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The British Frozen Food Federation conference took place in Warwickshire on February 20.

Frozen food must innovate to flourish

By Nicholas Robinson

British frozen food manufacturers must reveal the benefits of frozen food to the consumer to revitalise the sector and increase confidence.

Food packaging not the enemy, says WRAP

Shoppers urged not to demonise packaging

By Rod Addy

Consumers should not demonise food packaging, because it could prolong shelf-life, reducing the amount of products needlessly binned, according to the Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP).

Factory floor staff should be involved in contributing to a firm's lean thinking culture, said Williams

Patchy implementation hampers continuous improvement

By Rod Addy

The cultivation of a lean manufacturing culture of continuous improvement is often hampered by firms “cherry picking” what they implement, according to Jeff Williams of business consultancy SA Partners.

Food industry training initiative welcomed by skills minister

Government impressed by industry skills initiative

By Rod Addy

Government skills minister Matthew Hancock has been impressed by an initiative aimed at fully training tomorrow’s food industry workers, spearheaded by the National Skills Academy (NSA) for Food and Drink.

Dairy products have to move with the times to keep up with consumer demands

FOOD INGREDIENTS EUROPE 2013, FRANKFURT

Mintel flags up top trends for the dairy sector

By Rod Addy

Weight management and an ageing population are two major global trends affecting product development and ingredient use in the dairy sector.

Mondelēz is increasing its penetration of brands such as Cadbury in the global market

Mondelēz aims to boost chocolate penetration

By Rod Addy

Mondelēz International’s heat resistant chocolate, new product development and increased penetration in under-represented parts of the world offers the company considerable potential for the future, chocolate head Bharat Puri has claimed.

The latest research suggests consumers are buying and eating less fruit and vegetables

UK consumers buying less fruit and veg: IGD

By Rod Addy

Sales of fruit and vegetables continue to go down, despite efforts to encourage shoppers to cut fresh produce waste and eat more cheaply, according to the IGD’s chief economist James Walton.

Brain function can be boosted by a range of ingredients, studies claim

Food firms get aid for brain claims

By Rod Addy

Leatherhead Food Research (LFR) is working on a project to support food and drink processors seeking to make cognitive performance claims for their products.

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