Chilled foods

The firm is looking to add to its acquisition of salad supplier Freshtime UK and boost its customer base in the food-to-go sector

Greencore eyeing new UK chilled food acquisitions

By Dan Colombini

Greencore Group expects to make more UK acquisitions in the chilled snacks sector following the success of its takeover of Freshtime UK, after the firm posted a stable performance in its latest financial results.

Hynes: 'ripe opportunity for R&D'

Plant-based company names product development head

By Rod Addy

British plant-based firm The Meatless Farm Company has appointed Dr Peter Hynes as its new head of research and development (R&D) to build on the company’s innovation in vegan mince, burgers and sausages.

Ramona's Kitchen has confirmed new orders are in the offing following the troubles at Zorba Delicacies

Ramona’s eyes new deals after Zorba houmous recalls

By Dan Colombini

Independent houmous business Ramona’s Kitchen has confirmed it is ready to step into a "hole” in the UK market following hundreds of recalls of Zorba Delicacies’ lines, amid an ongoing salmonella scare.

An unnamed third party is still thought to be responsible for the potential contamination at this stage

FSA recalls additional Zorba Delicacies houmous lines

By Dan Colombini

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has confirmed the recall of an additional 82 lines of houmous manufactured by Zorba Delicacies from major retailers, following the announcement last week that 56 lines have already been withdrawn amid salmonella fears.

Listeria outbreaks have claimed lives across the UK, Spain, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the Netherlands this year

Court Order backs phage use against listeria

By Rod Addy

Food firms can keep using phages to fight listeria on ready-to-eat foods in the absence of a developed EU legal framework, according to a European Court of Justice Court Order.

The popularity of chilled vegetarian options led to a healthy increase across the board

Healthy foods boost chilled food sales

By Dan Colombini

The Chilled Foods Association (CFA) has reported a continued rise in sales in the sector, with the surge in vegetarian and healthier options significantly boosting the upturn.

Bakkavor has 20,000 employees and operates 25 factories in the UK, making a range of fresh prepared products

Bakkavor plans job cuts at Spalding site

By Rod Addy

Another blow has been struck to Lincolnshire food production, as Bakkavor has announced planned job cuts at its Spalding salad factory in order for production to remain sustainable at the site.

The Pennine Foods Factory in Sheffield is under review

Pennine Foods to close Sheffield factory

By Dan Colombini

Hundreds of jobs are set to be lost with the proposed closure of the Pennine Foods factory in Sheffield, owned by 2 Sisters Food Group.

The apprentices are starting apprenticeships in areas such as bakery, cyber security, engineering, HR, IT, manufacturing and technical

Bakkavor adds to UK apprentice programme

By Dan Colombini

Fresh prepared foods producer Bakkavor Group has welcomed nearly 50 new young employees as part of its ‘grow your own’ people strategy.

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