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Win-win event

Win-win event

The Food Manufacturing Excellence Awards the industry's Oscars lived up to their promise again this year with the best companies in the business receiving the recognition they so richly deserved at the awards ceremony that was held in London last...

Food inflation eases but input costs are volatile

Food inflation eases but input costs are volatile

By Rick Pendrous

News that food price inflation had slowed in October gave hard-pressed shoppers some respite. Whether this will lead to greater stability in the roller coaster rise of volatile input costs for manufacturers is another matter.

Bon appétit

Bon appétit

By Rod Addy

Ernest Hemingway once said: "If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man, then wherever you go for the rest of your life, it stays with you, for Paris is a moveable feast." In the case of one of the food industry's biggest...

Seeking fluid solutions. Cutting firms' water use is the new carbon reduction

Why water is the new carbon

By Freddie Dawson

Mounting pressure on dwindling water resources means that food manufacturers must cut consumption sooner rather than later, according to the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM).

On show at Anuga was further evidence of food industry globalisation

Food industry globalisation on show at Anuga 2011

By Lorraine Mullaney

Further globalisation of the food industry was in evidence at the world’s biggest food and drink trade fair “Anuga 2011” with 86% of the exhibitors coming from outside Germany.

Denmark is getting to grips with fat tax legislation

Danish fat tax divides UK opinion

By Mike Stones

News that Denmark is to become the first country in the world to introduce a tax on foods with saturated fat, in a bid to foster healthy eating, has sharply divided British opinion.

The EU has lifted its ban on Egyptian produce

Egyptian beans back on the menu

By Graham Holter

UK importers have welcomed the lifting of an EU ban on Egyptian produce which they argue should never have been imposed.