Environment

BFFF has launched a programme to help combat rising energy prices

BFFF launches energy saving programme

By Gwen Ridler

The British Frozen Food Federation (BFFF) has launched a programme to help its members manage the recent price hikes in gas and electricity.

The owners of the Sharpham Dairy celebrate winning B Corporation

Sharpham Dairy gets certified as a B Corporation

By Michelle Perrett

Devon-based Sharpham Dairy has successfully achieved certification as a B Corporation (B Corp) and said it is the first cheese dairy in the country to achieve this globally recognised accreditation.

There isn’t yet a trusted international certification scheme for sustainable soya

Digital feature: long read

Sustainable sourcing: the challenges

By Michelle Perrett

Food and drink processors are making constant progress in tackling the sustainability of the raw materials they use, from energy, gas, packaging, to ingredients such as soy and palm oil.

GrowUp Farms has secured investment £100m for a new vertical farm in Kent

New vertical farm secures £100m investment

By Gwen Ridler

GrowUp Farms has secured £100m from green infrastructure investment firm Generate Capital to fund the creation of its new vertical farm at Discovery Park, Kent.

More than 40 brands have pledged to drop use by dates from packaging to help curb food waste

Food firms join campaign to ditch use by dates

By Gwen Ridler

More than 40 food and drink brands have signed up to an initiative to move away from use by labels in an effort to encourage consumers to use their senses to assess the quality of their food.

A common way to measure greenhouse gas emissions could lead to developing incentives and eco-labelling

Industry strives to measure and tackle sustainability

By Rod Addy

Harper Adams researchers have published an analysis of how the UK supply chain can tackle sustainability and net zero targets, while work on a common framework for measuring Scope 3 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions continues.

MJD aims to replace diesel with GD+ in all of its logistics and haulage operations

Coca-Cola project drives take-up of greener truck fuel

By Rod Addy

A Coca-Cola Europacific Partners (CCEP) project urging third party partners to slash carbon footprints has led road haulier MJD to adopt Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO) drop-in biofuel GD+ across its haulage operations.

Danone Specialised Nutrition produces Nutricia, Aptamil and Cow & Gate

Danone UK & Ireland secures B Corp certification

By Gwen Ridler

Danone UK & Ireland has acquired B Corp certification, claiming to be the first combined food and healthcare manufacturer in the UK and Ireland to do so, following accreditation of its Specialised Nutrition business.

The lack of details surrounding the end of the CF Fertilisers deal has created uncertainty among food firms

End of CF Fertilisers deal raises CO2 shortage fears

By Gwen Ridler

The end of the Government’s deal with CF Fertilisers to maintain supplies of CO2 gas has created uncertainty among food manufacturers, with concerns of higher prices and sudden shortages.

Registar for the Food Manufacture webinar, Lean & Green: Save Costs and the Planet now

Lean & Green Webinar: Less than a month to go

By Gwen Ridler

There’s less than a month left to sign up for the next free, online Food Manufacture webinar, Lean & Green: Save Costs and the Planet, on 19 January 2022.

Efficient and renewable use of energy, water and other resources can help cut food manufacturers' bills

Lean & green: save costs and the planet

By Rod Addy

How can food and drink manufacturers offset rising production costs through increased efficiency and better use of resources, including renewable energy? That's the topic of the next Food Manufacture webinar.

QR codes will feature on packaging, providing carbon data for specific meals

Ready meals company claims carbon neutral status

By Rod Addy

Ready meals supplier Wild Hare Group has officially claimed carbon neutrality based on a full life cycle analysis (LCA) as it continues its quest to be a net zero food manufacturer.

Diana Rodgers claims red meat has been unfairly targeted

Red meat is 'a scapegoat' for health and climate change

By Michelle Perrett

Red meat production is completely misunderstood and is being unfairly targeted as a scapegoat for concerns about health and climate change, a leading dietician, author and film director has claimed.

KP Snacks brands include Tyrrells crisps

KP Snacks develops green farming practices

By Michelle Perrett

KP Snacks is to scale up its regenerative farming practices as part of its partnership with agricultural sustainability experts Future Food Solutions.

The report urges the food industry to act with urgency to tackle global environmental issues

What has the food industry achieved on sustainability?

By Rod Addy

Food industry leaders have united to tackle sustainability, health and food safety over the past year, despite significant challenges, but to make more progress they should be their 'own biggest critics'.

Couch: 'We continue to invest in the long-term sustainability of our business'

Cranswick acquisitions offer more growth in non-meat

By Michelle Perrett

Meat processor Cranswick has revealed the acquisition of plant-based Ramona’s Kitchen and Atlantica UK has created 'exciting opportunities' for further growth in its rapidly expanding Continental Products business.

Buttriss: 'Nutrition should also be central to discussions about how to transform diets and food systems'

UK food production needs transformation

By Michelle Perrett

UK food production needs to be transformed to achieve healthier and more sustainable diets, leading experts claimed at the British Nutrition Foundation’s (BNF's) annual day conference.

Bakkavor has secured a £13.3m asset finance deal to fund an overhaul of its refrigeratrion systems

Bakkavor £13.3m refrigeration investment

By Gwen Ridler

Fresh prepared meals manufacturer Bakkavor has secured a £13.3m asset finance deal from HSBC UK to help fund an overhaul of its refrigeration systems.

DEFRA chief scientific adviser Gideon Henderson listed six areas in which producers could reduce their carbon impact

Environmental impact of food production: how can it be cut?

By Gwen Ridler

Eating less protein, CO2 emissions labelling and gene editing were some solutions that could help reduce UK food producers’ environmental impact, according to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs’ (DEFRA’s) chief scientific advisor.

Investment in green meat initiatives could circumvent the need for alternative proteins as a replacement, claimed the BMPA

Alternative proteins not the answer to meat climate change issues

By Gwen Ridler

UK Government should invest more time and money into proven ways to help reduce meat’s carbon footprint than focus on alternative proteins as a solution to climate change issues, according to the British Meat Processors Association (BMPA)

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

Managing water usage at Suntory

By Gwen Ridler

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