Chilled foods

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.

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.

T Soanes & Son has been on an investment and expansion drive over the past year

Soanes continues expansion drive

By Aidan Fortune

Yorkshire poultry supplier T Soanes & Son has announced further expansion to its business as part of its growth plans.

A relaxation of modified atmosphere-packed foods legislation has been urged by the industry

Call for FSA to relax MAP guidance

By Rick Pendrous

Food safety experts have called for a relaxation of guidance governing the controls on vacuum and modified atmosphere-packed (MAP) chilled foods, which has been claimed to place UK manufacturers at a distinct disadvantage compared with overseas competitors.

The Kensey Foods site set to close in July manufactures premium desserts

Job losses as Kensey Foods closes

By Aidan Fortune

More than 600 jobs are to be lost with the closure of desserts manufacturer Kensey Foods in Launceston, Cornwall.

The Office for National Statistics studied 17,000 products between September 2015 and June 2017 to determine the rate of shrinkflation

Shrinkflation hits food industry

By Aidan Fortune

The bread and cereals category has been most affected by shrinkflation since 2015, new pricing research has found.

The continuing Brexit debacle has led to representatives from the food industry to call for more time to agree a deal

Food industry demands more time for Brexit deal

By Aidan Fortune

The food industry has called for an extension to Britain’s impending exit from the EU following Parliament’s rejection of the Government’s Brexit Withdrawal Agreement.

Detection and inspection equipment is evolving to help with traceability as well as tracing contaminants

Equipment in-depth

Detection and inspection: a vision of the future

By Alyson Magee

The latest detection and inspection equipment can help manufacturers improve quality and traceability as well as reduce contamination and food waste, bringing cost savings too.

Avondale posted turnover growth in 2018 however pre-tax profits were down

Avondale Foods warns against currency fluctuations

By Aidan Fortune

Fresh foods provider Avondale Foods has reported a record turnover for the past year, but has warned that fluctuations between euro and sterling could cause issues in the future.

Shore Capital's Clive Black has criticised politicians for Brexit uncertainty

UK an ‘embarrassment’ for lack of Brexit agreement

By Gwen Ridler

The Government’s inability to reassure UK food producers on the future of the industry post-Brexit has made the country an international embarrassment, Shore Capital head of research Clive Black has claimed.

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.

Production will shift to Adelie Foods’ London sites

Adelie Foods to close Kilmarnock factory

By Rod Addy

Adelie Foods’ Kilmarnock factory will close, affecting 180 roles and its Munro Place distribution centre, under plans just released by the company as it shifts production to its two London plants.

Mash Direct is run by the Hamilton family: (L-R) Tracy, Jack, Lance and Martin Hamilton

New markets give Mash Direct sales boost

By Noli Dinkovski

Growing distribution channels and a focus on new product development have boosted sales at Northern Ireland firm Mash Direct, according to its latest annual results.

UK food and drink businesses visited China as part of an export trade mission

China targeted by UK food businesses

By Aidan Fortune

UK food and drink businesses have been on a charm offensive in China as part of a trade mission organised by the Department for International Trade (DIT), Santander UK and the China-Britain Business Council (CBBC).

FSDF boss Shane Brennan is on a mission to raise the profile of the cold storage and distribution sector

Supply chain profile

FSDF’s road to recognition

By Gwen Ridler

New FSDF chief executive Shane Brennan has set out on a journey to raise the profile of the cold storage and distribution sector.

(l-r) HSBC UK’s Will Jones, Patchwork Pâté owners Jen Whitham and Mags Carter, chairman Graham Jackson and managing director Rufus Carter

Pâté manufacturer to expand range and workforce

By Aidan Fortune

A Welsh pâté manufacturer has announced plans to expand its range of pâtés and vegan dishes and install a new product development kitchen following a £400,000 finance package from HSBC UK.

Food businesses are expecting to be hit with increased costs due to stockpiling ahead of Brexit

Stockpiling costs mounting ahead of Brexit

By Aidan Fortune

British food and drink manufacturers considering stockpiling ahead of Brexit are being faced with increased costs while business confidence dips further.

MuscleFood has launched its festive range including a giant pig in blanket

MuscleFood launches festive range

By Aidan Fortune

Online food retailer MuscleFood has launched a new Christmas range, featuring the biggest pig in blanket available in the UK.

MuscleFood is to rebrand its entire range

MuscleFood to rebrand range

By Aidan Fortune

Online food retailer MuscleFood is to rebrand its entire range to reflect the company’s move towards health and wellness as it hopes to attract new customers.

2 Sisters Food Group has announced a series of management changes

Senior changes at 2 Sisters

By Aidan Fortune

Processor 2 Sisters Food Group is continuing its transformation programme with an overhaul of its senior team.