Food manufacturers are being “far too cautious” when it comes to setting best-before dates for many ambient food products, according to a leading academic in the field of sensory shelf-life testing.
Robert Schofield’s position as chief executive of Premier Foods is looking “increasingly untenable”, according to analysts at Investec.
Northern Foods plays it safe and cuts insurance premiums by a third
Northern Foods has slashed factory insurance premiums by 30% in a four-year workplace safety campaign working closely with the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).
Zeina Foods: UK retailers warming to Middle Eastern cuisine
UK retailers are starting to explore the potential of Middle Eastern foods in their ready meals aisles and snack fixtures, according to a leading supplier of Syrian-inspired snacks.
There are two sides to the same crisp-style cornchip
The latest addition to Limagrain Céréales Ingrédients' snack product range is a crisp-style maize product that has a different texture on either side.
VAT on processed food will rise to 20%, says economist
VAT on processed food is likely to be raised to 20%, whichever party wins the general election, while sterling will "remain weak", a leading economist has predicted.
Tesco and Sainsbury plan own-label sucralose launches
Tesco, Sainsbury and Morrisons all aim to launch own-label sucralose-based sweeteners this year to compete with Tate & Lyle’s Splenda product, FoodManufacture.co.uk has learned.
Twinings to cut jobs at North Shields from September
The first wave of job cuts at Twinings’ North Shields tea factory will begin in September after union bosses failed to persuade parent company Associated British Foods (ABF) to keep the plant open.
Premier Foods ‘only scratching the surface’ on procurement savings
Premier Foods could save far more cash through tackling the “mind-boggling” complexity of its procurement operation than trying to squeeze out operational efficiency savings, according to City analysts.
Credit insurance claims drop as economy recovers
New figures reveal trade credit insurance claims have dropped from a peak in early 2009, although accessing insurance is still difficult and expensive, according to food manufacturers.
Surge in electrostatics for flavour application
A UK firm pioneering the use of electrostatics to apply flavourings to food has seen sales grow by 25% this year as food manufacturers have started to embrace the technology.
Warburtons snaps up North East Bakery site
Warburtons has bought North East Bakery’s former baking plant on the Newburn Industrial Estate in Newcastle.
Business deals stall as election looms
The upturn in food and drink mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity predicted by many corporate finance experts in 2010 has “not really materialised”, according to legal firm Rollits.
little away with iTPS
An Ishida iTPS integrated multihead weigher and bag maker is achieving speeds of 160 bags a minute (bpm) at snack manufacturer Snacks Unlimited.
Cadbury cuts Easter egg packaging by 40%
Downsizing its Easter egg packaging has delivered a surprising number of operational as well as environmental benefits, Cadbury has revealed.Cadbury...