Operations

The closure of Quinfresh has led to the loss of 53 jobs

Quinfresh closure sees 53 jobs axed

By James Ridler

Fresh fruit and vegetable supplier Quinfresh, based in Co Tyrone, Northern Ireland, has closed its doors after almost 80 years, with the loss of 53 jobs.

Mike Russell Smith co-founded Savoursmiths with his wife Colette in 2016

Crisp maker Savoursmiths sets sights on new factory

By Helen Gilbert

Upmarket crisp maker Savoursmiths intends to open a factory in 2020 that will be able to process between seven and eight million bags of crisps annually, Food Manufacture can reveal.

 Wilkins: 'A company’s training system must be cost-effective, while guaranteeing high employee engagement and enabling rapid recruitment of new staff'

opinion

Why food safety training is vital in the wake of cuts

By Alex Wilkins

Training provider iHasco head of business development Alex Wilkins urges the importance of food safety training in food manufacturing businesses, in the wake of cuts by local authorities.

The supply chain still struggles to meet sustainability targets for packaging

Tetra Pak targets green pack hurdles

By Paul Gander

Despite investing hundreds of millions of pounds in complying with new regulations and voluntary undertakings to make packaging more sustainable, the supply chain is struggling to meet some of its targets and obligations in the time frames set.

Seepex UK's new dough pump system has proved itself in trials

Successful trial for sticky dough pump system

By David Challis

A system to tackle sticky dough more efficiently, reducing production waste, improving health and hygiene and minimising manual handling, has been successfully tested at a ciabatta bread and baguette bakery by pump specialist Seepex UK.

The use of technology and artificial intelligence can help bring downtime to a minimum

Preventative maintenance

Get with the program: tech to decrease downtime

By Rick Pendrous

Technology and artificial intelligence are increasingly being used to transform machine maintenance, moving towards predictive identification of root cause analysis to prevent downtime.

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