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Halen Môn's founders (right)

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What is a B Corp and how do I achieve one?

By Bethan Grylls

Anglesey sea salt company Halen Môn has been awarded B Corp status, joining a growing group of 29 Welsh-based companies. But what does this certification mean and why are so many F&B brands keen to claim such a title?

Welsh game could provide a healthy option for schools and hospitals. Image credit: Getty, DronG

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Push for game as healthier option in hospitals and schools

By Gwen Ridler

Welsh game could provide a cheaper, healthier option for hospitals and schools looking for lean, high protein meat and should be given equal billing to regularly used staples like chicken, beef and lamb, according to the organisers of the Welsh Game Fair.

Andy York on the motivation and impact of the organisation’s first-ever Human Rights Impact Assessment

Me & My Team

Human rights: working with teams across the supply chain

By Andy York

Like many large food companies, Pilgrim’s UK relies on multi-functional teams stretching across its supply chain. Here, Andy York, human rights manager, explains the motivation and impact of the organisation’s first-ever Human Rights Impact Assessment....

The plant-based market needs to refocus on providing clean-label, tasty food if it wants to win back consumers

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Consolidation inevitable for plant-based meat market

By Gwen Ridler

Consolidation is inevitable for the plant-based meat alternatives market as players grapple with the shattering of ‘unrealistically optimistic’ growth expectations, according to a new report from Rabobank.

Pictured: professor Chris Chuck, technical lead at the tech firmand the University of Bath  Credit:Laurie Lapworth, University of Bath

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Clean Food Group partnership to support factory creation

By Gwen Ridler

UK-based food tech business Clean Food Group (CFG) has partnered Latin American food giant Alianza Team to help support its continued development of sustainable oils and fats and the creation of a new factory.

Nom Bites has been acquired by The Serious Sweets Company

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The Serious Sweets Company acquires Nom Bites

By Gwen Ridler

The Serious Sweets Company (SSC) has acquired the share capital and branded interests of gluten-free sweet treats maker Nom Bites and the marshmallow brand Lexi’s for an undisclosed sum.

How to be prepared for unexpected Trading Standards inspections and what to do during the visit. Credit: Getty/Bonfanti Diego

Legal brief

Animal welfare: what to expect from a trading standards visit

By Katie Temple

Animal welfare is high on the political agenda and a visit from Trading Standards is always an unpredictable possibility. Katie Temple, food lawyer at Roythornes Solicitors, explains how to prepare and what may be needed next.

Carlisle is a city in Cumbria in England. Credit:Getty/StockSolutions

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pladis opens new Carlisle warehouse

By Bethan Grylls

As part of a £12m investment, leading global snacking company pladis has opened a new warehouse which brings with it 50 new jobs.

Who claimed the title of top food trading country in the world in 2020? Credit: Getty/imaginima

Data dashboard

Who led food trade during the height of the pandemic?

By Bethan Grylls

An analysis of the world’s most imported and exported food groups identified the US as the world’s food trading leader during the first year of the pandemic, with the UK ranking eighth.

EPR delayed until October 2025. Credit: Getty/BrianAJackson

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Industry bodies react to EPR delay

By Bethan Grylls

Ecoveritas has described the delay to roll-out Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR), as a “bittersweet” move, whilst OPRL warns companies “not to rest on their laurels”.

Stratagem on closures: “It's just a big domino effect of the current crisis we're in

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What’s driving food factory closures – and how to avoid them

By Bethan Grylls

With news of administrations, proposed closures and complete shutdowns haunting the headlines, Food Manufacture takes a deep dive into the drivers, whether this is a trend set to last and what businesses can do to turn things around.

The BMPA represents the majority of meat businesses in the UK. Credit: Getty / sturti

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Lifting the lid on the British meat industry

By William Dodds

Nick Allen and Nan Jones of the British Meat Processing Association (BMPA) provide insight into the state of the UK meat industry, while calling on Government to help the sector forge a path forward.

Tracey Hughes is no stranger to challenging times, taking on the role as MD of Henley Bridge shortly before the Covid pandemic hit

Me & My Team

Surviving hard times in business

By Tracey Hughes

Tracey Hughes, managing director of the sweet treat sourcing and suppling specialist, Henley Bridge, discusses how she has been leading a team through these tough times we’ve all felt.

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