Supply Chain

Stockpiling could lead to food waste, an expert has warned

Stockpiling plans could lead to waste

By James Ridler

Food manufacturers’ stockpiling as part of Brexit contingency plans could be counter-productive and lead to significant waste, a monitoring systems provider has claimed.

Regency started from a necessity and has grown into a supply chain giant

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Regency Purchasing Group: the benefit of insight

By James Ridler

Regency Purchasing Group managing director Alex Demetriou has created a significant business from industry insights, all due to a clear gap he found in the market.

Typhoo suffered a £20m loss in the year ending 31 March 2018 as a result of record high material costs and currency fluctuations

Typhoo posts full supplier list

By Helen Gilbert

Typhoo has published a full list of its global tea suppliers for the first time in a bid to boost wider transparency and accountability across the industry.

New SAMW president Andy McGowan has called for more support for the red meat industry in Scotland

New SAMW president urges Government support

By Aidan Fortune

The new president of the Scottish Association of Meat Wholesalers (SAMW) Andy McGowan has called on the Government to provide more support to the red meat industry, especially as Brexit confusion continues.

New blockchain-based traceability service could build trust in the beef supply chain

Blockchain service for beef products launched

By Rick Pendrous

A blockchain-based traceability service is being launched by auditing specialist NSF International, which aims to improve operational efficiency and cut costs for farmers while improving consumers’ trust in the supply chain.

The EU Council's agreement to extend Brexit has had mixed responses from the food and drink industry

Industry response to EU exit extension

By James Ridler

The EU Council’s decision to allow the UK to delay its departure from the EU has been met with relief and scepticism by the food and drink industry.

Carbon dioxide is used to produce the bubbles in fizzy drinks and as a gas in modified atmosphere packaging

CO2 shortage ‘could happen again’

By Aidan Fortune

UK food industry experts have warned that last year’s CO2 shortage could easily happen again if the supply chain isn’t improved.

Kelly: 'strong proposition'

Food safety services boosted through global agreement

By Helen Gilbert

Food safety audit and support services look set to be boosted via an agreement between global certification business Lloyd’s Register (LR) and Food Safety Services International (FSSI), the food safety, quality and risk management firm.

The investment will enable a smaller specialist factory to be created on-site to produce complex niche products

Tulip invests £2.3m in snacks facility

By Aidan Fortune

Pork processor Tulip, which won the Site Team of the Year Award for its Redruth site at the Food Manufacture Excellence Awards 2018, has invested £2.3m in its Ruskington site in Lincolnshire.

Nestlé’s new transport hub will create 20 new jobs

Jobs created at Nestlé transport hub

By James Ridler

Food giant Nestlé has opened a new transport hub in North Yorkshire to help manage the manufacturer’s cross-border transportation into Europe, creating 20 new jobs.

McVitie's Chocolate Chip & Coconut, one of two lines in the new Digestives Twists range, will be available in Asda before a larger roll-out

Pladis launches Digestives range

By James Ridler

Pladis is set to launch two new additions to its McVitie’s Digestives range of biscuits, in a bid to drive younger customers to the brand.

The FSA and FSS held a review of meat cutting plants and cold stores following a spate of non-compliance issues

Cutting plant review update pending

By Aidan Fortune

An update on the progress made on the recommendations set out in the Food Standards Agency’s (FSA’s) and Food Standards Scotland’s (FSS’) meat cutting plant and cold store review is expected imminently.