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Swapping a higher-sugar breakfast cereal for a lower sugar variant is equal to 2.5 fewer cubes of sugar per bowl

Food firms back Change4Life sugar reduction drive

By Noli Dinkovski

Food manufacturers have pledged their support to a new Change4Life campaign that encourages parents to tackle childhood obesity by swapping sugary foods with healthier alternatives.

The Government has appointed Ben Elliot to the position of Food Surplus and Waste Champion.

Food Waste Champion appointed

By Aidan Fortune

Environment secretary Michael Gove has appointed Ben Elliot to the newly-created role of Food Surplus and Waste Champion.

We recap the most read stories on Food Manufacture in 2018

Food Manufacture’s most read stories of 2018

By James Ridler

From 2 Sisters Food Group’s disposal of its red meat business to the top food and drink trends for 2019, we count down the most read stories on this website in 2018.

The Government is planning ‘realistic but ambitious goals’ to achieve further salt reduction

‘Mixed progress’ on salt reduction targets: PHE

By Noli Dinkovski

The food industry has achieved “mixed progress” in meeting the latest Government salt reduction targets, according to Public Health England’s (PHE’s) first assessment since the introduction of voluntary targets in 2006.

The food and drink industry reacts to the Government's Resources and Waste strategy

Industry responds to Government’s waste strategy

By James Ridler

The Government’s new Resources and Waste Strategy, which will see food manufacturers forced to pay recycling costs for their packaging, has had a mixed reception from the food and drink industry.

Barry Callebaut has finalised its Burton's Biscuits supply deal

Barry Callebaut completes Burton’s Biscuit deal

By James Ridler

Confectionery supplier Barry Callebaut has successfully closed its deal to supply Burton’s Biscuit Company and acquire the manufacturer’s chocolate production site near Liverpool.

Petrow has installed a new line to improve flexabilty

Flexible filling of nut butters

By Paul Gander

Ingredients supplier Petrow Food Group has streamlined its peanut-free nut-butter filling capability after installing a line customised for flexibility, featuring automated pick-and-place tray-packing for jars.

Pladis is the latest company to join the UK Plastics Pact

Pladis pledges to plastics packaging scheme

By James Ridler

McVitie’s and Jacob’s owner Pladis has pledged to make all of its plastic packaging recyclable, reusable or compostable by 2025 as part of a range of sustainability measures to reduce its environmental impact.

UK food and drink exports have risen over the past year

Whisky remains top UK export

By Aidan Fortune

Whisky and chocolate continue to top the UK’s food and drink export lists, new research has found.

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