failure to protect workers from asthma caused by inhaling flour and grain dust has led to a crackdown by the Health and Safety...
Campaigners call for a ?prawn protocol' as habitats vanish
charity pressing UK IMPORTers to improve supplier standards
Tulip gets bigger
One of the UK's largest meat companies will be created following the purchase of Flagship Foods by Danish Crown's UK subsidiary Tulip. It will have...
Industry pay levels are holding up
Food industry salaries compare favourably with pay in many other sectors, according to the latest annual salary survey by Croner.The average food...
TrenStar rolls out all 1.2m barrels for Coors
Coors Brewers in the UK has sold its 1.2m beer kegs and casks to the supply chain company TrenStar which will manage them under a 15-year...
Plants must fold if bakery is to rise again, firms are told
analyst's apocalyptic warning as rationalisation gets underway
Gas system claims to stop spuds sprouting
Potato supplier and processor Greenvale International and International Controlled Atmosphere have set up a joint company, Restrain, to sell what...
The inspection company EFSIS has introduced a halal standard for the first time.The standard is certified by UK Halal Corporation, which advises food...
FSA backs further study into impacts of additives on kids
project involving 900 youngsters looks for additives answers
Nestlé Rowntree is responding to the popularity of the Atkins diet by introducing low-carbohydrate versions of KitKat and Rolo in the UK in...
Promotion blamed for child obesity
Food companies should voluntarily stop TV advertising of unhealthy food to children or face a legal ban, according to a report by MPs.The health...
Arla milk deal shakes up retail market
Milk processors Robert Wiseman and Dairy Crest are seeking customers elsewhere following Asda's decision to make Arla its sole milk supplier.The...
MPs green-light traffic signal labels but industry puts the brakes on
Pressure grows for legislation to tackle rising levels of obesity
Spending is likely to increase
A small majority of food and drink firms are planning more capital investment this year than last year, according to Food Manufacture's latest annual...
Doubt surfaces about industry's confidence over traceability rules
Most food and drink manufacturers claim to be ready for product traceability rules which take effect next January, according to Food Manufacture's...
EU expansion "no threat" to UK manufacturing
Recent European Union (EU) expansion, with the possibility of cheaper imports into the UK and increased competition in export markets within the...
Demand for healthy products seen as opportunity for firms
food Manufacture's latest survey shows plenty of confidence
The beauty parade
Stories of rejected fruit and vegetables have made for sorry reading in recent weeks. Their crime? Not passing the supermarkets' beauty...
New test facility lets you keep an eye on the consumer
Campden and Chorleywood Food Research Association (CCFRA) is stepping up the service it offers manufacturers in the new product development (NPD)...
The orange drink that promises super results
An orange juice drink that its makers claim can help boost awareness and wellbeing among Britain's youngsters has been developed through a...
Tea giants square up for summer
A tea war is brewing following extensive new product development from the UK's two largest tea producers.Both Typhoo and Tetley have made large...
Brakes accelerates salt reduction process
Brakes is the latest company to heed government pressure on manufacturers to improve the health credentials of processed foods with the announcement...
Atkins supporter has high hopes for new British-made low-carb snacks
When city lawyer and Atkins diet follower Hannah Sutter became jaded with the US snacks on offer for low-carb dieters in the UK she decided to try...
Hungarian poultry producer Bablona has confimred that it is to
invest €28 million to construct a huge processing facility in
Bekescaba, in the southeast of the country.
Chewing the fat
The US Agricultural Research Service is working on technology that
shows the ratio of lean meat to fat in a commercial cut of pork.
According to scientists, the implications for the pork processing
and export industries could be immense.
Food giant Cargill has opened a plant to manufacture erythritol, a
sweetener that is claimed to taste like sugar but contain no
calories. The group believes there is real potential in the
product, and has already signed an agreement...
The best thing since sliced bread?
Ilapak is introducing some of its latest innovations in electronic
packaging technology at IBA 2003, demonstrating new methods for
bakeries to boost production line efficiency.
Solid as a rock
British Seaside Candy has launched a website in a bid to increase
the international profile of the UK's traditional seaside products.
The UK Food Standards Agency has issued another Food Hazard Warning
about chilli powder contaminated by the known carcinogen and
illegal dye Sudan 1.
Dairy manufacturers have spent fortunes devising solutions to make
ice cream more enjoyable for consumers.
Unilever chills out
Unilever is to target the chilled dairy market in a number of
European countries from September as it pushes aggressively into
sectors with significant growth potential.