Sectors

Hyman: ‘With current economic trends, the sector is stronger than it’s ever been’

OPINION

Frozen food’s growth fuelled by consumer trends: BFFF boss

By John Hyman

The UK frozen food sector is currently the fastest growing retail category, but what’s behind its success? British Frozen Food Federation (BFFF) chief executive John Hyman explores the forces expected to drive the sector up to 2025 and beyond.

Food Standards Scotland has issued a Public Information Statement on the dangers of STEC in food

FSS issues STEC food safety advice

By Aidan Fortune

Food Standards Scotland (FSS) has issued a Public Information Statement to make clear its position regarding the presence of a group of harmful E.coli bacteria called STEC in food.

An extension of SK Chilled Foods' South Bank site means the business is hiring more staff

SK Chilled Foods in recruitment drive

By Aidan Fortune

Chilled food manufacturer SK Chilled Foods is to create 30 new roles at its South Bank and Riverside sites in Middlesbrough.

Bolton: 'Our focus will remain on being category leaders and serving our customers, suppliers, staff and stakeholders'

Addo Food Group names new boss

By Rod Addy

Addo Food Group has promoted Deborah Bolton from joint chief operating officer to chief executive officer (CEO), replacing Chris Peters, effective immediately.

Moorland has grown its exports by 400% this financial year

Moorland Spirit Co eyes international growth

By James Ridler

Northumberland-based distillery Moorland Spirit Co is set to increase its international sales further, after quadrupling its export revenues in this financial year.

Crisp Sensation has launched ZeroFry which allows the production of crumb-coated snacks without deep-frying

Crisp Sensation launches new coating system

By Aidan Fortune

Food coatings business Crisp Sensation has unveiled a new coating system that enables manufacturers to produce crispy, crumb-coated snacks without the need for pre- or deep-frying.

The use of robots in farms could spell the future of food production in the UK

Adoption of robotics defines future of food production

By James Ridler

The future of food production in the UK will be defined by the adoption of robotics and innovative new technology to help address the “productivity challenge” faced by producers, according to a new report for the National Farmers Union (NFU).

Smith: ‘The sector is heavily dependent on its people to drive productivity’

Opinion

Apprenticeships help to secure trade’s future

By Alasdair Smith

Alasdair Smith, chief executive of Scottish Bakers, highlights the role in training and apprenticeships have in securing the future of the food and drink industry.

Tereos operations director Bill Harrower runs down his roll at the manufacturer's Normanton site

Me and my team

Hitting the sweet spot at Tereos

By Bill Harrower

Operations director for Tereos UK & Ireland Bill Harrower covers investment and health and safety initiatives at the firm’s Normanton plant, plus the impact of Brexit.

Perversi shared the ethos of the company and plans for the future

Reinvention and innovation at Barry Callebaut

By James Ridler

Reinventing and leading in trends, driven by the launch of ruby chocolate, are the driving force of chocolate maker Barry Callebaut, according to its head of innovation.

Concerns have been expressed over the destination of animals slaughtered without stunning that have been deemed unfit for religious consumption

Fears over destination of non-stunned animals

By Aidan Fortune

Animal welfare groups have expressed concern over the potential of meat from non-stunned animals being sold to consumers unaware of how it was slaughtered.

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