Manufacturing

Mustard Foods has invested in a series of Rational ovens

Mustard Foods takes Rational line

By Ellie Woolven

Bespoke sauces and soups manufacturer Mustard Foods has invested in a series of Rational ovens to serve its restaurant chain customers across the UK and Europe.

EEP has become the distributor for Imaforni

EPP strikes cracker of a deal with Imaforni

By Ellie Woollven

Supplier European Process Plant (EPP) has become the UK distributor for Italian oven and baking equipment firm Imaforni. This story leads our Editor's Spotlight: Tech Focus. Look out for other newsletters in this series, which are published weekly...

Swiss firm Micarana has benefited from a new cutting module from Marel

Marel helps Swiss firm to debone thighs

By James Ridler

An anatomic leg cutting module from Marel has been taken up by Swiss meat producer Micarna as an extension to its Stork ACM cutting line.

Optimising hygiene and efficiency are key concerns when it comes to factory design

Factory design & maintenance

Put in the groundwork for hygienic design

By Alyson Magee

Food manufacturers need to consider all aspects of a factory’s design – even the less glamorous ones – to optimise hygiene and efficiency.

Foran: ‘Changing markets and emerging consumer trends mean versatility is a prime focus in slicing technology’

Cutting, slicing & Dicing

Meat processors battle challenges with investment

By Chloe Ryan

The meat sector is under attack from various quarters, but that hasn’t stopped processors from splashing out on new machinery to ramp up efficiencies

UCC Coffee’s Kent factory was ablaze on Thursday (11 October). Picture credit: Kent Fire and Rescue Service

UCC Coffee vows to secure supply after blaze

By Noli Dinkovski

The coffee maker hit by a major fire at its Kent factory says it is “working hard” to secure supply, but will be supported by its European roasters if necessary.

Princes brands include Princes, Crosse & Blackwell, Aqua Pura, Jucee and Napolina

Princes plans plant closures amid automation drive

By Rod Addy

Princes Group is to sacrifice its Chichester factory, affecting 200 jobs, in a wider drive to modernise production that also entails the planned closure of its Newton Heath juice plant.

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