Meat, fish and savoury ingredients

Food safety problems could arise from relying on old, paper-based data capture systems

Food safety needs a boost from more robust data capture

By Rick Pendrous

Many UK food and drink manufacturers are putting themselves and their customers at risk by relying on outdated paper-based systems to capture data and monitor their operational performance and product quality, warn several suppliers of software to the...

The food manufacturing year in news stories: click through the timeline to revisit some of the most memorable moments of 2017

Food manufacturing milestones: key events that shaped 2017

By Amy Langley

As another busy food and drink manufacturing year draws to a close, we look back at some of the key events that have shaped the fortunes of Britain’s biggest businesses, as reported over the past 12 months on this website.

New Zealand’s sheep exports have flourished since subsidies were lifted, claims the former New Zealand high commissioner

UK should ‘learn lesson’ from New Zealand over subsidies

By Noli Dinkovski

Removing subsidies and opening up markets post-Brexit is likely to result in increased domestic food and farming productivity while boosting food security, the former New Zealand high commissioner to the UK has argued.

Food and drink manufacturers have the opportunity to measure changes in their products

New Suffolk lab aims to improve shelf-life

By Noli Dinkovski

A new laboratory dedicated to improving the shelf-life of products through the use of natural herb, spice, vegetable and hop ingredients has opened in Mildenhall, Suffolk.

Sharing intelligence should become the food industry norm: Food Manufacture editor Rick Pendrous


Intelligence sharing must become the norm

By Rick Pendrous

The findings of the report from the House of Commons’ Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (EFRA) committee inquiry into the alleged food safety failings identified by the undercover press investigation into 2 Sisters Food Group’s West Bromwich poultry...

Premium sausage manufacturer Heck! Food was placed 21st in the list

Food manufacturers feature in Fast Track 100 list

By Mike Stones

Food and drink firms, including snack manufacturer All Good, gourmet sausage maker Heck! Food and BrewDog are featured on the latest The Sunday Times Virgin Fast Track 100 list.

Inside Maelor's new chicken processing plant in Wrexham

Maelor Foods opens Wrexham chicken factory

By Rick Pendrous

Maelor Foods’s new £20M poultry processing plant in Wrexham will be officially opened by ministers from the Welsh Assembly and the Mayor of Wrexham tomorrow (November 23).

First of two Oscars: Jeremy Faulkner, md SK Chilled Foods (centre right) and NPD manager Emma Bell, receive the first trophies from category sponsor Kevin Haynes (right) and awards host Matt Dawson

FMEAS 2017

SK Chilled Foods team will be ‘thrilled to bits’ at Oscar win

By Mike Stones

Ethnic snacks manufacturer SK Chilled Foods md Jeremy Faulkner said his workforce would be “thrilled to bits” to win the Food Manufacture Company of the Year trophy in the industry’s Oscars – the Food Manufacture Excellence Awards (FMEAs).