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2 Sisters has donated 1m meals during May 2024. Credit: 2 Sisters


2 Sisters boss aims to donate 5m meals per year

By William Dodds

2 Sisters owner Ranjit Singh Boparan is planning to donate 5m meals per year to food charity FareShare, working in tandem with customers and supply chain partners.

According to the IPCC, global warming of 1.5°C could reduce crop yields by up to 30% in some regions and expose an additional 250m people to food insecurity by 2050.  Credit: Getty/peepo

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PepsiCo’s free tool to address climate impact on crops

By Bethan Grylls

The free to use, open-source platform allows users to identify specific climate risks across the globe, whilst providing mitigating actions farmers can take to lessen impact and improve yields in the future.

Christine Tacon is to step down as Red Tractor chair


Tacon to step down as Red Tractor chair

By Gwen Ridler

Christine Tacon is to step down as Red Tractor chair to avoid a potential conflict of interest related to her recent appointment to the board of retailer The Co-op.

Glenrath Farms, The Happy Egg Co and Bumble Hole Foods respond to Animal Justice Project's recent investigation. Image: Getty


Suppliers respond to egg industry investigation

By Gwen Ridler

Suppliers implicated in a recent undercover investigation that claimed to have found sick, dying and dead hens in RSPCA assured farms have hit out at the accusations levelled at their businesses.

Arla's Lockerbie site (pictured) has been promised £34 million's worth of a £300+ investment


Arla to invest more than £300m into UK sites

By Bethan Grylls

On the day of the Farm to Fork Summit, the dairy giant has said it will be injecting money into four of its sites across the UK, in addition to its previously announced plans for its Taw Valley site.

Lidl stores in Wales will now be stocked with 'fully' Welsh milk


Pembrokeshire Creamery secures supply deal with Lidl

By Gwen Ridler

Pembrokeshire Creamery has signed a deal with discount retailer Lidl to supply its Welsh stores with milk produced and bottled in Wales, supported by its new £20m bottling facility.

L-R: David Hearn, Tate & Lyle, chair; Nigel Baker, British Ambassador to Slovakia; Jan Sido, Tate & Lyle, project manager; and Igor Kovačovič, Tate & Lyle, Boleráz plant manager


Tate & Lyle invests €25m to expand dietary fibre capacity

By Bethan Grylls

The ingredients company celebrated the expansion of its dietary fibre line at the facility in Boleráz with the British Ambassador to Slovakia, Nigel Baker, and Tate & Lyle chair, David Hearn among the guests.

Consumers turn to own-label products in the face of food inflation. Image: Getty, chabybucko


Consumers increasingly turn to own-label products

By Gwen Ridler

Consumers are increasingly turning to own-label food products in the place of established brands as the sting of ongoing food inflation challenges continue to ravage people’s wallets.

FrieslandCampina's UK-based operational arm is poised for a strategic office relocation in London, Victoria


FrieslandCampina relocates UK headquarters

By Bethan Grylls

After 30 years in the historical West Sussex town of Horsham, the diary giant’s UK arm will be moving its HQ to the hustle and bustle of London, Victoria.

A 'washout winter' has threatened UK food security. Image: Getty, ChuckSchugPhotography


Extreme weather threatens UK food security

By Gwen Ridler

The price of bread, beer and biscuits are at risk of rising after a ‘washout winter’ ravaged key crops in the UK, according to the Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit (ECIU).

The Food Data Transparency Partnership has been tasked on untangling the challenges of data gathering and sharing. Credit: Getty/Yuji Sakai

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The Food Data Transparency Partnership roadmap explained

By Bethan Grylls

After a year of engagement and discussion which sought to understand the gaps in the current and varied processes industry uses to gather and share environmental data, a Food Data Transparency Partnership (FDTP) paper has been published outlining the...

Mintec breaks down the latest changes in confectionery ingredients prices. Image: Getty, fcafotodigital

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Confectionery ingredients price report

By Gwen Ridler

In this exclusive report for Food Manufacture, Mintec explores the changes in confectionery ingredients prices over the past year.

The Hub allows Moo Free to trace every part of its supply chain


Moo Free unveils new traceability tool, The Hub

By Gwen Ridler

Dairy-free chocolate maker Moo Free is strengthening its sustainability credentials with the launch of The Hub, a business tool offering the manufacturer complete traceability across its supply chain.

Lawyer Mark Jones predicts what will happen this year following farming protests in the UK. Credit: Getty/NLshop

Legal Brief


By Mark Jones

With tractor strikes in the streets, does UK fresh produce matter to the UK Government? Mark Jones, food and drink lawyer and partner at law firm, Gordons LLP, explores.

In this month's edition of Food Forensics, Alison Johnson looks at the data on rice adulteration and quality. Credit: Getty/FotografiaBasica

Food Forensics

Rice market teeters on risky ground

By Alison Johnson

In this exclusive column for Food Manufacture, Alison Johnson discusses the factors putting the global rice market at risk.

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