Operations

The dairy sector is focused heavily on measuring Scope 3 on-farm emissions

Digital feature: long read

Dairy processing: cows, costs and carbon

By Lynda Searby

Richard Clothier, managing director of Wyke Farms, might be a big cheese in the dairy industry, but that doesn’t mean he is impervious to the cost pressures facing his third-generation cheese-making business.

The deal will see Tate & Lyle in the chickpea flour market

Tate & Lyle buys plant-based ingredients company

By Michelle Perrett

Food and drink ingredients producer Tate & Lyle has revealed that is has “acquired substantially” all of the assets of Nutriati, an ingredient technology company developing and producing chickpea protein and flour.

Seven Bro7hers has secured funding to help supply larger customer contracts and purchase orders

New funding to back family-owned brewery expansion

By Michelle Perrett

A family-owned brewery in Salford, Manchester has secured a quarter of million pounds funding through Cynergy Business Finance, which will assist in fulfilling increased orders and invest in new plant and machinery.

Rackley (pictured): 'The government has, I believe, missed a golden opportunity to create a cohesive, UK-wide approach to producer responsibility for packaging waste.'

Opinion

Extended Producer Responsibility scheme a 'missed opportunity'

By Alice Rackley

The government’s Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) response should be applauded as a positive step towards incentivising UK businesses to play their part in the circular economy, but missed a golden opportunity to create a cohesive, UK-wide approach...

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.

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.

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.

Charlie Bigham's took home Food Manufacture Manufacturing Company of the Years at the 2022 FMEAs

Double award win for Charlie Bigham’s

By Gwen Ridler

The Food Manufacture Excellence Awards help highlight the achievements of the food and drink industry and ‘acknowledge and reward’ the hard work companies do to keep the nation fed, according to Charlie Bigham’s general manager Richard Bain.

Joe Delucci's Ltd appoints liquidators

Joe Delucci's Ltd appoints liquidators

By Gwen Ridler

Frozen sweet treats firm Joe Delucci’s Gelato has entered into liquidation, just over four years after it was saved from administration.

Starkey: 'Big bus coming towards us of increased fuel prices

Business Leaders Forum interview Adam Starkey

By Gwen Ridler

The spectre of increased fuel prices is looming over the food industry and is set to disrupt consumer purchasing habits, according to Adam Starkey, managing director of public sector meals supplier Green Gourmet.

Kerry Group has upgraded its operations in the US

Kerry expands US reach with £105m factory uprade

By Gwen Ridler

Irish ingredients and nutrition company Kerry Group has expanded its reach in the US and Canada with the opening of a newly upgraded €125m (£105.2m) manufacturing facility in Rome, Georgia.

Production has now restarted at the Preston site

Cranswick reopens Preston site after ammonia leak

By Michelle Perrett

Meat processor Cranswick has reopened its Preston factory after an ammonia leak led to a number of its staff being taken to hospital as a precautionary measure and a temporary halt to production.