Cereals and bakery preparations

The new biogas plant will produce 200kW of power and 230kW of heat

Balmenach distillery installs £3M anaerobic digestion plant

By Rick Pendrous

Balmenach, one of Speyside’s oldest whisky distilleries and the home of Caorunn Scottish Gin, is set to become one of Scotland’s greenest distilleries with the announcement last month that work had started on a £3M biogas project to significantly reduce...

Food and drink recalls in the UK more than doubled in 2015/16

Food and drink recalls more than double in 2015/16

By Michelle Perrett

The number of food and drink product recalls in the UK grew by 62% in 2015/16 driven by the impact of new EU labelling legislation, the Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) report has revealed.

Burts's md David Nairn has ambitious growth plans

Burts buys popcorn maker Savoury & Sweet

By Rick Pendrous

Burts Potato Chips has purchased Leicester-based popcorn and healthy snacks firm Savoury & Sweet for an undisclosed sum in its first acquisition since the company was founded in 1997.

Real Good Food is seeking long-term financing after recently agreeing loan notes of £3M

Real Good Food seeks new funding after £6.7M loss

By Mike Stones

Real Good Food is seeking new funding to supplement recently-agreed short-term financing, after revealing a pre-tax loss of £6.7M in interim results for the six months to September 30 2017.

Minimum unit price for alcohol: ‘unlikely’ in England

England ‘unlikely to get minimum booze price’

By Noli Dinkovski

The adoption of a minimum unit price (MUP) for alcohol in Scotland is unlikely to be replicated in England under the current government – but Wales and Northern Ireland are expected to follow suit – a leading academic behind the research into its effectiveness...

A third of food and drink entrepreneurs will be too busy to celebrate Christmas this year

Christmas cancelled for a third of SME food firm owners

By Mike Stones

Christmas celebrations will be cancelled for a third of food and drink small business owners this festive season, due to business and work commitments, reveals a new survey from financial specialist Ultimate Finance.

Biscotti boss Paul Rostand received the trophy from Sanderson’s Mike Gallagher (right) and awards host Matt Dawson

FMEAs 2017

British biscotti firm takes on the Italian giants

By Mike Stones

Food Manufacture Excellence Award (FMEA) winner The Great British Biscotti Company is taking on the Italian corporate biscuit giants in world markets and winning, according to the firm’s ceo Paul Rostand, in this exclusive video filmed on Oscar night.

Congratulations to Andy Cheshire, who supplied the winning photograph, pictured with Ramona Hazan

FMEAs 2017

Congratulations to our Oscar night Twitter photo winner

By Mike Stones

Congratulations to Andy Cheshire, md of CQM Training & Consultancy, who supplied the winning photograph in our Food Manufacture Excellence Awards (FMEAs) Twitter photo competition, sponsored by KDH Projects.

The vast majority of UK consumers do not know how much wholegrain they should eat

Confusion over wholegrain consumption

By Noli Dinkovski

Confusion over which foods contain wholegrain is leading to misunderstanding over how much of it people needed to consume, a survey has found.